Christopher Columbus is undoubtedly one of the most iconic individuals in history and one of the best things for slots developers in general is that you can make use of someone that everybody recognises without the need for shelling out for a licence to use his likeness. Indeed, branded slots from Novomatic are extremely few and far between and they instead prefer to generally come up with their own creation – but some help from a historical figure has never hurt. As part of the famed Deluxe range, Columbus Deluxe is destined to be an extremely fun game with some good graphics and perhaps even a few surprises, and you can find out all about what lies in store here on this one in the full review below.
What to Expect
To be completely honest, Columbus Deluxe is not quite as stunning as other games in the Novomatic Deluxe series, such as Book of Ra Deluxe, but there is a certain authenticity and appeal through the fact that it is trying to be historically accurate. There are no photos of Christopher Columbus out there after all, and so making this game photorealistic could potentially be a bit much. The cartoon style just works and the ten win lines ensure that when a winning combination lands on the board, you will not be that bothered about how the game looks and will instead be looking to concentrate on what are some very decent prize amounts overall. Old Chris himself appears on the board regularly and players will be able to get a decent amount of value out of him at all times as he serves as the wild card at all times.
This is not Book of Ra Deluxe, and so the wild symbol is unable to fill in for the scatters, but there is at least a bit of variety on offer here as there are three scatters on the board in total. They are represented by the main man’s ships, the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria, and they appear on reels one, three and five respectively. Land all three at the same time and the reward is ten free games, complete with a bit of a twist. For starters, the ships will now work as both scatters and wilds at the same time, so putting together wins is not the most difficult task. The scatters will also appear more often, reflecting the richer reels on which the free spins are played. Finally, if you land all three, you will not only guarantee yourself a win due to their wild nature, but will also find yourself with ten more spins being added to the remaining total.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Columbus Deluxe is one of the stronger games in the Deluxe range from Novomatic and the chances are that if you are a fan of the developer, you will already have a pretty decent idea of what to expect from the game. This one is big, fun and packed with potential, although mobile players that enjoy shorter sessions may find themselves waiting around for the feature to hit for a little too long. When it does, it can be one of the best free spins rounds out there though, so it can definitely be worth the wait.