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The Epic Journey slot review

Added by Quickspin. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Game information

Game supplier: Quickspin

Release date:03/2015



Max. win:bet x 625

Mobile version:No

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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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The Epic Journey is based on the old story where a group of explorers find an entry into the hollow Earth and encounter ancient beasts and amazing sights. Players that join them will also find three playing fields, a free spins mode and multiplier wilds.

This slot was released in 2015 by developer Quickspin, who made sure the game stood out through the use of some impressive graphics as well as a few interesting features. Unfortunately, the game uses Adobe Flash and it hasn’t been updated yet which means that players will not be able to play this slot unless they use Adobe Flash which is not recommended.

Since this slot was a pretty big deal when it was released I will assume it will get transferred to HTML5 and be available to play in the future, and that’s why you can read this review. The game includes not 1 or 2 but 3 separate playing fields on which players can score wins. Each playing field has 5 reels and 4 rows, resulting in a total of 100 paylines.

The background shows us several gorgeous drawings, including the hole in the planet crust through which the explorers venture down and a wide vista of the lush jungles underneath the Earth where dinosaurs and other great beasts roam. The symbols are divided into characters and gems, with no card letters or card suits to ruin the setting.


The Epic Journey has three playing fields that all use the same symbols, but it still requires quite a selection of symbols to do this. All of them are uniquely made for the slot, featuring different special characters as well as a series of colourful gems to illustrate the low-paying symbols. Whenever there’s a win, the tiles involved light up.

Players can look forward to a max. win of 625x your bet which seems low when compared to other slots but fits the game’s Low Volatility. To change the total win players can pick a bet between £0.80 and £80 per spin.

I found the gameplay to be quite interesting but the three playing fields are a little much to keep track of, especially considering they all have their own paylines. The symbols do all have their own appearance and colour which helps tell them apart, and the game slows down a bit to show the wins.


The Epic Journey seems very complicated but doesn’t have too many features and should be easy enough to understand for all but the most novice players. The most intimidating aspect of the slot are the 3 playing fields and they will also require the most attention while playing.

I think it is an interesting approach by Quickspin to give players the ability to bet three times for the cost of a single spin since each playing field operates largely on its own. The only time they really interact is with the Bonus symbols, which can trigger the free spins mode even if they appear on different playing fields.

The features in the slot include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols in the game except the Bonus symbol.
  • Random Wilds: Wilds can be added randomly to the playing field.
  • Stacked Wilds: Wilds can appear stacked, filling an entire reel.
  • Multiplier Wilds: During the free spins mode, wilds can have multipliers associated with them.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 Bonus symbols on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Mushroom Forest: The Mushroom Forest bonus game lets players pick a series of mushrooms to reveal coin wins.
  • Fossil Hunt: The Fossil Hunt has the player collect as many Shovel symbols as possible. A shovel will reveal a fossil part and keep it locked for the rest of the bonus game. After the bonus game ends, players receive a coin win depending on the number of fossil parts revealed.

The two bonus games and the free spins mode all stand apart from each other, each with its own background and gameplay. The Free Spins mode is the best able to grant players the jackpot but this is very unlikely still. The two bonus games can grant some sizeable coin wins but they won’t be as high as the highest possible jackpot.

Much of the game revolves around the different wilds, which can appear randomly during the base game or can be activated more deliberately during the free spins mode. During the free spins, the game will add special symbols that trigger multipliers. Get enough of these symbols on the screen to activate these multipliers permanently.

I thought all of the features were fun and interesting but they can become quite overwhelming quite quickly if players aren’t paying enough attention. The classic slot player will likely not enjoy a large number of different features as well as the three playing fields.

In Conclusion

The Epic Journey is a truly epic slot in terms of scope and features, which will likely scare away some players as getting to grips with the number of possibilities might be too overwhelming. The ones that stick around will likely feel that they are getting their money’s worth as there is constantly something to see and often something to do.

If you like the setting of dinosaurs and other long-forgotten animals in a hidden land, which is shown with various images and backgrounds, you will likely have a good time with this game. Assuming it will get transferred away from Adobe Flash to HTML5, the game will be one of the better-aged slots in the Quickspin library.

If you get the opportunity to play this game I would definitely recommend it. I think only the most fervent classic slot players will get something out of this game, even if it’s only the art or the gameplay with 3 separate playing fields.

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.54%


    Max. win:bet x 625

    Min. bet:£0.8

    Max. bet:£80

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    Max. lines:100

    Min. lines:100

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    You can play The Epic Journey in English, Finnish, Swedish, Russian and 4 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese


    The Epic Journey supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD


    Release date 03/2015
    70th newest on Quickspin 1,035th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.54% 0.5% > average
    19th highest on Quickspin 236th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 625 x your bet
    59th highest on Quickspin 1,061st highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 100 400% > average
    14th highest on Quickspin 247th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.8 per spin
    72nd lowest on Quickspin 1,194th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £80 per spin
    71st highest on Quickspin 859th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    4th most rated on Quickspin 37th most rated on Bojoko
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    Expert's profile


    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Quickspin

    Release date:03/2015

    RTP (Return to player):96.54%

    Max. win:bet x 625

    Mobile version:No

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.7

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