Adelia the Fortune Wielder is a beautifully presented fantasy slot
Every so often, there comes along a slot that is so beautifully presented that it takes your breath away. So much so that it feels at times that you are playing the latest computer game rather than a slot. That is precisely the feeling you get when you start to play Foxium's immaculately designed Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot.
The graphics on the slot are stunning and very fantasy-themed inspired while the soundtrack has a rather grandiose Game of Thrones quality that gives it an epic feel. The slot is based on the character Adelia, the young lady who sits to the left of the reels and who wields a rather impressive staff with some kind of large jewel inset into the head.
Her role in the slot becomes apparent when you trigger one of the bonus features in the game (so we'll explore that in more detail then) alongside the other bonus features of the game.
Let's take a look at how the Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot shapes up. It is now available at your Microgaming-powered casino!
- Game: Adelia the Fortune Wielder
- Developer: Foxium (for Microgaming)
- Reels: 5x3
- Pay Lines: 20 (non-selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.20
- Maximum Bet: 20.00
- Jackpot: 50,000
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: Low to Medium
The presentation of the Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot is absolutely superb, especially on higher definition screens. The quality of the HD-graphics has to be seen to be believed and the setting of the slot, at some kind of ancient temple set against a heather-strewn knoll, rolling hills and azure blue skies, looks absolutely stunning.
Playing alongside this panoramic vista is a very enjoyable musical accompaniment which gives the slot a sense of scale, grandeur and wonder. As I mentioned in the intro, it reminded me very much of the Game of Thrones style musical style and I think that is probably what Foxium were aiming for. If they were, then they hit the nail squarely on the head.
At the centre of this are the five reels and to the left of the reels stands Adelia herself, bedecked in a blue outfit and carrying her staff, which plays a roll when you trigger a bonus feature on the reels. Let's now discover what is on the reels that can lead you to earning a share of Adelia's fortunes.
What is on the reels?
The first thing to note is that on this slot, we have the usual playing card symbols acting as the lower value wins. These offer wins starting at small amounts of money (1/4 of your total bet) up to larger amounts (the maximum is 6.25x your total bet). Which as you can see, means that if you hit these lower value wins, you don't win much at all (considering you are playing a 20 coin bet each spin).
Things improve however when you look at the five higher value symbols. They are the potion, dagger, pouch, book and staff and these offer pays ranging from 1.25x your bet up to 25x your total bet and these symbols, if landed three across a reel, do at least grant you a small profit on your win.
What is good for players however is that these higher value symbols can be stacked three high across the reels, which does offer you a chance to land them on multiple lines during a spin, which of course can increase the size of your overall win if you trigger multiple lines.
There are two different types of Wild features in the Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot. The first is a standard Wild which can substitute for any symbol apart from the Scatter. This appears on the second, fourth and fifth reels in the base game and is simply used as a substitute.
The second Wild symbol is the Multiplier Wild and this only appears on the middle reel of the slot. Any win that lands this symbol as part of its win has its pay-out increased from its standard value by way of a multiplier which can be anywhere from x2 to x5.
The Multiplier Wild is stacked in the base game and if you can land all three on the middle reel turning it completely Wild, then you trigger the Adelia Fortune Re-spin which locks the Multiplier Wilds and re-spins the reels. If you win on your free re-spin, then you get to re-spin the reels again until you hit a losing spin after which the bonus ends.
Free Spins features
To land the Free Spins bonus game you need to land four, five or six of the Adelia Scatter symbols on the second and fourth reels in the base game. When you do this, you will trigger 10, 20 or 30 Free Spins initially.
During Free Spins a coin is added to some symbols on the reels. Land these symbols and collect three coins and you will unlock a treasure chest for each three coins collected. These chests unlock multiplier bonuses which are applied to the reels for the free spins round and can see multipliers from x2 to x5 applied to some of the symbols on the reels.
During your free spins round, each time you land a Adelia Scatter symbol you will receive two more additional free spins, furthermore, you can trigger the bonus again by landing four to six of the Adelia Scatters on one of your free spins.
Best feature of the Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot
Without doubt, the best feature of the Adelia the Fortune Wielder slot for me is the Free Spins bonus game and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, the bonus round isn't too difficult to trigger, secondly you can add several more spins to your bonus by landing just one or two Scatters as you play (and these can come in very handy) and lastly, you tend to get better value wins in Free Spins than the base game, especially if you can trigger the Treasure Chest bonuses relatively early on in proceedings (which is difficult but not impossible).
Adelia the Fortune Wielder is a beautifully presented slot which really does have the wow-factor when you load it up. It is a low to medium variance game but I have to be honest and say that the cash rewards for your efforts are generally not that great, Most base game wins tend to be small and often smaller than your initial bet, which means you are just losing money at a slower rate, rather than winning. The Free Spins bonus offers a better chance of profit, but sometimes you can play through 25-30 spins and still only trigger a win of 10x your total bet, which is a rather small amount for all that effort. However, that is counteracted if you can land the Treasure Chest bonuses quickly in the Free Spins round as then your wins come with decent multipliers attached to certain symbols and it is here that you can really hit some sizable profit with this slot.
You can play this fantastic new fantasy-themed slot at any of the Mega Moolah casinos.
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