The Orient Express was a popular train used to ferry passengers between Paris and Istanbul. The train was ordinary and included a few more features than others at the time. However, the long distance it covered and the effectiveness with which it operated at a time when the transport industry was huddled by danger and difficulty made it associated with the best of luxury. Today, this train no longer functions, but it has become a focal point of films, games, and literature works that have only drawn more attention to it. Yggdrasil Gaming has also tapped into the train to create the slot game Orient Express.
Like with most other slot machines by this online gaming software company, Orient Express kicks off with a short scene that gives players some insight on the storyline that applies during gameplay. Once the set is launched, players are transported to a train station where the Orient Express arrives, and passengers board the train. Once it is en route, the focus of the scene pans into a cabin where a small crowd is gathered spinning the reels of a slot machine. A jackpot win is then hit, which then triggers the appearance of the playing grid.
Orient Express is built with a five by three grid that appears to be placed in one of the luxury cabins of the train as portrayed by the red curtains hanging on each side. In the backdrop is a view of the city one is in depending on the level they are in gameplay. The journey always begins in Paris and proceeds to Venice, Belgrade, and Istanbul. The backdrop changes when one moves through the cities.
Orient Express Gameplay
Slots boast one of the simplest gameplay procedures among all online casino games, which is one of the main propelling factors for their lasting popularity. The same procedure applying to all other Yggdrasil Gaming casino slots is used in Orient Express, and it is conducted using the brown and gold control bar placed beneath the playing grid. This UI bar holds several features including;
- Lines – shows the number of active play lines, which are all twenty;
- Coin value – used to select the coin value to use on each line from a minimum of 0.1 credits to a maximum of 5 credits;
- Cash bet – Displays the total stake placed on paylines, which lies between 0.2 and 100 credits;
- Max bet – places the highest wager of five credits automatically;
- Golden, rotating arrow in brown button – starts the game;
- Play button encased in rotating arrow – spins the reels automatically from five to one thousand times. An infinite number of spins can also be selected which only ends when the gambler’s account is depleted, or the stop button is used;
- Win – displays the payouts of each winning round;
- Balance – shows the amount punters has remaining in their account.
The appearance of the Orient Express online slot is made more eye-catching by the icons that rest on the reels, which are built using cartoon graphics. These symbols include:
- Poker card suits – diamonds, clubs, spades, hearts
- Old man
- Brunet man
- Blond man
- Blonde lady
The globe is the scatter in the set and is used to trigger the free spins bonus. The wild, on the other hand, is denoted by the slot logo and has the power to replace other characters to complete or extend winning combos.
Each of the gaming modes, which are represented by a different city, carry a bonus icon that grants different rewards, and they are as follows:
- Train porter – a walking wild in the Paris mode that replaces random symbols and awards respins as it moves to the left of the screen until it disappears
- Compass – a multiplier icon in Venice that appears after a spin to award multiplier bonuses of two to five times
- Train – a walking wild in Belgrade that covers an entire reel triggering respins as it moves from right to left
- Postcard – a replicating wild in Istanbul that turns two to twelve icons on the reels into wilds.
After you finish all four game modes, you will gain the ability to choose your destination with the bonuses you`ve liked most.
Players collect winnings in the Orient Express pokies machine for aligning three or more characters of the same kind on a bet line. The amount of multiplied wins for each combo are assessed below:
||Payouts for three
||Payouts for four
||Payouts for five
||Seven hundred and fifty
Orient Express is available to players for free and real money play in no download mode on mobile devices. The latter option can be launched using the NZ dollars in numerous casinos online.