The Orient Express is 1 of the most luxurious ways to travel and the opulent feel is evident in the design of this game. With a view of a city in the backdrop, the reels take the form of a first-class railway carriage. Symbols include gemstone-style hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades and a quartet of Victorian-era passengers. The glamorous female traveller is the most lucrative, awarding 1,000 coins if you land 5 on a payline.
The Orient Express logo is the wild - it can land in all 4 city zones and replaces all other symbols bar the free spins scatter. As we mentioned in the intro, Orient Express takes place in 4 distinct cities - each 1 offers their own range of extras. The first leg of the journey always takes place in Paris.
Paris - Walking wild symbols (the moustachioed train porter) are in play on the French leg of the trip. These can appear on random reels following any spin and award a re-spin. These re-spins continue as long as there's a walking wild symbol on show. Trigger the Free Spins feature and you can expect to see more walking wilds than in the base game.
To trigger those free spins, you'll need to land the free spins scatter – 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin will get you 7, 15 or 30 free spins. You can retrigger the feature with 3 or more scatters giving you potentially 60 free spins. After you've triggered the free spins in Paris, you're free to move on to the next city.
Venice - instead of an extra wild, a multiplier clock symbol is added to the reels once you reach Italy. After each winning free spin, the hands of the multiplier clock can spin and randomly boost your win with a 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x multiplier.
The free spins are triggered in the same way as in Paris. The bonus here is that the multiplier is applied to ALL winning free spins in the feature. After triggering the free spins here, you can continue to the capital of Serbia.
Belgrade - look out for the small trains that drive across the reels. Wherever the mini loco stops will turn into a wild reel. In the base game, the train arrives at random. If you trigger the free spins though, you're guaranteed between 1 and 3 wild reels on each free spin. After you've landed the free spins here, you'll head to your ultimate destination, Istanbul.
Istanbul - watch as postcards fly onto the reels and land on random symbols and turn them wild. Trigger the Free Spins feature in Istanbul mode and between 2 and 12 extra wilds will be added to reels on each free spin.
After you've triggered the free spins in Paris, Venice, Belgrade and Istanbul, you'll be able to choose your city the next time the feature is activated.
As one of the most luxurious forms of travel, it seems appropriate that Yggdrasil Gaming has produced Orient Express game given how lush their slot games usually look. This is another cracking looking game with superb, HD visuals. The gameplay matches slick imagery too. The different cities offer plenty of extras and a nice change of pace. If you like variety in your play, you won't be disappointed here.
Orient Express is another winner from Yggdrasil Gaming. Combining classy design with some nifty extras, it's a quality addition. This is one train journey you won't want to miss. The variance is not the highest though (low to medium) with wins of up to 200 times your stake per spin. If you want something more volatile from Yggdrasil Gaming, the brilliant Vikings Go Berzerk is highly recommended.