Dutch Fortune is a video slot that was released in early 2017 by Novomatic Interactive through its division called Greentube. Greentube has five other Fortune-branded slot games namely Fruit Fortune, Rings of Fortune, Asian Fortunes, Joker Fortune, and Diamonds of Fortune.
The name “Dutch Fortune” results from the game’s typical Dutch landscape onto which the interface is embedded. The Dutch Fortune players aim at matching three pairs or standalone symbols, while a side game lets players guess at cards’ colors.
Dutch Fortune Game Characteristics
Rated 3/5 by Greentube in terms of volatility, Dutch Fortune has three reels and three rows (3X3 grid). Dutch Fortune has nine symbols–and five accompanying pay lines–on its pay table namely: a pair of orange windmills with a blue sea in the background, a pair of yellow tulips, a pair of blue clog shoes, “Bonus” symbol, and letters X, A, K, Q, and J.
Opening the Dutch Fortune game takes the players directly to the user interface where they only have to set the “bet/line” section as the five lines are fixed, then press the “start” icon at the bottom right. The five lines are uniquely colored. Line 1 is green and strikes horizontally at the grid’s centre. Line 2 is red and strikes horizontally at the top of the grid. Line 3 is blue and strikes horizontally at the bottom of the grid. Line 4 is pink and strike diagonally from the top left to the bottom right of the grid. Line 5 is yellow and shows diagonally from the bottom left to the top right of the grid.
The smallest bet size is $0.01 and, considering the five fixed lines, amounts to the $0.05 minimum bet. The highest bet size is $10.00, resulting to the $50.00 Dutch Fortune maximum bet. The other bet sizes are $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.08, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.80, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, and $8.00.
Using $50.00 maximum bet as an example, three matching symbols have these bet-based payouts. Three pairs of windmills offer $8000, three pairs of tulips offer $2000, and three pairs of clog shoes give $750. Payouts for three matching standalone letters are: three X’s give $100; and three A’s, or three K’s, or three Q’s, or three J’s offer $200 each. The payout is X2 for the Gamble side game where Dutch Fortune players should predict whether a hidden card’s face is red or black. Over three “Bonus” symbols results to 14—20 free spins. Dutch Fortune’s non-progressive jackpot is 1,600,000 coins.
The still image of the Dutch landscape included a multi-storied buildings on reclaimed land, a crash barrier beside a water body, a the tree-lined bikeway. The slot symbols, especially letters, have an old school touch.
The Dutch Fortune’s sounds are classic while the interface is so simple such that the “auto play” rounds are not specified, while some buttons like “more info” are pressed repeatedly when moving from one user guide page to another.
Luck in Dutch Fortune
Evidence of luck in Dutch Fortune is shown in the Gamble round, where it is purely guessing the yet-to-be-revealed card’s color. The RTP rate is 95.06% and house edge is 4.94%.