Think of the Age of Discovery mobile slot as a classic fruit machine. Except it has 5 reels, 25 paylines, and mangos, avocados and papayas instead of melons and cherries.
And that, in itself was our problem with this game. We are loathed to call it a video slot, though technically it is with little animations all across the screen as you win, and all those paylines and five reels.
But if you go in thinking ‘video slot’ you’ll ultimately be disappointed. This little mobile game is for the slot starter who went from classic slot and is thinking of heading to the big bad world of multi-line 5 reel slots… but without risking too much.
Every Microgaming slot looks great on tablets. It shines in on iPads and sits beautifully on the larger Android devices. On mobile phones it does the same, but can look a little squashed depending on which device you use, so we recommend you free play Age of Discovery slot first, as a small test.
And boy is the theme good. With the familiar fruits replaced by something a little more exotic, and the sound of the high seas whispering to you in the background, you can’t help but get excited as you discover this brand new slot game on mobile.
However, much like many of the brave men who went exploring hoping to meet their fortune, most return with just a simple paycheck for their efforts.
This is what will usually happen when you play this mobile slot machine. Most of the wins will be around 6x your bet, simply to keep you afloat on your journey to the scatters and wilds. The wilds are the ones holding all the cards, with a 240x top jackpot win.
Which, relatively speaking, isn’t a whole lot when you are talking about Microgaming slots. Your big chance of a big win is during the special click me feature where you get instant cash prizes. Mostly you’ll walk away with about 12x to 30x your bet. But we’ve hit 85x to 100x a couple of times to know that this little treasure hunt can be worthwhile.
Ultimately, you play the Age of Discovery video slot in order to keep spinning simple spins, with a few small to mid size wins along the way. Personally it was a little too simple for us, and if we go simple we’d rather play a game like the Isis slot which has a 6x multiplier on the free spins, than a simple slot that has no free spin games at all.
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|Mobile Slot released||August 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatter and Click Me Bonus|
Wilds: The golden doubloon (coin for you non-pirate folks) is the wild symbol and will replace all other symbols except scatters. It also hold the highest value of the game, giving you 60,000 coins for five wilds in a row.
Scatter & Click Me Bonus: The Compass is the scatter symbol and if you get three or more on the screen you trigger a second screen bonus where you'll be presented with a treasure map. A map, much like you'd have created way back when you were 10 with crosses and a landmass that isn't on this planet.
Under all those little 'X' you'll have instant cash to be won. However, if you come across a skull and cross bones, the round ends. Theoretically you can win up to 32,250 coins during this bonus round.
Age of Discovery mobile slot is not a bad slot, and probably doesn't deserve the 2 stars we've given it. It has sharp graphics, some great sounds and a good betting range allowing players from all walks of life to join in the exploration.
But we've been playing slots for a while, and this feels like a beginner's game that's lacking a little pizazz. We need more entertainment for our money.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 2, 2018 - Rating