Free Around the World slot
Around the World free play demo
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Featuring a similar interface and bonus structure to their Egyptian-themed slot, Pharaoh's Treasure, Ash Gaming's Around the World is a faithful dedication to the classic Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days.
If you don't know the book, it tells the tale of an English gent, Phileas Fogg, who has nothing better to do with his time than make silly wagers with his gents' club pals. One such bet is that he can't make it around the world in under 80 days, so he accepts the bet and heads off via train, boat and elephant through Europe, India and America.
Without spoiling the ending, we'll let you find out for yourself, but in the meantime, enjoy this recreation of the Victorian tale in slot form. Around the World has five reels and 20 paylines, with a top bet of $200 per spin - just the kind of money our pal Fogg would be interested in. It is a fantastic addition to the slots portfolio of Ash Gaming.
There are some relevant symbols on the reels - here lovingly drawn and coming straight out of the original novel by the looks of it: a bi-plane, balloon, ship, train, boat, elephant and camel, plus a globe and Phileas Fogg himself who looks like he's launching a little Movember campaign all be himself.
If straightforward betting doesn't sound like your cup of Earl Grey, there's a great added feature in the game: Reverse Play. Click 'Reverse Play' on and if you don't hit any winning lines or Scatters you will still win a little cash.
On the Wilds (the Phileas Fogg icon which substitutes for all symbols) there is also a x2 bonus win on winning combos they help form, but it's the cumulative multiplier on the Compass Scatter - 2x to 32x - that really appeals.
The bonus round really taps into the atmosphere of the original book - hit 3, 4 of 5 Globe Scatters anywhere and you will trigger the Travel Bonus. Interestingly, you don't have to play the bonus at all. Instead, you can collect all your winnings there and then, or take half your winnings and play the bonus game with the other half.
First, you'll get to choose one of four routes across the world for our intrepid explorer to take. The further you get on your quest, the more money you will make.
There's no doubt that Around the World is a great slot with plenty of work gone into it: it's authentic, has some nice aesthetic touches, and the graphics look lovely. If you like the whole Victorian vibe, check out Sheriff Gaming's cracking steampunk-fuelled The Robets slot, while Microgaming's horror-themed Phantom Cash slot has plenty of weird and wonderful characters.