Battlestar Galactica by Microgaming
We’ll kick off the review in an unusual manner by stating that we’ve actually never seen Battlestar Galactica. At the risk of annoying some players, it always struck us as being a somewhat less good Star Trek! However, our opinions are always subject to change and now that we’ve had the chance to play the outstanding official slot game from Microgaming, we’re actually pretty impressed! For the sake of completeness, it is important to note that this game is based on the show that was around in the mid-2000s as opposed to the original series, although that alone allows the graphics to be crisp, fresh and bang up to date. The game has also given rise to some great themed features too, which are all brought together within a great 243 ways to win board.
Run or Fight for Big Wins
Perhaps the most unique thing of all about this particular slot is that there are three different game modes during standard play and which one you’ll be playing is decided at random and can change at any moment. That makes it all the more important to know exactly what you’re trying to achieve before you start spinning. In the normal mode, wins are paid from left to right and players can trigger both the Ion Storm and free spins features, while in the Run mode you can pick up wins in both directions and also trigger the Jump bonus. Finally, in Fight mode extra wilds are added to the reels, making it even easier to complete winning combinations.
Following on from that, the Ion Storm bonus can trigger at any time in normal mode and will simply see one or more reels turning completely wild for the next spin. It is even possible for the entire game board to turn completely wild as part of this feature, making for some of the biggest wins around. The Jump bonus is not quite as valuable but still well worth winning as it sees all playing card icons being removed from the game board for the next spin, making matching up higher value symbols a breeze!
Finally we come to free spins and you’ll need to land three or more scatters during Normal mode to enter. Doing that will award fifteen free games and a three times multiplier. You can also enter a free spins round through the Fight mode, but here there are five free spins, an extra wild and the chance to win even more spins at random.
Rounding off the action for fans of the show is a ranking system – points are accrued as you play, leading to promotions and the higher the rank, the more authentic video clips from the show you have access to. It all adds up to a game that will be a massive hit for fans and highly entertaining for just about anyone. See how the features work out with no deposit required here on the page, or check out the real money version of Battlestar Galactica at the top casinos on the right hand side of this page!