Silk Road Slot Review
The Silk Road slot has 5 reels and is a 243 ways to win game. Powered by Aristocrat, you may have stumbled upon that game in a land based casino before and now it is available online. Historically the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out by merchants and travellers between Asia and Europe that started during the Han Dynasty.
The symbols you will see in Silk Road are rolls of silk, moths and other valuables that were used in trades. Silk Road slot features a scatter symbol, wilds, multipliers and a free spins feature. You can play from just 25p to £125 a spin with the sultan being the highest paying symbol. The moth symbols is the scatter symbol – it serves to activate the free spin feature. The roll of silk symbol is the wild symbol and can appear only on reels 2 and 4. It can replace any other symbol to form winning combinations on an active line.
The Reel Power or 243 ways to win feature is much more rewarding than the traditional payline format. Instead of a limited number of paylines, you have 243 ways to win. As long as symbols in combinations are adjacent to each other from left to right, you get a winning line. This include scatter symbols too. You can think of it as the equivalent of having 243 paylines without having to pay for every single line to be enabled.
If you get 3 or more moth symbols anywhere on the reels simultaneously it will trigger the free spin feature. Depending on the number of scatter symbols you landed, you will receive 10, 15 or 20 free spins – free spins can be re-triggered during the feature too.
During the feature, the roll of silk becomes a multiplier as it acts as a substitute to complete a winning combination, on reel 2 the payout is multiplied by 3. That same roll of silk completing a win on reel 4 will multiply your payout by 5. What is even better is if the roll of silk appears on both reel 2 and 4 to complete winning combinations, then your winnings are multiplied by 15x!
Silk Road slot is a high variance game – real silk is expensive so take care. You will have some dry spells with no wins or very small wins. The free spins feature is where the big wins will come from especially if you get the roll of silk wild on both reels 2 and 4 on a few free spins. The game is basically a clone of the popular Pompeii slot (also by Aristocrat) – just tread carefully as they are both highly volatile.