Within the world of online slots, there are some themes which are deemed to be casino classics, take for instance Irish or Egyptian themed slots or mythological titles. Another one of these traditional themes is the Wild Wild West, and Railroad Express is up and coming software developer, Magnet Gaming's take on this.
The year is 1901, and the railway construction business is booming. Gold fever has taken over town and the railroads are proving to be the best way of reaching the mines and transporting the goods. That being said, lazy station master Moe Dollar is struggling and he needs your help to build new tracks across the prairie to reach the wealth at Golden Mountain.
Playing Railroad Express will not only help sleepy Moe in his quest for gold, but could also see you walking away considerably better off too, as this great new three reel slot boasts two progressive jackpots. Moreover, the game comes complete with high quality graphics and not one, but four bonus games to enjoy too.
Game Mechanics - How to Play Railroad Express
Railroad Express is a three reel, three row slot brought to us by Magnet Gaming. Although smaller in size, therefore, than most slots, it still definitely packs a punch and it's playable from as little as 1p per spin, up to £8 per spin. In this slot, wins are awarded when a combination of the same three symbols appears horizontally, vertically or diagonally, which means the game boasts eight paylines overall. As you must have three symbols to create a winning combination, yet cannot possibly have more, this makes the gameplay a little different to traditional video slots.
Visually, Railroad Express is a triumph. The reels hang against a desert background with Moe Dollar, the station master, snoozing to the right of the game. Symbols include gold coins, money bags, coal, corn and other Western themed items. The highest paying symbol in the game is the gold coin and this will give you 600x your wager for a three of a kind combination. The game does not include scatter or wild symbols, which is a bit of a shame, but there are four different bonus symbols which we'll talk more about later.
Railroad Express RTP and Volatility
Railroad Express boasts a healthy RTP of 96.5%, which is above average. That being said, as the game boasts two progressive jackpots and a maximum base game win of 600x your wager, we would categorize it as a high volatility game. This means that you may spin for some time without a single win, then all of a sudden you'll be cashing in, so do remember to budget carefully!
Railroad Express comes complete with not one but four bonus features! Each of these is triggered when you create a winning 3-symbol combination of bonus symbols. The Railroad Builder Bonus is symbolised by a train track, and when this round is activated, you'll be transported to a new screen, which contains plans for the new railroads.
You must then dig the ground, create a track and find the new railway station. If your track reaches the new railway station, you'll be allowed to play again for a bigger jackpot, but should you dig in the wrong place you'll lose a life. The feature ends if you make three wrong digs.
The second bonus game is the Coal Wagon bonus, and this is activated when you find three coal crane symbols on the reels. In this round, you will be awarded twenty free spins, and the aim is to collect as much coal as possible before your spins are up. The coal will be collected to the left of the reels, and should you collect enough, you'll walk away with a prize, or even one of the game's jackpots!
The thrd bonus round is the Golden Mountain game and this triggered when you find three or more of the dynamite symbols. In this game you'll be transported to a sort of snakes and ladders board, and you must roll the dice to see how many spaces you will progress. During the bonus round you can collect gold to win cash prizes, and diamonds, which will bring you closer to the jackpot prizes. Watch out for the no entry signs however, as these will send you back to the start!
Last, but by no means least, is the Game Chance round, which is triggered when you find three crate symbols on the reels. This round is a simple pick and click game, where you can collect cash rewards or trigger any of the three bonus games mentioned above. When this feature ends, a re-spin with a 2x multiplier is also granted.
User Interface and Experience
As you should expect from any slot game we choose to add to our roster here at GoWin Casino, Railroad Express runs flawlessly across all devices, including laptops, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. It's quick to load and the 3D graphics make it an attractive and exciting experience for all.
Whilst Magnet Gaming are a relatively new software developer, they certainly know what they're doing and we think this game serves as testament to their eye for detail and innovative ideas.
Our Take on Railroad Express Slot Game
Railroad Express is not only a lucrative and thrilling game, but it's also innovative and unique. We love the extra bonus rounds, and although the slot only has three reels, it's packed to rim with chances to win big. What's more, the high quality graphics make for an immersive experience and, whilst the theme is not totally unique, Magnet Gaming's fresh take feels modern and different.
Magnet Gaming's slots are a new addition to GoWin Casino, but we're glad that we can now offer them to all our players. We think this game will definitely appeal to all different sorts of slots fans, including those searching for something a little more quirky.