The Aliens pokie is based directly on 1986 movie directed by James Cameron. This was a sequel to the highly successful and award-winning ‘Alien’ movie. And yes you guessed it, in the sequel, there was more than one alien!
Sigourney Weaver famously played ‘Ripley’, and in the sequel she returns to the alien infested moon with a unit of marines. This NetEnt-designed slot features all of the action and tension associated with the movie. The game is subsequently divided into three distinct sections – ‘The Search’, ‘The Encounter’ and ‘The Hive’. Make it all the way to the end and you’ll encounter the Queen alien.
NetEnt have created an immersive pokie combining standard gambling machine play with a first-person shooter game as the reels spin. Here is what to look out for in this Aussie online pokies game:
This NetEnt pokie features three distinct bonus levels as you progress through the game:
Level 1 – The Search
The opening level will see you scan the premises for alien activity, with this activity shown on a meter above the reels. In order to reach level 2 the meter will have to fill, at which point you’ll launch the attack. This meter fills any time you win in the base game, with every single winning symbol (apart from any wilds) moving the meter along. Every winning symbol also increases the multiplier by 1. Successfully completing this level with the highest possible multiplier will therefore set you up nicely for level 2.
Level 2 – The Encounter
In this level you’ll follow the activity of the marine as he makes his way along dark corridors, ready to attack an alien (or be attacked himself). The key to this section of the game is the ammo. If you run out, you’ll return to level 1 and the search. Well you might, but we’re not too sure about the marine! You’ll enjoy 10 free spins in total. And if you make it to end without running out of ammo, you’ll head to level 3.
Level 3 – The Hive
In this final section your aim is to destroy the queen and all of her eggs. At the start of this feature the ammo clip counter is loaded with 4 ammo clips and you’re awarded 5 spins. The hive health meter subsequently displays the amount of damage you’ve inflicted on the hive in five steps. Destroy the hive before you run out of ammo and you’ll win the maximum prize of 240x your total bet.
At base level, this game has a 5×3 reel set up with 15 win-lines that pay out from left to right. Helping you along the way is the wild symbol which features the Weyland-Yutani logo (a mega corporation within the Alien franchise). This wild will also substitute for all other symbols in the game.
Those aliens in various stages of life fill the pay table. The full-grown alien, for instance, has a top prize of 1,000 coins for the maximum 5. At the other end of the scale, an alien egg is worth just 30 coins (there are eight alien symbols in between these two extremes).
You’ll have little doubt from the first spin that Aliens is one of the best looking online pokies. The dark, threatening atmosphere of the movie is brought to life perfectly on the reels. Meanwhile, those aliens at different stages of life appear and that building soundtrack keeps you engrossed. Enter levels 2 and 3 and the visuals only improve, as those aliens attack and you encounter the queen. The opening sequence sets all of this up brilliantly, too.
Aliens is an engrossing and all-action pokie from start to finish. It can be a tough ask for pokie developers to transfer a movie onto the reels of a slot. However, NetEnt have achieved this expertly. Having combined a slot with a first-person shooter, the game has a truly original feel. All the while, it keeps the action pokie player entertained throughout. The game follows a story line too, where you’ll certainly want to make it all the way to the end and destroy the queen.