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Age of Discovery Slot Machine

Set sail to new lands of riches in this Age of Discovery slot machine by Microgaming. With 5 reels and 25 paylines, players must navigate their way through a series of new delicacies and potential dangers of the sea in order to find line bet multipliers which will award some riches for the journey home.

Helping you on your spinning travels is a wild coin symbol and a compass icon which will trigger a special treasure bonus game.

The new world awaits

The Age of Discovery was a pivotal period of world history from the 15th century to the 18th century, a time in which great European nations set sail to explore distant lands across the globe. Perhaps the most famous and documented of these expeditions was the “discovery” of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Although, the extent to how great this exploration and settlement of the Americas was probably depended on which side of the Atlantic you were from!

One thing is for sure, this global expansion meant new and exotic foods such as avocados, mangoes, pomegranates, bananas and papayas, all of which can be found represented on the reels of this slot machine. Other symbols include a sextant navigational device, a coat of arms and Christopher Columbus' sailing vessel, the Santa Maria ship which bore the Holy Red Cross upon its sails. There are also a couple of special icons which appear on the game's reels such as a hand drawn serpent which acts as the games scatter, a golden coin which is the wild symbol and a compass which will trigger a bonus game whenever three or more appear on the reels in any position.

Visually, Age of Discovery is a very pleasant game to behold. Even though the reel symbols are depicted as two-dimensional cartoon-like illustrations, the overall aspect of the slot machine is bright and colourful, emulating the sense of optimism that goes hand in hand with any adventure of exploration. What's more, players will be able to hear the lapping of waves and creaking of wood, transporting them back in time and placing them on board the Santa Maria itself.

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Navigate your way around 20 paylines

As with most Microgaming slot machines, spinners can expect to find a wide scope of betting permutations to play around with before they find the best wager to match their strategy. That is because there are three variable factors in play, allowing players to choose anywhere between 1 and 25 paylines with 1 to 10 coins of the following sizes: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25 and 0.50. So it is just as easy to play some super low risk spins with 1 payline and 1 coin worth 0.01 credits as it is to go all out with 25 paylines and 10 coins worth 0.50 (which would make a total bet of 125 credits).

Players might want to consider playing with all 25 paylines and all 10 coins because not only will that offer more winning chances with aligned symbols, but it will also make for bigger wins from this game's scattered sea-serpent symbol. That is because three, four or five of these scatters will award total bet multipliers worth 5x, 20x and 80x respectively. All other wins are found when identical icons line up on any of the active paylines to award a line bet multiplier from the table below:

Symbol
Two on a payline
Three on a payline
Four on a payline
Five on a payline
Banana
2x
4x
20x
50x
Avocado
No win
5x
30x
100x
Mango
No win
5x
50x
150x
Pomegranate
No win
6x
80x
175x
Papaya
No win
8x
100x
200x
Sextant
No win
10x
160x
600x
Coat of arms
No win
15x
180x
800x
Santa Maria
No win
30x
200x
1,000x
Gold coin (wild)
3x
50x
500x
6,000x

Treasure hunt bonus

If players find three or more scattered compass icons on the reels, they will be able to navigate their way to a special bonus side game. This feature shows a map of islands covered in “X” treasure marks. All players have to do is select the treasure spots to hunt and reap the random cash prizes. However, if you find one of the skull and bones icons, it means the game is up and you have to return to the safety of the ship!

Set sail for spinning adventures

Age of Discovery captures the spirit of exploration with its bright and bold game screen and bounteous treasure hunt bonus game. With a 2D design, this Microgaming slot machine isn't exactly going to blow you away, but it is definitely worth a spin if you fancy some historical adventures with decent winning potential.

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