Inspired Entertainment takes players on a nostalgic journey with the launch of a mobile slot version of TAITO’s out-of-this-world retro video game, Space Invaders.
Space Invaders is a 5×3, 20-payline video slot that comes with a maximum win potential of up to x1,250 the bet.
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The title features eight regular pay symbols with low-pays appearing as four space invaders worth x2.5 to x5 the stake. Meanwhile, high-pays consist of three space-themed icons as well as the game’s logo worth x10 to x25 the stake.
Moreover, wilds replace all symbols in the game except the scatter.
The title includes features such as reel modifiers, bonus games and a spin chance.
During the base game, a UFO may randomly fly over the top of the reels. A cannon appears beneath it shooting at it. If it hits, one of the following modifiers is activated: Wild Cannon, where a cannon appears as the reels spin to shoot wild symbols onto the middle three reels; Monster Wild, where any wilds that subsequently land expand to cover all positions on their reel; 5 Of A Kind!, which guarantees at least one five of a kind win; Mega Reel, where, as the reels spin, three of them merge to create mega 3×3 sized symbols which land on the left, right or centre; and Bonus Boost, where extra bonus symbols are added to the reels for the spin.
In addition to these five modifiers, there are two more which may activate at random following losing base game spins: The UFO modifier shines a beam onto a symbol growing it to super-size, or a cannon may appear, which destroys invader symbols to let new symbols cascade into the free spaces.
Furthermore, the Lock’n Spin Invasion modifier may also trigger at the end of a base game spin, where all instances of a chosen symbol type lock in place for a respin. This continues until no new instances of that symbol land.
Moving onto the bonus games, these are activated by landing three or more bonus coin scatters in the base game. Here, a feature wheel spins to award one of six games – which can be either collected or gambled: Shoot Out, where players press the shoot button to clear rows of invaders and win a bet multiplier; UFO Climber, where players pick UFOs to move along a trail with increasing bet multipliers; Wild Cannon free spins, awarding free spins with a cannon that adds sticky wilds to the reels; Monster Wild free spins, awarding free spins with expanding full reel wilds; Mega Reel free spins, awarding free spins with a roaming 3×3 mega reel; and Space Invaders, where players watch a round of space invaders to win a bet multiplier.
Additionally, at the end of each bonus round, three coins are displayed which players must choose from. Coins either end the bonus, continue the bonus, or award the Space Invaders feature.
Finally, with the spin chance, players can wager their remaining credit on the Spin Chance should their balance fall lower than the cost of their current spin. Winning will grant one final spin, however, losing will forfeit the balance.
WHAT THEY SAY
“Launched in the late seventies, Space Invaders was a pioneer in the video game industry, inspiring numerous game designs across an array of genres,” commented Steve Collett, chief product officer at Inspired. “Despite its maturity, it is still one of the most recognisable gaming brands of all time.
“We are thrilled to bring this retro classic back to players with novel features including reel-enhancing modifiers, six exhilarating bonus rounds and a bonus gamble mechanic.
“Space Invaders is set to become a memorable and player favourite slot game this season, and beyond.”
To play a demo version of Space Invaders, click here.