Fortune Frog Skillstar Review
Not many online slots can say that they have a skill-based mini-game in it but Lightning Box's Fortune Frog Skillstar can safely say this. This Oriental slot plays on 5-reels with 40 paylines but changes up the gameplay with the Skillstar mechanic.
Alongside that, you have free spins with potential multipliers of up to x5 leading to exciting wins of 4,672x stake. If you are wanting something original with an online slot, then be sure to check out Fortune Frog Skillstar.
This slot is a strange one to pinpoint with the design. On the one hand, the design on the reels is stunning with detailed characters and oriental trademarks. However, the background is a flat background that looks like a deliberate 2D painting.
Whilst none of these designs are bad, it's a little disjointed when combined together. It's confusing as to what Lightning Box was going for in terms of design. Similarly, the Skillstar game is completely different to both of these and looks straight out of an old arcade game.
Thankfully, the music is cohesive with a woodwind score that sounds straight out of an epic Oriental film. Sadly, it doesn't fix the mish-mash of visuals going on with the slot.
Ultimately, the gameplay in this slot is standard with 5-reels and 40 paylines that plays like any other slot. The only difference is the mini-game with the Skillstar feature that gives you the chance to jump up and down to collect frogs but doesn't give you any monetary value within the slot.
Anything you may need is literally at the bottom of the screen. At the bottom right, you'll find the spin button mixed with the bet level. Additionally, you'll find further menus at the bottom left of the screen.
In regards to the win potential, you'll find the RTP at a decent 96.07% which is just over the average standard. This slot also contains high volatility gameplay leading to higher wins, but at a less frequent rate.
As for the maximum win, you can win up to 4,672x your stake which can be gained through the free spins round with multipliers. Non-UK players will be able to buy the free spins round.
Fortune Frog Skillstar is one of the most confusing slots that we've ever come across. That's not to say that the gameplay is complicated, but the whole slot is baffling. It starts with an inconsistent design and ends with the Skillstar.
Of course, if the Skillstar feature had some kind of value (such as determining the number of free spins), then we'd be more impressed. However, it's worth checking out Fortune Frog Skillstar just to see the mechanic in action.