- 5 Reels
- 9 Paylines
- 97% RTP
- Wild & Scatter Symbols
- Free Spins
- Game Type : Online Slots, Video Slots
- Software : Novoline
- Release date : 15.01.2008
Columbus Slot Game Review
Columbus slot is one of the most popular Novomatic-powered slot games. Played at 5 reels, the video slot released in the early 2000s features 9 paylines, which is one paying line less than its sequel Columbus Deluxe launched in 2005.
As you can guess from its title, the story behind the game revolves around Christopher Columbus, the great Italian explorer who sailed the ocean and discovered America. With high payouts and decent graphics, taking into account the release date, the game will provide you with exciting gameplay during which you can trigger 10 free spins with additional Wilds boosting your winning chances.
Set off on a High Seas Adventure
Inspired by the groundbreaking discovery, the Columbus slot machine features the explorer himself standing for Wild and responsible for the top fixed jackpot standing at 5,000 coins. Besides him, you will meet Queen Isabella of Spain.
Other positions are populated with golden necklaces, sextants and poker card symbols from 10s through As. The theme-related symbols deliver high-value awards and they pay for combinations consisting of 2 and more symbols of a kind while all other symbols deliver prizes when you match at least 3 identical symbols in a row on an active paying line from left to right.
Activate as many paying lines as you like, but keep in mind that only when playing at all of them turned on you have the best odds of winning. Your wager can be anywhere between £0.09 and £45 per spin, which makes the game suitable both for casual players and high-rollers. The Autoplay option is available allowing you to activate spins that will play at a preferred bet value without interruption.
You Need a Fleet to Win Big
Columbus himself will replace all the symbols apart from Scatters to help you win bigger. However, to win really hefty payouts you will have to unlock free games during which you will have even more substitutes included on the reels.
To trigger the feature align three 3 ships standing for Scatters:
- Santa Maria.
They appear only on the reels 1, 3 and 5 and when landed simultaneously, 10 free games will be awarded.
During free games Scatters also act as Wilds thus substituting for all other symbols. If you manage to land three ships on the reels within the feature, another series of free games with enhanced winning chances will be triggered. Though you might like its sequel more due to more polished graphics and one more paying line available, the original Columbus slot will take you on an exciting adventure.
Explore the world and win up to 45,000 coins in a single spin with one of the most famous persons in the history of the world. If you like to risk, the Gamble feature is included allowing you to use your last payout in a game of guessing the colour of a hidden card. Use it cautiously, as you can lose everything you have won if you are not lucky enough.