There is something strangely pleasing about the cracking open of a fortune cookie. Especially when the message informs you of some imminent financial success. This is perfect timing when you’re just about to hit the ‘spin’ button on a slot! This 3-reel MicroGaming designed online slot gives you exactly that opportunity.
There is little doubt that the fortune cookie itself is the most important symbol. As well as giving you an impressive win, it also acts as the wild, giving you additional wins with an added boost. Alongside the fortune cookie, this slot features the classic sevens, bars and cherry symbols, making for a real traditional game.
Fortune Cookie is a very straightforward 3-reel slot. To win you’ll simply need to line up three matching symbols in a row on the single win line. The only choices a player will have to make are the coin value and the number of coins. The game has three control buttons. The ‘bet one’ button toggles the number of coins between 1 and 2. The ‘spin’ button sets the reels in motion with your chosen number of coins. The ‘Bet Max’ button spins the reels with the maximum two coins in play. This review will list all pay out amounts assuming both coins are in play.
The standard symbols in the game have the classic feel. The pink coloured seven symbols are the highest paying of these. Land three in a row on that win line and you’ll pick up 200 coins. Next on the pay table are the bar symbols. These are the traditional black and white in colour. As is usually the case, they come in triple, double and single variations. Land three triple bars on the win line and you’ll pick up a pay-out of 100 coins. Land three double bars and you’ll win 50 coins. Land three single bars in a row and the pay-out is the lowest at 20 coins. If you land a combination of the three bar symbols, you’ll also pick up a small bonus prize of 6 coins.
The final classic symbol in the game is the cherry. Land these three times in a row and the win amount is 40 coins. You have an added bonus with this symbol too. If you land just a couple of cherries on a win line, you’ll win 10 coins. Land just a single cherry and you’ll pick up a 4-coin win.
The title symbol is by far the highest paying symbol in the game, but it goes much further than that. Hit the fortune cookie three times on that single win line and an impressive 1,600-coin win is yours. This is the only four figure win amount in the game.
The fortune cookie also acts as the wild symbol. This will substitute for any other symbol in the game. When you land a win which makes use of a single wild symbol, you’ll find a 2x multiplier in place. This increases to 4x should you land a win with two wild symbols. For example, if you hit a seven symbol alongside two fortune cookies you’d win 800 coins. This is based on the seven paying 200 coins and the 4x multiplier being applied.
One of the best aspects of playing a 3-reel slot is the fact that all the information is right there on the screen. The pay table is to the right. The control panel is to the bottom. The reels are to the top left. The reels have that classic white-backed look, where the shading signifies the curvature. The best part of the design is the title below the reels. This features a large fortune cookie spewing both notes and coins, the cookie itself almost a gleaming gold colour. The backdrop to the cookie shows a night scene on the river, spreading a nice blue behind the reels.
The jury is generally split when it comes to 3-reel slots. Players who have been brought up on 5-reel games with a range of features can find these games too simplistic. However, there is a charm in their simplicity. These games are uncomplicated and they play quickly. They also pay out just as well as their 5-reel cousins. Fortune Cookie is a fine example of this, with the title symbol taking centre stage.