Almost everyone is familiar with the well-loved children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi is 1883. This Video Slots game from 2by2 Gaming, using Microgaming software, is based on the wooden puppet protagonist of that classic story. Pinocchio’s Fortune features 5 reels and 30 fixed paylines, and has a 95% RTP. Up to 15 coins can be wagered on every payline, with a value range of 0.01 to 0.2. The game is available on Microgaming’s Quickfire Platform, which allows online casino proprietors to connect their players to a wide range of games.
Downloading and installing Pinocchio’s Fortune, and playing it through a web browser, are both possible, but not every establishment will offer both options. Players can also choose to play for free before betting real money, to get familiar with the game and polish their betting skills here. An AutoPlay Feature can also be enabled, which keeps the reels spinning while players get on with something else, for more flexibility.
Game Theme and Design
In the storybook Pinocchio was made by a carpenter named Gepetto, and the game reels are set in a wooden frame that looks hand-carved. Most of the icons on the reels are related to the theme and include images of Gepetto himself and of his workshop, school books, a golden key, coins and a carving tool, while some symbols are unrelated such as a cigar and a pool ball. The upbeat background music is evocative of a mischievous boy, and every winning combination is hailed with special animations and celebratory sound effects.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Wild Symbol in Pinocchio’s Fortune is the Pinocchio Puppet, which can stand in for any regular symbol to create winning combinations. The only 2 icons that the Wild cannot substitute for are the Blue Fairy and close-up Pinocchio Face Scatter Symbols.
The Blue Fairy can only appear on Reels 2, 3 and 4, and when she is seen at least 3 times the Find Gepetto Bonus Game is triggered. This is a board game, where players can move along a path using the values they get from 4 spins. Along the way it’s possible to earn more spins and Multipliers. Real money online slots players who make it to the final square are rewarded with a substantial amount of credits.
If Pinocchio’s Face is seen at least 3 time, the Free Spins Bonus Round is triggered. When 3, 4 or 5 Faces are seen players are awarded 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins respectively. Each Scatter Symbol that appears on the reels during this round will grow Pinocchio’s nose by 1 length. At the end of the round, players are taken to a new screen where toy boxes are displayed, and are allowed to choose 1 box for every length that Pinocchio’s nose grew by. Each box reveals a prize.
Pinocchio’s Fortune Puppet Bonus
Certain symbols on Reels 3, 4 and 5 also show a small Pinocchio Puppet in their top right-hand corners. If 3 of these occur in 1 spin, another mini game is triggered. Players will need to choose 1 of 2 puppets, with 1 turning the reels completely wild and the other awarding a re-spin. Either way, players get something out of the round.