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Columbus Deluxe Slot

Columbus Deluxe

Columbus Deluxe Slot RTP: 97.0%
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Columbus Deluxe Slot

The Columbus Deluxe slot from Novomatic is a little more unusual than other Novomatic slots in that not only is it's variance a bit lower but the feature trigger symbols are on specific reels (1+3+5). For the uninitiated, variance refers to risk so in essence, Columbus is a lower risk game and is therefore likely to give you more bang for your buck than games like Book Of Ra Deluxe or Dolphin's Pearl, other popular yet more volatile Novomatic slot games.

You may well have come across Columbus Deluxe in land-based casinos on their Super V+ Gaminator machines although being one of the older Novomatics, a lot of Novomatic's new slots seem to be replacing Columbus from what I've seen of Gaminators in UK land casinos. Looks like playing it online at BetVictor or Star Games might soon be the easiest option!

The feature on Columbus Deluxe is a free spin feature - as it is with most online slots these days. Unlike games like IGT's Cleopatra slot and more in the vein of the Pharaohs Fortune and Kitty Glitter, the feature on Columbus is triggered by getting symbols on specific reels, in this case the 'Ship' symbol on reel 1, 3 and 5. I'm not a massive fan of this trigger-type myself but at least Novomatic have made it fairly frequent.

The feature itself gives 10 free spins with the Ship symbol itself becoming wild so in effect, you have two wild symbols in play. I've never hit a big win on the feature though but that's the trade off of a low variance game - you get lots of smaller wins and rarely a big one. Higher veraiance games like the Rome and Glory slot or WMS Gaming's Bruce Lee slot are at the opposite end of the spectrum to Columbus Deluxe - you can have very long losing spells folowed by monster hits. But you need a strong stomach and a big bankroll!

Like other Novomatic slots, Columbus Deluxe has the familiar sound palette and the old-skool feel to it and I'd classify it as one of those slots that you either love or hate. Personally I'm in the latter camp and I'd take Book Of Ra over this game anytime LOL. Still, yo can play both games and other Novomatic Gaminator slots at the casinos listed to the right.


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You can play Columbus Deluxe slots at the following safe casinos:

Star Games

Star Games (Novomatic) - If you like Novomatic slots like Book Of Ra then Star Games has the lot. This is a Novomatic shop window and the interface is very good but customer support and cashout times could be improved, sometimes taking several days.

BetVictor

BetVictor (Aristocrat, IGT, Microgaming, Novomatic, Barcrest) - Although the layout of the slots could be improved, BetVictor casino's slots offering has one of the best choices for slots players out there and includes games from IGT, Novomatic, Aristocrat and Microgaming among others.

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