Silk Road Slot

Based on the famous trading route that linked Asia and Europe from the first to the 15th century, Silk Road is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from Aristocrat. Like many slots from the developer, it has a distinctly Asian flavour and comes with an explosive free spins feature where multipliers can reach 15x. Take a trip from between 50p and £125 per spin.

Set against a bright yellow backdrop, the symbols on the reels relate to the merchants and traders of the day so look out for bottles of liquid, junk style ships and a trading post fortress. The turbaned trader is the best symbol, giving payouts of 2,500 coins for a 5 symbol payline. The roll of silk is the wild. It only hits on reels 2 and 4 and substitutes for everything apart from the scatter.

The golden moth symbol is the scatter. Find three, four or five of them on consecutive reels and you'll trigger the high octane bonus feature and awarded 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively.

Things get even better in the free spins feature if the wild symbols hit. Once again it's only on reels 2 and 4. If part of a winning payline on reel 2, that payout will be boosted by a 3x multiplier. If there's a winning combo featuring the wild in reel 4 then the multiplier goes up to 5x. Best of all is if you hit a winner that features both of the wilds. If that occurs, the two multipliers will be combined to create a fantastic 15x multiplier payout.

Aristocrat has a tried and tested formula for its slots - the visuals and sound are basic and the base game is simple. Where their slots really come to life is in the bonus feature. Silk Road keeps to that successful recipe - this is a volatile slot with plenty of swings.

The variance is high so expect plenty of lean spells when trade on the Silk Road is disappointing. Get stuck into the free spins round and manage to hit the combined multipliers and the Silk Road can deliver riches galore. If you’re looking for a volatile slot with a similar theme, Playtech’s Sultan’s Gold is a good place to start.