Explore four different countries: China, Italy, Persia and Mongolia – each with their own unique features – with the ever-adventurous Aldo in this fun, cartoon themed slot from Yggdrasil. The game makes innovative use of the standard wild and free spins features to offer a unique and immersive gaming experience.
- The game’s high value symbols are shown as precious gems such as rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and amethysts.
- The game’s lower value symbols are represented by engraved card suits.
- During the base game, a solid gold coin acts as the wild, and will substitute for any standard pay symbol to help you complete winning paylines. There is also the journey Wild – which we will explain further below.
- An ornate compass is the scatter symbol and it is instrumental in the free spins feature.
Journey Wild symbol / Wild time
Aldo leaps from one area of the reels to the other, moving one step, randomly, in any of 8 directions. This icon substitutes for any other symbol, except the scatter to create winning combinations. If the Wild lands at the centre of the reels, “Wild time” is triggered and between 3 and 9 regular wild icons appear on the reels and a multiplier of up to 4x will apply to any winnings.
Landing 3 free spins symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 triggers free spins mode, giving you 7 free spins upfront. Depending where on the reels Aldo is standing, there are 5 sub-modes for free spins that can be triggered:
- Italy free spins starts with a 2x multiplier, increasing by 1 with each free spin to reach a maximum of 9x
- With Mongolia free spins, 1 regular symbol is removed from the reels after each free spin, increasing the chances of high-value symbol winning combinations.
- Persia free spins add 1 sticky wild symbol to the reels with each free spin, which remains in place while the feature is active.
- With China free spins the Journey wild symbol creates a line of wild symbols on every free spin, you begin with a 2x multiplier.
- Journey free spins activates when Aldo is at the centre of the reels, you start with a 2x multiplier and receive extras from all 4 countries
The cartoony, fun presentation of Aldo’s Journey belies the high-octane, winning machine that this slot can transform into if the right combinations of features are in play. The journey wild is certainly a beneficial feature that will keep you coming back for more.