Columbus is an online video slot by Novomatic that has five reels, three rows and nine adjustable pay lines. Take part in the famous expedition and get your reward!
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If you are the kind of gamer who also loves history, you would enjoy playing Columbus, a five-reel, nine-payline game from Novomatic. Inspired by the exploits of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus, the Italian who discovered America and bridged the old and new worlds, this highly-attractive game is sure to entice its fair share of players, both old and new.
Come join one of the most significant voyages in history — that of Columbus-when he goes from Europe to discover new land and people across the seas. While his discoveries are much more crucial today than it ever could have been appreciated at the time, Columbus already had a lofty reputation back then.
You can start by picking how much you want to bet. Use the plus and minus arrows next to Bet/Line to adjust the amount you are wagering on every line. Bet sizes range from 0.02 to 5.00 per line. By default, all nine lines are active. If you want to play fewer lines, use the buttons next to Lines. Hit Start to begin or use the Autoplay button to spin the chosen number of times without interruption.
While there is no noticeable difference between this particular Columbus game and its more recent version entitled Columbus Deluxe, the graphics are little less impressive in the original edition and there is one less payline. However, what would definitely appeal to online slots players is the versatile betting range that encompasses penny slot players, as well as medium-stake players. Payouts are also triggered on a more consistent basis, so this actually keeps you playing and highly-engaged for much longer periods of time.
On the reels, you would find Columbus, Queen Isabella, a Gold Necklace, a Sextant, and the three scatter Ship symbols — which are the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. There are also symbols with card values from ace through nine, which are essentially identical to the cards used to play table games online.
Columbus is the substituting wild icon, which substitutes all other symbols apart from the Ships, and he is also the highest paying symbol with five of his symbols unlocking the 20,000-coin standard jackpot. The 3 Ships are scatter symbols and they unlock Free Games.
You would be rewarded with up to 10 Free Spins when you get the 3 scatter Ships on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the same spin on an active payline. During the free spins, the Special Bonus Game symbol (the ship against the background as a sunset) may appear on the reels. It functions as a Wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols during the bonus game. And if you match three of them your free spins will be retriggered! You can also try your luck playing another mini-game, which helps you to increase your winnings.
Once you win, you can press one of the Bet buttons to trigger the bonus game. Try to guess the color of the last card in the shuffling deсk. The right answer provides you a chance to either gamble again or just go and take your winnings. Be careful though; get this wrong and all your credits from the round are taken away from you.