Slick yet Industrial
Mr Green branded games are slick and well polished, with an almost glamorous feel to the design. However, juxtaposed against this is the industrial feel from the steampunk theme which provides an interesting contrast.
The first thing you’ll notice is the screen filled with the colour green of different shades, radiating out from the centre in a sunburst pattern. This provides a vivid and bright feel instantly without creating a complicated or fussy backdrop to distract the attention.
In the centre of the screen lies the reels and as they’re transparent, just faintly visible behind them is the title of the game in a beautiful script. If you think of a Victorian funfair, you’ll have a pretty accurate impression of the overall look.
The symbols on the reels include a hot air balloon basket, a metal lantern, an anchor and a horseshoe to name just a few. If you keep your eyes open you’ll spot a series of images passing behind the gameboard, including a beautifully ornate duck egg blue and gold hot air balloon, a horse drawn carriage, a train and a ship.
The combination of the images mean it’s impossible not to categorize the game as steampunk, making it a very on-trend design.
Playing the Reels
Despite the nice little touches such as the moving backdrop, Mr Green’s Grand Tour is anything but grand, and the design – although colourful – is fairly uninspiring.
The gameplay is fairly basic too with no bonus rounds or special features to provide additional interest. However, you can win free spins and there’s special wilds too.
Reels 2, 3 and 4 contain the Wild symbol and if you land a Multi Wild, you’ll have the chance to convert it to one of three special features. Once the reels have finished spinning the Multi Wild flips round and changes to either a x2 Wild, Expanding Wild or Re-Spin Wild randomly.
The x2 Wild doubles any prizes while the Expanding Wild covers the whole reel from top to bottom. If you land the Re-Spin Wild, the symbol will hold its position while the rest of the reels spin again for free.
You can also win more turns without landing a Wild due to the Free Spins symbol. Match up three or more on the reels and you’ll win between 10 and 30 free spins. Matching three symbols earns 10 free spins, matching four wins 20 free spins and if you match all five symbols you’ll be able to claim the top prize of 30 free spins.
Setting Your Bet
The paytable for Mr Green’s Grand Tour isn’t interactive so the prizes you see apply to whatever you’re betting on the reels. However, you will have the chance to decide whether you want to set your stake low or high.
There’s 25 paylines and these are fixed so you won’t have be able to alter these but there’s still plenty of flexibility in the game. The value of the coin starts at 0.01 and gradually increases up to the maximum of 0.50. You can also play with different levels, from 1-10 per line. All of these factors together provides a minimum bet of just 0.25, with a max bet of 125.00.
Only you can decide on the betting strategy that’s right for you and your budget, but with a RTP rate of approximately 97%, there’s a good potential return.
Step Back in Time
Mr Green’s Grand Tour by NetEnt provides a whimsical look at the industry of yesteryear, and is certain to delight those who are fans of the steampunk genre. The game is rather basic with not many special features but despite this, it’s a solid title to add to the NetEnt collection.