Defend your home planet in Playtech’s Space Invaders! This online video slot version of the popular 1970s arcade game is sure to thrill arcade lovers and slot enthusiasts alike. It is stocked with Bonuses such as a UFO Wild Feature, Win Multipliers, Wild Substitutions and an Invaders Turn Wild Feature. Play this nostalgic arcade slot online from either desktop or mobile device at BGO online casino to begin blasting those space invaders out of the sky for cash.
Shoot a Green Cannon for Double Wins
Space Invaders is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-fixed payline slot. Its reels are covered in space invaders that look just like the little aliens from the arcade version. The game buttons are cleverly styled after those found on a retro arcade machine. The design is quite simple with small animations such as blinking symbols that pop out on wins. The graphics quality is similar to that of any retro arcade game. While that is quite low when compared with most other online slots, players may just find themselves charmed by its nostalgic quality.
The sound effects are also quite similar to the arcade version of the game, and a familiar green cannon moves back and forth beneath the reels occasionally shooting at the symbols. While it would have been more interesting if the symbols moved in a pattern similar to the arcade game, the reels spin in standard fashion similar to many other online slots. Players don’t actually have direct control of the cannon. It randomly shoots symbols upon Bonus Feature activation.
Space Invaders displays values for Line Bet, Win, Total Bet and Balance in cash beneath the reels. To select a Total Bet ranging from 10p – £200, adjust the Line Bet ranging from 1p – £20 at BGO online casino. The Paytable displays values for potential winning combinations in credits which remain fixed despite changes made to the Line Bet. Wins are calculated by multiplying the credit pay by the Line Bet, and the cash value is displayed in the ‘win box.’
Space Invaders has basic set of 8 symbols styled after the retro arcade game it is named for. This online slot has only 1 special symbol, a Wild, which awards a Win Multiplier of 2x to winning combinations it completes. Space Invaders has 7 regular symbols. The 4 higher-paying symbols look a bit on the modern side depicting a UFO, Laser Cannon, Aliens and Planet. The 3 lower paying symbols look more in line with the ‘space invaders’ from the popular arcade game. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Planet, Purple Aliens, UFO, Laser Cannon, Purple Alien, Green Alien and Blue Alien.
Gameplay is left to right AND right to left along all 10 paylines giving Space Invaders 20 ways to award a win each spin. Get 3+ matching symbols, starting from either the leftmost or rightmost reel, to win. To profit, get 3+ Planets, 4+ UFOs – higher or 5+ of any regular symbol. Of course, if a Wild completes a winning combo, the potential profit increases: get 3+ UFOs – higher or 4+ of any symbol to profit.
The highest value symbol is the Planet which shows a value of (150, 75, 20). The Planet gives Space Invaders potential to award up to 15x the Total Bet or 30x the Total Bet (with Wild Substitution). At BGO online casino, that amounts to a big win of up to £3.000 or £6.000 respectively. The Purple Aliens symbol is the next highest paying symbol showing a value of (50, 30, 10) giving Space Invaders the potential to award up to 5x (or 10x) the Total Bet. That amounts to a big win of up to £1.000 or £2.000 respectively.
Playtech slots typically offer an Autoplay option limited to 10, 25, 50 or 99 consecutive spins. Space Invaders’ Game Settings include: toggle ‘Fast Play’ on/off, view Game History, switch ‘Turbo Play’ on/off, adjust volume and toggle sound effects on/off.
Space Invaders Bonus Features
Invaders Turn Wild Feature: This Feature activates randomly when the green cannon happens to rest beneath either reel 2 or 4. It shoots a little green laser and transforms low paying symbols into Wilds to form winning combos. Wilds actually double wins when they are part of a winning combo making this Feature quite lucrative.
UFO Wild Feature: This Feature is also randomly activated when the green cannon aligns with a UFO symbol. The cannon shoots the UFO which in turn triggers a Re-spin that grants Wilds to the reels for maximum win potential.
Summary table Space Invaders
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||September 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||Unknown|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average/High|
|Features (?)||Invaders Turn Wild Feature and UFO Wild Feature|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Min. / Max. bet||10p up to £200|
|Bet / Line||1p up to £20|
Blast From the Past
Space Invaders is a simply designed slot that relies heavily on basic recurring Features that can potentially award double wins. Both of the main Bonus Features of the game involve the green cannon which ties in the old arcade version of Space Invaders quite nicely. Its uncomplicated gameplay makes it a great pick for anyone put off by complicated, flashy slots or anyone new to online slots. If retro arcade games spark your interest, Space Invaders is a must play (particularly for anyone that loves games made in the 1970s/1980s).
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