Roaring Forties has a definite retro feel to it, there are five reels and forty paylines to this game that can be tried out for fun and practice before placing real money bets. Players will find all of the symbols very familiar, there are bells, cherries, grapes, lemons, oranges, plums, watermelons, a 7, a star and a wild symbol. The player can choose to place bets on all of the paylines or just some of the paylines depending on what his budget and strategy for the game are. When ready to place bets the player may choose from a number of coin sizes that start at $0.01 and reach as high as $0.50 with the highest bet possible being $20.
The wild symbol substitutes for other symbols in the game and can help to complete any winning payout. Payouts start from lining up two of the 7 symbols and offering varying amounts depending on the symbols that line up. At the end of every winning spin, the player has the option of gambling his winnings. By gambling his winnings the player chooses to try and double what he has earned. If gamble is chosen, the player is taken to a new screen where he is invited to try and guess the color of the card to be turned over, it will either be black or red. A correct guess will double the winnings for the player for that spin and an incorrect guess will lose the player his winnings for that game. This is a very simple and easy game to play and offers 100 different winning options for the player.