Invaders Pokie Review
Gameplay: do not forget your UFO driver’s license!
The interface is cool: it features essential controls to fly an UFO. An earthling will have no problem with it even with only two hands, no tentacles and no telepathy skills. A coin value ranges from $0.01 to $1.00 and is set with a Coin Denomination green-lit touch screen at the bottom left corner. Select Lines allows engaging 1 to 20 paylines into play. The Bet Per Line button wagers 1 to 5 coins per line. Therefore the minimum bet is as tiny as $0.01 and the maximum wager is $100. To start the invasion, one should click Spin. A Max Bet button advances the maximum bet of 100 coins, activates all 20 paylines and sets the reels in motion. The alien technologies bring the UFO close to Earth in half a second and then there is a eureka moment. The symbols tell their sweet stories.
Pokie symbols: aliens are different but pay well
There are 7 standard payable symbols, all alien-themed, each earning from left to right when there are at least 3 of a kind on an active payline. The payouts range from x1 to x1000, that is, 5 UFOs in a base round earn up to $5000 at the maximum bet of $5 per line. The eighth payable symbol, a huge Skystone, is a scatter. Landing 3 or more scatters on any line pays out x50 up to x250, that is, 5 Scatters yield up to $1250 at the maximum bet. Scatters do not trigger any free spins or other bonus features.
To make it all even better, there is a wild symbol, that being a newspaper with a breaking news heading “Aliens Invade!”. The Wild symbol substitutes for all normal symbols on the reels but it does not replace scatters as well as the alien multiplier and a bonus trigger icon. Read below the rules and tips on these special symbols.
Invade multiplier feature: it does the math!
This feature is triggered similarly to any base win, i.e. by landing 3, 4 or 5 “Initiate” device icons on any active payline. But instead of an outright win according to the paytable, it offers a random multiplier to the effective line bet. Each device shows different multipliers ranging from x6 to x50, they aggregate into a final multiplier which applies to the current line bet. Therefore this feature may earn up to $250 at a $5 bet per line. Here is a tip to get the best of the feature: You should engage all 20 paylines and select the highest acceptable wager.
A second-screen bonus round: Abduction!
The Abduction is represented by a genuinely disturbing icon, an UFO hovering above the roof of a peaceful house. It looks terrifying for an earthling but shall not be taken as such, not in this video slot. Three Abductions on any active payline trigger a second screen bonus round. The UFO under the Spin button takes off and brings a gambler to the second screen being a quiet lane with three houses. One should select a house to abduct… no worry, it is not about abducting a fellow earthling.
Aliens beat million parsecs for one thing: gold. Having selected a house to abduct a human, a gambler is observing the upward flow of gold coins leaning from a house to the UFO. Having plundered all three houses, the UFO disappears among the stars leaving the loot to a gambler’s balance. Mind that the loot depends on your current bet level: a modest bet earns dozens while the maximum wager brings hundreds of coins. One shall decide on a bet having these considerations in mind.
Bottom line on Invaders!
This 5-reel 20-payline pokie powered by Betsoft is yet another perfect example of a themed video slot with a vast selection of features, rich paytable and instant prizes. It sets aside all hypotheses about aliens and advances only one: just like Aussies, they want to play for real money in an online casino. To meet their aspiration, the pokie offers up to $5000 in a base round at the maximum stake of $5 per line, a scatter earning up to $1250, a random x6–x50 multiplier and a second-screen bonus round with instant cash prizes. There is also a Wild symbol increasing your odds and wins. Although no gamble feature is included, the pokie extracts that much from the alien theme that an Aussie will find it undeniably attractive just the way it is.