Space Wars NetEnt Slot Game
Something that may well surprise players that have never encountered Space Wars before is that it has actually been around for quite a while and, in spite of the intentional retro atmosphere on the game, it continues to be a great looking slot that backs it all up with great gameplay. You’ll instantly notice that the board itself is slightly larger than normal with four rows of symbols rather than the standard three, and they’re packed with aliens and a couple of other themed symbols.
The best thing about the extended board is that it has enabled the number of win lines to be extended too, with forty on offer. This makes Space Wars one of the bigger NetEnt games, at least until you get into the realms of Jack Hammer and its sequel! It’s not all that difficult to make use of the huge number of lines either as most of the aliens, and even the wild card, appear in stacks that can cover entire reels. Indeed, the only symbol that doesn’t is the red gem but that’s so valuable that just one line of them can make a real difference to any session.
The Cloning Chamber
When slots developers include aliens in a game, the chances are that players will be expected to eradicate them in some way. Here on Space Wars, that’s kind of the idea, but in the process you’ll also be making more of them and that’s all down to the cloning chamber. When a win lands, the winning symbols will be put in the chamber while a free re-spin takes place. The cloned symbols are added to the board, making for even bigger stacks and therefore even more chances to win. Essentially, a single win can quickly turn into an even bigger one, often with the same symbols involved.
Space Wars is one of the earliest examples of NetEnt foregoing separate bonus rounds like free spins in favour of a board based bonus and it works really well. The game still looks great by any standards too, making for an ideal combination of looks, gameplay and features. The best way to see how it works is of course to play it and you can do so for free at the top of this review, or move straight on to real money action at one of the excellent casino brands in the sidebar!