Explore the Unknown
If you’ve never played this game before, you can feel like an intrepid space explorer as you discover exactly what awaits in this beautifully designed slot. There are 5 reels which are transparent, lying between classically designed columns and pillars, giving the player an unobstructed view into space. There’s a total of 50 paylines that are in play but you can reduce these using the button below the reels.
Changing the number of paylines in play will reduce your chances of a win, so if you’re simply keen to restrict the amount each spin costs, you could opt to alter the bet per line instead. There’s a great deal of flexibility over the betting structure in this game, very similar to other titles from the same developer. You’ll have between one and 20 coins which can be bet per line, but you can adjust the value of each coin too. The minimum value is 0.01 and the maximum is 0.20 and this combined with the number of coins bet can produce a great range. The total min bet for Orion is 0.50 and the max bet is 200.00.
Not Such an Infinite Bonus
For a game which takes a long look at the infinite nature of the universe, you might expect a few more bonus features to be beefed up. However, you won’t find very much at all in this game with just wilds and scatters on the base game. The wilds can substitute for other symbols but won’t add any special multipliers to the win.
If you land three or more scatters anywhere on the reels you’ll instantly nab a win, but you’ll get the only extra feature in the game too. Three scatters unlock the Orion’s Free Spin where you’ll receive a total of 8 free spins. These will play out straight away and you’ll have the added bonus of stacked wilds during this feature too. If you land another three scatters you can extend the free play by another 8 turns, making this a potentially lucrative feature.
Extend your Adventure
Lots of space themed games take a fun approach with quirky green skinned aliens making an appearance on the reels. For a more serious style, check out Big Bang from NetEnt, a space themed game which offers unique play features combined with some of the most beautiful colours you’ll find in the cosmiverse! There’s a multiplier of up to x32 which takes the place of free spins and if you land the top prize, you could scoop 1000 coins. And if you’re a fan of exploring the final frontier, you could well appreciate the slot that takes its inspiration from the hit TV series on the same subject. Star Trek Red Alert from IGT brings you some of the most famous faces from Starfleet with five reels, 25 paylines and with a bonus feature too.
It’s not often that a slot comes along which commands so much of your attention instantly but Orion from Genesis manages to do just that. The graphics are excellent and although they’re relatively simple, they transport you to the very edge of space. The game itself is similar to many others from the same developer and lacks any real depth or features, so if you’re looking for a play that’s rammed with extras, you may be disappointed. However, as a simple game of slots or one that’s well suited to beginners, this is a perfect choice.