Decades ago, there was a magical place where kids from all over the city flocked to. Aside from the sweet and salty snacks and ice-cold soda you could purchase, the jingling of coins could often be heard throughout the building. And if you sharpen your skills enough to outplay even the most elite players around, you had just three letters to make your mark at the coveted top spot on the high score board.
Yes, we’re talking about the glorious arcade. Arrow’s Edge seems to agree with our sentiments, and to give slot gamers something that takes them back to the always-sunny days of their childhoods, they created Arcade Fortunes. This retro slot game makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of an arcade 20 years ago, and there are plenty of great prizes to win.
Arcade Fortunes is a relatively simple slot game with 5 reels, 3 rows and 18 paylines. You can change the number of active paylines using the lines setting in the bottom-left corner of the board. There is also a setting to change the bet amount, but no coin value setting because this game uses a USD system instead of a credit system.
If you click the Double Up button, you can play a claw machine game where you get to go double or nothing on 2x your bet on a virtual claw machine.
All but one symbol in Arcade Fortunes only pays out when you get 3 or more on a payline—the exception is Jason. In order from least to most valuable, these are the symbols in Arcade Fortunes: 10, J, Q, K, A, tokens, soda pop, walkman, skateboard, Katie, and Jason. Jason pays the highest reward of 2,000 when you match 5 symbols on a payline.
The wild symbol in this game can substitute for any other non-special symbol, but it has another special function. The wild (bubble gum) symbol blows a bubble and pops, sticking to 1, 2 or 3 other symbols and turning them into wilds. This symbol only appears on reel 5.
The bonus symbol is an arcade machine; when you get 3 of these symbols anywhere on the board, you’ll be given the opportunity to play one of two arcade games: Skee Ball Bonus or Galaxy Bonus. The Galaxy Bonus gives you 1 random reward and the Skee Ball Bonus gives you 3 random rewards.
If you’re looking to play Arcade Fortunes for free online, all you have to do is pop the name in Google. Many sites will let you jump right into the game without registering for an account or entering any information. But if you’re interested in playing for cash, you’ll have to sign up for an account and deposit money.
Since Arrow’s Edge uses Adobe Flash Player for their slot games, you won’t be able to play on your smartphone’s web browser. And unfortunately, they don’t offer a downloadable version of the game for mobile devices.
It’s hard to deny the great power in nostalgia, especially when it comes to video games. Arcade Fortunes does a wonderful job of cashing in on that nostalgia, and the result is a great-looking slot game with a perfect mix of retro graphics and modern features. At the beginning of the game, you get a choice between two different characters—a male and a female. Although it’s small, it’s nice to have little customization options like this.
As far as features go, Arcade Fortunes has everything you could ask for and then some. Not only do they have a wild symbol, they have a sticky wilds symbol that gives you more chances to win. And their bonus game isn’t a boring old cookie-cutter bonus—you get to choose between two arcade games for a fun and rewarding twist.
If you’re a fan of gaming or the ’80s, there’s nothing better than a slot game like this that perfectly captures the retro feel of arcade machines of yesteryear.