You know the classic sci-fi TV series, but will you enjoy this officially licensed slot game from Microgaming as much? Join Apollo, Starbuck and the rest of the gang as you navigate your way around the universe in an attempt to win some big money prizes.
Battlestar Galactica is one of the most visually impressive slot titles that is currently available to play; you will be amazed at how the graphics, sounds and animations draw you into the action.
You’ll have five reels and a whopping 243 ways in which to win on them, and as ever you are looking to match three or more to scoop some main game prizes. But there’s more to this galaxy than meets the eye, with wilds and scatters adding to the mayhem and free spins and multipliers helping you to build your kitty up nicely.
And then there is the Run and Fight games modes to consider, and we’ll cover these in more depth later on, but needless to say these are lucrative in their own right. You can even unlock additional game content via the Ranking Achievements feature, where the opportunity to work your way up from Civilian to Admiral awaits.
You probably know the drill as far as Battlestar Galactica is concerned. Basically, you’ll have a host of characters on your team whose job is to aid you in your quest for big cash prizes (and cleansing space of baddies and all that).
But first of all, there are the playing card symbols to contend with. For a 1.50 total bet, players will earn 0.25, 0.50 and 2.00 for spinning three, four or five of the Ten symbol on your reels, while the Jack and Queen pay 0.35, 0.75 and 3.00 respectively.
Top of the pops then is the King and the Ace, and this pair earns 0.50 for spinning a treble, 1.00 for a quadruple and 4.00 for the full quintuple.
And then we’re into the characters who are going to help you make some serious moolah. Tyrol and Ellen are first up, and this deadly duo delivers 1.00, 1.50 and 5.00 for three through to five. And then the pairing of Helo and Colonel Tigh get involved and help you to blast your way to 1.25 for three, 2.00 for four and 10.00 for five.
The penultimate pair is Six and Baltar, and these guys are in particularly generous mood. Spin three and you’ll earn 1.50, four pays 2.50 and five rewards players with 15.00. And finally there’s the big two: Apollo and Starbuck. This handsome duo returns even more handsome payouts; 1.75, 3.00 and 20.00 to be precise.
Things really start to get interesting when talk turns to the Ion Storm Wild feature. Here 15 free spins are available to players when three or more of the scatter symbol appears on the reels in any formation, with a x3 multiplier just the icing on the cake.
Then comes the two special features that separate Battlestar Galactica from the other Microgaming slot games on this stratosphere. There’s the Run mode, which creates a really cool effect on your symbols. The FLT symbol on the middle reel will cause any of the Royal symbols to leap from the screen and create additional rewards.
And then there is Fight mode, and this turns random symbols wild when the Cyclon and Colonial symbols are drawn into battle. Should all hell break loose, wild symbols may split into a double wild, with three or more scatters handing players five free spins to enjoy with the potential for more.
And that’s your lot for Battlestar Galactica; but my, what a lot it is. The main game prizes are pretty lucrative, with a top prize of 20.00 on offer for a mere 1.50 bet offering a decent return. The wild and scatter features will keep your pulse racing, and those two special bonus games are a fabulous inclusion and a credit to Microgaming.
But we’ve come to expect this sort of standard from them – they truly are the flag-bearer for graphical brilliance in contemporary slot gaming. The animations and sound effects also help to build on the theme and transport you into an inter-galactic battle for the ages. The prizes are merely the icing on the cake.