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If you go into a casino in the UK, you will almost certainly get to play Roaring Forties slots. This is one of the games that seems to feature in nearly all of the Gaminator (Novomatic/Novoline) cabinets.
Roaring Forties is a Novomatic product, a slot with 5 reels and 40 paylines that qualifies as a classic game with a modern touch. The design is striking and the symbols belong to the traditional assortment of fruits and a few familiar objects: lemons, cherries, plums, oranges, grapes and watermelons are joined by lucky 7s, the star and WILD characters.
At first sight, Roaring Forties has no special features at all. It is a basic fruit machine with no free spins, random cash awards or pick-me bonus rounds to report about. The game pays from left to right for 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols on a payline. The star icon can be seen as a Scatter because it is by far the most potentially rewarding symbol. The WILD offers no payouts of its own but helps form winning combinations by replacing other standard symbols when necessary. Furthermore, fruit symbols will appear in stacks – don’t be surprised if you see entire reels covered in fruit. Combine that with 40 paying lines and you got a slot which rarely let’s you go very long without a winning spin.
A simple machine that it is, Roaring Forties offers a fine top payout of 20,000 coins for five matching star Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
Roaring Forties does feature a Gamble option, so if you wish to double your win this is how you do it – by battling the risk of losing the cash you’ve just won. There is also an Autoplay button available, so players can sit back and watch the fruit symbols alternate on screen.
As far as gameplay goes, the Roaring Forties fruit machine is pure and simple classic Novomatic - 5 reels of video slots play, not too many pay-lines, but with the potential for huge bonuses and re-triggers.
Classic Fruit Machine
As soon as you load up Roaring Forties slots, you will see that this is a classic fruit machine. There are no beells or whistles, no flash bonus games - this is a straight up fruit machine, in a typical Euro format
You will veen see that the denomination is in Euros, so presumable the company that made the slot were not thinking it would be appealing to people in the US. That said, I loved playing the game. I don't know why, I just did
I haven't managed to play Roaring Forties for real money, but I would love to. Most games seem to be more fun when there is real dough up for grabs. So maybe I should plan a trip to Germany where I hear this game is really popular?