Have a journey to historical destinations with a famous explorer in Aldo’s Journey. This reel adventure by Yggdrasil will take you to central parts of the world. Marco Polo visited them while travelling on his way along the Silk Road. You will be taken to visit Italy, Persia, Mongolia and China. Good luck and enjoy your trip!
Aldo will be your travelling guide leading you to new countries and cultures unveiling your way to riches. You will have some wild time with the walking wilds. Relish in five different free spin modes, which can lead to huge monetary rewards! Yggdrasil first announced this game for January 2019. The studio used the working title Marco Polo. His travel along the Silk Route is the main theme of the game and the prominent explorer’s adventures.
The journey starts on a set of 5 reels, 5 rows and 65 fixed pay-lines. You will win when you match from 3 to 5 symbols on a line from left to right. You can play on mobile, phones, tablets and desktops with wagers from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has a distinct storyline that is incorporated in the features.
You will benefit from 3 types of wild symbols: a normal, a sticky and one activating the Wild Time feature. The latter is active in the base and free spins modes. There are 5 of them, which are respective to the 4 countries that Aldo as Marco Polo visited with an extra night mode.
The features for each free spin mode are various. They include multipliers, a trail of extra wilds, removing symbols, and more. Aldo’s Journey is a game with a medium level of volatility and an RTP of 96.1%. The highest monetary reward that you can pocket from the game is 4,205 times your stake or £420,500 at the most!
The whole design and gameplay are inspired by the travels of the fabled Italian discoverer Marco Polo. Yggdrasil initially named the game after him. In 1271, he left his home town Venice to travel through Asia following the Silk Road. Marco Polo had been staying in China for over 10 years. “The Travels of Marco Polo”, tells the stories and chronicles of his fabled long journey.
Yggdrasil included the 4 locations into the gameplay and design of the video slot. You and Aldo will be starting from Italy, wander through Persia. Then, you can visit Mongolia and your last destination will be China. The graphics are entirely cartoonish. The explorer is named Aldo rather than Marco Polo. This is probably to avoid copyright problems.
You will see Aldo dresses like a 13th-century merchant. The reels have been divided into the 4 county areas which reflect the 4 places Aldo will be visiting. He will be wandering the reels as a Journey Wild activating features as he walks. The sounds and musical soundtrack are adventurous and in a children’s cartoon style. A disco dance will signal each of your big wins.
The symbols on the reels include the 4 card suits – clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts at the low end of the pay-table. Their payout is 0.20, 0.40 and 1 time your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols of a kind on a pay-line. Each of the card suits has a different colour and a specific coin design. The higher value ones are gems in blue, green, red and purple. These all have equal payouts of from 0.40 to 2x stake for 3 to 5 of a kind.
There are 3 types of wilds in the game. One is the standard golden icon with the word itself appearing in all modes. The second wild is Aldo himself which is the wandering Journey Wild. It is active in the base game and bonus features. There is a third wild as well – the sticky wild that you can get in Persian Free Spins and Journey Free Spins. These three wilds have their standard substituting features. The scatter is the medieval compass, which appears on the middle 3 reels only.
Aldo’s Journey has a distinct storyline, which is part of the gameplay, engaging the player. Following Aldo, you will visit various destinations to his route along the Silk Road. Each one of them has its bonus features. To make the playing area convenient for this purpose, Yggdrasil divided the 5×5 grid. It has four 3×2 segments with each one depicting a certain location. The centre is a common position coming into play when the discoverer lands on it.
Aldo is a wandering Journey Wild remaining on the reels, as we mentioned, during the base game and free spins. He will be moving to a random position on each spin. This way, Aldo will help you create winning combinations and activate the Wild Time feature. The latter happens when he lands on the centre of the grid and then he spreads 3 to 9 wild symbols on random positions. Moreover, he will grant you a win multiplier of x2, x3 or x4.
You trigger 7 free spins by hitting 3 scatter compasses on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels, which you cannot retrigger. As a result, you will activate one of the 5 different modes. Each of them has its modifiers and special features. The mode you will be playing on depends on where Aldo is located. It is respective to the country you and Aldo are at the moment of triggering.
The background will change and shift to the respective country for the whole bonus round except for Journey Free Spins. The latter has a standard country scenery in a night mode. Here are the available countries and modes of the free spins:
During free spins, the Wild Time feature is also active and is even enhanced. When Aldo steps on the central position, he will spread from 3 to 9 random wilds per spin. He will also give you a boost of 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers to the multiplier counter for the whole Free Spin session.
Those of you who are into adventurous films, series, games, and generally love the theme, will have a great time with Aldo’s Journey. It follows the route of the legendary Marco Polo along the Silk Road on his popular destinations. In the game, the extra features and modifiers in the base mode and free spins will keep you entertained.
You can win 3,000 to 4,205 times your stake from the slot per free spin during the enchanting modes. The RTP is over the standard level so, you have good chances for wins. We recommend you to try this new game with medium volatility by Yggdrasil. It is already available for play so, take advantage of this and you won’t regret it!