Based on the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the Mayflower, this slot is a Novomatic classic. It has since been given updated graphics in Columbus Deluxe, though the game-play is essentially the same between the two versions. This is a 9 win-line slot, and includes wild symbols, scatters and a free spins round. It does feel dated compared to the more modern interactive slots you’ll find these days. What you will notice as soon as you play is that these old classics are very playable – certainly more than just historical novelties.
Like all Novomatic slots, the standard sound effects library is in use on top of some rather odd sounding computer generated tunes for the free spins feature. This can be disabled, and includes the insane beeping (to my ears at least) when the reels spin. The ‘clunk’ of when the reels stop mimics the mechanical originals, at least this noise is reasonably satisfying. Graphically, this game is dated looking with blocky pictures on plain white reels, there are some basic animations when one of the major symbols makes a winning combination.
Free spins does include a different coloured Mayflower picture which become wild. This is a basic game; you’ll simply have your spins and go back to the main reels again. The overall RTP of this slot is comparatively generous – clocking in at 97.03%.