The Space Race was a race between the United States and the Soviet Union that continued from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. The objective of this international race was to see which superpower could gain the lead in the exploration of outer space.
The Soviet Union is credited with sending the first person into space and launching the very first satellite, while the USA was the very first nation to land a man on the moon. This Space Race has become the theme of Space Race, an online slot created by Play ‘n Go. The Space Race online slot plays out over 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines, and offers 2 unique bonus games.
Look, Feel and Space Race Graphics
A backdrop of a multicoloured galaxy is the backdrop of the Space Race slot. Purple and blue nebulae decorate the reels at either side, and the reels and pay table are encased in a metallic silver frame.
Rainbow-coloured paylines flank the reels at either side, and the reels themselves contain a selection of space-related symbols, ranging from the moon to an astronaut, in a realistic style. Appropriate sound effects and animations have also been added to add to the feel of Space Race.
Reel Symbols and Major Payouts
The reels of Space Race from Play ‘n Go contain both classic card symbols and theme related icons. The card symbols include 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in metallic silver lettering, many of these cards you can also see here. The main reel symbols include an astronaut, a silver satellite, and a bird’s eye view of the Earth and the moon.
The astronaut is the highest paying symbol here, awarding 1,000 coins for 5 of a kind. Next are the satellite and the Earth symbols, which award 500 coins each when 5 land on a payline. The moon awards 250 coins to any player who lands 5 of a kind in the game.
Wild, Scatter and Bonus Symbols
The Space Race logo serves as a wild symbol in this Play ‘n Go online slot. The wild has the ability to fill in for all other symbols on the reels, with the exception of the scatter and bonus symbols.
A meteor shower is the scatter symbol in Space Race, which activates the free spins feature. There is also a spacecraft bonus symbol which activates its own bonus game when 3 or more appear on the reels.
Moon Landing Bonus Game
The Moon Landing bonus game will be triggered by landing 3 or more bonus symbols in the Space Race base game. Players will compete in a battle grid-style game with the objective of surviving several meteor showers in outer space. Cash wins are on offer for players who can survive the meteors and advance to the next level.
Space Race Free Spins Feature
Space Race also contains a free spins bonus game. When 3 or more scatter symbols land on the reels, players will be awarded 15 free spins with which to play. Additionally, any scatters that land during the free spins will act as extra wilds to create more winning combinations. The free spins cannot be retriggered from within the feature.