Back in 1883, Italian author Carlo Collodi penned what would later become one of the most famous literary pieces—especially for young children—in the world. The story was about a man named Geppetto who spent his days carefully crafting beautiful objects out of wood. When Geppetto created Pinocchio, a small wooden puppet boy, all he wanted was to bring him to life. Luckily for him, he had a touch of magic assistance on hand. With the help of the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket, Geppetto’s dreams come true and Pinocchio is transformed into a real live boy.
But as is usually the case in fairy tales of the past, the magic comes with a catch. Pinocchio doesn’t know any better than to trust, and that lands him in the evil hands of Honest John.
If you enjoy the story of Pinnochio (and who doesn’t), you’re definitely going to want to check out Pinnochio’s Fortune from 2By2 Gaming. This fairy tale-inspired slot machine is riddled with all things Pinnochio, from Geppetto’s house and woodworking tools to coins, cigars and more. The theme isn’t the only great part of this game, though; aside from the regular big win potential, the Puppet Bonus and Find Geppetto Bonus both give you even more opportunities to fatten your pockets.
There are 5 reels and 3 rows in Pinnochio’s Fortune, but the collection of bonus features and symbols are a bit more expansive than you might expect from a 5×3 slot game. There are 30 paylines in this game, and unfortunately, they cannot be toggled on and off. This means that your bet will always be multiplied by 30, although you’re given the option to set both your bet per line (in chips) and the value of each chip. There are also max bet and auto play functions which make placing your bet and spinning the reels a bit easier.
As far as the regular symbols go, there actually isn’t a whole lot of variety in this game. All of the symbols in Pinocchio’s Fortune only pay out when land 3 or more on a payline. These are the symbols in order from worst to best: cigar and billard ball, chisel and key, gold coins and Geppetto’s house, books, cricket, and Geppetto. There is also a wild symbol in Pinocchio’s Fortune which substitutes for any symbol but the face and fairy symbols and gives the highest prize for a match.
One cool thing about this game is that it has two bonus games. If you land 3 fairy symbols (found on reels 2, 3 and 4) anywhere on the board, you’ll trigger the Board Game Bonus. In this game, you have 4 spins to move along the board and collect winnings. Some spots on the board award you with extra spins, too. Landing 3 symbols with puppet overlays in the corner (found on reels 3, 4 and 5) triggers the Puppet Bonus; pick one of two boxes for a credit prize or a wild reel spin where one reel becomes entirely wild symbols.
The face symbol gives you free spins—8 for 3 symbols, 12 for 4 symbols, and 16 for 5 symbols. Landing more face symbols during these spins will grow Pinocchio’s nose, each time giving you one pick for the bonus. When your free spins are over, you can use your picks to select toy boxes and reveal additional prizes.
Looking to try out Pinocchio’s Fortune for free before you spend time and money playing at a casino? 2By2 Gaming makes most of their games available through online casinos where you can play for fun or cash. Players from certain countries may have issues playing 2By2 slot games due to restrictions.
Unfortunately, 2By2’s slot games aren’t really designed for mobile devices. They all use Adobe Flash Player which isn’t supported by most smartphones and tablets. They also don’t usually make downloadable mobile versions of their slot games, so you won’t find anything on the App Store or Google Play.
The best part about this game is that it’s not just an ordinary 5×3 slot game; there are some really cool features (and plenty of them!) that make Pinocchio’s Fortune a great game. The Board Game Bonus can net you some massive wins—not to mention it’s lots of fun—and the Puppet Bonus is more of a simple, traditional slot game bonus, but it’s still good.
For the most part, everything about this slot game feels “complete.” There are very detailed instructions including symbol payouts, paylines, and very helpful explanations of all of the bonus games and other features. You have enough settings to tweak your bet to your liking which is always nice. And design-wise, everything is up to par—the music and sound effects are noticeable without being obnoxious and the graphics are crisp and clean.
If you’re looking for something that feels different from nearly every other slot game out there, you’ll love the delightful unique features in Pinocchio’s Fortune.