Space Invaders is a new slot game from Inspired Gaming that was launched in December, 2021. Inspired Gaming is a popular slot game provider that was founded way back in 2001. They have a good reputation in the online casino industry for making popular online slots and virtual sports games. Slot games with classic arcade themes are hugely popular and the Space Invaders slot game ranks among the best. You can play the Space Invaders slot game on Las Vegas Casino for free with the Demo Play option.
The Space Invaders slot game is inspired from the original Space Invaders arcade game. Inspired Gaming has done an excellent job in turning the popular arcade game into a 5 reel slot. The 8 bit design, retro look, arcade sounds, and colorful symbols collectively gives a nostalgic feel of the original Space Invaders arcade game that was released in 1978. Inspired Gaming has kept the core of the slot game as that of the original and made some tweaks to make the game look appealing to the modern world. Space Invaders takes you back in the memory lane to the good old days of Arcade games. The soundtrack and the sound effects perfectly suit the theme of the game.
The backdrop of the game is a Snow Mountain at night times with volcanoes visible at the bottom of the screen. You can also see the shining stars at the top over the snow mountains. The slot is a 5-reel 3-row set up with a dark background. All the reels are separated by the blue lines. The name of the slot game can be seen at the centre in big yellow letters with shadows that are leaning onto the reels. Inspired Gaming has paid attention to every detail to give the players a classic arcade feel.
Space Invaders is a 5×3 slot game with 20 fixed paylines. The Space Invaders slot game has 8 regular symbols and two special symbols. Landing 3 or more low paying symbols or at least two high paying symbols (Game Logo) on adjacent reels from leftmost reel to right constitutes a win. The regular symbols of the game include Purple, Red, Green and Blue Alien Creatures, Rocket, Spaceship, Satellite and Game Logo. The payouts of the regular symbols are listed below:
– Purple Alien and Red Alien symbols pay 0.20x, 0.50x and 2.50x the stake for 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols respectively.
– Green and Blue symbols pay 0.40x, 2x and 5x the stake for 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols respectively.
– Spaceship pays 1x, 4x and 15x the stake for 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols respectively.
– The Space Invaders logo pays 0.10x, 2x, 5x and 25x the stake for 2, 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols.
The Space Invaders Logo is the highest paying symbol and pays up to 25x the stake for 5 matching symbols. The Space Invaders slot game has a Wild Symbol and a Scatter Symbol as well.
The symbol with the word “WILD” written over it acts as a Wild Symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter.
The Gold Coin symbol acts as a Scatter Symbol and can trigger bonus features when you land 3 or more Scatter Symbols in a spin.
Space Invaders has multiple bonus features that can increase the payout on a spin.
In the base game during a spin, an UFO will fly over the top of the reels at random and a cannon tries to shoot the UFO. If the UFO is hit by the cannon, one of 5 reel modifiers will be awarded to the player.
– Wild Cannon – Wild Symbols at random positions on the centre 3 reels
– Monster Wild – Any wilds that land will expand to cover the entire reel.
– 5 of a Kind – Guarantees at least one 5 of a kind win
– Mega Reel – A mega sized reel (3×3) appears that can cover the left, center or right side of the reel window and the remaining reels land around the mega reel.
– Bonus Boost – Extra Bonus Symbols are added to the reels for a spin.
There are two more reel modifiers UFO Only and Cannon Only.
– UFO Only – At the end of a losing base game spin, a UFO can fly over the reels by shining a light beam on to a symbol that will grow into a super sized symbol.
– Cannon Only – At the end of a losing base game spin, a cannon can slide under the reels and shoot random symbols which will cascade into a winning position.
There is also a Lock and Spin Invasion bonus which is nothing but a Sticky Win feature during which all symbols of same type lock in place and the reels will spin until there are no new symbols
Landing 3 or more Gold Coin scatters anywhere on the reels during the base game awards a bonus. There are a total of 6 bonus rounds and you will be asked to spin a wheel to select one of these 6 bonus rounds.
Shoot out Bonus – Press the Fire Button to shoot at the four types of invaders and depending on the type of invader cleared, a multiplier will be awarded. Clearing the Red Invader will give a 2x Multiplier, Blue Invader will give a 4x multiplier, Purple Invader will give a 6x multiplier and Green Invader will give a 8x multiplier.
UFO Climber – Pick a UFO and climb a trail of increasing multipliers and play the Space Invaders Bonus after reaching the end.
Wild Cannon Free Spins – Awards Free Spins during which a Cannon will add sticky wilds to the reels that will remain throughout the Free Spins.
Monster Wild Free Spins – Awards Free Spins during which all wilds expand to cover the full reel.
Mega Reel Free Spins – Awards Free Spins with a 3×3 mega size reel.
Space Invaders – Shoot the Invaders and UFOs get wins and if all the invaders are cleared, an extra bonus is awarded.
At the end of a bonus round, players will be asked to pick from 3 coins. Depending on the coin chosen, it will reveal one of the following:
Game Over – Terminates the bonus round and the prize accumulated will be awarded
Continue – Bonus Round continues from the current state. For Free Spins Bonus Rounds, extra Free Spins will be awarded.
Space Invaders – Space Invaders Bonus Round is awarded.
A Gamble will be offered for a higher bonus or a mystery cash prize. The expected payback for the Bonus Gamble is 100%.
If your balance is less than the cost of the current spin, you can bet your current balance on Spin Chance. If you win in the Spin Chance, a Free Spin will be awarded, if you lose your balance will become zero. Spin Chance offers the players a chance to bet with higher stakes even when their balance is lower than the stake value. You can select the Spin Chance as per your wish and you can exit it if you don’t want to play the spin chance. For example, if your current bet stake is $/€/£100 and your balance is $/€/£25, you can wager that $/€/£25 on Spin Chance and if you win, you will get a $/€/£100 spin and if you lose, you will lose the remaining $/€/£25.
The minimum bet amount per spin in the Space Invaders slot game is $/€/£0.20 and the maximum bet amount per Spin is $/€/£200. The maximum amount one can win from a single spin in the Space Invaders slot is 1,250x the bet. With a maximum bet of $/€/£200, it is possible to win a mouth-watering $/€/£250,000.
The theoretical return to player (RTP) of the Space Invaders slot game is 95.34% which is a bit low for a slot game.
The Space Invaders slot game is an entertaining slot game with a great theme. If you like arcade games, then you should try this arcade themed slot game. The Space Invaders slot game is loaded with many bonus features that you will be spoilt for choices. The base game also has a few bonus features such as Reel Modifiers that will help in winning a higher payout. Play the Space Invaders slot game online at the Las Vegas Casino and have one of the best online slot games experience!