Columbus Deluxe is the second version of the classic Columbus game by Novomatic. It offers ten pay lines instead of the classic nine, and it also offers improved graphics and various bonus features, which were absent in the original game.
The Columbus Deluxe slots game is based on the famous historical figure, and symbols are in line with icons of the era, including Columbus himself, his ship, the Queen of Spain, treasures, and standard paying card symbols such as the ten, jack, queen, and king. Many of these symbols were also used in the original version of the game, but the deluxe version offers more modern and better quality graphics. The background, customised to look like Columbus’s ship, is also a new addition to the game.
How to Play Columbus Deluxe
Playing Columbus Deluxe is just as straightforward as playing the classic Columbus slots game or some similar pokies here. Players will need to select their coin denomination, number of coins per pay line, and the number of pay lines they wish to play on. They may play a maximum of ten coins per line and coin denominations range from 0.04 to 10.00.
Once players have made their selections, they may either choose to manually spin the reels or to enable the auto play feature. This will allow them to choose between five and twenty five auto spins that the game will automatically play out. Players may choose to stop the auto spins at any time.
Winning combinations will occur if at least three matching symbols appear on the reels. Landing matching symbols will also increase winnings by a certain multiplier. Five sextants will result in a two hundred and fifty time multiplier. The necklace rewards a five hundred time multiplier. The Queen of Spain will reward a one thousand time multiplier. And, finally, the Columbus symbol will reward players with a five thousand time multiplier.
The Free Spins Feature
The ship symbol, which is the scatter symbol, is represented in the Columbus Deluxe game in three different angles. When players land all three of these angles, they will be awarded with ten free spins. Once the free spins feature begins, both the ship and the Columbus symbols will act as wild symbols, replacing all others to make up the best possible winning combinations. The free spins feature may be re-triggered when players again land all three of the ship symbols.
The Wild Symbols
In contrast to the classic version, Columbus Deluxe offers a wild symbol, which is represented by the Columbus icon. The wild symbol may be used to replace any of the other symbols, except the one of the ship, in order to make up the best possible winning combinations and allow players to receive the highest payouts.
The Gamble Feature
Players may choose to access the Gamble feature and have the chance of doubling or quadrupling their wins by guessing the correct colour or suit of a face-down standard playing card. By guessing the correct colour, players will be able to double their wins. By guessing the correct suit, they will be able to quadruple their wins.