Much like the real man, the Columbus mobile slot doesn’t quite live up to expectations, as this journey to the other side of the world lands you nowhere.
History remembers Christopher Columbus as the man who discover America, thinking he’d reached India.
The Columbus slot game from Novomatic borrows heavily from the man that inspired it.
By that, we simply mean that you’ll travel great lengths in search of gold, and return, if not poorer, then certainly not in the promised land.
Fan of the Book of Ra Deluxe slot might get excited by the name of this Columbus game, but we bid you to hold on a minute.
This is, basically, the polar opposite.
Whilst Book of Ra was slow, with a huge exciting free spin game that took forever to get, Columbus is quick, with lots of wins, and free spin rounds that keep on coming.
You’d think that means we’d prefer Columbus. But you’d be wrong.
One of the lovely things about the Columbus Deluxe slot game is that every hour or so, it gives you stats. Specifically, how much you’ve bet, and how much you won.
By the end of the two hours we’ve bet, apparently, £838 and won £847.50 leaving us… £9.50 richer than we started! Yippee! We can buy a couple of beers!
We did get one blazing win during the free spins, that gave us about 100 times our bet.
But mostly, you get the free spins frequently, and you walk away with anything from 10 to 20 times your bet. And you spend that much getting there.
The thing is, we don’t play Novomatic slot games in order to get nowhere. The likes of the Fairy Queen slot and the Lord of the Ocean slot game are exciting for one reason only: you win big, or you go home.
They don’t make the graphics, or sounds, or even bonus features, exciting enough for you to want to play forever. The thrill of the big wins is what keeps you going. Which are hard (though not impossible) to find in this Columbus Deluxe game.
Personally, if we want a low risk mobile slot, we’d probably play on the far funnier and far more lively Taco Brothers slot.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.98% / 95.02%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 50|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 500|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Extra Wild Symbol|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Wild Symbol: Christopher Columbus himself is the wild symbol, replacing all other symbols except scatter.
Scatter and Free Spins: The tall scatter ship only lands on reels 1, 3 and 5, and when you get three, you trigger 10 free spins.
The good news here is that:
Mostly, you get 10 free spins and that's it. But we've played 20 and 30 free spins a few times in the two hours to know it's frequent enough.
With so many great low risk, low variance games out there, we doubt we will be coming back to the Columbus Deluxe mobile slot any time soon.
That said, if you love Novomatic games, and nothing else, this little sea voyage can be a nice respite when you feel like you're losing money too fast and want to elongate your game play.
Or you can play Columbus Deluxe at one of these mobile casinos:
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 5, 2020 - Rating