The Explorers Online Slots Overview
The Explorers is an online slots game created by Novomatic. Although not one of the largest online software developer companies, the brand is constantly growing, and as they provide software to more online casinos, they are becoming better known in the gaming industry. Many of their slots games are also licensed and released under other gaming brand names.
One of their most popular slots is the game called the Explorers. This game is themed around medieval explorers, who sailed the seas and conquered new lands around the world. The Explorers is a colourful, bold online video slots game, with symbols devoted to the theme of exploring.
The Explorers Game Play Basics
The Explorers features 5 reels and 15 paylines. It is possible to activate only a few of these paylines if you so wish and players can choose between activating one, 5, 7, 10 or all 15 per spin. The betting ranges from 1 coin to 20 coins per payline, which means there is a maximum bet amount of 300 coins per spin. There is also an autoplay option, which allows players to play a certain number of spins without having to stop the reels spinning manually, or to keep placing bets before each spin. This feature is only available in real money play mode.
The Explorers makes use of playing card symbols from 10 to Ace as well as themed symbols. The themed symbols include a ship captain, a traveller wearing a broad-rimmed hat, glasses and coat, and a beautiful lady. There is also a symbol that includes a map, eyeglass and compass.
Wilds and Scatters
To add to your winning potential there is a Wild and a Scatter symbol in the Explorers. The Wild symbol consists of a sail ship and acts as a substitute for all the other symbols in the game, except the Scatter, in order to help form winning combinations.
The Scatter symbol is a tropical island, presumably a new territory for the explorers to discover. The Scatter symbols only appear on the third, fourth and fifth reels, and when 3 of these symbols appear at once anywhere on the reels, the player will activate a bonus free spins round.
Free Spins Bonus
The bonus free spins round in the Explorers is triggered by 3 of the Scatter symbols appearing simultaneously on the reels during a spin.
Before the free spins round is played, the player must first choose a Scatter symbol to reveal the number of free spins, ranging from between 10 and 25 spins, as well as the multiplier (from between 1x and 5x).
The Gamble Feature in the Explorers
There is also an optional Gamble Feature in the Explorers. This feature allows players to take their winnings from the previous spin and risk it on a gamble, with a 50/50 chance of winning. If the player chooses to gamble then they will have to choose whether the facedown playing card is black or red. If the guess is correct then winnings will be doubled, and if you get the suit right they will be quadrupled. This feature does come with some risk attacked, as if your guess is wrong, you’ll forfeit your winnings and return to the base game with nothing. But, as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained!