Good Luck & Good Fortune

Provider:  Pragmatic Play
RTP:  96.05%
Variance:  High
Max Win:   x2100.00
Betways:  10
Release Date:  2024.01.11

Two desirable things when embarking on any endeavour, including online gambling, are good luck and good fortune. This just happens to be the name of today’s slot, Good Luck & Good Fortune, from developer Pragmatic Play’s quirkier younger sibling, Reel Kingdom. For Good Luck & Good Fortune, the studio has taken a walk on the; well, it’s a little hard to discern at times exactly what the Reel Kingdom was getting at here; something to do with magic or luck? Let’s see if we can work it out.

As well as magical tones, Good Luck & Good Fortune draws inspiration from the classic Novomatic slot Lucky Lady’s Charm Deluxe and has that faint Alice in Wonderland vibration going on, triggered by the rabbit, the lady character symbol, and the generally fantastical atmosphere. There’s also a crystal ball motif running through what came across as a game, which wasn’t completely sure what it was meant to be. Perhaps Good Luck & Good Fortune is one of those things that people in the know, or are intrigued by, just get while everyone else scratches their head perplexedly.

Enough with the head-scratching, time to turn our focus to some of Good Luck & Good Fortune’s inner workings. This includes a look at the 4.5 out of 5 rated, highly volatile math model, pushing out a default RTP of 96.05% – no matter how gamblers choose to play. One approach is picking a stake of 10 c to $/€250 per spin. Another is activating the ante bet, ratcheting up the stake by 50% in the process to have more scatters on the reels, increasing the likelihood of triggering free spins. Played on a 5-reel, 3-row gaming grid, Good Luck & Good Fortune has but 10 paylines in action.

Along these paylines may land low pay ivy covered 10 to A card royals, and high pay clovers, lamps, coins, horseshoes, or rabbits. Ah, okay, many of these objects are symbols of luck, kinda get it now. Hitting a 5-matching low pay win awards 10 to 12.5 times the bet, while a 5-matching high pay win is worth 25 to 75 times the bet. Eclipsing them all in value is Good Luck & Good Fortune’s wild symbol, substituting all regular pay symbols. When a wild is used in a winning combination, its payout is multiplied by x2. Also, hitting a 5 wild winning line pays 900x the bet, but wilds do not multiply wins that include only wilds.

Good Luck & Good Fortune: Slot Features

The other features on tap here are scatter symbol wins, free spins, and a bonus buy.

Scatter

The crystal ball-type object is Good Luck & Good Fortune’s scatter. When 2 scatters hit, they pay a random amount of 0.1x to 1,000x the total bet.

Free Spins

Hitting 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols awards 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. Before free spins start, a random multiplier of x2, x3, x5, or x10 is selected to be applied to all wins in the round. Each wild symbol landing in the feature awards +1 free spin, whereas hitting 3, 4, or 5 scatters awards a further 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. In free spins, when a wild appears on the middle position, +3 free spins are awarded, or 3, 4, or 5 scatters on the screen, including one in the middle position, awards 20, 30, or 40 additional free spins, respectively. Other than the win multiplier and the chance for masses of extra spins, that’s it.

Buy Free Spins

Gamblers may fork out 100x the bet to land 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols, triggering free spins.

Good Luck & Good Fortune: Slot Verdict

Good Luck & Good Fortune was different, fair dues, though not necessarily in a good way. The ‘luck’ theme felt half done, as if the game wanted to break out of what it was meant to be doing to try something else, yet was unsure exactly what that something else might be. Like a hormonal teenager ready to rebel but lacking a cause to channel their energy into, so they lash out through ‘unruly’ behaviour, maybe listen to Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ at obnoxious volumes in their bedroom, or pierce their nose to get a reaction out of parents that do care about them but are so busy they don’t even notice their darling’s minor act of rebellion.

As for Good Luck & Good Fortune, you won’t find much fortune here, restricted as it is by a 2,100x the bet win cap. Within this boundary, you may encounter some pretty odd stuff, including wild win values that seem wildly out of place, coupled with double scatter prizes of up to 1,000x the bet, which feel like two of Good Luck & Good Fortune’s best ways of drumming up sizable results. Free spins are just odd, and not only because of the peculiar way symbols are cleared and conjured back as if by magic on each spin. The free spins round felt as if its main concern was triggering ever more free spins via wilds and scatters rather than actually attempting to land wins on them.

And so ends an unusual review of an unusual game. Reel Kingdom are no stranger to creating odd games. See Tic Tac Take or Star Pirates Code for a stab of unorthodoxy, if you will. The studio is also more than capable of turning out superstars such as Big Bass Bonanza and its brothers and sisters, so who knows? Still, when rubbing a virtual crystal ball and peering into its misty depths, it’s hard to see Good Luck & Good Fortune going on to find dazzling success.

 

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