If you’ve had enough of the pollution and corruption on planet Earth why not sit back, relax and blast off into space with the very latest slot from Electric Elephant. Space Spins is a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot with an RTP of just a shade of 95%. Volatility edges just over Medium and into the High zone. It’s also accompanied by some pretty interesting special features that could make it an interesting slot to watch. Let’s dive deeper into both the base game and the free spins feature to find out what this alien universe has to offer.
There are three types of Wilds which keeps things interesting as well as rewarding.
Wilds stick throughout the Free Spins, boosting your winning chances considerably.
Medium to High volatility means you can hit fairly frequently for sizeable wins.
The Free Spins feature can’t be re-triggered which is a missed opportunity for winnings.
The graphics on A, K, Q and J are a little weak. Would have been better to see more themed symbols.
There are no multipliers so you don’t get that extra boost to your winnings like you do with some other slots.
|Reels and Paylines||5 reels, 40 paylines|
|Game Features||Expanding Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins|
|Range of Bet||0.20 - 100.00|
|Maximum Win||300x your bet|
|Gaming Provider||Electric Elephant|
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Theme and Background
Going by the name of this slot, I just know you won’t be surprised to hear that the theme is all about aliens and galaxies far, far away. And it isn’t the sort of realistic, eerie space as portrayed by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney either. Space Spins wholeheartedly takes on a very 80s inspired, kitsch reinterpretation of space. That means many little green monsters contained within glass spaceships, floating around and looking mildly concussed. The 5×5 reels are set against a vision of utterly barren land. Presumably a planet only inhabited by these little green and blue aliens who seem to have utterly shunned infrastructure of any kind. The mountainous earth is cavernous and dry, so not much to keep you riveted there.
Across the reels are several symbols that are — mostly — befitting of the theme. You’ll find that the dinky aliens are accompanied by rockets, sunbursts, shooting stars, spacemen and planets. The design is great if you’re into cartoon animation but I feel like the designers dropped the ball slightly with the low value A, K, Q, and J symbols. Surely more space themed symbols wouldn’t have been too hard to come up with?
You’ll be spinning to match up symbols that include a blobby green alien. You know the sort. Crazed goggly eyes, floppy tongue and lurid green skin tone. He’s in good company with a fellow in full spacesuit, one arm raised in salut, and the planet Saturn (is that where we’re headed?). Wild symbols are a little more exciting, a rocket, a purple shooting star and a big fiery sunburst, helped along by the fact that they each animate in their own way.
There are 40 fixed paylines and all payouts work from left to right. Unfortunately, free spins are only available on reels 1, 3 and 5 which does limit the probability of landing these to a certain extent. Wilds are hiding out on just reels 2, 3 and 4 BUT if you engage the right bonus feature these will expand onto reels 1 and 5 too, making it a full reel free for all.
There are three different types of Wilds in Space Spins, Rocket Wilds, Shooting Star Wilds and Sunburst Wilds. Each of these has its own characteristics, triggering bonus wins wherever they choose to dispel their alien favours.
Rocket Wilds – these will expand vertically from bottom to top, covering the full reel that they land on.
Shooting Star Wilds – in contrast the shooting stars expand out horizontally from left to right.
Sunburst Wilds – these balls of flame will expand to all adjacent symbols, their rays affecting any symbols within their radius.
If you succeed in landing 3 free spin symbols on the reels you’ll trigger 8 free spins, which ain’t half bad. The only downside is that the feature can’t be re-triggered so any further free spin symbols you land during your bonus spins are just wasted luck. But here’s a little sugar to soften that blow. If you land expanding wilds during your free spin session, these will stick and hold until your very last free spin. Hit up the right combinations and that could mean a very nice payout.
Payouts and Wagering
Space Spins is a straightforward slot that runs without multipliers and all the other bells and whistles which often get a little confusing. This slot keeps things simple with special features that work logically and simply. You can place bets from as little as 0.20, all the way up to 100.00. The biggest wins will come when you engage any of the 3 Wilds. Unfortunately these are only available once you’ve activated the 8 free spins feature, and since free spins can’t be re-triggered, your window for bonus wins can feel a little limited.
But once you make it over this hurdle, it’s quite easy to rake in some decent winnings because the Wilds stick on the reels for each spin, which means your chances of a win per free spin are very high. And with the potential win set at a ceiling of 300x your bet it could be worth your while to take a tour with these other worldly beings.
Space Spins was a rollercoaster love/hate experience. I would have been much happier if Electric Elephant opted for a less cliched interpretation of outer space and planetary animation, it all felt a bit too cheesy for my taste. However, that’s a personal preference and I know there are many people who appreciate all that cartoony stuff. L
ittle green creatures aside, the bonus features were great fun and the Wilds were creative, offering above average payouts. RTP was a little lower than we’ve come to expect from most slots but I felt like the Medium to High volatility made up the difference.