There are not many slots online which you can describe as literally ‘Out of this World’, but Max Damage falls firmly into that category. That is because Max himself is a space explorer and plies his trade around the universe. Appearing a little like Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story series, Max is joined by rockets, satellites and even aliens on the reels.
The gameplay is interesting due to the all-ways winning system in place, giving you 243 ways to win on every spin. The highlight of the game is the free spins feature, where you’ll find a handy multiplier as well as more alien spaceships giving the bankroll a boost.
Max Damage plays out on five reels, each of the reels three symbols high. The game features the all-ways winning system as opposed to a set number of win lines. This means that wins will come along when you land matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right. You’ll win irrespective of the position of symbols on those reels.
A look at the pay table shows you that the title logo symbol is the highest paying in the game. Land the title symbol five times in a row and you’ll win 1,000 coins. This symbol also acts as the wild and will therefore substitute for any other symbol in the game. The wild is also stacked on all five reels, ensuring that those large multiple wins are always possible. A single wild on an all-ways slot can lead to many additional wins, so stacked wilds go that extra mile. In theory, stacked wilds across all the reels could lead to the maximum 243 wins.
Max Damage himself is next on the pay table and has a top prize of 500 coins when appearing on all five reels. A space rocket comes next and is worth 300 coins. A satellite pays 200 coins and an image of the earth has a top prize of 150 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
The final symbol in the game is a green spaceship which is manned by a 3-eyed alien. In all honesty, this doesn’t look like the scariest alien in the world, so if this is the earth’s greatest peril, we’re probably going to be OK! This alien acts as the scatter symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these scatters and you’ll win 1x, 2x, 10x or 50x your total stake respectively.
3, 4 or 5 scatters will also see you enter the free spins round. You’ll be awarded 15 free spins in total and each win you land during the spins will be multiplied by 2. This, in itself makes for a good feature, but it gets better than this. During the spins, more menacing looking alien spaceships appear on the reels. Max will then blast each one and a prize will be awarded. After Max blasts the spaceship, the symbol will also turn wild, meaning even more wins can come your way. During the free spins, the screen changes to show a more traditional, dark blue view of space.
The backdrop to Max Damage shows the top of the earth from space, the curved surface of the planet arching across the screen. The reels are transparent meaning this scene remains in view throughout the game. The mix of symbols adds a great amount of colour to the reels, never more so than the playing card symbols. The standout symbols are Max himself and the alien scatter symbol. Both of these are sure to put a smile on your face. The added animation with the scatter, the wild and Max himself all add a professional sheen to the game. An upbeat soundtrack plays throughout, with appropriate space-age style notes whenever you land a win.
All-ways winning slots don’t come any better than Max Damage. The impressive design of the slot sets you off on the right foot, while those stacked wilds make those wins more achievable than usual. The game has a nice sense of humour throughout, especially when Max and the aliens make an appearance. The bonus feature is certainly the highlight. 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier is always going to be a winner, but add in those alien-zap wins and it only improves. Max Damage is a highly recommended slot.