Around the World
Around the World seems to be themed around a famous novel that was written by Jules Verne, called “Around the World in 80 Days”. The design of the slot features many of the same transportation methods which were used by the main character of that novel, including steam ships, sail ships, train, elephants and hot air balloons. The retro design of the game makes it look very appealing as soon as it loads, and luckily it also has a decent list of features and top payouts of up to $100,000. The slot has 20 lines and 5 reels.
Betting & Jackpots
It can be a cheap game, but it can also get expensive to play if you can afford it. The betting range starts at just $0.01 per active line, but it can reach $10 per line, or $200 total. A line bet will use a maximum of 10 coins, with the denomination going up to $1.
The jackpot gives the player 10,000x the line wager, which could mean 100,000 coins, or $100,000 cash. It’s a payout that is offered by the wild symbol.
Phileas Fogg, the hero of the story, is the only character that appears among the symbols. His image was chosen for the wild symbol, and you will be able to use it as a substitute, but it can also form its own combos and pay as much as 100,000 coins at that point. Wild symbols contribute to new wins with 2x multipliers, so it’s better to have a combo with this wild in it, than to have it only with matching symbols.
Another wild is the one which has the game logo, and it will be used in the same way. It will only offer payouts of up to 5,000x, or up to 50,000 coins, when it forms its own combination, and it will not have any multipliers to apply.
A scatter symbol, showing a compass on it, will be used to trigger certain payouts and features. Depending on the direction which the compass needle points to, the prizes can vary during the resulting feature. For five scatter symbols, the payout can be anywhere between 25x and 800x the wager.
The bonus game, which is the most interesting feature available here, will take you on a trip around the world, going through four different routes. The trigger for this feature is the presence of 3 or more Globe icons, on the same active line.
Around the World has a certain vintage look to it, which I for one appreciated. There are images inside with the main character, with the various locomotion methods that he used to travel around the world, and if you look at the background you will notice great landmarks from various countries.
If you’ve read the book as a kid, or you saw the movie later on, you will appreciate what this slot has to offer. Anyone with an appreciation for adventure and exploration will feel the same way. It doesn’t hurt that the game also has a very interesting design and it can pay well.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: around the World
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 Reels 20 Paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.25
- Maximum Bet ($) 25.00