Around the Reels in 80 Wilds Slot Review
This online slot is of course based upon the famous novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by Jules Verne. Gamesys has paid homage to this classic tale by releasing this slot which has a theoretical RTP of 95.77%.
Around the Reels in 80 Wilds Slot is a 5-reel, 25 pay line video slot from Gamesys. This online slot is of course based upon the famous novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by Jules Verne. This story has been filmed a few times, the last being in 2004 starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. All versions tell of Phileas Fogg’s attempt to go around the world in eighty days, which in the 1870s (when the book was published) would have been quite the achievement. These days, of course, you could go around the world in seventy-nine days less! Gamesys has paid homage to this classic tale by releasing this slot which has a theoretical RTP of 95.77%. If you’re something of a traveller, then why not pay homage yourself by playing this online slot at one of our recommended casinos or bingo sites?
How to play
It may take a few spins to get used to the characters and to get your trip off to a flying start, but you will soon be up, up and away! Choose your coin size which can be anything from £0.01 to £8.00. Your stake per spin is your coin size multiplied by 25, as there are 25 pay lines in total.
Wild Symbol: A golden globe marks the wild symbol, and this substitutes for any other symbols aside from the bonus symbol.
Bonus Symbol: The ‘Around the Reels in 80 Wilds’ symbol will trigger the ‘Around the Reels in 80 Wilds’ bonus. You need a minimum of three symbols to trigger this bonus. The Bonus symbol is also wild!
A range of other symbols including characters, trains, boats, hot-air balloons and even a cart being pulled by an ostrich make up the other symbols. You can win anything from five coins upwards by landing at least three identical symbols in sequence on a pay line from the left-hand reel.
This game does not have a progressive jackpot, but you can still win 2,500 coins by landing five bonus symbols, one on each of the five reels.
If you trigger the bonus feature by landing at least three logo symbols, then you are initially awarded seven free spins. You then begin a side game in London and you attempt to reach each subsequent destination. You need to collect wilds in order to progress to your next city.
You earn five additional free spins for each destination reached, and the further you progress, the more wilds appear. Make it all the way back to London and you earn 2,500 coins. If a spin reveals no wilds, then your journey ends, and you play out all the free spins you have collected.
Graphics and Sounds
Both the graphics and sounds will this game could be described as a little ‘old fashioned’, but this suits the era the game is set in and detracts very little while you are playing.
Travelling from Point A to Point B can be so annoying if you’ve nothing to do, so it’s great news that this slots game can be played on your mobile or tablet, and should occupy you nicely. A little can take you a long way if luck and the features are on your side. There are not many bells and whistles to this game, but it is game still gets a hearty recommendation from us nevertheless!
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