Yggdrasil Gaming’s Aldo’s Journey Video Slot Review

Aldo’s Journey: Demo

Join a Marco Polo-style explorer navigating the globe on a search for riches in the Aldo’s Journey online slot. This highly entertaining game from Yggdrasil Gaming is played using a 5, 65 payline game engine and comes with a selection of wild extras as well as 5 different free spin rounds. Join our budding merchant on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Feast for the senses

Slots from Yggdrasil Gaming are usually easy on the eye and Aldo’s Journey is another superbly designed release. The 5×5 reel grid is set against a backdrop scenes representing Italy, China, Mongolia and Persia. Joining the lower value playing card suit symbols are 4 higher paying gems. All 4 pay 0.4, 0.8 or 2 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 one 1 of the game’s 65 paylines.

Wild Time feature

Those payouts don’t sound like much. There are ample opportunities to add to them via the wild extras. As well as a standard gold wild, you’ll also see Aldo. The explorer is also wild and moves around to a different position on the grid on each spin. Hope to see him land slap bang in the middle as this activates the Wild Time feature. Between 3 and 9 extra wilds are added to the reels. The payout is then boosted by a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier.

Free spins galore

The compass is the scatter. Land 3 of them on the same spin and you’ll trigger the free spins. You can then look forward to 7 free spins. Which modifier mode is active depends on Aldo’s location – the are 5 different features:

  • Italy Free Spins feature – the action begins with a 2x multiplier which increases by 1x with each free spin.
  • Mongolia Free Spins feature – a symbol is removed from the reels with each free spin. End up with just 2 symbols and a multiplier is activated.
  • Persia Free Spins feature – a sticky wild is placed on the reels on every free spin.
  • China Free Spins feature – Aldo’s Wild leaves a trail as he goes, turning multiple positions wild throughout the round. A 2x multiplier is also active.
  • Journey Free Spins feature – this can be in any country mode. All payouts are at least doubled.

More Wild Time extras

Hope to see Aldo’s Wild lands hit on the centre square during the Italy, Mongolia, Persia or China Free Spins features as this adds a random assortment of between 3 and 9 wilds on that free spin. A 2x to 4x multiplier also becomes active for the rest of the feature. If the Aldo Wild hits the middle in the Journey Free Spins feature, 3 extra free spins are awarded.

Hugely enjoyable

Aldo’s Journey is a cracking slot. The historical visuals are excellent and the catchy soundtrack has earworm potential. The gameplay stacks up very nicely too. The wild and multipliers spice up the base game and the free spins offer plenty of variety. You can win up to 4,205 times your bet on every free spin too.

Mash all that together and we’re happy to recommend joining Aldo’s Journey. You should also play Yggdrasil Gaming’s Seasons which takes you on a journey through summer, winter, autumn and spring.

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