Around the World is an online slot from Endorphina. Technically, Around the World is pretty much a clone of Lucky Lady's Charm Deluxe, a popular Novomatic slot game. After Book of Ra and Starburst, Lucky Lady's Charm Deluxe is the most cloned slot. Endorphina previously cloned Lucky Lady's Charm Deluxe via the Urartu slot machine.
Endorphina did make one adjustment. Before the start of each bonus game, you spin for the multiplier. This can be up to 5 times, so you can win more than on the Lucky Lady's Charm Deluxe slot machine. Namely up to 45,000 times your stake.
The theme is original. Endorphina takes you on a kind of world tour. You will pass by the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Mayan temple El Castillo, the Great Wall of China, the Moai rocks on the Easter Islands, Taj Mahal and the Roman Colosseum.
You play with at least one active payline and with a maximum of 9 active paylines. You play a minimum of 0.01 CAD and a maximum of 10.00 CAD per payline. So you can already play from 0.01 CAD, which makes Around the World part of the list of 1 cent slots. The maximum bet is 90.00 CAD per spin and that's a lot bigger than on the original from Novomatic.
The world trip you make on the Around the World slot machine is incorporated in the symbols. For example, the Wild features the Mighty Sphinx. Wilds are wild for the other symbols, but also pay out up to 9,000 times the stake per payline.
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Two symbols pay out up to 750 times the stake per payline. These symbols depict the Great Wall of China and Taj Majal. The Colosseum pays out up to 400 times the stake per payline. El Castillo, an ancient Mayan temple, and Moai pay out up to 250 times the stake per payline. The other symbols are playing card symbols with maximum payouts of 100 to 125 times the stake per payline.
After a winning spin you can choose to play the Endorphina Risk Game. You can play this Risk Game up to ten consecutive times after each winning spin. Unlike slots from Stakelogic and Novomatic slots, there is no maximum bet.
In the Risk Game you get one face up card and four face down cards in front of you. The object is to draw a higher card than the dealer. You are not obliged to play after watching. 'Look, look, don't buy' is allowed in Endorphina's Risk Game.
It is smart to play when there is a 5 or lower on the table. The payout percentage of the Risk Game is then above 100 percent. This has a beneficial effect on the total, theoretical payout percentage of the Around the World slot machine.
If there's a 6, 7, or 8, it doesn't matter if you play. The payout percentage of the Risk Game is then 100 percent. Is there a 9 or higher? Then the payout percentage of the Risk Game is less than 100 percent. You better not play.
The bonus is unlocked by spinning at least three scatter symbols. A wandering lady is depicted on the scatter. The type that mainly travels to share things on Instagram. But meanwhile with cans of local cocktail dr nk in a run down youth hostel. Okay, the bonus then.
It consists of 15 free spins. You play these 15 free spins with a multiplier of up to 5 times. All prizes are therefore paid out three times. Wilds will then give you up to 45,000 times the bet per payline. You will unlock 15 extra bonus spins every time you have at least three scatters on your screen during a bonus spin.
Lucky Lady's Charm Deluxe has been cloned many times before. In terms of gameplay, Around the World is not very original. There are also no big features, but you can win big on this Around the World slot machine.
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And that's not an unimportant detail. In the bonus you can take up to 45,000 times your bet. That is of course always worth it. For such a high variance slot machine, a payout percentage of 96% is not wrong.