Space Invaders Slot Machine
Space Invaders is an online slot game, produced by Playtech which has 5 reels and 10 paylines. The Space Invaders slot game is inspired by the popular arcade game of the same name that was designed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. Playtech has gone to great lengths to keep Space Invaders as authentic as possible.
The set up of the game doesn't look like a slot at all but has the look and feel of a physical arcade game. The slot features the iconic pixelated aliens as well as other space-related imagery such as planets, space-ships and U.F.Os. The soundtrack is that of a retro arcade game and adds further authenticity to the Space Invaders slot.
- Slot Type: Video Slot
- Genre: Arcade
- Software: Playtech
- Reels: 5
- Pay lines: 10
- Min Coin Size: 0.1
- Max Coin Size: 100
- RTP: 96.16%
- Wilds: Yes
- Scatter: No
- AutoPlay: Yes
- Multipliers: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Progressive Jackpot: No
- Mobile Play: Yes
Bonus Rounds and Payouts
The 3 pixelated Alien Invader icons are the game's lowest paying symbols and reward players with 20x their bet for 5 of a kind in a winning combination. The Blue Spaceship symbol pays slightly more, at 25x the player's bet for 5 in a row. The Green U.F.O pays out 30x for the same combination, while the Purple Alien pays out 50x. The Orange Planet is the game's most valuable symbol and awards players with 150x their bet for landing 5 of these symbols in a winning combination on the reels.
The Invaders Turn Wild feature is activated randomly whenever the cannon below the reels decides to fire into either reel 2 or 4. The cannon will shoot at the low value symbols in the reel, causing the symbols to disappear. The low value symbols will now be replaced with Wilds to assist in winning combinations. The wins from the spin will now be re-calculated with the new Wild symbols in place.
There is also a U.FO that flies above the reels. If the U.F.O and the Cannon stop on the same reel after a spin, the U.F.O Wild Feature will be activated. The Cannon will shoot at the U.F.O and the player will be rewarded with a free re-spin with as many as 9 additional Wilds thrown into the mix, leading to potentially much higher wins.
Additional Game Features
Space Invaders has a wide variety of betting options to suit a wide variety of players, suiting both novices and high rollers alike. Once players are comfortable with their coin size and betting amount, they can make use of the slot game's 'Turbo' button. This button is much like an AutoPlay feature and will allow players to speed up their game by spinning the reels automatically on their allocated bet for a certain amount of spins. This saves the player from pressing 'Spin' each time, thus speeding up the game.
Green Space Invader, Purple Space Invader, Blue Space Invader, Orange Planet, Purple Alien, Green U.F.O, Blue Spaceship
The Wild symbol is clearly labelled 'Wild' and can replace all other symbols in the game.
Playtech has done a wonderful job in bringing this retro arcade game back to life in the form of an online slot game. The slot may seem a little simple compared to the usual Playtech game, but some introspection proves that it has unique and innovative features that we haven't noticed in any other slot games.
Space Invaders is truly one of a kind and proves to be both profitable and enjoyable.