Free Voyage of Discovery slot
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Voyage Of Discovery slot carries on the Merkur tradition of straightforward and single-featured slots. We have seen it before with their Vampires slot, Hocus Pocus Deluxe and also the similar themed Ship of Dreams. Basic graphics and sound effects is what you get with the 'keep it simple' format they use as the old wooden sailing ship traverses the world's oceans in search of new lands and riches, but will this search for wealth find its way into your pockets?
On the reels...
Set against a background of a newly discovered cove there are 5 reels of 3 rows and only 5 pay lines which is indicative of the volatility the game has. The symbols all appear on all reels singly and our good ship is the most important as it is the Wild and the scatter all in one. The Captain pays the best for a 5-of-a-kind win at 1000x bet, followed by the map at 400x, and the anchor and telescope both pay 150x stake. The card values form the remaining symbols paying either 30 or 20x bet for 5.
Bonus of the boats
Three or more Boats in view anywhere triggers 10 free games which can be retriggered too. Now some of you may have observed the pays listed above are double those of Novomatic's Book of Ra or Merkur's Magic Mirror Deluxe game but we have half the 10 pay lines of those two slots. Yes, you are correct, we have another expanding scatters bonus round here but with a slight difference - you choose your expanding symbol yourself and thus the volatility of the bonus.
The math means the best possible spin, 5 expanding Captains, is the same maximum pay as those other games at 5x 1000 times your bet. The magic 5000x is possible here too!
Voyage of Discovery slot copies the proven popular format of the expanding scatter bonus round but as usual Merkur have at least attempted to provide a slight difference, in this case your selection of the symbol. The fast game cycle and high volatility means the player needs to be careful when seeking out those potentially lucrative bonus spins though. The RTP has a range as a result of your being able to choose the expanding symbol, from 95.57% to 96.85% although I cannot tell at this stage whether picking higher or lower icons gets the higher figure! Either way, this voyage will either end up with new riches or dashed on the rocks...