Around the World Slot by Microgaming Review
Around the World is an online slot created by Microgaming that you can play for free at NeonSlots. The game comes with five reels and 20 paylines. Scatter pays increased payouts with extra multipliers. Wild symbols replace regular icons and one of them doubles your payout for a combination. The combination with the globe symbols activates the bonus game.
Around the World Bonus Game
Remember that the winning combination of three, four or five globes triggers the bonus game. Your initial bet in this game is the reward for the combination of bonus symbols. You have different courses of action to choose from:
- Take your entire payout and go back to the regular spins
- Take a part of your prize and continue playing the bonus game
- Stake your entire prize and start playing the extra round
Click on the Collect All to claim your win and Collect Half to take a half of it. In the bonus game you need to select one of four routes you will follow on a round-the-world trip. Each of them branches out into two roads - back to London and one that leads to the traveller's death. That is why you take a risk in this game: you can lose your bet after selecting the wrong turn.
If you reach the destination your bet increases by a certain multiplier. It depends on the number of coins you collect on your way. Since some routes intersect the slot offers several multiplier options.
Collecting one coin halves your win. Two coins do not change your payout. Three coins double your prize, four triple it and five coins quadruple your reward. Once you reach the destination you have to make a choice described in the first paragraph of this section. If you fail to reach London you will get no reward and go back to the regular spins.
Symbols and multipliers of Around the World
Hit the View Pays button to open basic information about the gameplay of the Around the World slot themed to history and travelling. In the screen that opens, you can find out about 11 symbols available in the Around the World slot. Two symbols are Wilds, which replace regular pictures in winning combinations. One Wild is the logo of the online slot. It awards payouts for combos of its own, too. You win 5, 100, 1,000 and 5,000 coins with the line bet of 1. The other Wild is the picture of a traveller. Firstly, this Wild doubles your rewards in combinations where it plays the role of an ordinary symbol.
Secondly, combinations of travellers also pay and are the highest-paying ones - 15, 200, 2,000 and 10,000 times your line bet. To get a reward the combos of Wilds have to meet the same requirements as standard winning combinations. In Around the World, Scatter is the picture of a compass. The combinations of this symbol do not depend on its position on the reels:
- Three compasses anywhere in the game screen pay two times your bet
- Four - 10 times
- Five - 25
Once Scatter symbols appear the arrows start spinning on them one by one. If the arrow on one of compasses is pointing to the North the win for the Scatter combo doubles. On two compasses - increases four times, three compasses - eight times, four - 16 times and five compasses - 32 times. So, the maximum payouts for a combo of compasses is 800 times your total bet.
The bonus symbol of the globe in a winning combination activates an additional round. The initial bet in the bonus game depends on the number of globes in the combination. With three bonus symbols, your initial prize is 160 times your line bet, four - 480 times and five - 1,600 times.
Around the World features seven regular symbols. Their multipliera are multiplied by the line bet. You win different payouts for combinations of regular symbols:
- The picture of a camel - 2, 15 and 50 times your line bet
- An elephant - 3, 15 and 75
- A sailboat - 3, 20 and 100
- A train - 4, 25 and 125
- A ship - 5, 35 and 150
A balloon pays the 10, 50 and 200 multiplier. The combinations of planes get you 15, 100 and 300 times your line bet.
How to Play the Around the World Slot
The game session on the Microgaming free slot Around the World starts with 2,000 demo credits in your account. But you use another different in-game currency, coins, for placing bets. The number of coins in your account depends on the coin value in credits. You can adjust this parameter in the Stake section. Use + and - buttons to set the value of 0.01 to 1.
Both coins and credits in your balance are shown in the bottom left corner. Use Demo Credits and Demo Coins options to switch between in-game currencies. The figures in Bet and Win sections change together with your balance. Your total bet depends on two parameters. One is the number of active paylines adjusted in the Lines window. The other is Coins that is set up by using + and - in the range of 1 to 20. Buttons to the left and to the right of the game screen activate the desired number of paylines. Set the line bet in coins in the Coins section. It is set in the same way as Lines, but the range of available values is narrower - from one to ten. The Spin button makes one standard reel spin. You can make a spin with the maximum bet by using the Max Bet button. You need to collect a winning combination to get a payout for a spin. The combos of regular symbols and the bonus picture have to meet the following requirements:
- They have to start on the leftmost reel
- To be on the active payline
- To include identical symbols on adjacent reels
The Expert mode of this online slot is described above. Around the World also has the Regular mode you can enable with the same named button. In it, you can no longer adjust your bet by using + and - or activate auto-spins. The parameters in the slot under review are located in the top right corner. They include:
- A clock that shows your local time
- A question mark with detailed game rules
- A loudspeaker that adjusts the slot's volume
The window of the auto-spin mode includes the following buttons: Autoplay, 5x and 10x. The latter two launch a series of five or ten autospins. The Autoplay button opens the window where you can set the number of auto-spins in the range of 5 to 500. In addition, you can set the win limit and once the payouts reach it the automatic mode will be disabled.