|Game:||The Grand Journey||Paylines:||30|
|Manufacturer:||Microgaming||Bet Per Spin:||£0.30 – £60.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.35%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
A small but increasing number of online slots are now developed for mobile devices only meaning that you can play them only on your smartphone or tablet. The Grand Journey is one such release; it’s from Microgaming and it seems to be inspired by those Victorian tales of adventure by authors such as H. G. Wells. Volcanoes and dinosaurs abound in this colourful adventure so keep reading to find out more.
The Grand Journey is a five reel slot with three rows and thirty fixed paylines; there’s a gloomy background reminiscent of caves and journeys to the centre of the earth and a dramatic soundtrack fitting of such a theme.
The symbols are all theme-related and include the adventurer’s kit, a giant mushroom, a wooden mask, a volcano, a tiger, a dinosaur, an spear-wielding Amazon and the explorer himself – a square-jawed fellow clutching a map.
The Grand Journey logo is wild and if it appears on reel three will expand to complete all positions there if it can form a winning combo. It also multiplies all wins by 2x and can appear stacked on all other reels. The glove is the scatter symbol and it activates the main feature.
Three or more globe scatter symbols anywhere in view will trigger this feature and you will receive 15 free spins for your troubles. That’s a good start but there’s also a multiplier trail to contend with.
The multiplier trail runs from 2x to 10x and each time you fail to spin a win in the free spins it will increase by 1x. This results in the slightly odd situation of not wanting to win on each spin to save up those multipliers but it’s an interesting feature nonetheless. A win will reset it back to 1x.
It’s not possible to trigger any more free spins from within this round.
The Grand Journey Online Slot Playing Tips
There’s very little so interactivity here so we can’t offer much but we would suggest keeping the music on for the total gaming experience.
We quite enjoyed playing The Grand Journey although it does seem tough to win any decent sums; perhaps we were just unlucky. We reached the 10x multiplier in the bonus game only to win the smallest prize in the following spin which then set the multiplier back to 1x – not as great a return as we would expect from a free spins round.