The hunt for the fabled fountain of youth has been on for years. The tales of the magical, life restoring water of the fountain of youth have been told for thousands of years, since the days of the ancient Greeks. The greatest treasure in life is life itself, and the fountain of youth grants its drinker renewed life; those who find it will be able to turn this magic into a huge fortune – but why do that when you can cut the middle-man and make a huge fortune in the first place? Play the "Fountain of Youth" slots and you could win this kind of fortune with a simple spin of the reels.
Like other classic slot machine games such as 8-ball slots or Alchemist's lab, “Fountain of Youth" is a classic slot machine game, based on age old stories about the eponymous fountain of youth. The story is told through images and music, putting the player right in the heart of the jungle, next to the fountain itself. But the main draw of the game is not the art, but rather the great chances for a lucrative wins and great prizes.
"Fountain of Youth" is a three reel, three line slot machine game. The game is based around three spinning reels, that when spun form a different, randomized 3x3 board. The player is betting against the house on the chance that this randomized board will include a set of matching symbols across at least one of the active pay-lines. When this happens, you win a prize based on the set, and multiplied by the coin value, with rarer sets being worth more money.
Lines and Coins
To make the game more interesting, you can choose how many active lines you are betting on. If you glance at the paytable you'll notice that the highest prize, 800 coins, can be won on the third active line only. To win it, however, the third line needs to be active – and to do that you need to bet three coins on each spin. Also, when playing three lines, all wins on the third line also mean a win on the second line, and vice versa – both lines can win at the same time, and the arrangement of the reels means that each win on any of those lines means the other line will have three symbols on it as well, making it a win as well, but making sure the first line is a loss. However, betting three coins triples the amount of money you are betting on each spin, and at best only two of these coins can win at any time. This means that the player needs to balance his chances of victory and the amount he is willing to bet on each spin.
How to play
Playing "Fountain of youth" is as easy as drinking a life restoring cup of water – the bottom of the screen shows a line of buttons, which are used to control the game:
- Value -/+: Changes the value of each coin, making for higher wins.
- Bet one: Add one more coin to the spin –clicking it when betting on three coins will bring you back to one coin.
- SPIN!: Spin the reels, trying to generate the right combination and win tons of money. You can find the auto-play option at the top right of the game, under the wrench menu – this option will allow you sit back while the reels spin for you.
- Bet max: Bet on all lines and spin immediately.
Tips from the pros
Playing "Fountain of Youth" means balancing the amount of coins you want to spend. You will win more often when betting on three coins, but the overall payoff will be smaller. When betting on three coins, the maximum possible win is 830 coins. However, when betting on one coin three times, the maximum possible win is 1,200 coins. Also, betting on three coins will cause you to lose at least one coin with each spin, while one coin bets can be wins with every spin – the mandatory 33% loss will drag you down and cause you to lose more overall money even though each win on lines 2 and 3 mean a win on the other line as well.
Also note that betting on just 2 coins offers only the drawbacks of each of these choices but none of the benefits, and will cause a 50% automatic loss on all bets.
For these reasons, you should play betting on either one coin or three, but never two. Also, betting on one coin is more profitable on the long run, but if you only have a limited time to bet, betting on three coins will offer more rewards.