Aldo’s Journey Theme/Symbols
The design in the Aldo’s Journey slot is impressively done. Behind the reels you’ll see 4 different locations representing Italy, China, Mongolia and Persia. On the 5x5 reel grid are playing card suit symbols and 4 higher paying gems. They all pay 0.4, 0.8 or 2 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.
Joining the standard gold wild is Aldo the traveller (the Journey Wild). He hops around from square to square on each spin, replacing everything apart from the scatter. If he lands on the centre square, he triggers the Wild Time feature. Between 3 and 9 wilds are added to the reels and a multiplier boost of between 2x and 4x is applied.
5 different free spins features
Land 3 compass symbols on the same spin and you’ll trigger the bonus round and with it, 7 free spins. Which feature you play depends on where Aldo the Travelling Wild is on the triggering spin. There are 5 possibilities.
- Italy Free Spins feature - the round starts with a 2x multiplier which increases by 1x with each free spin.
- Mongolia Free Spins feature – 1 symbol is removed from play with each spin. If you’re left with just 2 symbols, a multiplier also comes into play.
- Persia Free Spins feature – 1 sticky wild is added to the reels on each free spin.
- China Free Spins feature - the Aldo Journey Wild leaves a trail of wilds as he goes. This round also starts with a 2x multiplier.
- Journey Free Spins feature - this can be in any country mode. A 2x multiplier kicks off proceedings.
More wild time extras
If the Aldo Journey Wild lands on the middle square in the Italy, Mongolia, Persia or China Free Spins features, between 3 and 9 wilds are added for 1 free spin. A 2x to 4x multiplier is in play for the whole round. In the Journey Free Spins feature, 3 extra free spins are awarded.
Enjoyable historical adventure
We really enjoyed Aldo’s Journey. The visuals are excellent, backed by a supremely catchy backing track. Aldo is an excellent guide and can deliver plenty of base game action courtesy of the added wilds and multipliers. The variety of free spin rounds impresses too – medium to high variance, there’s a whopping 4,205 times your stake to be won from each free spin.
Put all that together and Aldo’s Journey is one merchant’s caravan you’ll want to join. If you like the travelling theme, you can head to various cities in the Orient Express slot by Yggdrasil Gaming too.