At first glance, Aldo’s Journey is played on a 5×5 grid and utilises the cluster pays mechanics, but in reality, it has 65 paylines. Oddly, the symbols are vaguely associated with the travel theme. The low-value symbols are the standard card suits. The gems are a bit better payers, but the magic happens in the bonus rounds.
Aldo himself is the Journey Wild. He moves across the grid and substitutes all symbols, except for the scatter, to help you form winning clusters.
Land 3 compass scatters to get 7 free spins.
The grid is divided into several sections, and each section corresponds to a certain destination. Depending on the destination the scatters land at, you unlock one of the following modifiers:
Italy – every winning cluster increases the multiplier x1
Mongolia – one of the symbols is removed on each spin. When you have only 2 symbols left, you benefit from a multiplier
Persia – sticky wild is added to the grid
China – Aldo walks across the grid and leaves wilds behind
Journey – you get a x2 multiplier and unlock one of the above modifiers
A randomly triggered feature. Aldo stops in the centre of the grid and adds up to 9 wilds. In addition, you benefit from an up to x4 multiplier for that spin. If the wild time feature is triggered during the free spins round, the multiplier is active for the remainder of the free spins. If it is triggered during the Journey round, you get 3 extra free spins.
Aldo’s Journey is a fun slot that comes with med volatility and promises plenty of fun. However, the base game pays terribly low and you have slim chances of generating a decent profit unless you trigger a bonus round. In any case, this is a slot well worth the wait, and we will update this review once Yggdrasil reveals a release date.