Fields of Fortune
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£0.25 - £60.00
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Watch Your Winnings Grow with this Farm Themed Online Slot
Birds chirp in the background of this 5-reel slot from Ash Gaming. On those reels you’ll find flowers, and pea-pods designed to look like the familiar playing card symbols. In a nice design touch, the small plants look like babies – and have sound effects like them too. When these expand (becoming wild reels), they grow into adult versions. The farming theme continues with carrot and parsnip bonus games!
You can choose to double your stake, in return for ‘power scatters’ in this slot. You’ll have a much better shot at triggering your pick of two potentially profitable bonus games. Those expanding wilds in the base game are also useful. If you get 2 or more, it is possible to hit a sudden big win.
Ploughing Your Way Through the Field of Dreams Instructions
You have a choice to make before you spin the reels. This is whether to include the ‘feature bet’ when you spin. The button for this is next to the spin button. It costs 1x your total bet. What you get in return is a scatter upgrade. ‘Power Scatters’ count even when they are 1 position away from the visible reels. You will see the edges of them at the top or bottom of the reel. You pay this money to hit the bonus games more often.
You also get to choose your bet size. The 25 win-lines, over a 5×3 grid are fixed in Fields of Fortune. Bets are in increments of 25c. I made use of the ‘Turbo Mode’, which speeds up spins and the count up of any wins. There is also an auto-play option.
Regular Wins and Expanding Wild Flowers
The biggest line prizes come from a sunflower. This has a face on it, which could be a cat or bear. Lining up 5 of these on a win-line gets you 1000 coins. Like all the top paying symbols, this one pays all the way down to 2 of a kind from the left.
Next comes a red rose bud, which giggles like a baby when it hits. This is an expanding wild symbol. If wins are possible, it will grow to cover all 3 spots on a reel. You can get more than one of these in a spin, creating multiple wins on some spins. A blue plant, watering can, and some garden tools complete the set.
I like the design of the playing card filler symbols for this slot. In the base game, these are made up of pea pods. Aces down to 10’s are in play. During the bonus games, these look like carrots or parsnips – depending on which game you pick.
Choose Your Free Spins: Carrots vs Parsnips
This must be a unique choice in the world of online slots! When you hit 3+ scatters, you’ll see a screen with a big carrot and parsnip. You are asked to select one – and enjoy a different free spins game for each.
Carrot free spins have increasing wild multipliers. Each time a scatter hits reel 5, the multiplier goes up. This hits 5x eventually. You will see the day progressing each time the multiplier increases. The next time this scatter hits, the game ends with a ‘good night’. You can enjoy a lot of free spins on some bonuses.
Parsnip free spins will also continue for a while. Here, instead of extra multipliers, you get more and more wild symbols. With all the flower symbols wild, your chances of those big wins shoot up.
Wholesome Countryside Design
The reels of Fields of Fortune are framed in wood. These are transparent, giving you glimpses of rolling hills and white clouds in the distance. There are bright green trees framing the reels on either side.
Symbols are unique, and the flowers are drawn in a lot of detail. I like the expanding wild. This starts off as a rose bud baby – and expands to be a glamourous woman in full bloom. The pea, carrot and parsnip versions of the playing cards is an excellent idea too. The twittering of birds, sound effects of growing and a cheerful tune will accompany your spins.
Will This Farm Based Slot Produce Wins for You?
At first sight, a farm-themed online slot seems like a strange choice. Once you play, you will quickly find that Ash Gaming has done a fine job of turning this into a light-hearted and enjoyable game. Powering up your scatters will give you more bonus features. These can go on for some time, as you do not start with a fixed number of spins. Add to this an expanding wild, and you could well end up watching your bankroll grow!