Columbus Deluxe by Novomatic
The finest quality slots keep on coming from Novomatic on a regular basis and if you’re into a little adventuring and exploration across the reels then you’ll be hard pressed to beat what Columbus Deluxe has to offer. The first title, on which this Deluxe game is based, was part of the same generation as the original Book of Ra among others so you can virtually guarantee quality based on that fact alone. Unsurprisingly, this game was released to measure up to a full Deluxe series including of course Book of Ra Deluxe and that meant better graphics, more options and innovative features, which were all presented without losing any of the lustre of the originals.
We join our intrepid explorer, Christopher Columbus as he sets out to discover the Americas… again. In fairness, we can’t be 100% sure that he made it during the first game but we’ll assume as much anyway. The scene is set with the aforementioned crisp graphics depicting sextants, necklaces and of course Columbus himself, who is of vital importance given his role as a wild card. Sure, wilds aren’t of huge importance on ten line slots, but it certainly comes in handy!
Board the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria for Free Spins
While you’re unlikely to find an undiscovered land while playing this game, especially with no mobile version currently available, you most certainly can treat yourself to a batch of free spins. As with the first game, if you’re familiar with it, the scatters consists of Columbus’s three ships, with one available on each of the first, third and fifth reels. Landing one of each on a single spin will award ten free games and while there’s nothing overly special to this bonus game, you can grab a timely boost when your luck is in thanks to the fact that further sets of ten spins are offered by landing all three ships once again. The ships turn gold during the bonus game, but this is purely cosmetic as nothing different happens!
It is fair to say that Columbus Deluxe is one for the Novomatic purists given that it throws free spins on top of a particular familiar theme. It does make sure to include the traditional gamble game in the action too, so even if the symbols aren’t quite landing how you’d like them to, you can always try your luck on improving the smaller wins with nothing to lose. You can see how the free spins and gamble game, together with the base action come together first hand and with no risk by playing the full, free version of the game at the top of the review. It’s also featured among the ever growing Novomatic section at the great gaming brands in the sidebar so you can try your hand at some real money action too if the fancy takes you.