Columbus Deluxe Theme
As the title character, Columbus is integral to everything about the Columbus Deluxe slot. Many familiar symbols make a return from the classic original game, including Columbus himself together with Queen Isabella, various ships from his fleet and all sorts of treasures and equipment. The effort that has gone into making the graphics slightly more modern than on the previous title is clear to see, with more detail on the returning symbols and the addition of a customised backdrop, created to look like one of Columbus’s famous ships.
Gameplay and Prizes
This newer take on the Columbus theme is perhaps even more different to its predecessor than any other Novomatic slot in the Deluxe series and this is achieved through a number of enhancements to both gameplay and features. The most noticeable change when first loading the slot is that the number of win lines available has been increased from nine to ten – certainly a minor change but something that brings Columbus Deluxe into line with numerous newer titles. Coin and line bets remain largely unchanged, with players able to stake as little as $0.40 on each spin and a maximum of $100. Those players that do opt to stake the maximum amount can avail of an impressive $50,000 jackpot, calculated in terms of the equivalent to 5,000 coins. Naturally, players of all staking levels can also win the same prize, with cash amounts calculated accordingly.
Features and Bonuses
The most striking addition to Columbus Deluxe when compared to its predecessor is the addition of a wild card symbol, something that was conspicuous by its absence on the previous title. As would be expected, this important role is taken on by none other than Columbus himself, who can substitute in for the vast majority of symbols on the game to create additional winning combinations.
The free spins round, which went a long way to making the original Columbus slot from Novomatic so popular also makes a return, with players once again rewarded with ten free spins for spinning in three or more Ship scatter symbols.
The role of the Deluxe range at Novomatic was always to ensure that players could experience the same excellent theme while giving them a little variety in terms of betting and features. Nowhere is this more apparent than with Columbus and subsequently Columbus Deluxe, with both titles sharing graphics but offering noticeably different gaming experiences. Basically, both titles will appeal to different players in different ways and you can find out for yourself which of the two you prefer by playing for free here at Mr Gamez.