Quickspin brings you their confident offering, a 15 reel slot based around the theme of unholy adventure called Epic Journey! With 100 paylines, this slot has fantastic potential and likes to pay out. You’ll find a bonus scatter along with multiple and regular wilds, triggering a range of different bonuses.
Before you get going you’ll need to get your bets set. As brave an explorer as you might be, this is something that needs to be done correctly in order to get the most out of the slot. Coin sizes range from 0.80, these can be chosen by tapping ‘total bet’. Hit ‘spin’ to start the game and ‘autoplay’ to play no-hands for the chosen amount of spins.
The wild ones
There are some seriously cool wild features in this game,. But let's start with the ‘wild volcano’ feature. Triggered when two or three volcano symbols appear, the volcano wilds will erupt, spreading the wild cards across all three reels grids.
Getting bonus scatters will trigger the ‘bonus pick’ screen, giving you the chance to choose a rune stone. Pick the right one and get one of these fantastic bonuses: the safari free spin bonus, fossil hunt, mushroom forest and finally, coin win.
The features to shout about
The bonus selection screen leads to ‘free spin bonuses’ and 10 free spins awarded. Get multiplier wilds by collecting three of the special wilds. The ‘mammoth wild’ appears on reel grid one, paying 2x your stake, the ‘sea creature wild’ appears on reel grid two, paying 3x your stake and the ‘t-rex wild’ appears on reel grid three, paying 5x your stake in winnings.
The mushroom forest game brings another chance to bag rewards, during the game players can select mushrooms and uncover prizes. You may find extra chances to select or a multiplier amongst these prizes.
Another quirky feature is the ‘fossil hunt’, allowing you to collect as many ‘shovel’ symbols as possible during three spins that you’ll be given. Fossil parts will be revealed from behind the shovels, locking in place for the remaining spins. You’ll then be awarded a value based on the number of fossil parts that you’ve managed to collect. Finally the ‘coin win’ brings with it one of the four rune stones mentioned before, the overall winning total will be displayed and the bonus game will end.
Epic Journey is a pretty nice game with a decent set of win possibilities and suitably complex mechanics, enough to impress at least. The theme sounds good on paper, but to be honest it’s a bit dull in reality. Winnings wise you can push them pretty high here, but you have to be willing to put the time in and persevere - as with most things in life, those who persist will come out on top.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring