Fly through space and dodge meteors with this slot game from Play’n Go. The theme of the slot is pretty apparent in the name, but Space Race slot have gone a little above and beyond in their pursuit of the theme of space. This is made evident from their intro video, reel symbols, graphics and sound effects. The game incorporates the usual selection of Play’n Go bonus features, so players can expect to see the likes of Wild and Scatter symbols, a free spins feature and a space themed interactive bonus game that brings them all together. Overall this is a nice combination of solid slot aspects.
Space Race Design and Appearance
This slot leads with an intro video of flying through space until finally reaching a space probe and blasting off to the reels. 5 reels and 20 pay lines is what Space Race slot’s fundaments are, with the pay lines completely adjustable. There is an autoplay feature, where players can set an amount of spins to automatically take place. The betting scene is fairly diverse in this slot with an adjustable coin size, number of coins and of course the aforementioned adjustable pay lines.
As for the visuals of the game, they are heavily space oriented without appearing very sci-fi. The graphics are nice, like many Play’n Go pokies , and this is reflected most notably in the symbols on the reels. Here players will find symbols depicting the earth, the moon, an astronaut, a probe, rocket and a meteor shower. There are also the common playing card symbols, only in Space Race they are done in a futuristic style, adding to the general space theme. There some sporadic animations too, these are mostly associated with the interactive bonus game.
This slot also incorporates several sound effects and noises to compliment the space theme. These are linked to the cut scenes, reels and to notify wins.
Bonus Symbols and Features in Space Race
This slot has several interesting symbols on their reels that can reward plyers with some cool bonuses should they land them on theirs. First off is the Wild symbol which most modern video slots have. This symbol switches for other base game symbols to form the best winning combination possible. In Space Race it also serves as the biggest jackpot, with 5 Wild symbols across any active pay line scoring 5000 coins. This trumps the highest paying base game symbol of 1000 coins, held by the astronaut symbol.
The Scatter symbol in the game awards up to an impressive 300 times the total bet and, in Scatter like fashion, does so without the need of pay lines and instead when 5 symbols appear anywhere on the reels. The Scatter symbol appears as the Meteor Shower.
Free spins are also a bonus feature in Space Race and are won through the red Warning symbol. 3 of these symbols wins free spins, with an added bonus that these symbols then become Wilds for the free spins, allowing for more wins. This does unfortunately forfeit the possibility of retriggering the free spins as the symbols for them are Wilds during this feature.
The Interactive Bonus Game for Space Race
The bonus game in Space Race is triggered by the Rocket symbol and when 3 appear on the reels the last one takes off and transports the player through space and right into a meteor storm pick’em bonus game. Here players select a position on a grid for their rocket and meteors then strike said grid. Prizes are won for each round survived.