When it comes to creating a title for a slot, developers do enjoy a good pun and they don’t come much cheesier than The Oddventurers: Quest for the Bird of Pay. Created by Odobo, it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline jungle themed slot that comes with a pick me feature, multiplier wilds and a free spins feature. Stakes range from between 25p and £250 per spin.
A vivid jungle scene forms the backdrop to The Oddventurers – the lower value symbols are an assortment of cartoon-style wild animals including monkeys, zebra and snakes who’ll earn you between 10 and 100 coins and rhinos, crocodile and lions who offer anything from 20 to 250 coins.
They’re joined by the 4 Oddventurers Jungle Jack, Evelyn Se’vere, Gaston Salmonelli and the gun-toting Allan Watermaine – land 5 of the latter for a bumper 2,000 coin payout.
There are also 2 wild symbols – the Chakalaka Tribesman wild substitutes for everything bar the bonus and free spins symbols. There’s also a Booboo Bird Wild which does the same as the standard wild but doubles any winning payline in which it appears.
The compass is the bonus symbol – land 3 of these to trigger the Bonus feature. A pointer will spin and land on 1 of the 4 Oddventurers. You’ll then be given a selection of 5 objects related to the character to choose from. Pick 1 to reveal a cash prize that can top 100 times your stake.
Land the Venus fly trap bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins with the chance to trigger more if the Venus fly trap symbols reappear.
Odobo have created a visual treat in The Oddventurers – the imagery and animations are excellent, all accompanied by a backing track that perfectly matches the theme. The gameplay is silky smooth making it all very easy on the eye and ear.
On the variance scale, The Oddventurers sits on the low side of medium – the bonus round and free spins come along at regular intervals so you should get plenty of value for your investment. The lack of volatility and a smallish jackpot of 2,000 coins may put off serious big money hunters. The Oddventurers delivers on the entertainment stakes though.
If you’re after some low variance thrills in an easy to play format, then this jungle adventure is worth undertaking. If you like jungle-themed games, Amazon Queen by WMS is recommended as to is Go Bananas by Net Entertainment.