Honestly speaking, 5-paylines games are very hard to win from. This Oriental Fortune is one of those 5-paylines game. There aren't many of such games around, but my favourite game is still 'Golden Tour' from Playtech. I've won several times on that game some years ago, mostly with 5-of-a-kind wins, one or twice with a hole-in-one big win too. Yes, that game is a golf-themed game, but an exciting one, despite its 5 paylines. I wish I could say the same with this Microgaming 5-paylines game, but it fails miserably in almost all aspects!
The Lady is the Wild symbol. It substitutes for all symbols, but it doesn't pay for itself, it doesn't double any wins with it, it doesn't become stacked or expanded, it is simply a very dumb Wild symbol! Yeah, Microgaming's favourite trademark, if I may say so! There aren't any Scatters, so no Free Spins games, there aren't any Bonus symbols, so no Bonus games, and there aren't any other features, so it becomes a very boring game! The logo 'Oriental Fortune' is the highest paying symbol, 5 of which pays 5000x the line bet, the Lion pays 3000x, the Dragon pays 2000x, the Fish pays 700x, and the lower symbols pay from 600x to 100x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. Should I rate this paytable as average or low? Hmm. Whichever! Makes no difference to the game itself.
The starting minimum bet is $1.25. Why this has to be so high, I just cannot imagine or figure out. If it has a Jackpot Prize attached to it, then that would make sense. A big starting bet for a big jackpot prize, but a big starting bet for literally peanuts prizes is blardy ridiculous! Can a big good win ever come out from this game? There aren't any multiplier, the Wilds are dumb, there aren't any free spins, and the best win would be to get 5 of those 'Oriental Fortune' symbols, for a $1250 win, for a 1000x total bet win. It actually looks good right? Yeah, but at what price to pay?! Those wins aren't ever easy to get. Not with just 5 paylines.
Will I ever play this game again? Not on your life! One lost deposit is all I'm willing to sacrifice for a game like this.