Big Santa Fortune Review
The Fortune series has seen multiple heroes throughout history including a fisherman in Big Fishing Fortune and an adventurer in Big Egyptian Fortune. Now, it seems that Santa has found his time to shine in Big Santa Fortune.
Stepping in for the loyal fisherman, Santa is ready to reel in the biggest catches just in time for Christmas day. The gameplay is almost identical to the previous Fortune slot but adds in a much-needed festive design.
For a Christmas-fishing slot, the design is not nearly as bad as it could've been. The background is a simple hue of blue but fits into the fishing theme. There are sprinkles of snowflakes throughout which add the Christmas feeling to the slot.
On the reels, there is a candy cane surrounding the edge. In addition to this, there is a frosted glass touch added to the slot. There are even further festive touches to the reels with presents in fishing boats and fishing rods wrapped up. It's all quite adorable.
Of course, the fishing theme remains in this slot but is just enhanced with the Christmas theme. When the game is idle, there is the ambient sound of the ocean. However, there is a Christmas jingle played throughout spins that does not (thankfully) get too annoying.
If you've played the previous Fortune slot, then you'll be familiar with the gameplay. There is nothing special throughout the base game but this changes once the bonus has been triggered.
When this happens, there are unlimited free spins until the big fish has been caught. This leads to the biggest wins and the greatest moments throughout the slot. Aside from this, there is nothing else to the slot. It's incredibly easy to pick up and play.
Unfortunately, the win potential is just like the other slot as well. The RTP remains the same at a mediocre 94.80%. This is low for an ordinary slot and definitely puts a huge damper on the experience.
The rest of the statistics are decent enough with medium volatility and a win of up to 2,500x stake. Big Santa Fortune's greatest wins come from the bonus round with unlimited free spins.
Big Santa Fortune had the potential to be a classic but falls at the final hurdle. We can ignore the lack of extra features or base game mechanics in favour of the excellent bonus round.
However, we cannot forgive the terrible RTP of 94.80% which does not even make sense. It's an insult to players to deliver something like that which is disappointing as the game itself is pretty solid. If you are on the prowl for a specific Christmas-fishing slot, then we recommend giving Christmas Big Bass Bonanza a spin instead.