Robots have always been seen as something from the future, but in recent years, that reality is beginning to come true. However, it seems like alien races are ahead of the game in their robot development. After all, this NetEnt Aussie online pokies game features a whole host of these friendly machines. You have alien robots with legs, those that move on tracks, robots who travel by a wheel and even canine robots. The wild robot seems to have a brain through the see-through shell that acts as its head!
Alien Robots is unusual in that it features both win-lines and the all-ways winning system, while the free spins feature is a must play. Here are the highlights:
The bonus symbol in Alien Robots is represented by an alien spaceship coming into land. The ship emits a huge burst of green light from the bottom, this light reflecting off the surface, creating an almost explosion of light. This bonus scatter appears on all five reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll enter the free spins feature with 10, 20 or 50 free spins respectively.
During the free spins, the wild symbol plays a bigger role than in the base game (where it simply substitutes for other symbols). Here, any appearance of the wild will see it expand to fill an entire reel. Meanwhile, the other reels will re-spin, giving the opportunity for a big win. Check out the new caterpillar look of the wild alien as it expands! These expanded sticky wilds will revert to a standard wild after the re-spin.
Usually when you play a pokie, you’ll find either the all-ways winning system or a number of win-lines. In most cases, it is the latter. However, Alien Robots is unusual in that it features both. There are 30 win-lines in play that come at the cost of 30 credits. Then there is the all-ways system, which cost another 30 credits, taking the total cost of each spin to 60. This all-ways system means that you’ll win when lining up matching symbols on consecutive reels from left to right, irrespective of the position on the reels.
With the two systems in play, you’ll find different prizes for each – with the larger sized wins coming with the 30 win-lines. The highest paying robot in the game is a friendly-looking red character who sits up on the floor. He pays a massive 10,000 coins for a win-line win and 1,500 coins on the all-ways winning system.
A smiling grey and orange robot has pay outs of 5,000 and 1,000 coins on the respective payout tables. Other robots include a yellow one with a single wheel, the canine and a blue robot who travels on tracks. The pay table is completed by the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A.
This NetEnt-designed slot plays out against the backdrop of space, with a succession of stars dotted around the blue void. Unlike in films such as Alien, these alien robots are seriously nothing to be worried about. They all seem very friendly, emitting simple beeps and buzzes as they appear on the reels.
Any time you win with a robot, you’ll see some impressive animation. Meanwhile, the expanding wild in the feature is the visual highlight (even if the caterpillar look is a little unnerving the first time you see it!). To complete the futuristic look, the playing card characters are all pixelated and in different colours.
Alien Robots is an enjoyable and humorous pokie from NetEnt. The array of weird and wonderful robots presents a delightful mix, adding colour and fun onto the reels. The game play is excellent. Having the all-ways winning system alongside the win-lines, you’ve got more chances for pokies payouts than ever. There’s every chance you’ll win on both too. The free spins feature is also a winner, where those expanding wilds and re-spins give the best opportunity of the game. With up to 50 free spins, this feature is sure to pay!