As we head into December, most slots developers, along with the online casinos themselves, have turned their attention to Christmas. Back in the good old days, Microgaming could be relied upon for a decent Christmas slot or two every year and that was about as far as it went. Nowadays, just about everyone has something to bring to the table, and while we have no doubt that Yggdrasil will be getting involved at some point in the coming days – they have already launched their €500,000 Christmas Calendar promotion after all, which was featured here in the news last week – they have continued the trend for doing things their way in 2017 with the launch of a brand new original slot.
Based on the iconic, luxurious journey across Europe, Orient Express looks set to be one of the most impressive slot releases of the year, not to mention just the tonic for any player that loves having something new to play but is not necessarily on board with all that Christmassy stuff!
The developer has been on quite the roll with the creativity this year, with the likes of Jungle Books and Valley of the Gods being unlike anything that we have played before, and we can see Orient Express making a similar impact. The game captures the journey perfectly, with different backgrounds and layouts truly immersing players in various locations along the way. Starting off in Paris, the slot takes in Venice and Belgrade before reaching the ultimate destination of Istanbul.
In a similar twist to the one found on Jungle Books, the gameplay in each location is slightly different. When in Paris, a walking wild in the form of the ticket inspector will head from right to left when he lands, throwing in respins along the way, while in Belgrade, between one and three reels will turn completely wild on every spin. As noted, the journey begins in Paris and you’ll move on to the next location following every free spins round. When you have visited them all, the choice becomes yours and you can decide which of the features – or which of the scenes – you like the most and stay there as long as you like.
Jonas Strandman, Head of Slots at Yggdrasil Gaming, commented: “With Orient Express, we’re proud of creating a game which keeps delivering fresh excitement even after hundreds of spins.
“The game’s engaging mechanics, which reward extended playtime, combined with quality visuals and a soundscape that takes players back to an era of lavish luxury, makes Orient Express a guaranteed hit which is certain to entertain players for hours and hours.”
The game is live now at all of the leading Yggdrasil casinos, including Mr Green, Casumo and Vera & John, and it also makes use of Yggdrasil’s unique BRAG tool, which enables players to watch replays of their spins and even share them through social media. There is no time like the present to check the game out either, as by playing at any of those casinos, you will be able to enjoy all of the action while also checking out the various bonus advent calendars at each casino, Yggdrasil’s own Christmas Calendar and all of the great promotions that are running at the top casinos all year round!