Powered by Yggdrasil Gaming, Orient Express is a video slot containing five reels and twenty paylines. The legendary train Orient Express inspires this slot, with transparent reels featuring a window of one of the train wagons.
Playing Orient Express
Before players board the famous Orient Express and travel from Paris to Istanbul, they are advised to set their game settings.
Clicking on the “Coin Value +/-” buttons can determine coin size.
“Max Bet” is used to choose the maximum bet allowed.
“Spin” begins to set the reels in motion.
“Autoplay” option can be used to automatically
turn the reels without interruption for a select number of times.
Special features of Orient Express
There are four bonus game modes: Paris, Venice, Belgrade and Istanbul. Players will always begin with Paris, and then as they play, they travel to other cities, moving to another town after players complete a Free Spins mode in the city they are currently active. After reaching Istanbul, they will be free to choose any city they desire every time they complete the Free Spins feature.
In Paris there is the walking Wild feature, that occurs on top of random regular icons after the reels stop spinning. The walking Wild feature grants a Free re-spin and moves one spot to the left onto the nearby reel. The Walking Wild feature is awarded provided there is at least one walking Wild on the reels. During free spins, walking Wilds appear more frequently.
In Venice, there is a multiplier clock emerging on the reels, appearing after a winning spin and grants players a win multiplier. In the original game, players will have between x2 and x5 multipliers randomly applied to winning spins, and in the Free Spins, they will get the same multipliers applied to all winning spins.
In Belgrade, the small trains drive from the right side of the reels towards the left, awarding a Wild reel on whichever reel they come to a stop. In the original game, one to three reels become wild during a spin, and in the Free Spins one to three become wild during each free spin.
In Istanbul, the postcards fly at random onto icons and turn them into Wilds. Random Wilds do not appear on top of Free Spins and Wild symbols. In the original game, between one and twelve are randomly turned Wild whereas in the Free Spins round, between one and twelve turn Wild on every spin.
Players can get the Free Spins feature triggered every time they land three or more Free Spins Planet icons anywhere on the reels. They are played out in the same mode as the activating spin, and after players complete them, they can move forward and travel to another city. Players can win seven, fifteen or thirty spins, depending on the number of icons they land.
Orient Express is very similar in terms of gameplay to other popular games from the developer. However, this game has better visuals, and the theme is much more appealing. Saying that the variance is in the low to medium bracket with potential wins of 200 times a players stake is encouraging for players looking for significant gains.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring