Arrival Pokie Review
They did it again! Betsoft has gone interplanetary with Arrival, a 5-reel 30-payline pokie. This video slot clearly shows that celestial spheres and the farthest planets are nothing more than a playground for Betsoft incredible imagination and 3D graphic mastery. And for winning some good dough as well! While two brave soldiers from Space Marines Corps fight Brain the Evil Alien, an Aussie gets a seductive chance to earn up to $2000 in base rounds. Three futuristic bonus games look like Oscar-winning 3D blockbusters and feature extremely dangerous adventures in the abyss of the Universe. One surely has to try his outer space luck as one of those bonus rounds does a fantastic x30-x40 trick to the initial bet. But do not leave at home a laser gun, quantum grenades and other interstellar weaponry: warfare in space is high-end and spares no means at all!
The gameplay looks familiar to any Aussie whose family spacecraft is at least of the XXI century design. All controls are green-lit touchscreens and perfectly sensitive to gambling moods and betting habits. It is a bit difficult to read numbers and letters but no worry: wins are well lit and big wins are animated in the alien style. A value of coins is set in the range from $0.01 to $1.00 with a CHOSE COIN touchscreen. A BET PER LINE touchscreen adjusts the number of coins put on a single line, that being from 1 to 5 per line. The number of paylines is selected with a SELECT LINES touchscreen.
SPIN starts the space odyssey and MAX BET SPIN switches on the top space speed: it bets 5 coins per 30 lines at once, i.e. up to $150. The online casino universe is endless, distances are gigantic, but all this unimaginable space is densely filled with different objects. What are they? Get it right: they are payable symbols, bonus triggers and wilds. Fasten the seatbelts and get ready for G-force: your space adventure begins!
Slots symbols and payouts
There are eight payable symbols: Target Screen, Spy Craft, Space Marine Badge, Planet, UFO, a… some sort of a space robot, Marine’s Pet (please don’t ask) and a firm-chinned Space Marine. The first four symbols pay out when there are at least three of a kind on a payline and award from x10 and up to x125 when there are five of a kind. Other symbols pay when at least two of a kind appear and earn better wins within the range of x25 to x400 if there are five of a kind. Therefore five brave Space Marines – the top payable symbol – may earn as much as $2000 per line in a base round. A good wad, as good as it gets!
By the way, there is no discrimination in space adventures. A male Marine has a beautiful female partner. She is lovely and a gambler knows her from a magnificent intro video where she gets abducted and imprisoned in the alien spacecraft. No doubts it is a matter of honor of all Australian Space Marines to save her! By the way, the Girl is a special symbol and triggers a well-paid bonus round. The Ray Gun and Brain the Alien symbols do it as well.
Bonus Features: Click Me, Abduction Wild Reel and Save The Girl
A Click Me feature is made with equal care for both gamers and online casino gamblers. Three or more Ray Gun symbols anywhere on reels 1 to 5 trigger a massive UFOs attack. A gambler clicks UFOs which a Space Marine must shoot down and – Wham! Wham! Wham! – each kill instantly earns. Not much, to say the truth, but surely enough to fuel more spins in the Galaxy!
Three or more cranky Brain the Alien symbols at any position on the screen activate an Abduction Wild Reel feature. A UFO appears and turns a whole random reel WILD. Then several Free Spins are awarded. The number of Free Spins is not specified in the rules. Wins in Free Spin rounds are paid according to the base Pay Table.
A Save The Girl feature is triggered by three or more symbols of a female Marine. It is actually a dramatic final of the intro video resembling some films that every sci-fi fan holds dear. A Space Marine finally gets into the Brain spacecraft to free his abducted partner held in an energy bubble. It is also dramatic in terms of payouts. If a gambler does not waste time and swiftly guesses correct symbols on an alien keyboard, the bubble bursts. Then the Girl is released and saved and an instant prize of x30-x40 to the initial bet is calculated and paid. So a $150 real-money bet in a Save The Girl feature may turn into $6000. There is indeed a very good reason to catch that cranky Brain the Alien with his pants down (or what do they wear?) and Save the Girl!
Bottom Line on Arrival
This 5-reel 30-payline pokie by Betsoft looks like created specifically for those who are fascinated with sci-fi, UFO, aliens and space adventures and looking for a brilliantly designed video slot with clear and simple rules and comprehensive features. The gameplay is swiftly running in digital interstellar ambience and is perfectly compatible with most mobile devices. Bonus features provide truly enjoyable entertainment and with a bit of luck grant generous rewards. There are also Wilds triggering Free Spins, though the number of the latter is unclear from the paytable. Although a gamble feature is unavailable, a top win of $2000 in base game makes the pokie attractive for Aussie gamblers.