There are some impressive looking aliens on the reels of this online slot game. You will also find a hero / astronaut, who is doing battle with them. Most impressive of all are the scatter symbols. These are glowing red planets, which explode in front of your eyes.
You’ll find a free spins round as the main feature of this game. All prizes are doubled for a full 20 free spins, giving plenty of big win opportunities. The popular ‘movie mayhem’ jackpots are also included, these progressive prizes are linked between several Amaya slot games.
There is nothing particularly alien about the setup of the reels. This is a 5 reel, 3 row grid with 25 (fully adjustable) win-lines crossing from the left. Coin sizes go 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and up from there. The ‘bet max’ button resets the 25 lines if you have been playing with less, though does not add any bet multiplier. You will find a configurable auto-play option to the left of the ‘paytable’ button.
A hero, wearing a space helmet and looking seriously at you from the reels, is the highest paying symbol. He is worth 6000 coins for 5 of a kind, 2000 for 4, 200 for 3 and 10 coins for 2. This symbol is also the substitute (wild). It will replace any of the regular symbols (not the glowing planet scatter) to create extra wins.
The female character comes second, with 3000 coins for 5 and also paying all the way down to 2 of a kind. A science guy competes the humans, and will bring you 1000 coins for the full 5 of a kind. An impressive looking alien big with glowing orange eyes (350 for 5) and a space ship (also 350) complete the higher paying symbols. You’ll find regular playing card symbols for the smaller wins.
Scatters are by far the most impressive symbol visually. This is a glowing orange and yellow orb. When you create wins with these, they will explode. There are also special sound effects for both when they hit the reels and the explosion.
These symbols pay out based on the total number in view on the reels. The top prize is 100x your total bet amount for 5 of a kind. Prizes continue all the way down to 2 of a kind, which gets you 1x your bet amount.
More importantly for most spins, hitting 3+ scattered planets will trigger the free spins bonus game.
Before your spins begin, you will see an impressive animation where a space ship chases aliens over the screen. Based on the glowing fragments in the bottom left, it hits the target!
Other than some music and a change in the background colors, the free spins plays out in the same way that the base game runs. All wins during this feature are doubled compared to the pay table. This brings the top prize to an impressive 12,000 coins (for 5 hero symbols). You can retrigger the free spins with 3+ of the planet symbols during play.
Progressive jackpots are triggered independently of the symbols on the reels. You will see 4 jackpots above the reels. When this game starts you’ll see movie tickets on the screen, you pick one to find out which of the jackpots you win.
I have to say that the design of this slot seems to have come straight from the ‘sci-fi cookbook’. You’ll see stars and planets to the sides of the reels and above them. An angled ‘futuristic’ font. The clichés of a dashing hero (complete with mustache), mad scientist and attractive assistant – and of course a classic bug alien.
Only the exploding planet adds much life to the base game – though the people in the symbols are animated. The sounds are mostly generic, with the occasional explosion changing things up. Only the space ship which precedes the free spins really brings things to life.
While keeping in mind that there is only one unique feature – a free spins game – this is a solid an enjoyable slot. If you are a sci-fi fan, and prefer a solid game to anything overly complex, then this is certainly worth taking for a spin. Doubled prizes for a full 20 free spins can help land some bigger wins, while the progressive movie mayhem jackpots are also included.