A Voyage to Cherish
Sinbad’s voyages, regardless of how terrific and terrifying they were at the same time, have always been something to look forward to. The man himself never seemed to shy away from an adventure or two, and that is quite the message that this slot means to carry.
The very first thing that lets you know that the developers are going all guns blazing with this slot is the excellent use of imagery. A mysterious background of ocean and fire makes for a perfect backdrop, while all-natural sound effect further the credentials.
As far as the sights and sounds of this slot are concerned, we can’t see a reason to give it a perfect ten on ten.
The Gameplay: an Adventure Within an Adventure
The gameplay of the Voyages of Sinbad has been craftily designed to mimic an adventure within an adventure, helping players get their daily dose of thrill and challenge quite regularly.
Five standard reels are all you will be getting to spin here. These reels are cris-crossed by 20 paylines, all of which are static and cannot be manoeuvred. We usually like to see flexible paylines, as they can add at least some level of skill-play to the experience – but as things stands, 20 static paylines are too far off the mark.
You can wager only one coin per payline here, the dollar value of which is to be fixed between 1 cent and $10. So, a Bet Max approach would see you wagering 20 coins, the monetary value being an equivalent of $200.
The house edge here is just under 5%. Again, some penny slots – even by the same developer – have lower house edges, and perhaps developers should have taken a note of that before finalizing the gameplay. Again, it’s not a big deal for penny players, at any rate.
Now, to the Seas!
Sinbad and the seas are words that are attached with far more meaning that one can strive to describe. That’s why, the symbols used here all allude to sea voyages of the grandiose scale.
Gold coins, sea horses, roc, desert palaces, Minotaur, Sindbad’s sea vessel, compasses etc. make up the legion of basic symbols. A veiled Arabian beauty pays 1,000 coins for five-on-five sorts of combinations, while the slot logo pays off even better – 2,000 coins for similar combinations.
Just imagine – if you set your coins value at $10, five-on-five combos involving these high paying basic symbols can yield you thousands of dollars. It’s about time you brought your luck over here!
A Special Voyage
Even though basic symbols pay handsomely in this slot, there’s every reason for you to look forward to something even more special with the special symbols.
The wild of this slot (Sinbad himself – armed with a scimitar), for example, can not only substitute for all regular symbols seamlessly and automatically, but also multiply ALL of your base game winnings by the number in which it appears on active paylines. For example, five wild symbols in a given row shower upon 300 complimentary coins, in addition to a straight-out multiplication of your wagers by 5x!
A big part of the thrill of adventures is the ability to explore. The scatter symbol of this slot picks this idea up and takes it right to its heart. Scatters here are not defined – they are randomized between all regular symbols. With a minimum of 3 scatters, a surprise bunch of free spins can also be unlocked.
Voyage Worth Taking?
This slot does appear a little out of touch with modern technology at times, but it is certainly worth your time, if you are trying to play safe and wager only pennies. The drill is simple – summon some serious luck, wager responsibly, and just see your money grow manifolds right before your eyes!