It Came From Venus Pokie Review
Gameplay: it’s a long day down on the farm!
It is hard to unglue eyes from Skeeter and extraterrestrial Fly Trap doing their tricks. However, one should take care of gambling. To start, you should select a coin value between $0.01 and $1.00 with the Choose Coin button. 1 to 5 coins per line are selected with the Bet per Line button, and from 1 to 30 paylines are set with the Select Lines button. These actions determine your wager, which is from $0.01 to $150 per spin. The Spin button sets the reels in motion while Max Bet control does two things: bets 150 coins on 30 lines and starts the reels. The Paytable tells you what all the wonderful icons mean in terms of money.
The pokie is as stuffed with icons, features and extras as Fly Trap is packed with teeth! There are 9 payable icons featuring farm, military and alien images, all pay from left to right when there are at least 3 of a kind and earn top payouts when there are 5 of a kind. The wins range from x5 for three Shove Stands and up to $2000 for five Fly Traps. A 5-coin bet qualifies for a progressive jackpot, see below.
A base round win may be doubled with a gamble feature activated with a the Double Up button. It is a “catch or miss” game played by Skeeter and his scary extraterrestrial friend. A correct guess doubles the stake. The feature allows an unlimited number of doubling. It is unavailable after free spins, a jackpot win and the second screen bonus round.
There is also a little surprise with a big prize. An alerting sign “No trespassing, trespassers will be shot” is a good omen and a scatter. Landing 3 or more Scatters in any position earns you x60 up to x750, that is up to $3750 at a 5-coin bet! To enjoy the earning potential of scatters you should set coins at their highest value.
There are also two wild symbols, a random one and a sticky one. Random Wilds bear x2, x3 and x4 multipliers. They appear on reels 2 and 4 only, substitute for all standard icons and multiply your wins. Jolly good: a x4 random Wild plus four Fly Traps earn up to $10.000! A random Wild does not substitute for bonus triggers (a Sack and a Helicopter) and scatters. A Sticky Wild is activated during Feed Me free spins.
Feed Me free spins: it eats good and earns well
Collecting 5 Sacks of feedstuff on the central reel triggers a free spin feature. The sacks are not actually collected: Fly Trap swallows them one by one until there are 5. A display on top of the reels shows the number of Sacks swallowed. Five Sacks earn free spins during which a Sack icon turns into a sticky Wild. It can get stuck in place till the end of free spins. Multiple Sticky Wilds may get “locked” into place until the end of a free spins mode. This feature increases the chances to earn because sticky wilds substitute for all icons except for Scatters and Helicopters.
Stacked Collapsing Wins feature
Two entire reels of matching symbols earn a cash prize equal to x2 a line bet. The feature works on reels 1, 3 or 5, and any two reels of matching icons pay. If reels 1, 3 and 5 are entirely covered by matching symbols, an instant win of x40 is paid out (up to $200 at max). It is a nice extra to your base win! The feature refers to “collapsing” for a reason: the matching symbols collapse to the lowest position, and vacant places, 2 per each reel, are filled with random symbols to shape up new winning lines and earn more cash.
Progressive Jackpot: bet the farm!
5 Fly Traps on an active payline earn you a healthy progressive jackpot. Its amount is always on display above the reels. The amount of jackpot depends on a coin value; only a 5-coin bet qualifies for winning a jackpot. Set the value of coins as high as you like it and always bet 5 coins per line to win the jackpot! The jackpot cannot be won in any bonus rounds.
Second screen bonus round: save the plant!
Three Helicopters on the reels mean the worst: the Army came after the alien! Fly Trap is caged, taken away by air and hidden in one of wooden boxes on a military truck. Skeeter is eager to save his friend and has to guess the correct box. The bonus feature brings you lots of excitement! Wrong, wrong and wrong guess again! But you should not worry too much. Each wrong guess earn hundreds of coins and a single correct one saves the plant and ends the round.
Bottom line on It Came From Venus
The 5-reel 30-paylines pokie by Betsoft is one of the most prominent developments on the alien theme. Catching attention from the first glimpse, it literally glues gamblers with features that unfold endlessly. There are up to $2000 wins in base game, a $3750 prize for scatters, up to $200 on stacked collapsing wins, 2 kinds of Wild symbols, free spins, a second screen bonus round, a gamble feature and on top of that a progressive jackpot!