Captain Venture Slot from Novomatic
Captain Venture is a casino slot which takes you to high seas. The Captain himself is the commander of a highly impressive ship which frequents the reels. Joining the dashing Captain is his female love interest, as well as his ship’s mate, while you’ll also find the ship itself, an anchor and a map of the sea on the reels. The highlight of this nautical themed slot is the free spins bonus feature, where you’ll be awarded a random number of spins and the potential of a very large multiplier.
Captain Venture is one of a long list of online slots that only really come to life during the feature. The base game is solid enough, but does lack a certain spark, but fortunately the feature more than makes up for this. The combination of the impressive multipliers and the good number of spins can make for some very large wins and this feature alone is reason enough to give the slot a spin or two.
How to Win on Captain Venture
The Captain himself is the highest paying symbol on the reels and also acts as the wild symbol, meaning it will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. This wild will enable many additional wins, and really comes into its own when the free spins bonus round is activated.
The brunette love interest and the ship’s mate are next on the pay table, followed by the ship, the map and the anchor. Bringing up the rear are the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Every time you win you’ll have the option of taking a gamble based on the color of a playing card.
Set Sail on the Captain Venture Feature Round
The only symbol not mentioned so far is the ship’s wheel, which acts as the scatter. You’ll receive an immediate scatter win when this appears twice or more across any of the reels, although if you land three or more you’ll also enter the free spins round. Unlike the majority of slots where you’ll win a fixed number of spins, here you’ll win a random amount between 10 and 20. An oversized ship’s wheel now appears with a different number at the end of each spoke. This will spin and when it eventually comes to a stop the number at the top is your number of free spins.
The free spins round is actually enhanced as you have two huge bonuses. Instead of the reels spinning as in the base game, the ship’s wheel will now appear in the place of every symbol, each fading away to reveal a symbol behind, making for a very different experience. Every time you win, you’ll find a hugely impressive 4x multiplier in place. What makes the feature even better is the fact that every time you land a win with the Captain Venture wild, this multiplier is doubled to 8x. The combination of the large number of spins and the large multipliers makes for a very impressive feature.
Nautical Design and Setup
Captain Venture is a nice looking slot, with each of the symbols well drawn. The Captain himself is the standout symbol, with some nice animation when he winks after forming part of a win line. The reels are set against the backdrop of the high seas at sunset, the entire scene having a nice orange glow. Visually, the slot is not quite as expansive and eye catching as you might find at some modern slots, this perhaps due to the plain white background and the playing card symbols that take up much of the reels.
This Novomatic designed slot, much like the majority of others, has 5 reels, each of these reels three rows high. The game has ten win lines in total, these indicated by the colorful markers found either side of the reels. You’ll choose the coin value, which you’ll multiply by 10 to give you your total stake for each spin. Other handy options include the auto play which you simply start and stop by clicking the button and sound options, where you can mute the accompanying beeps and buzzes.