The Orient Express is one of the most famous trains to have ever been in existence and has been running since the 1880s. The classic train visits a number of the world’s top capitals on its journey and Yggdrasil have certainly taken inspiration from the whole experience it provides those fortunate enough to travel upon it.
Orient Express slot game will take players on the same journey that those lucky people who get a ticket to jump aboard – albeit virtually – and this Orient Express review will ensure players know what to expect as the train pulls into each station!
Firstly, this particular game is a five-reel slot that is played across 20 paylines. Bettors are able to get on the train and spin the reels for as little as $0.20 per spin, whereas those high-rollers who like to enjoy a first-class experience can place bets of up to $100 a spin! They can do this via the ‘Bet Max’ button, as well, as this provides a one-click option for ease. Players can stay on the train for as long as they wish without stopping via the ‘Autoplay’ feature that exists.
The Orient Express slot game symbols on the reels include four rather well-dressed travellers and four lower value playing card symbols. There is also an Orient Express Wild which appears in all modes and three other Wilds which appear respectively in Paris, Belgrade and Istanbul – just a number of the stations that the train stops at in reality.
As mentioned, the Orient Express stops at a number of different capital cities across the planet and this slot game version is no different. Players will visit Paris, Venice, Belgrade and Istanbul. Whilst it is better to visit these places with real money, bettors can test the bonus features out in the Orient Express Free Play slot game above this review!
When the train pulls into Paris, players will need to look out for walking Wilds. These are represented by a ticket inspector and appear randomly at the top of the reels once they stop spinning. They will provide players with one re-spin and will move left to the next reel. This feature will continue as long as the inspector remains, whilst new Wilds can still appear.
When players reach Venice, a win multiplier ranging between 2x and 5x will randomly appear on a winning spin, thus increasing the value of the win! Players will receive Wild Reels when they reach Belgrade as up to three reels have the ability to be turned into being fully Wild.
Istanbul is the last stop on this journey and players will see a number of random postcards start to fly onto randomly chosen symbols. The icons that are chosen will then turn into Wilds. There are four Wilds (the Cities) that all offer between two and 12 different symbols to be turned into a Wild.
The Free Spins feature will highlight these mini features a lot more, whilst this round can be triggered by landing three or more of the Free Spin symbols. Landing three will provide players with seven free spins, whereas four and five will award 15 and 30 free spins respectively. This round can be retriggered as well.
In this round, each of the features all appear and play out more frequently!
RTP (return to player)
The Orient Express slot game has a return to player (RTP) of 96.1%, which is inline with the level that Yggdrasil have generally set across most of their titles.