Aldo’s Journey Slot Review
Marco? Polo! I’m sure Marco Polo would be mortified had he known that in 695 years after his death he would be reincarnated in the form of a gaming character named Aldo. Aldo is modelled off Marco Polo and the game follows Aldo’s journey of exploration that includes Italy, Persia, Mongolia and China, the exact journey that Marco Polo travelled. This fantastically designed game has great animation, with 5 different free spin features and a decent RTP. Winning big can be a bit difficult to reach but like any journey, you have got to be patient before being rewarded.
Aldo’s Journey is a 5x5 reel, 65 payline video slot powered by Yggdrasilsoftware. Symbols include four card suits and four different gemstones. The Aldo Character serves as the Journey Wild symbol that moves across the reels into a different position after each spin, if he lands in the middle of the screen on the compass he turns into a multiplier. There is a regular wild symbol in the form of a gold coin, the same coin acts as a sticky wild in the free spins mode.There is a globe symbol that flips into a compass, get three of these and the free spins feature is activated. There are 5 different free spin features depending on where they land, but this will be elaborated on in the features section.
The controls can be found at the bottom of the reels, there you will find a plus icon opening the menu options: Pay Table Information, Settings, Full Game Information and Volume Control. The rest of the function bar allows you to increase the coin value followed by max bet, spin and autospin buttons.
Aldo’s Journey features three different wilds in the form of Aldo himself who changes position on the reels after each spin, if he lands in the middle of the 3rd reel, on the compass tile, he changes in to a multiplier. The second wild is in the form of a gold coin that replaces any symbol except for the scatter symbol and the third wild, also a gold coin is a sticky wild but only during the free spins feature. Land three scatter Globe symbols that flip into a compass and you trigger the 7 free spins feature.
The 7 free spins feature have 5 different variations based on where the scatters land. Each version of the free spins take place in a different country and have their own bonuses. The Italy version has a increasing multiplier beginning with 2x and increasing by 1x per spin; the Persia version has sticky wilds added to each round; the Mongolia version removes 1 symbol per spin, if you reach two remaining symbols a multiplier is added; the China version has a 2x multiplier as well as trails of wilds; lastly, the Journey version has a 2x multiplier after which 1 of the other 4 multipliers are triggered.
Wild Time is another unique feature requiring Aldo to be in the middle position of reel 3 where up to 9 extra wilds are added and multipliers could reach 4x.
Aldo’s Journey has everything you can expect from a video slot machine, with great animation and awesome free spin features and three different wilds improving your chance of winning. Landing the free spins feature may take some time though, but when it lands it is worth while with an RTP rating of 96.5%.
The max coin win is 4250x
If you are keen on adventure then Aldo’s Journey is a great slot for you. I have not come across this theme before and the animation is great. It makes me want to go invade foreign territories and claim all the gold for myself but then again this is not the 1300’s. How great would that be though? But alas, will just have to make do with virtual winnings for now. Enjoy the journey. If you are able to figure out where Aldo got his awesome turban, please let me know.
Software: Yggdrasil Game Type: Video Slots Paylines: 65 Reels: 5x5 RTP: 96.5% Bonus Round: Yes Progressive: No Free Spins: Yes Max Coin Win: 4250x Published by: BitStarz, award-winning Bitcoin Casino