Kathmandu the Gateway to Mount Everest
The legendary sacred capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, is the subject of this slots game by Microgaming. This city has been one of the most popular cities for Western tourists for many centuries. The game has the stunning animation, smooth game play and pleasant sound effects, that one would expect from a leading games developer like Microgaming. The story line of Kathmandu slot game takes you to the gateway to Mount Everest, with all its mysteries and challenges.
Ancient Bell Towers and Temples Are Some of the Symbols
Kathmandu is a coin based slot game, meaning that all your credits will be converted into coins during the game. There are five reels, and nine pay lines in this game. The symbols are all Eastern cultural symbols, like an ancient bell tower, a prayer wheel, temple and an adorned elephant, a map showing you the paths up the mountain, and bags of exotic spices. There are also the classic playing card symbols from ten through to the Ace.
The Bell is the Scatter symbol in Kathmandu, and provides some attractive winning possibilities. If you find two Scatters appearing on your reels you can win a large number of coins, and if three or more appear you can win fifteen free sins and a great five times multiplier. The Prayer Wheel is the Wild, and can replace any symbol missing in a winning combination, except for the Scatter. It can appear anywhere, and can boost any winnings.
There is also an extra Wild in Kathmandu, and that is the Temple. This Wild will only appear during the free spins bonus round, and acts as a perfect regular Wild symbol. The Bell Tower is the Scatter, and there are the sounds of a busy casino in the background. The Bell can also appear anywhere, and two or more will offer a good payout, while three of more will trigger the bonus feature.
Bonus Round Offers a Random Multiplier
The bonus round gives the player fifteen free spins, when three or more of the Scatter symbols appears on the reels. Payouts can be multiplied by as much as five times by a random multiplier. This random multiplier can offer between two and five times the payout. If the player finds three more Scatters on the reels, this free spin feature will be reactivated, and you will win fifteen more free spins.
Gamble Feature Also Available
Kathmandu also has a Gamble feature, which allows players to double or quadruple their winnings. This is a simple side game, where you try to guess correctly the colour of a random playing card. If you guess the colour correctly your winnings will be doubled. If you also correctly guess the suit of the plating card, your winnings will be quadrupled. Incorrect guesses will, however, result in losing your winnings.
The base game jackpot can be greatly increased if you strike the random multiplier. The highest payout can be achieved with the five times multiplier on all fifteen free spins.
In Kathmandu players can select one, or some of the nine pay lines, and place a real money wager. The game can also be played for free. Players can spin manually or make use of the auto play settings that are offered. In many Microgaming slots games, like in Kathmandu, sounds can be controlled and settings altered if the player wishes.