Space Race Introduction
Space Race is a five-reel, 20 payline pokies game from Play’n GO for mobile or online play. Taking its inspiration from the 1960s obsession that gripped Russia in the east and the US in the west, the game is all things space age; however, don’t be fooled into thinking this game is old-fashioned.
With its super-sharp graphics and roaring animation, it will keep players on the edge of their seats; in addition, its very low stake options make this one space race anyone can enjoy. Players can also try it out for free at Online Pokies 4U and check out our other Free Pokies too., including loads of Play n Go titles like Wizard of Gems and Cloud Quest.
What to expect
The symbols in this game incorporate some traditional pokies imagery, such as the 9, 10, J, Q and K cards and also the more space-themed icons, such as satellites, space capsules and a highly-detailed moon. Make the usual combination in your chosen paylines to win prizes. The Wild is a space race icon and substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus. It does substitute for the Scatter, which leads into the meteors feature.
How to win prizes
Firstly, the meteors are a great feature. Get three anywhere on the reels and the symbols change into flashing warning signs telling the player that a meteor shower is approaching. The player is now invited to hit the spin button to initiate 15 free spins on auto play; however, it is not exactly spins that are delivered here. Animated meteors roar down the individual reels to show the results, shaking the whole screen as they go for a truly cinematic effect.
The next highlight of the game is the moon landing bonus. The spaceship bonus trigger is floating through space waiting to land. Players just need to find three spaceships anywhere across the reels to start the boosters and be propelled into this new feature. Just watch it launch right off the reels and into space. The aim of the game here is to land the spaceship on the moon and avoid meteors as you go.
Players are shown three grids where they can choose to land; however, just to make things interesting, these grids are shrinking and meteors are also making landfall on them, showing up as explosions of orange light. If a meteor strikes your ship, you will see one safety shield disappear. Get struck a second time and it is game over on this bonus feature.
There are also the space race symbols to watch out for. Get five of these and bring 5,000 space coins back to earth with you!
The look and feel
There is a very classic sci-fi theme to the game, which definitely draws on 2001: A Space Odyssey and all the classic 1960s to 1980s space movies. The lead-in animation could be a re-digitalised version of the Star Trek opening and the game graphics are very sharp. The sound effects are a little like space invaders, especially on the mobile version where the music is turned off. On both versions, this game is very entertaining.
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|Game Name:||Space Race|
|Software:||Play N Go|
|Features:||Bonus Game, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, Medium volatility, 5 Reels|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.2|