Nowadays traveling seems to have lost most of its charm, since we tend to rush from one city to another, hardly ever getting to enjoy the journey itself. Not that long ago, how you got there was just as important as the destination itself. Yggdrasil wants to remind us of that with this wonderfully-designed, 5-reel, 20-pay-line video slot of theirs, called “Orient Express”.
We know some of you may think it would be all about solving a Victorian murder mystery, but that’s not the case here! Instead, you can relax and travel through 4 cities: from Paris, then Venice, then Belgrade, until you reach Istanbul. And then back again!
Many kinds of adventures await you on this long voyage, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, since this slot is available via any of your preferred mobile devices. Did we mention it also has an Autospin option? But you may have already known that, if you’re familiar with slots by Yggdrasil Gaming.
4 Different Destinations
It’s a rather similar concept to some of Yggdrasil’s other games, such as the “Jungle Books”, and “Seasons”. Basically, the player gets 4 slots in just one machine! You can jump from one city to the next, and each of these 4 cities has their own Wild Symbols.
In Paris you will spot Wilds in the form of Policemen running from right to left on your reels. Venice, on the other hand, offers random Multipliers on some of its Wilds (represented by Clocks, and can range from 2x-5x). As for Belgrade, it has Expanded Wilds on 1-3 reels, and last but not least, Istanbul can grant you, the player-traveler, up to 4 Extra Random Wild Symbols, which means that 2-12 Symbols may turn Wild, after any spin!
And while it’s great that in this slot you can choose which city to travel to, there is one little obstacle: you need to play all 4 of them at first! You don’t have to view this as a problem though, as it only makes sense that in order to make up your mind, you need to have a taste of all your choices! You should also know that Paris is your safest bet, and Istanbul – the hardest.
While we’re on Wilds, we should mention that there is one Wild which appears in all cities, and that is the Orient Express Train Logo. It acts as your typical Wild by replacing any other Symbols, minus the Scatters, in order to create more wins!
Scatters and Bonus Rounds
You can do what we talked about above, through triggering the Free Spins Bonus Round. Each trigger will move the player to their next destination, until you reach the fourth one, Istanbul. Once you get there, you are free as a bird to wander wherever you want! There is also a Scatter Symbol, represented by a Globe, and can grant 7, 15, or 30 Free Spins for 3, 4, or 5 of this Symbol, respectively.
Before you move on to the next city, you will play a Bonus Round for each one! Here’s what each one offers:
- Paris: More of the Walking Wilds we mentioned, than in the base game.
- Venice: The Clock Symbol (Multiplier) is bound to appear after any win.
- Belgrade: 1 - 3 of the reels will turn Wild after all spins.
- Istanbul: 2 - 12 of the Symbols will turn Wild after any free spin.
Even though we must say that this is not the hardest hitting game Yggdrasil has ever come up with, it certainly is worth playing, thanks to all the Wilds on offer. From our personal gaming experience with this one, we can say the biggest win one can expect is probably in Venice. And yet, having said that, those Expanding Wild Symbols in Belgrade made us go wild with joy!
You’ll just have to make up your own mind about which city suits you best. The coin values range from 0,01-5, while the minimum bet per spin is 0,20, and the maximum one per spin – 100 coins. As for the maximum win the player can hope for, it amounts to 115,000 coins! While all this is great, be advised that you will need some strong patience, about 200-300 Spins-strong, if you catch our drift.
Arriving at the Conclusion
As you can see, this 1920s era-inspired slot has plenty on its plate to offer. But the best way to find out if it suits your tastes is to give it a spin yourself, and you can easily do so on one of our top-rated online casinos. May wherever your journey takes you end in fortune!