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Space Race Slot Review
Set in a galaxy far far away, Space Race slot machine invites you to play. Despite the title of this slot machine, you don’t have to hop in some space craft and start racing opponents to get your hands on some wins, you simply avoid collisions with asteroids and keep your shuttle safe whilst your crew repair the space station. Not exactly the most thrilling slot on offer from Play ‘n Go, but it’s solid and offers great graphics and bonus features.
There are 5 reels and 20 paylines to this slot game – allowing you to choose the amount you wish to play, go for 1 or all 20 if you like, but the more you have in play, the more chances you will have of hitting a winning combination or triggering a bonus. The symbols come alive when they form a winning combination and the sounds that accompany the reels spinning are spot on.
A mystical galaxy is where this slot game is based, dark shades of blue and purple feature behind the slot machine with twinkling stars and shooting stars for as far as the eye can reach. The paylines are highlighted via various coloured boxes to the left and right with the easy to navigate control panel to the lower of the screen. Space Race logo, asteroids, space shuttle, satellite, NASA astronaut, earth, moon and card values 10, J, Q, K and A grace the reels.
Out of This World Wins
Space Race logo is the key to the non-progressive jackpot of 5,000 coins. Depending on your stake, will depend on how much those coins are worth – so if you were to play maximum stakes of 25.00 a spin and hit the jackpot, you’d receive more money than someone playing minimum stakes of just 0.15. Five of a kind are required on an active payline in order to get this cash sum.
Other high value symbols include; NASA astronaut with 1,000 coins, satellite and earth with 500 coins, asteroids with a 300 coins and the moon with 250 coins.
Spin in 3 bonus symbols and they will float off the reels and award the bonus game. The bonus game, it’s exactly like the popular Battleships game, although it’s set in space. There are three rounds and level one requires you to choose a single grid from 25 to place your space shuttle in. Meteors will launch at the grid and you sit and hope that they miss your space shuttle – if it hits, don’t panic you continue to round two. Round two offers 16 grids to choose from, round three offers 9 grids with round 4 offering just 4 grids to choose from. The amount you win will be shown after the game comes to a conclusion after round 4.
Space Race logo is wild and naturally does what a wild does – replaces all other symbols (except asteroid and space shuttle) to help create a winning payline. The scatter symbol is the asteroids – three or more and you will initiate the free spins feature. You will be awarded with 15 free spins where extra wilds in the form of warning signs will come into play. Free spins cannot be re-triggered. Asteroids will flow from the top of your screen to the bottom, instead of the reels spinning. As the asteroids fall, the symbols change and hopefully hit winning combinations.
In the gamble feature, you can gamble any win that you have triggered for double or even quadruple its value. Red or black returns a 2x multiplier with spades, clubs, diamonds or hearts returning a 4x multiplier. You get one shot ta this gamble game – guess wrong and you lose the lot.
Sky High Summary
On first impressions, Space Race slot game was pretty basic with not much on offer, but once we started playing, we were hooked. The bonus game where you guide your space shuttle through space was very rewarding indeed – our 25,00 stake won us a massive 2,500 – deposit being hit on every grid. The free spins were less attractive, only returning us 250.00 – but that’s still a lot of money for a 25,00 stake. The graphics and sounds in the Space Race slot machine are superb and there’s plenty to get your hands on in this medium variance slot from Play ‘n Go.