Space Wars is a 5 reel online slots game powered by NetEnt, boasting typically glossy and engaging graphics, a great soundtrack, and a massive 40 paylines, along with some innovative features that will appeal to all lovers of sci-fi.
Look and Feel
Space Wars has a great 3D animated introduction, allowing players to see the cute, cartoony, goofy-looking aliens who form the majority of the gameplay.
The Wild symbol, which appears only on reels 2 and 4, is text-based, in a font that echoes classic sci-fi movie design. Lower value symbols are an array of cute, small, round alien beings in a variety of colors and designs, while the higher value symbols are represented by their larger equivalents: a one-eyed purple creature, a blue alien with antenna eyes, a buck-toothed green alien, a lime green alien with blue eyes and antenna, and orange tentacled alien in a spacesuit, and a red crystal that represents the top value symbol of up to 1000 coins, and is also supposed to portray the powerful resource that the aliens are fighting over.
As players might expect from a NetEnt property, the graphics are top notch and highly animated, making for a very endearing play experience as players become familiar with the aliens on the reels – sure to appeal to anyone who loves “cute” animated monsters!
Special mention should also be made of Space Wars’ soundtrack. The music is cinematic, echoing B-movie and sci-fi films, with tons of entertaining musical stings and sci-fi flavored sound effects that prove to be very immersive.
Space Wars has a clean, simple interface easy to use for desktop or mobile players, but well integrated and seamlessly designed to blend with the rest of the play screen.
There are autoplay and max bet features, while bets are controlled through the “Level” and “Coin Value” selectors. The absolute minimum bet per spin is 40p, with a ceiling of £200 per spin for forty paylines. The maximum coin value is 0.50, and paylines are fixed.
Players can stop spins before they end, giving something of a feeling of skill-based elements to the game, and the 3D effects that accompany spins and wins make for engaging and rewarding gameplay.
Space Wars features an innovative bonus in the form of the Cloning Pod respin. This is not a full bonus game in the conventional sense, but does add something new to the base game.
Any winning combination in the main game will see the characters in the combo transported to the “cloning pod” to the right of the reels, where they will be cloned. The next spin will then be a free respin, with the cloned characters stacked onto the reels, promising the chance of even bigger wins.
What Space Wars lacks in true bonus features, it certainly makes up for in charm, and players are sure to find plenty here to appeal.