The developers at Quickspin found inspiration in yet another epic story – it even says so in the very title of the game.
This video slot game is based on Jules Verne’s famous novel Journey to the centre of the Earth. So if you are in the mood for adventure, exploration and epic bonus games and extra features, then you are in for a treat.
So stay with us for a full review of this truly epic game featuring a brand new and exciting gameplay rich in winning possibilities! Not to mention the many Bonuses.
The Epic Journey is all about a unique and dangerous trip under the surface of the earth, through the mouth of a volcano.
It is also a trip through time, as the creatures that inhabit the underworld are no other than dinosaurs. The background of the game shows some of them near a giant lake, with lush vegetation all around. The graphics are simple but efficient, and the theme of the game is epic enough to carry the story and give off a really original atmosphere.
Add an equally impressive soundtrack and you have a unique mix of great quality that makes the game stand out. And we have not even started looking at the gameplay yet.
The Epic Journey is an original slot game that shows its true potential with its gameplay.
Instead of a single set of reels, you have three to bet on. That’s three times a 5x3 setup, with a total of 100 paylines running across the 15 reels! This massive setup can seem confusing, but fear not; the developers at Quickspin did a great job at keeping things simple. The commands located at the bottom of the screen will let you adjust your settings, particularly your bet per line. You must remember that your future cash rewards will depend not only on the nature of the symbols lining up but also on the size of your wager. In other words, you need to play big to have a chance at winning the biggest rewards. You can of course adjust your settings at any time during your game.
When you feel ready, click the Play button on the right side of the game screen to let the many reels spin loose. Winning combinations appearing across the screen will trigger rewards, which in turn will be automatically added to your credit total. You can keep an eye on your balance thanks to the display in the lower left-hand corner. Alternatively, you can try using the Autoplay mode to let the reels spin over and over again. You will not be able to change your bet settings while in Autoplay, but you can come back to single-spin mode at any time by clicking the same button again. Pick the game mode that best corresponds to your current mood and play style, and do not let the giant reel set impress you.
The paytable of The Epic Journey is filled with various items of different value, which can be split in two distinct groups.
The first group comprises various precious stones and crystals, of different shapes and colours. Pink, purple, golden, green and so on, you will see them appear frequently on the reels. All symbols are stacked, which means that they always appear in groups on the reels. The gems do not pay out much but you can still trigger some great combinations with them.
The second group of symbols features different protagonists of Jules Verne’s novel. They all come with a different background colour to help you spot them in the crowd.
The Epic Journey would not be so epic without its bonus games and special features.
When two or three Volcanoes appear on the reels, they erupt and other symbols melt and transform into Wilds, ready to stand in for any of the basic symbols listed above. This can mean a tremendous amount of extra winning combinations appearing at once.
With three Drills, the Multi Bonus round is activated. Pick a stone to start playing one of the available Bonus rounds. In Mushroom Forest, your task is to pick mushrooms to win cash and Multipliers. In Fossil Hunt, spin the reels to collect Shovels and uncover the squeletton and the epic wins it hides! Lastly, the Safari Free Spins yields the biggest rewards. Collect Dinosaur Wilds as you play to turn them into multipliers, and you can still trigger the Volcano Bonus as you play!
The Epic Journey introduces a brand new gameplay and the stakes are really high. It manages to stay accessible to most players, and attractive to anyone. Go check this bad boy out!