Aliens Ozone Slot Machines
Created by 777igt, Aliens Ozone is a 5 reel, 25 pay line slot machine that's found in online casinos.
Beliefs of extraterrestrial life have existed in some form or another for centuries. And 20th Century Fox capitalized on these beliefs by releasing Alien in 1979, followed by Predator in 1987.
Both films came together in 2004 when 20th Century Fox released Alien vs. Predator, where these two powerful species battled near Antarctica. A sequel to this thrilling matchup called Aliens vs. Predator Requiem was released in 2007.
Aliens Ozone slot includes a mashup of licensed characters from 20th Century Fox's successful movie series.
We're not sure where the Ozone part of the title comes in. Perhaps 777igt is referring to a battle taking place between these outer space creatures around the ozone layer.
Let's continue discussing Aliens Ozone by looking at its atmosphere, music, animations, pay table, graphics, bonuses, betting options, and rules. We'll also discuss how this game compares to NetEnt's Aliens online slot.
Aliens Ozone Slot Machines Overview
The background features various dark colors that perfectly reflect what's seen in the Alien and Predator movies.
You'll see a giant object in the background that looks like an alien spacecraft that one of the races used to ride to Earth.
You'll also see strange swords that are used to divide the 5 reels. This makes sense considering that one of the Predator's weapons of choice is a large sword.
Aliens Ozone features a dramatic tune that starts out slow, then moves into a powerful orchestra sound. Just like the background, the music does an excellent job of reflecting the dramatic and serious tone of the films.
Sound effects include: a movie projector sound when the reels spin, coins piling up after wins, and a dreamy sound following wins.
We're disappointed in the sound effects because they're the generic variety that 777igt uses in other slot machines. But the music is so loud and powerful that it drowns out the lame sound effects anyways.
We were expecting to see some cool animations involving the different alien species. Instead, all you get is stock animations found in other 777igt games.
These include: a Big Win celebration with balloons, Big Win celebration with coin coins spraying everywhere, gold coins bouncing off the reels and into your account, symbols from winning combinations spinning around, and winning symbols moving backwards and forwards.
Considering that the most terrifying elements of the Predator and Alien franchises is the chilling and grotesque mannerisms of the creatures, it's a shame that 777igt didn't include these in the animations.
Aliens Ozone Pay Table and Graphics
Here's a look at the symbols and payouts available in Aliens Ozone:
One of the most terrifying moments of the original Predator movie is when the Predator reveals its hideous face to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character. You can see the same in this symbol, which delivers the Mega Jackpot when appearing 5 times in a pay line.
The Predator normally wears a helmet, which you'll see in the Minor Jackpot symbol. You need to get this icon 5 times in a line to win the jackpot.
The alien in a helmet must also appear 5 times in a pay line to deliver the Mini Jackpot.
Looking like a human, aside from its lack of a mouth and grey appearance, this symbol substitutes for everything except the jackpot, bonus, and free spins icons to form wins. The wild symbol also offers 150 coins when appearing 5 times in a pay line.
This creature pays 200 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
Featuring a green tint in its eyes, this alien pays 150 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
This alien pays 120 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 12 for 3.
The A pays 100 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 10 for 3.
The K offers 80 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
This letter pays 60 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
These two symbols offer 50 coins for 5 symbols, 20 for 4, and 10 for 3.
This alien looks similar to a horror film monster and offers a scatter payout that's multiplied by your triggering bet. The scatter payouts are worth 100x for 5 symbols, 30x for 4, and 10x for 3.
This is the Xenomorph XX121 species that's typically associated with the Alien franchise. It triggers free spins when appearing 3 or more times anywhere on the reels.
This symbol looks similar to the Xenomorph XX121 species, only with a hunch in its back. It triggers the second screen bonus when appearing 3 or more times on the reels.
The best thing about this slot beyond the atmosphere is the number of eerie alien species that you see across the reels.
What's nice is that all of the aliens appear as real life symbols, which really helps sell the movie aspect.
Whether you've paid attention to the Alien and Predator movies or not, you should recognize the Predator and Xenomorph species.
We researched the franchise for about 20 minutes and couldn't turn up anything on the other alien species. But given that there are almost 10 total films between the two franchises, these characters likely make appearances in the less heralded movies.
Aliens Ozone Slot Bonus Features
Another good aspect to Aliens Ozone slot is that it has three jackpots, a second screen bonus, and free spins. Here's an in depth look at each special feature.
Triggered by 3 or more aliens, you get 15 free spins for 5 symbols, 10 for 4, and 5 for 3.
As with other 777igt slot machines, these free spins don't come with any extra frills like multipliers, special symbols, or new music.
When you trigger the bonus by getting 3 or more hunch back aliens, you're taken to a second screen where you're prompted to choose cards for bonus prizes.
The cards are actually heavy metal doors that you slash through with a Predator claw weapon, which creates a fun effect.
You get to choose two of the five cards, at which point the bonus ends. We triggered the bonus three times during our session and revealed two Alien cards each time for bonuses of $4.58, $5.75, and $6.44.
This game is linked to 777igt's three progressive prizes in the Mega, Minor, and Mini Jackpots.
At the time of this review, the Mega Jackpot is worth $1,123,162, the Minor Jackpot is worth $566,581, and the Mini Jackpot is worth $374,387.
We've always been impressed with how 777igt can maintain three different jackpots worth 6 figures or more. Even the Mini Jackpot is quite a windfall at nearly $375k.
You can change pay lines from 5 25 and coin size from $0.01 to $2.00 with the plus / minus buttons under the reels. Note that pay lines can only be changed in increments of 5.
Our main problem with the betting options is that the minus buttons for pay lines and coin size aren't responsive sometimes. While you'll only have temporary struggles with this, it's still an inconvenience that you shouldn't have to worry about it in the first place.
You can auto spin the reels with your selected betting options for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or infinity spins. While the latter option is handy, be sure to remember that you've turned it on for bankroll management's sake.
The last option includes adjusting the volume with the speaker button in the upper right hand corner. The speaker button presents a sliding bar when clicked, giving you greater control over the volume.
We played Aliens Ozone for around 250 spins and experienced above average win frequency for a 25 pay line slot machine.
We used all 25 lines and got lots of $0.10, $0.12, and $0.25 wins, meaning we either lost money or broke even.
But what really helped us is the frequency in which free spins, scatter payouts, and bonus rounds are awarded. Maybe we got lucky, but we triggered free spins at least five times and the second screen bonus three times.
Playing one cent per line, we ended the session up by $2.45.
If you've played other 5 reel online slots, you'll have no trouble with Aliens Ozone. But we'll still go over the main rules below:
- Regular payouts must form in active payouts from left to right, starting with the leftmost reel.
- Bonus and free spin symbols can trigger rewards from anywhere on the reels.
- Jackpot payouts are only awarded if you get five of a respective jackpot symbol in an active pay line.
- Wins are multiplied by your triggering line stake. Here's an example: your $1 line bet x 100 coin win = $100 payout.
Comparison to NetEnt's Aliens Slot Machine
In 2014, NetEnt released a licensed online slot machine based on the Alien franchise. Below you can see how this 5 reel, 15 payline slot compares to Aliens Ozone in several categories.
This game opens with astronauts landing on a mysterious planetoid just like in the movie Alien. You also catch a glimpse of one of the aliens right before the game cuts to the reels.
The background features a cold, windy landscape along with an open corridor in the distance.
The reels and betting options are marked with electronic buttons and lights, designed to create the feeling that you're using space age technology.
Symbols include different species of the aliens, including the dreaded Chestburster and Facehugger creatures seen in the movie.
While we like Aliens Ozone's atmosphere, NetEnt manages to top it with a mix of spaceship like controls and an eerie planetoid atmosphere.
Aliens also features a dramatic music score that, although less powerful, creates the feeling that danger could be lurking around any corner.
The graphics offer realistic 3D depictions of the creatures and are on par with what Aliens Ozone offers. But where Aliens really separates itself is through its animations, which show the creatures making creepy faces when they form wins.
While this game doesn't have progressive jackpots like Aliens Ozone, it does give you the chance to win up to 570,000 coins.
Aliens features a detailed bonus system where you progress over 3 levels in your efforts to destroy The Hive.
Level 1 requires that you fill the Alien Activity Meter with the highest multipliers; Level 2 gives you guaranteed wins on each spin; and Level 3 a.k.a. The Hive awards you with 5 re spins after you destroy the queen and her hive.
While Aliens Ozone does a decent job of embodying the Alien vs. Predator film, it's hard to beat NetEnt's Aliens and its multiple levels. We also give Aliens an edge in the atmosphere and animations departments.
The Aliens and Predator movies are known for creating a terrifying atmosphere coupled with horrific monsters.
777igt's Aliens Ozone nails most of these aspects, especially with regard to the atmosphere department. We like how you can see a strange spaceship in the background and how the swords separate the reels.
The music is also good in this game and makes us think of an intergalactic battle between the predators and aliens.
Other things to like about this game include the three jackpots, free spins, second screen bonus, and scatter payouts. While these elements are common in other 777igt slots, it's always appreciated when all of these features are included.
Downsides to Aliens Ozone include the limited animations and sound effects during payouts. 777igt really missed out by not having the aliens make creepy gestures like you'll see in NetEnt's game.
Overall, we consider Aliens Ozone a good slot that's worth playing if you enjoy the Aliens franchise or just horror / battle movies in general. But the generic animations and sounds prevent this slot machine from being great.