Battlestar Galactica is one of the latest video slots to be offered from Microgaming. This releases sees the joining of Universal Pictures and MicroGaming to design a video slot based on this icon of a sci-fi television series. Battlestar Galactica joins together 5 reels of deep space excitement with 243 paylines and includes some great features like free spins, stacked wilds, scatters and a number of bonus styled features.
As you enter this game you are met with the wonder of space and the battleships that made up the Battlestar Galactica series. All of that shows most famous characters are featured in the game including Tyrol, Baltar, Six, Apollo, Col Tigh, Ellen, Helo and StarBuck. When you find any of these characters in a winning combination they will feature clips from the show and more. The rest of the symbols offered up are the usual make up of letters and number symbols. The Battlestar Galactica logo acts as the wild and the fighter is the free spin symbol.
Another interesting note is you will find a progress bar along the bottom of the slot and as you progress you will unlock other video features within the game. While these do not add a coin win they do add entertainment value to the game, which is cool for those who are fans of the show. When playing the slot, you can wager as little as 0.30 or as much as $15 per spin. This is attractive for those who are high rollers and are looking for an advanced video slot with good payout potential. The most that can be won in any one spin is $70,000 or 1.4 million coins.
Now the features of this video slot are what the real excitement is about as there are three modes in total. The first is the base mode and plays as normal. The second is the Run Mode and the other is Fight Mode. In Run mode all wins pay left to right and will also pay right to left. There is also an additional bonus symbol on the middle reel that when it lands will turn all letter and number symbols into another symbol. During the Run mode you are able to win free spins and in Fight Mode you can only win 5 free spins but the potential for additional wins is available should the reels be attacked. The base game offers the ability to win 15 free spins when three of the fighter appears on the reels. All wins are multiplied by 3 and can be re-triggered.
What is neat is that the Run Mode is awarded at random and stays for a period of time decided by the game, usually this is for 5 minutes or more. Then upon completion it will then switch to Fight Moe but not always. All stacked wilds come into play for all three modes of the games as well therefore potentially offering up some huge win.
The last feature is the Ion Feature. This gets triggered at random and has the potential to turn up to five reels on the slot wild. This is what will award the top payout of 1.4 million coins if all reels turn wild.