There are various reasons for the outstanding popularity of Oriental themed pokies in Australia, and it is safe to say that the major developers are always on hand to satisfy the demands of players. Aristocrat uses the Oriental theme as something of a cornerstone of their range, with the likes of Choy Sun Doa and Wild Panda being true cornerstones of the range. Ainsworth does something similar, although their very latest games see multiple titles being launched at once using a similar platform and that is exactly what you can expect from the Oriental Fortune games; the very latest titles based on the theme.
The Pokie Style
The four games in the Oriental Fortune range are Double Dragons, Peking Panda, Year of the Snake and Year of the Tiger and in fairness, they are among the most diverse looking games around when it comes to a single series. Plenty of effort has gone in to ensuring that the games live up to their names visually and they’re all highly detailed, smoothly animated and a pleasure to look at.
Ainsworth generally differentiates its games through the features, while ensuring that the betting options remain consistent. This means that no matter which of the four games you end up playing, you can take your pick of both 5c and 10c denominations and play over twenty win lines. This does of course open up plenty of flexibility when it comes to what you’re spending and looking to win and ensures that the venues appreciate the series as much of the players, making Oriental Fortune pokies noticeably easy to find.
Features and Bonuses
Oriental Fortune follows in the footsteps of other recent Ainsworth releases such as Treasure Storm by offering a consistent progressive prize across all games while differentiating them with their main feature rounds. There is a single level linked progressive on each game, meaning that you and every other player on an Oriental Fortune poker machine will be contributing to the prize pool and will have a fair shot at taking down the top prize. Even if your luck isn’t in to that extent, all is certainly not lost as there are two levels of standalone progressives, which are exclusive to the machine that you’re playing on and can be triggered every time you manage to land five of a kind on the reels. Each game also incorporates its own feature round during standard play and they are as follows:
Double Dragons and Year of the Tiger
Both Double Dragons and Year of the Tiger share a feature round, whereby players receive up to 25 free games when scatters land in view. The free spins can be triggered over and over again within the round itself and players will benefit even further compared to standard spins, with stacked bonus symbols in play which are particularly valuable no matter your staking level.
Peking Panda also features free spins as the core bonus, but is ideal for players that like to change things up depending on how their luck is going. This is achieved through offering a choice of five different additional bonuses when the round starts, with players able to choose a multiplier to apply to all prize wins, stacked bonus symbols just like on Double Dragons and Year of the Tiger, and the replacement of lower value icons with far more valuable panda symbols.
Year of the Snake
Last, but by no means least, is Year of the Snake. Free spins are once again the order of the day and players that enjoy consistency will be pleased to know that ten spins are available every time – no more, no less. Multipliers are applied during the round as standard, re-triggers are possible on a regular basis and expanding bonus symbols on the second and fourth reels ensure that the feature round is certain to be the most lucrative part of the game every time.