Bugs love picnics just as much as people. And Small Fortune slots is all about bugs trying to make off with a young woman's delicious picnic foods. Does this simple theme translate into a good online slots game? Let's find out by discussing Small Fortune's atmosphere, symbols, special features, and betting options.
Symbols and Theme
This 5-reel, 25-payline slot features a grassy field with dirt tunnels underneath it. We assume that this is meant to represent how the ants come from underground tunnels to take morsels back to their homes. But the background isn't entirely representative of the picnic theme. The reels help make up for this, though, by featuring what looks to be a blue-and-white checkered blanket.
Symbols include two types of ants (both wild), a girl (scatter), picnic basket, pie, club sandwich, watermelon, apple, butterfly, blanket, wine, cheese, iced drink, and tossed salad.
The two ants appear grouped on reels 1 and 5 only. They substitute for everything except the girl scatter to form wins. The pie is the highest-paying regular symbol, offering 1,250 coins when appearing 5 times in a payline.
Small Fortune Slots Special Features
You can trigger free spins by getting at least one ant in reel 1 or 5, combined with at least one picnic basket in reel 2, 3, or 4. You earn 5 free spins for each triggering picnic basket, and wins are multiplied by the number of triggering ants.
The girl serves as the scatter symbol, offering payouts based on a multiple of your triggering bet. These scatters include 2x, 20x, or 250x your triggering wager.
Small Fortune offers two progressive jackpots, including the Major and Minor prizes. The Major Jackpot is worth over $1,560 at the time of this writing, while the Minor Jackpot is worth over $680. These jackpots are both awarded randomly and aren't dependent upon winning combinations or bet size. However, keep in mind that larger bets improve your odds of winning a jackpot.
This game offers two betting options, including the ability to change coin size and paylines. The latter can be adjusted from 1-25 with either arrows underneath the reels or buttons on the sides. Coin size can be changed from $0.01 to $0.25. This makes the minimum bet worth $0.01, and the max wager worth $6.25 per spin.
Small Fortune also offers an Autoplay button that lets you automatically spin the reels with your selected betting options. You can use a number of options to determine when Autoplay will stop.
Final Thoughts on Small Fortune Slots
We won't say that Small Fortune has the best theme we've ever seen. In fact, the background could use a little work in relating more the picnic aspect. But Small Fortune is still a decent slot with a couple things going for it. These include two jackpots and free spins with multipliers. That said, picnic lovers should have a good time playing this game for 1-2 short sessions.