Video Slot Review – Captain Venture - Novomatic
It has come to my attention that Novomatic is a somewhat holy grail for video-slots in our online casino community. Captain Venture is now one of the cult classics in the theme and with good reason. Packed with features on several levels, potentially huge winnings and a skyrocketing Volatility ticks almost all the boxes for a great slot experience (for better or worse). You will find free-spins, wilds, and a gamble feature. The design is all about the adventures of our captain and his ship.
Design and Symbols
The background in captain Venture is an azure blue sea-port with ships from the Columbus period. Higher paying symbols are crew members of captain Venture’s boat. Other symbols we find are the cards symbols and other adventure themes items like a map and anchor. The wilds symbol is the captain himself, and the scatter is represented by a ships helm (Steering wheel). There’s no background music in this slot. However, you will hear some classic slot tunes during spins and wins.
The reason for captain Venture to become such a favorite slot is undoubtedly due to the massive potential during free-spins. - First of all, the free-spins grants a 4x multiplier by default, and it’s possible to re-trigger. Second, the Wild symbols during free-spins awards additional multipliers as well. We find Scatter symbols which give a prize no matter where they land on the reels. Although the free-spins didn’t come very often during my session today, they did give my balance a proper boost every time.
Land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the main game to activate free-spins. You have the potential of activating up to 20 free -spins if you land five symbols in one go.
- During free-spins all pays have a 4x multiplier
- If a wild symbol lands on a winning pay-line there will be an additional doubling of your winnings. That means an actual 8x multiplier on your win!
- Win additional free-spins by landing scatter symbols.
Captain Venture is a Wild captain indeed. - Whenever he pops up on the reels, we will act as a replacement for all symbols, except the ships helm which serves as a Scatter. As mentioned earlier, during free-spins, the captain also double any winning!
The gamble feature in Captain Venture, you will not find any cards of colors to gamble with.
What you do have is a ladder, which grants a doubling for every level. If you are a Novomatic fan, then this feature should be very familiar indeed.
Our thoughts on Captain Venture
I truly enjoyed this slot, as it is so straightforward to play. - There’s no weird bells and whistles here, and the sounds you hear during your spins takes you straight back to the brick and mortar casinos, with that bussing slot sound all around you.
I’m a sucker for high volatility slots whenever I can afford them, and this game delivers! The only problem I might have with this slot is the strange colors used on the lower paying symbol. - I reckon this is more to stay in line with other releases from Novomatic.