Columbus voyage to America is supposed to be the greatest geographic discovery in the world history. Game developers from the Novomatic company decided to dedicate the slot machine to Columbus. You can play this slot machine online for free. The slot rules are typical – there are 5 reels and 9 lines, a “wild” symbol and free spins.
How to Play Slot Machine Columbus
The player can bet on nine lines; the bet amount is chosen with the help of the button “Bet One”. The number of active lines, from 1 to 9, can be chosen with the help of the number buttons. To bet the maximum possible sum, press the button “Bet Max”. The maximum possible amount of the bet is 900 credits. The winning combination is a combination of identical pictures arranged in an active line from the leftmost to the rightmost reel. All the multipliers of the combinations as well as the other rules of the online game are available if you press the button “Info”.
The slot machines Columbus are triggered when you press the button “Start” or “Automatic Start”. If you press “Start”, the reels will spin only once. If the winning combination appears, you will see a message at the bottom of the screen offering to double the win amount for free by playing the Risk game. If you press “Automatic Start”, the slot machine will be triggered continuously at the last bet. Playing Risk games will not be suggested and all the wins will be transferred to your balance immediately.
Symbols and Multipliers
The main symbol on the slot machine Columbus is the portrait of Christopher Columbus. It multiplies your bet by 10, 100, 1 000 and 5 000 for 2, 3, 4 and 5 pictures respectively. Even if you play for free, Columbus can substitute other symbols in a line to help you make up winning combinations. However, it cannot substitute for a scatter symbol which is the picture of caravel. Caravels by themselves do not bring any gambling gain but they trigger 10 free spins, if three of them appear on the screen.
The alphabetic and numeric symbols are stylized to look like Gothic. Symbols “10” and “J” bring x5, x20, x100 your bet; the letters “A”, “K” and “Q” multiply your bet by 10, 40, and 150. The pictures provide even greater multipliers. The picture of a sextant will bring x5, x15, x75, and x250 your bet for the combination of 2, 3, 4, and 5 symbols; the golden necklace will multiply your bet by 5, 25, 100, and 500; and the portrait of a Spanish princess will guarantee you 5, 50, 200 and even 1 000 credits for every credit you bet.
Every time when a winning combination appears on the slot machines Columbus the player gets an offer to increase the prize money by playing the Risk game. To start this game, press the button “Gamble”. To double the prize you have to guess the color of the card which is going to appear on the screen. To choose the color, press either the red or the black button. The right choice doubles your gambling gain as well as gives you a chance to try your fate again and fight for another double-up. However, if you choose the wrong color, the Risk game is finished immediately and your prize is set to zero. Exactly the same rules of the Risk game you can see on the slot machine Book of Ra.
If three pictures of caravels sailing to the horizon appear on the screen of the slot machine, the player will get 10 free spins, like on the slot machine Book of Egypt. They will be counted according to the last bet but nothing will be charged off the balance. If you play free spins on the slot machine Columbus, the pictures of caravels will become “wild” symbols. They will substitute any other picture. Moreover, if three caravels appear again, the player will get another 10 free spins.