Playtech Go Retro With New Space Invaders Slot.
If you’re looking for a nostalgic trip through arcade history, then boy to Playtech have a slot for you…the brand new Space Invaders Slot!
Famed for providing a huge range of branded slot machines to some of the biggest online casinos in the industry such as Paddy Power Casino, the software providers announced this week that they will be giving the classic video game “Space Invaders” a modern reboot in a new title that is set to be rolled out later this year.
Originally developed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978, Space Invaders went on to establish itself as one of the most popular games in video arcade history – and now those looking to relive the classic days of blasting extra-terrestrial ships will be given the opportunity to reclaim their misspent youth.
Featuring five reels and ten paylines, Playtech’s Space Invaders slot will remain true to the design of the original game, with monsters, flying saucers, spaceships and aliens featuring as its unique icons. Playable from as little as £0.20p per spin, the game will be compatible with any HTML5-enabled mobile or desktop device, meaning classic arcade action will be available to a whole new audience.
Highlights of the slot will include an Invaders Turn Wild feature, which will see the Space Invaders cannon blast away at lower value icons and replace them with wilds to create bigger prizes. All wins that occur when this bonus is in effect will be subject to a 2x multiplier, boosting the slot’s RTP stat.
There will also be a UFO Wild feature that is activated whenever the cannon and a UFO icon align on the gameboard. This will reward players with a free re-spin where up to nine wild symbols will appear on the reels, resulting in some cosmic-size wins whenever five or more wild icons appear.
In fitting homage to the original Space Invaders cabinet, the game will appear on a classic arcade machine, with console buttons controlling your bet size and spin speed. As such, the game’s look and feel will certainly appeal to fans of retro-themed slot machines, while the host of bonus features will provide a modern twist and ensure that a younger breed of video slot player is also well catered for.
While an official release date for Playtech’s Space Invaders slot is yet to be announced, the studio is set to be incredibly busy over the summer with a spate of new titles being unveiled in the coming weeks. With The Flintstones and two more instalments of the Age of Gods series – Prince of Olympus and Goddess of Wisdom – also coming soon, whatever your gaming preferences happen to be, the chances are there’ll be a new title to suit your needs released by the company very soon.
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