Adventure Palace is one of Microgaming’s older and more basic slot titles. The game certainly looks somewhat dated in an era of 3D imagery and randomly triggered features, but there is still a likeable charm about this India-themed slot, which showcases some of the beauty in nature to be found on the sub-continent. The only real downside to the game is that – due to its age – it is a bit troublesome to find at many top casino sites.
This online slot features the 5-reel and 9-payline structure which was popular at the time. Each payline is quite clearly identified by bright and colourful markers, again, as was common when it debuted in the casino world. Players can adjust their stakes to a degree, and minimum stakes will set players back around 9p per spin, while top stakes will leave you £90 for the worse. On the upside, Adventure Palace has a non-progressive jackpot worth around 10,000 coins in this non-progressive video slot, even if it is something of a medium-high variance release. The game was more recently re-released as an HD slot, although there is precious little improvement in the graphics if we’re being totally honest.
Even this old game contains wilds and scatters. In Adventure Palace, it is only fitting that the elephant takes on the role of a wild symbol. This icon can substitute for all others barring scatters, as is common in almost all Microgaming developed slots. Wild symbols double up as the best-paying symbols in Adventure Palace, so landing 5 of them on a payline could see you win 10,000 coins in all.
It is also worth noting that should an elephant wild appear in a winning combination, it will double the value of the win in which it plays a part.
Scatters appear as temples (surrounded by jungle). These icons need to appear 3, 4 or 5 times if players hope to trigger a free spin bonus. There is nothing overly impressive about the bonus round, but it does at least offer multipliers. Scattered cash prizes can also be bagged with this symbol if it lands just 2 or more times on the reels.
A gamble feature is present in this older game, and it can be triggered following any win. Players can gamble their winnings if they wish, to potentially double them. If they guess the colour of the next card incorrectly, though, they will lose those prizes.
The bonus round begins by offering players 15 free spins, irrespective of how many scatters they triggered the feature with. Once it gets going, the feature will triple the winnings a player acquires and can be retriggered by landing further scatters on the screen. That is about all the free spin feature in this slot has to offer, really.
Adventure Palace is hardly the experience many might imagine it to be. It can’t compete with modern slots, for starters. However, if you fancy a trip down memory lane to the glory days of simple online slots, this Indian nature-themed release could be worth a peek, if you can find it.