La Gran Aventura Slot Review
Isn't it amazing how foreign names just sound cooler? Immediately, even if names are similar, our first impression or guess about people is more favorable with an exotic name.
An example – hearing these names for the first time:
Catherine is a librarian while Cathenna is a Greek goddess. Carl is the guy next door, but Carlos is the Latin American dancer. Anton is the cable repair guy, but Antonio is the super-spy. Mary is a salesperson while Mairelia is a knife thrower.
So you get the general idea?
La Gran Aventura is a video slot by Amatic which is designed to take you on a whirlwind journey using any device you choose – PC, mobile or tablet. And let's face it “The Grand Adventure” wouldn't have sounded as enticing would it? Case closed! Having already been sold by the exotic sounding name, I was even more enamored after beginning. I felt like I was a teenager playing one of the many PC adventure games I had loved so much. (As my girlfriend can attest – it's been a long time since I felt like a teenager!)
La Gran Aventura is a medium volatility slot with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The wild is a world globe and can replace anything except the scatter, which is a train. The standard symbols are the 3 intrepid adventurers, book, telescope, satchel, lamp and face card letters. The controls fit in with the color scheme, but not quite the genre. Up top is Info (including Paytable) while down below are Balance, Autostart, Gamble, Lines, Bet, Bet amount and Start. There's no Turbospin, so please cut down on that caffeine and try to play at a reasonable pace!
After each winning spin in regular play there's a Gamble option in which you can bet either half your profit or the entire amount on a 4x bet on card color and suite or a 2x bet on card color only.
3 or more scatters anywhere triggers 10 Free Spins, at the beginning of which you have to choose one of the explorers. Your choice pays as a wild and stays in any position it appears until the end of Free Spins.
The graphics are artfully crafted in the style of an olden day rip-roaring adventure. I wasn't particularly impressed with the sound effects, however the music enhanced the atmosphere nicely. Performance wise, the initial screen took a while to load, but after that, it was plain sailing with zero issues.
There's a solid theme and some great gameplay in La Gran Aventura. The features, while not plentiful, are extremely rewarding. I seemed to get a lot more free spins in this game than in some other feature-laden slots. (And after all – I am a Free Spins Junkie!) Plus the name is just so damn cool you can't resist taking this for a spin!