So, if like me, you like your slot play with a retro twist like the Love Boat slot, you’re going to love Playtech’s Space Invaders slot. The game is based on the original classic arcade game but with all the bells and whistles of a modern slot.
You are planet Earth’s last hope of stopping a marauding alien invasion! This is the low tech game to the Rift Slot‘s High tech sci-fi game play!
This game has fun written all over it.
The graphics are great, inspired by the classic shoot ’em up game.
The reels are set in arcade game machine frame, with the reels in the screen and the machine set in a dark background to set the spacey theme.
The soundtrack of play is 80s electrical bleeps and explosions which adds to that retro feel.
Space Invaders Slot Game play
Space Invaders is a 5 reel, 3 row, 10 pay-line slot.
The high value icons are the bog purple alien from the original game, a green UFO space craft, and a futuristic blue Martian weapon. The lower value icons are replicas of those little green, blue and pink aliens of the arcade game, retro and pixelated.
The Wild of Space Invaders is the world Wild, there isn’t a Scatter in this game or a Bonus symbol.
Invaders Turn Wild
One of the great features is the cannon which moves along the bottom of the reels during play. If this lands on reel 2 or 4 then it can fire its laser beam and convert the lower value icons and the Martians into a Wild if a win looks like its on the reels! If you make a win in this mode then you’re awarded with a 2x multiplier.
The UFO Wild
As well as the cannon movement below the reels, there’s action above too in the form of a marauding Martian who pops up on the top of the 5 reels.
When your canon and Martian line up, a laser beam fires from the cannon, blowing up the unwanted UFO. You get a free spin and extra Wilds, UFO Wilds, turn up on the reels.
We haven’t had this much fun since the shoot ’em up bonus rounds on the Cowboys and Aliens slot which is also from Playtech.
If you like to play at speed, there’s also a Turbo button: you can switch on speedy mode! There’s an auto-play function for those of you who just want to dial in a set number of spins.
I loved the Space Invaders slot, and in particular the UFO Wild.