The Epic Journey is a Quickspin game that is based on the book by Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The book was written in 1864 and tells the story of a professor and his nephew who journey to centre of the earth in search of volcanic tubes. They encounter many adventures on their journey including prehistoric animals and some nail biting situations. The game is set against a background of prehistoric animals, lakes and forests.
An epic tune plays in the background as the reels spin. The Epic Journey has 5 reels and 100 fixed paylines. The paylines are spread over 3 different reel sets. The main reel set has 40 paylines and the two smaller ones have 30 each
Symbols and Payouts
The Epic Journey symbols are the 5 travellers who go to the centre of the earth and offer payouts ranging from 100 coins to 50 coins for 5. These payouts are based on the maximum bet. The lower value symbols are the gemstones with payouts of 20 coins for 5. The bet multiplier will multiply all the wins and only the highest win is paid out from left to right.
There are 2 wild symbols, the regular wild and the volcano wild. The regular wild will substitute for all the symbols except the scatter and wilds.
Volcano Wild Feature
The Volcano Wild Feature is activated when 2 or 3 volcano wild symbols land on the reels. These wilds will erupt and spread wilds across all 3 of the reels. The volcano and expanding wild will substitute for all the symbols except the scatter and other bonus symbols.
Pick a Bonus Round
The drill is the bonus scatter and will activate the pick bonus screen. Players must choose one of the runes after which a bonus round is revealed. There are 4 bonus features, safari free spins, fossil hunt, mushroom forest or the coin win.
The safari free spins will reward players with 10 free spins. Each of the reels with have a special wild symbol and players must collect any 3 of these after which multiplier wilds will be revealed. The mammoth wild will payout times 2 on grid 1, the sea creature on grid 2 will reward players with a times 3 multiplier and the T-Rex wild on grid 3 has a multiplier of times 5. The mammoth, sea creature and T-Rex wilds will substitute for all the symbols except the volcano wild.
Players are given 3 attempts to pick mushrooms to reveal more picks and a multiplier. During the fossil hunt bonus players are given 3 spins and have to collect shovel symbols that will reveal fossils parts. Players will receive their prize at the end of the round depending on how many fossils were found. The coin win bonus round will reward players with an amount that is revealed at the end of the round.
The Epic Journey features good quality graphics and sound and offers players a good range of different bonus features like online sports betting USA sites and the 3 different reel sets make a pleasant change from the usual reel set.