It may have taken Phileas Fogg 80 days to go round the world but it’ll take you a lot less time to win some great cash prizes in Microgaming’s video slot game ‘Around the World.’ This is one of those games that is both a joy to look at and play.
‘Around the World’ is a five-reel, non-progressive, 20 payline game. The coin range is from £0.02 up to £25 which means a maximum bet of £500. A hefty stake but if you can afford to lose it then good luck, if not then just choose a stake you feel comfortable with.
This isn’t the most complex of games to play and the bonus rounds won’t take a great deal of fathoming out. A quick look through the paytable will ensure that you know just how this game works and how all the wins are earned. For a bit more confidence before you put your account balance at risk, have a few free games to get used to just how you can get round the world in 80 days and win at the same time.
The symbols in this game are really impressive and give the game a thoroughly Victorian feel. Microgaming have been producing some great games for a fair while now and it’s no surprise considering the quality on show here. Symbols relate to the sights you’d see around the world in the old days with a steam train, elephant, a camel, sailing ship, ocean liner, airplane, a globe, a compass and a balloon. To each side of the reels you can see images from around the world including Big Ben, the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.
The Around the World logo is the wild symbol as is Phileas Fogg himself. If you can get the Fogg symbol then that doubles the wins it creates. The compass is the scatter symbol and the Globe is the bonus symbol.
The compass really plays an important part in this game, especially if it’s pointing to the north because that’s One Direction you will like. This gives wins a 2x multiplier and up to five compasses gives a 32x multiplier.
All the control buttons for this game are down the bottom of the screen and there’s an auto bet of 25 spins if you fancy popping off to get a cup of coffee. After all it’s a long journey around the world.
If you can get three or more of the globe symbols then this will trigger the Around the World Bonus Game. Here you can either gamble or decide to play it safe and collect your bonus prize.
The Travel Game gives you the chance to travel around the world and win some cash prizes on the way. All you need to do is ensure that you choose the right route for your journey and avoid the shipwrecks. Make it safe and sound back to London and you receive a multiplier up to 4x.
There’s no sign of Michael Palin here but this is really enjoyable to play and you can win some decent cash prizes here. The bonus games are fun to play and the game looks and sounds great.