Remember that fantastic story by Jules Verne about a professor who took a bet that he’ll travel around the world in 80 days? Well, if you loved that one, you’ll surely love the latest Microgaming offering – a 5-reel, 20-payline slot titled “Around the World” in which you’ll find all the familiar characters and means of transportation mentioned in the Verne’s novel.
“Around the World” Characteristics
This slot is exactly what you’d imagine it to be if you read the book it’s themed after. It’s a retro-like slot machine which instead of traditional 3 reels has five of them; also, its colorful graphics are vintage comics-style and include superbly drawn symbols that involve Phileas Fogg, globes, compasses, and various means of transportation – from ships and balloons to camels and elephants. The whole theme is made complete with the help of the authentic, adventure movie-like sounds that accompany each win.
In addition to the fantastic graphical representation, what’s interesting about “Around the World” is that the slot’s perfectly generous in the base game, especially with the help of two wilds. As for the other special features, these also include a compass scatter, multipliers, and an excellent second screen bonus round in which you travel around the globe.
Every road to wealth and prosperity requires sacrifice, just like the bet Phileas Fogg has made. Therefore, in order to benefit from everything that this incredible game offers, you need to wager some money. No worries, it does not have to be much; what’s more, you’ll be able to choose a perfect bet amount for yourself as the coin denominations on offer include amounts from 1 cent to $1 and the possibility to place up to 10 coins per payline, and thus boost the bet up to the maximum $200.
As mentioned before, “Around the World” has very lucrative features that may help boost your base game winnings. Two such symbols are the two wilds – one embodied in the picture of Phileas Fogg which doubles all the prizes and the other, regular one, in form of the game logo.
Then, there are two other features that are not that common – scattered compasses which bring bet multipliers and cumulative win multipliers when they point to north, and the bonus round triggered by three or more globe symbols along a payline.
If you’re lucky enough to get this feature, you’re in for a real travelling treat. Namely, you’ll be taken to a screen with four routes and a prize already up your sleeve. You’ll be offered three options then – to collect your prize, take only a half (you can half it again, if you want to take three quarters, for example), or to bet it (or what remains of it). Betting it will take you to another set of options – choosing a route on which you’ll collect prizes and avoid shipwrecks, as these end your bonus round and deprive you of your wagered money. All in all, it’s a very interesting feature that, if played smart, will make your day!
It’s not every day that you see Microgaming produce a title as genuine and generous as this one. It surely faces a bright future as all its qualities make it stand out from the crowd of slots whose makers often forget that originality and excellence in all aspects of a game is very much appreciated.
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