Roaring Forties has the look of a classic online slot, but the functionality of a video slot. The Novomatic game has five reels and 40 paylines.
The design is bold and basic, with reel symbols that hark back to the days when fruit machines were the only option. As retro as the reel symbols are, one of them is a Wild, and another is a Scatter.
The reels can be spun manually, or the game can be set to play itself using the Autoplay feature. The game also has a Gamble feature.
Adjustable Bet Options
Bet parameters must be set before the Roaring Forties online slot reels are spun. The controls for setting those parameters are below the reels.
A coin value can be selected from a range of denominations, and a number of paylines can be selected. The number of coins to be placed on each payline activated can also be set.
The Start button is the button that makes the reels spin. The Autoplay button is used to make the reels spin automatically.
Guide to Roaring Forties Reel Symbols
Apart from the Wild symbol, the Roaring Forties casino slot reel symbols are all the kind of symbols that would be found on classic slots. Paytable combinations are formed by three or more of the same symbols appearing from left to right on active paylines.
The reel symbols include watermelon, grapes, plums, oranges, lemons, cherries, orange sevens, gold stars, gold bells, and the word WILD! The star is the Scatter, and the Wild is exactly that.
The sevens are the highest-paying of the regular symbols. Five of them in a row pay out 5000 coins, while four offer 1000 coins, three 300 coins, and four 20 coins.
Five of the bells pay 1500 coins, five of either the watermelon or grapes pay 1000 coins, and five of either the plum, orange, lemon, or cherries pay 500 coins.
Feature to Gamble Winnings
The option of using the Roaring Forties Gamble feature to gamble winnings arises whenever winning combination lands on an active payline. The total winnings are gambled in the feature, and not just the payout from that win.
The total winnings will be doubled if the colour of the suit of a face-down card is guess correctly, and lost if guessed incorrectly.
If the guess is correct and the total winnings doubled, they can be gambled again using the feature.
Roaring Forties Wild
The orange and yellow Roaring Forties Wild symbol does not form its own paying combinations. Instead, it can substitute itself for any of the other reel symbols, with the exception of the Scatter star.
If it lands in combination with other symbols, it could act as a substitute, leading to the formation of a combination that pays.
Roaring Forties Slot Scatter
The Roaring Forties star Scatter symbol is notable for two reasons.
The first is that it does not need to appear in consecutive order on active paylines. It can form combinations with itself from any position on the reels.
The second is that the Scatter is the key to the online slot’s jackpot. If only three appear, they pay out 400 coins. If four appear, they pay out 4000 coins, but if five appear, they pay out 100 000 coins.