When playing a game with such an adventurous theme behind it, it’s always great to find some intriguing special features
. But does Novomatic manage to deliver such in Marco Polo? Well, first of all, the man in question himself appears as an icon. He is the game’s wild icon and as such, he will stand in for all other icons on the reels. The only exceptions to this rule are the two camel figures. If five icons of Marco Polo come into view on a winning bet line, you will receive a maximum pay out of 5,000 times your bet.
Next in line, you’ll find an icon of a camel against a night sky backdrop. This is the one that works as the scatter icon for the game. Therefore, it will pay out wherever it shows up on the reels. Not only that, but whenever three or more of them come into view in any location, you’ll trigger the freespins round. There are a total of 10 freespins given to players in this round. The initial win multiplier in this round stands at times two. Furthermore, during this round, the second camel icon which is against a green backdrop provides a wild symbol. As such, it will work in the same way that a wild normally does, substituting for all others. And if three of these icons come into view anywhere, the freespins counter resets and the win multiplier increases by one.
Finally, there’s a gamble round in the game. This one comes into play whenever you form a winning combination on the reels. Should you choose to play this round, you will see a new screen come into view with a face down playing card on it. You need to guess what colour this card will be when you turn it over. Red or black. If you make a correct guess, then your winnings from the triggering round will receive a double multiplier. Any incorrect guess sees these winnings lost.