The Discovery Slots

The-DiscoveryThe Discovery appears to be a game themed around the explorers that first traveled to the Americas, which used their wooden sail ships to reach unknown islands and territories, risking storms, famine and even monsters, if we go by the beliefs that existed among sailors of the time. The game is one of the titles that Playtech offers, and while they have a number of modern looking slot machines, this one looks like a standard title. It’s not unpleasant though, on the contrary.

The Discover gets 5 reels, 25 bet lines, has stacked wilds, free spins, multipliers and scatters, plus it can pay you up to $50,000. On paper, it doesn’t look too bad, so let’s take a closer look.

Features of The Discovery

Two special symbols are offered by The Discovery, a wild symbol and a scatter. The former is stacked, while the second one brings you free spins with multipliers.

The Compass is the slot’s wild feature, a stacked symbol that is only allowed to make appearances on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. This symbol does not offer prizes, but it should come in handy often enough, thanks to its substitution ability and the fact that it takes over multiple positions on the reels on which it lands. Wilds can’t substitute for scatter symbols, that being another limitation it has.

The Captain is the scatter feature, the only other major symbol with an extra role. It pays well enough if you get multiple symbols of this type, and since it’s a scatter it will not matter where exactly it appeared. Have two or more symbols with the Captain, and you get paid up to 100 times the bet.

Free Games Feature

The symbol responsible for the start of the 10 free spins from The Discovery is the same Captain scatter. The game needs for a minimum of three scattered Captains to be present, and the reward will be those 10 free spins, plus tripled prizes for the duration of this feature.


Betting options and jackpots

The line on which the betting options are located starts with the coin denomination, on which you have to click to change it. It goes from $0.01 to $1. Go a bit further, and you get to Lines, where you pick how many you want active, the maximum being 25. With Bet Per Line, you basically decide how many coins you want to use, and since up to 10 are available in each case, you can bet a maximum of $10. Having 25 lines, means that the total bet will go up to $250.

You can win 5,000 times what you put in on a single line, so the top jackpot can bring you $50,000 cash at best.

Design and symbols

While the look of the game puts it in a category together with hundreds of other slot machines, that doesn’t mean that it’s unpleasant. It’s just that it combines poker cards with themed symbols, and the drawing style for these images are pretty much the same as those found in many other slots. The only part visible from the background is a portion of a blue cloudy sky.


Symbols: Compass (wild), Captain (scatter, 100x total bet), Native Girl (5,000x), Island (1,000x), Spyglass (500x), Flower (500x), Ace (200x), King (200x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), Ten (100x) and Nine (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

I’ve enjoyed the discovery theme, and you will as well if you long for grand adventures yourself, and that would probably be the main reason to play it. It’s a normal game in every other way, including with its features and prizes.

The Discovery can be found at any Playtech casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.