Space Race is an intergalactic themed slot game, developed by Play’n Go. It has 5 reels and 20 paylines, with bets starting from just a penny per payline. This space exploration slot sees astronauts, planets and spacecraft soaring around the reels in this zero-gravity game. What it lacks in gravity it makes up for in bonuses, with rockets and meteors flying you towards some special features.
If you’re keen on space exploration, then look no further. With the Space Race slot, you can experience space without the gruelling endurance tests that the professionals go through! Obviously, the game is set in space, and we have some lovely stars across the milky way glowing above and behind the reels.
The visuals of this game have a classy and detailed retro feel to them. Paired with funky space-style music, it’s quite lively out there. Prepare to experience the thrill of flying through space when you trigger the bonus round. You may particularly enjoy this game if you liked the starry-skied Starburst.
Place your Space Bet
Play’n Go have given us 20 paylines to play with in the Space Race slot. It is, however, your decision as to how many of them you wish to play at a time. You can choose any amount between 1 and 20 paylines for each spin.
The coin value starts at 1p per payline and will be multiplied by the number of paylines you have chosen to activate. Maximum bet per line is £1, so you could be looking at a coin bet somewhere between 20p and £20 per spin, if you wish to play all 20 paylines.
Should you want to step things up a notch, you can also add extra coins to the paylines. The bet level should be automatically set to one but can be increased up to five. Upping your coins per line will also multiply your bet.
Say, for example, you chose to play 10 paylines at 1p per payline, with 3 coins on each line.
Your bet would start as 1p x 10 = 10p, then multiplied by the 3 coins on each line, totalling 30p a spin.
The total bet should be displayed on the game, so you can make sure you’re happy with it before you start spinning in space.
Instead of hoping for stars to align, the Space Race slot requires you to align some of these special characters across the active paylines from left to right. Three or more will grant you a prize, but the top payouts will fly your way if you can align five of a kind.
It goes without saying that the astronaut has the most value, as we wouldn’t be here in this game without them. Top prizes for the astronaut matches could reach the dizzy heights of 1000 times your line bet.
Next up is the spherical spacecraft. This and the gorgeous symbol of Earth are equal in value. Match five of a kind and you could be looking at 500 times your line bet.
The grey and darkening moon could pay out up to 250 times your line bet if you can land five of them on an active payline.
Lower value symbols in the Space Race slot are the standard card values from Ace to 10, but with a little makeover. They look like they are crafted out of metal for rockets, with maximum prize amounts varying from 150 to 100 times the line bet.
A Bonus in the Cosmos?
Well, in fact, there are three special features.
Space Race Wild
The wild symbol in the Space Race slot is the game’s logo, a blue ring with planet rings around it.
This symbol can substitute for any of the standard symbols in play, helping to create winning line matches.
In addition, though, you can also win big by matching multiple Wilds on an active payline. Three or more will win you a prize, with five paying out 5000 times your line bet.
Meteor symbols, should you land two or more anywhere visible on the reels, can help boost your balance. Scatter wins are multiplied by your total bet, up to a huge 300 times multiplier for landing five of them.
Don’t be alarmed if you see a warning symbol depicting that a meteor shower is coming. Three or more of these symbols can trigger free spins, during which the warning symbol becomes wild.
Easily identifiable, the rockets with ‘Bonus’ written above them can lead you to the bonus round, if you can land three or more within one spin.
During this bonus round, you will fly through the galaxy, among stars and spacecraft. The goal of the bonus game is to stay clear of the meteors to successfully reach your destination. Choose a coordinate on the grid which appears, and your rocket will stay there. Watch as the meteors fly towards the grid and see how long you can last out there, with your prize growing the longer you can survive.
If you are a fan of the games which have a bonus round where you are in control of your next move, you might like to try out some other slots with a ‘pick and click’ feature. Why not take a look at Jimi Hendrix or Football Champions Cup?
The Space Race Slot – Out of this World?
We love a little cliché pun, but honestly, this is a great game in our eyes. The retro feel from the visuals and the music is actually a nice touch, plus, the bonus game leaves your fate in your own fingertips, which we love.
This game has got the standard elements of wilds and free spins, but in this outer space setting, it somehow still feels refreshing. Space exploration is a novel theme, and we are already keen to get back out amongst the glowing stars.
Return to Player (RTP) of this slot is 94.23%. While this isn’t insanely high, don’t let it put you off; the Space Race slot really is a joy to explore.
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