It’s a celebrated long-distance luxury passenger train taking in prestigious European capitals on its journey to Istanbul. It has provided the setting for a famous Agatha Christie murder mystery, a story which has twice been immortalised in film.
But the Orient Express Slot is also a five-reel, three-row, 20-Payline slot from gaming maestros Yggdrasil. The setting is the inside of a luxurious railway carriage, looking out over a stunning view of mansions and bridges.
The visuals here are, as always with this operator (pun intended) first-class! Additionally, the backing music for this November 2017 release is nice and restful.
So allow yourself to be transported back in time to a statelier era, as you travel to some of Europe’s most spectacular cities without leaving home.
How to play
Play from just 20p a spin and up to £100 a go, on any device you like. Set Autoplay if you prefer.
The first thing to understand about this game is that it has four modes, one each for the cities Istanbul, Venice, Belgrade and Paris. Kick-off your luxury train travel in the French capital before reaching the other places as you complete the free spins round in each one.
On arrival in Istanbul, you get to choose the next city yourself, once you finish a free spins round.
Symbols on the reels include four elegantly dressed travellers as your more lucrative icons, while the lower-paying emblems are the standard playing-card values in various colours.
Orient Express Slot special features
There’s an Orient Express Wild which shows up in all of the game’s four modes, alongside a trio of other Wilds, one apiece for Belgrade, Paris and Istanbul. (These all perform an identical function.)
As usual, the Wilds replace all other icons bar the free spins Scatter, which here is a map of the world.
As mentioned, you begin in Paris but move on each time a free spins round activates. Each city offers additional features in both the base game and free spins feature.
And, by the way, you always trigger free spins when you land at least three of the Scatters, receiving seven, 15 or 30 freebies respectively for three, four or five of the Scatters.
The conductor Wild rocks up once the reels have ceased spinning. He shifts to the left to bestow an additional free spin with every whirl until he can’t go any further. During the free whirls, he’ll show up more often.
Here, a multiplier wheel boosts all free spin and some base-game wins up to 5x.
With every freebie plus some base-game goes, a small train will create up to a trio of fully Wild reels.
Up to a dozen spots on the reels become Wild thanks to, of all things, flying postcards! This applies to base-game whirls at random but also to all free turns.
There’s not a progressive jackpot here, but the maximum potential win is 1,000x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
You should find variance here falls within the low-to-medium range. Meanwhile, RTP or Return to Player is a perfectly acceptable 96.2%.
If you’ve previously enjoyed this operator’s Seasons game, Orient Express Slot may well have a familiar feel to it. There should be plenty to hold your interest, and it plays in a fairly straightforward way, with the various features triggering readily enough.
Try it out for yourself and see if it’s a game that works for you.