The Travels of Marco
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Introducing the Travels of Marco from Red Rake
The Travels of Marco from Red Rake Gaming is played out over a 5x3 reel set with 30-pay lines. There is a historical theme which gives players the opportunity to travel with Marco the main character on his way across Asia and Europe to help Marco to increase his wealth. There is a variety of symbols that you will come across including the Yin Yang symbol which will award you with several free spins. Carry on reading to find out more about the Travels of Marco.
RTP (Payout) & Volatility
The return to player in this slot stands at 95.3% and this shows the player the percentage of cash that they have to deposit and the winnings that are returned which highlights the amount you can win when you play for a while. This works out that for every £100 you bet you have the chance to win back £93.50 and whilst this is an average figure it should be used for guidance only. This is a high volatility slot and pay outs may be few and far between however when you land a win it will be a good amount, whereas if the game was of low volatility you would get more frequent wins but these would be of a much lower value.
Graphics & Theme
There is a historical theme used in this slot and it is complete with various landmarks and visuals that denote the various countries that feature in the game. The symbols that you can expect to come across include the Yin Yang symbol, images of coins, a map and a compass. In this slot you can land alternative win combinations which means that you can land a multitude of cash prizes.
The soundtrack is particularly suited to the theme and you will find yourself fully submerged in the travel aspect of the game whilst the theme is being set. There are tense and dramatic sound effects which create the electrifying ambience of the slot. The game play is totally user-friendly so that players can enjoy playing the slot.
How to Play & Win
You will find that the game play in The Travels of Marco is simple and straightforward featuring Chinese and Italian landmarks in the background with maps and a compass at the forefront. There are many ways in which you can win and the cash prizes on offer are not to be sniffed at as you travel your way over the continents.
There are various ways that you can land winning combinations as you play, however you only need to set your wager once. Bets start from a minimum of 0.30 per spin to a maximum of £300 per spin which makes the slot a viable proposition for all types of player. Any amount that is between the bet range can be chosen meaning that you can tailor the slot for your own specifics.
When it comes to landing wins, you start by spinning your reels and then you need to land on various combinations. The aim is to land matching symbols across your reels although this slot does give you the freedom to land on different symbols and create a win.
Symbols, Bonus Features & Free Spins
The symbols all have an Asian style and you will come across the usual playing cards that range from 9 through to Ace, there is also a book, a compass, an Asian coin and a fan. The wild and main character is Marco Polo and when he appears on the reels, he can then fill the entire column replacing the missing symbols to provide more frequency when it comes to creating winning combinations. This is an amazing feature which unlike other slots does not rely on the wild replacing everything apart from the scatter. The scatter is the Yin Yang symbol, and this activates the free spin bonus round.
To activate the free spins, you need to land at least three or more scatter symbols. Landing three will reward you with 12 free spins, four will reward you with 15 free spins and landing five scatters will provide a reward of 20 free spins. Prior to the free spins feature beginning you have the choice as to whether you want to take an instant win or carry on with the free spins. If you select the instant win you access an unusual bonus game, whereas if you opt for the free spins you play the number of free games provided by the scatter. During the free spins you are rewarded with multipliers for each win you land. The reason that I choose the free spins is that the wins continue to increase thanks to the increasing multipliers that can be applied to the wins.
I have always been an advocate for using the demo mode when a slot offers one. The Travels of Marco has this feature and by using it you can familiarise yourself with the game mechanics and features before you need to risk any of your own money. The other bonus with a demo game is that you can decide whether the slot is for you or not.
The Travels of Marco can be played on any device which is also a plus as it gives players the freedom to play the slot wherever they are on whatever device they have at hand.
This slot is prefect for beginners and hardened players alike, as there is such a wide bet range. This is an easy and straightforward game although it is worth noting that the high volatility is suited better for an experienced player. The 95.3% return to player is good and you know from this that you can enjoy an honest and fair game.
I really enjoyed everything about this slot and although it is not the best slot I have played I would give it a strong 4/5 and recommend all players to give it a spin or two.