- Provider: Yggdrasil
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.002 – £2
- Maximum Bet: £100
- RTP: 96.5%
- Maximum Payout: 3,000 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Aldo’s Journey Slot Review
Aldo, the travelling merchant started his journey and, if the trade is successful, he will come home with bags packed with gold. On his travels, he will be visiting Italy, China, Persia and Mongolia. Players who decide to join his caravan could pocket up to 3,000 times the bet. Aldo’s Journey is a five-reel, five-row video slot that offers 65 paylines. Playable from £0.10 per spin, the Yggdrasil title offers several additional features and 5 Free Spins modes. Visit Italy, China, Persia and Mongolia to get increasing win multipliers, remove symbols, sticky Wilds, the trace of Wilds, or everything together. Aldo will accompany you every step of the way because he acts as a Journey Wild.
The moment you start spinning the reels, Aldo will be standing on the central position of the reel grid and will move one step on every new spin. He is the Journey Wild and will help you land wins more easily. There is the regular Wild that also appears on the reels and substitutes for all regular icons. Symbols on the reels include gemstones, like Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires, and Amethysts, while low-value icons are represented by card suits. Look for the Compass Scatter, which lands on reels 2, 3, and 4, since it will help you trigger the Free Spins feature.
Aldo will jump around and move across the reels constantly, but this does not mean that the rules of the game are somewhat different than in other video slots of the similar type. The Yggdrasil title features a 5×5 reel grid and offers 65 paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Betting is fixed at 50 coins per spin, but the coin denomination can be altered. Wager as low as £0.10 and as high as £100 per single spin.
Once Aldo lands on the central position of the reel grid, the Wild Time feature is triggered. From 3 to 9 Wilds will be randomly added on the reels, while the win multiplier will go from 2x to 4x. The feature is active both during the base game and the Free Spins feature, only in freebies the win multiplier can go up to 3x and it will stick until the feature ends. In Journey Free Spins, it will get you 3 extra freebies.
The Free Spins feature starts when three Compass Scatters land on the reels, which gets you 7 freebies. There are four maps on the reels and, depending on where Aldo is standing at the moment, one of five types of the Free Spins feature will be triggered. If you get Italy, the win multiplier starts at 2x and rises by 1 on each successive free spin. In Mongolia, one type of symbol will be removed on every spin. If only two types of icons remain, a multiplier will be added. Go to Persia and you will get 1 sticky Wild on each spin. China will secure you a 2x multiplier in the beginning. Also, the Journey Wild will create Wild lines, which extend from Aldo. Finally, we have the Journey Free Spins, triggered when Aldo is on the central position of the grid. Gamers start with 2x multiplier, and gets extras from all 4 countries, depending on the current position of Aldo.
Like we have said in the beginning, if you are lucky enough and if Aldo has successful trades in the lands he is visiting, you could pocket up to 3,000 times the bet in a single spin. We reckon that payouts like this can be expected in the Free Spins feature, because of the increasing win multipliers. Aldo’s Journey’s RTP is 96.5%.
Aldo’s Journey on Mobile
It would really be fun if we could actually go on a trading trip such as the one presented in the Yggdrasil product, but we will have to settle for a video slot that can be played across all devices. The quality of the game and exceptional visuals will make you feel as if you are really on the road, and not sitting in your homes, or playing the 2019 release on the go.
+ Journey Wild is extremely helpful
+ Five different Free Spins modes
+ Wild Time feature can secure decent wins
– Takes time to trigger freebies
– Lack of authentic symbols
We really had loads of fun on this adventure with our friend Aldo. He is a successful merchant and he really tries to help all players to land wins in the 2019 release. It was a pleasure to visit so many countries and benefit from 5 different Free Spins modes, while the Wild Time feature proved to be a very helpful tool, especially during the base game. Cartoonish visuals and a cute soundtrack will make you feel as if you are watching an animated movie for kids, but the features incorporated are definitely intended for serious pros.