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Age of Discovery Slot Review

Age of Discovery Online Video Slot by Microgaming

Microgaming has created an easy-to-play five-reel, 25-payline slot, with a relatively low volatility level, around the theme of the 17th Century Age of Discovery, which is a very good option for beginners.

The Age of Discovery online video slot features a range of interesting symbols including a scatter and a wild, a Treasure bonus game, and a maximum payout of 60 000 coins. The coin value for Age of Discovery ranges from 0.01 to 0.50 and the maximum bet is 10 coins per line.

Graphics and Sound for an Adventurous Theme

The design and audio-visual effects of Age of Discovery are intended to echo the experiences of European explorers in the 1800s, as they set sail for unknown parts of the world. Symbols therefore include a ship, gold coin, shield of armour, telescope, compass, sextant, sea monster, pirate, and various tropical fruits.

Game play is continuously accompanied in Age of Discovery by the sound of breaking waves, whilst the clanging of a bell signifies a winning line just as it would have indicated the sighting of land on the explorers’ ships.

Even the Age of Discovery bonus game remains true to this adventurous theme and requires players to navigate a crude and tattered treasure map.

Regular Small to Medium Sized Payouts

In Age of Discovery, if you land three or more of any fruit symbol, except the banana, you will win a payout ranging between five and 200 coins, depending on the value of the fruit and the number of symbols. The Age of Discovery banana pays out a smaller amount but you only need to land two banana symbols in an active payline to win.

Even richer Age of Discovery prospects lie in the shield of armour, ship and telescope symbols, each of which pays out quite well – between 15 and 1 000 coins – if three or more matching symbols appear.

Sea Monsters Scatter and Gold Coins Go Wild

The Age of Discovery scatter and wild symbols are where the largest payouts are to be found.

Most valuable of all, the wild symbol takes the form of a gold coin and five of these in a payline will yield the maximum win of 6 000 coins per coin wagered. With the Age of Discovery max bet set at 10 coins per line, this means a potential payout of 60 000 coins in total. As with other slots games, the Age of Discovery wild symbol can stand in for all other symbols except the scatter to form winning combinations.

The Age of Discovery scatter symbol is a sea monster and, if three or more sea monsters appear on the reels, a payout will occur, regardless of whether or not they are in active paylines.

Treasure Map Bonus Game

Although Age of Discovery does not feature free spins or a multiplier, it does offer a fairly lucrative online casino NZD bonus game, called the Treasure Bonus Game. In the Age of Discovery Treasure Bonus Game, players can win bonuses by finding hidden treasure in up to 30 sites indicated on a map.

Age of Discovery players can continue to play for more bonuses until the site they pick reveals a skull and crossbones instead of hidden treasure. The maximum number of coins that can be won in the Age of Discovery Treasure Bonus game is 32 250.