Columbus Deluxe Slot Review
Columbus Deluxe slot is a 5 reel 10 payline game released by Novomatic. The theme of the game is the famous oversea voyage made by the Italian explorer Columbus in his search for a passage to the East Indies. On his first voyage bankrolled by Queen Isabella of Spain, Columbus discovered America. He found unlimited riches on that land.
Let’s hope you make a fortune playing this exciting slot game. Columbus Deluxe provides you with 3 scatter symbols, a wild symbol, a gamble option and a free spin feature. Columbus Deluxe is a low to medium variance game. You are never long without a win but those wins are often small. The minimum bet amount is 20p and the maximum bet is £100 per spin when you play all 10 win lines.
The most valuable symbol of the game is Christopher Columbus – if you get 5 symbols on an active payline you win 50,000 coins and 5 fair Queen Isabella symbols on an enabled payline will net you 10,000 coins. You can get a winning combination with 2 identical symbols on an active bet line for these symbols: Christopher Columbus, Queen Isabella, the gold necklace and the sextant. For the other symbols you need at least three identical symbols to have a winning combination.
Columbus’ ships (Niña, Pinta, and the Santa Maria) are scatter symbols. They can only be found on reels 1, 3, and 5. The ship symbols only serve to trigger the free spin feature. Christopher Columbus himself is the wild symbol. It can replace all other symbols to form winning combinations except for the scatter symbols.
The gamble feature can make you a lot of money if you are lucky. After a winning combination on an active payline, you can choose to gamble your winnings. Playing this feature is optional, if you guess right you double your winnings if you guess wrong your winnings are lost and you return to the regular game. In the gamble feature the goal is to figure out the colour of a playing card, it can be red or black. Your chances of success are 50/50. To stop gambling just click on the collect button.
You can activate the Free Spins feature by getting the Nina symbol on reel 1, the Pinta symbol on reel 3, and the Santa Maria symbol on reel 5 simultaneously. The scatters can be located anywhere on these three reels. You will receive 10 free spins when the bonus is activated. If you get the scatter symbols again on reels1, 3 and 5 you are awarded 10 additional free spins. The scatter symbols also become extra wilds during the feature and serve to complete winning combinations.
I found Columbus Deluxe to be a low to medium variance game – maybe it’s just me but I’ve never won more than 70 times my stake in this game. I’ve won over 50 times my stake a few times now in the free spins feature but no more. I would much rather play the better known Lord of the Ocean or Book of Ra Deluxe which are higher variance and more appealing (to me anyway).