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Those players of a certain age will have no doubt remembering the addictiveness and ultimate impossibility of a video game called Asteroids; the good news is that it has been converted into an online slot machine by Pariplay with some nice graphics and a free spins round – read on to find out more.
Atari Asteroids is a five reel slot with variable rows and seven hundred and twenty ways to win; those reels are laid out in a 3-4-5-4-3 formation as you can see from the screenshot above and behind them there’s a replay of the original video game with spaceships, asteroids and your arrow-shaped spaceship floating about.
The high value symbols include an asteroid, your spaceship, a ray gun, an alien spaceship and a satellite; 10, J, Q, K and A represent the lower values.
The wild is a big red ‘Wild’ which will substitute for all others to help create winning combinations except for the Free Games scatter symbol. As a little extra, if the wild lands on the bottom position of reels two or four it will expand upwards to fill all positions. As an extra extra, you’ll get a free respin with that wild locked in place if it helps out with a win.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the Free Games scatter symbols anywhere in view for which you will receive the following:
- Three Scatters – ten free spins
- Four Scatters – twenty free spins
- Five Scatters – thirty free spins
The free spins are played out on a different set of reels in which the symbols and reels are much more reminiscent of the the graphics of the original game; during this round landing the required number of scatter symbols will award more free spins.
Any slot based on a retro Atari machine is fine by us and Asteroids is a good example of how to design a game around another theme; if we were being picky we’d have liked to have seen a feature based on the original gameplay but you can’t have everything. There’s an RTP of 95.00%.