You can choose to play from 1 up to 10 paylines when playing Captain Venture, so this gives you the option to spin for as little as 1 cent, or as high as €40. A wide range of stakes are available in between to suit all players.
I usually spin between €1 - €2 on here, as with most Novomatic slots, you don't need to be staking huge amounts to hit a decent win.
As this slot is set on the high seas you would expect the symbols to relate accordingly, and they do just that, the paytable for the base game is pictured below so you can see what the highest and lowest paying symbols are.
The captain acts as the wild symbol, but during the base game if he is part of any winning combinations, he will not multiply your wins. The Captain will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter.
You can gamble your wins on Captain Venture via the gamble ladder, this makes a nice change from the cards, and I find this a lot more exciting, especially as there is a big target to possibly win at the top of the ladder.
PAYTABLE FOR CAPTAIN VENTURE SLOT ON €2 STAKE
GAMBLE LADDER ON CAPTAIN VENTURE
CAPTAIN VENTURE FREE SPINS FEATURE
3 WHEELS IN VIEW TO TRIGGER THE FEATURE
THE CAPTAINS WHEEL SPINNING TO AWARD 10 FREE SPINS
To initiate the free spins you need to land 3 or more wheels anywhere in view, if you trigger the feature with more than 3 wheels this will just give you a bigger cash amount.
Once the feature has landed you will go to the captains wheel, here this will spin to award you with your starting free spin amount. This can be as low as 10 or as high as 20.
During the free spins all wins are multiplied by 4, and again the captain symbol acts as a wild, however this time if he makes up part of a winning combination it will also multiply your win by 2. So hit a full line of a premium symbol here and you're looking at a big win.
PAYTABLE SYMBOLS DURING THE FREE SPIN FEATURE
To re-trigger the free spins you need to again land 3 or more wheels anywhere in view, this will again take you to the captains wheel where anything from 10 to 20 spins can be added.
This slot really can go crazy on the re-triggers when it's in the mood, free spins that total over 100, can and do happen.
The dream scenario is to hit a full line of the captains, which would be a gigantic win, I've not yet had the luck to get this but have had 4 on several occasions.
If kind of reminds me of Lucky Lady's Charm in a way, as Captain Venture also likes to give all 5 scatters again during the re-trigger, and as with Lucky Lady's Charm this pays a massive amount.
CAPTAIN VENTURE SLOT REVIEW FINAL THOUGHTS
As far Novomatic slots go, this is up there with the best of them, Captain Venture does hold some massive potential for landing a huge free spin feature.
I'll always give this a slot a couple of hundred spins if I'm playing Novomatic slots, but I have found this game particularly hard to bonus, this can be said with a lot of the Novomatic games, but Captain Venture seems to be the hardest to bonus for me.
It's most probably because the feature can pay so well, of course I have had some terrible low paying features on Captain Venture, but more often than not they have paid me well when I've landed them.