The Epic Journey - Slots review

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GAME TEST / The Epic Journey
event_note Published on 23 Jan 2017

Journey to the centre of the earth and discover a lost world forgotten by time in Quickspin's Epic Journey. Explore the hidden depths with ancient creatures in this 5-reel, 4-row and 100 fixed paylines slot that features three different reels all working together to give you a chance to win up to €500 per payline!

Adventurous theme

The slot starts with the lower paying precious stone symbols at the bottom end of the paytable but from there you have five explorer character symbols. There are also several other colourful symbols and feature screens that put you at the heart of the lost world. The music is the perfect compliment to the storyline with its adventurous and dare we say epic tone.

Five wild symbols

Epic Journey features no less then 5 different wild symbols which we'll run through starting with the regular wild. This symbol replaces all other symbols except the bonus scatter symbol and the other four wilds. Next you have the Volcano wild where 2 or 3 wilds on the 3rd reel trigger the Volcano wild feature which sees a an exploding volcano spread wild symbols like ash onto all three grids to substitute for all other symbols except the bonus scatter and other four wild symbols.

Bonus scatter feature

This feature is unearthed by the appearance of three tunnel boring bonus scatter symbols. Your first step is to pick one of four rune stones to reveal one of four possible bonuses, which includes the safari free spins, fossil hunt, mushroom forest or coin win. The safari free spins bonus awards 10 free spins. During this feature, each reel grid has a special wild symbol and you can make them into wild multipliers by collecting three. The mammoth wild on the 1st reel acts as a 2x multiplier. The sea creature wild appears on the 2nd grid and acts as a 3x multiplier. The t-rex wild appears on the 3rd grid and acts as a 5x multiplier. Each of the symbols replace any symbol except the volcano wild. The Mushroom Forest invites you to select 3 times from amongst giant coloured mushrooms to reveal your award of multipliers and extra picks. The Fossil Hunt offers you 3 spins where you try to collect shovel symbols that unearth fossil parts and lock for all remaining spins. Lastly, the coin win offers you the chance to win from amongst the four rune stones.

A truly epic journey

The theoretical return to player for Epic Journey is 96.54% and you can play with stakes that range from €0.80 to €80. The variance is towards the medium end meaning you may need to play the game for longer in order to reap any sizeable payoffs. The payouts per payline are not amongst the highest per se but consider other factors including the high number of paylines, multipliers and multiple wild symbols. As is always the case, you can explore this slot for free before digging in with real money!