We Explore the Wonders of Yggdrasil Gamings Latest Online Slot Aldo’s Journey!
Rizk Casino has recently added a new Yggdrasil Gaming slot titled Aldo’s Journey to their casino, this currently looks like an exclusive release for Rizk Casino so if you are itching to get your hands on this title early Rizk is your casino of choice!
Aldo’s Journey is a travelling themed slot which sees our intrepid travelling Merchant Aldo constantly moving across the reels and acting as a wild symbol as he moves, the reels are a 5×5 layout and come 65 fixed paylines.
There are 4 different countries surrounding the reels Italy, Mongolia, Persia and China and these make up 4 of the 5 special free spins bonus rounds on offer, if you take a look closer at the reels you will see border markings which help highlight which zone Aldo is currently in, when triggering the bonus you are then awarded the relevant free spins mode for that country.
There is also one special position in the middle of the reels which triggers a Wild Time feature, adding multipliers into the mix along with a scattering of wilds symbols.
There is one further free spins mode called Journey and this is activated when Aldo is in the centre position on the reels when 3 scatters also land in view and triggers an extra special Journey Free Spins Mode where all of the special modes can become active during the bonus round depending on Aldo’s current position!
Whilst this slot does boast wins of up to 3000x stake, we generally found this game to play out like a quite low variance machine, however, the Journey Free Spins mode whilst being super rare to trigger looks like the best chance at scoring the biggest wins on this machine.
Aldo’s Journey Slot – Gameplay and Bonus Features
|Aldo’s Journey Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Special Features||Added Wilds
5 Free Spins Modes
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.10%|
Aldo Journey Wild
Aldo acts as a wild symbol and moves one-reel position each spin of the reels.
Wild Time Feature
When Aldo lands on the special Centre Square position 3-9 wilds are randomly added on the reels and a 2-4x multiplier is awarded to any wins, this feature can also occur during the bonus rounds adding wilds or granting extra spins in the special Journey mode.
Triggered by landing 3 scatter symbols on the middle reels, Aldo’s current position will grant the specific free spins mode of the country he is currently standing in, if he is in the centre position then the Journey Free Spins are awarded.
- Italy – The multiplier starts with 2x and increases each spin by 1.
- Mongolia – 1 symbol is removed from the reels with each spin
- Persia – Each spin a sticky wild is thrown out onto the reels.
- China – A line of 1-5 wilds is added randomly from Aldo’s postion on every spin
- Journey – All of the above features can be activated during this mode depending on Aldo’s position, 3 Free Spins awarded for landing in the centre.
Aldo's Journey Slot
The Aldo’s Journey Slot is a visually spectacular slot, the innovative way in which the various free spins modes are awarded and the special Journey feature is also a very nice touch, we did, however, find the overall variance and win potential of this slot to be disappointing from a personal perspective.
The regular pays in the base game are hugely underwhelming unless a Wild Time feature is activated and things didn’t get that much better in the regular bonus rounds either, with us struggling to get many bonus rounds over 100x stake.
Generally, the bonus rounds tended to be in the region of 10x up to 50x stake, and even with several thousand spins, we have yet to trigger the special Journey Feature where we certainly think this slots full potential lies.
For a low variance slot, the gameplay is acceptable if you are willing to invest enough time you may be pleasantly surprised by the Journey Feature, the design of this slot is top class, but the variance and volatility just didn’t appeal enough to us to make it exciting enough to chase the Journey mode with real cash.
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