Microgaming, one of the world’s leading developers of online casino games, is apparently quite interested in developing mainstream-themed slots these days and the new launch of its Battlestar Galactica slot game, which is based on the popular show of the same name, fits nicely into that concept and vision. Equipped with stunning graphics and fancy gameplay features, it is exactly what most players will be looking for at the end of the year. It is not a one-hit wonder by any means, however, and we fully believe that it is going to be one of the most popular slot games for a very long time.
Theme and Graphics
As we have already mentioned, the game is based on the popular show of the same name and the graphics click into the concept just like they should. The standards symbols feature some of the main characters, including Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, Lee “Apollo” Adama, and Gaius Baltar, while the special symbols feature the famous battleship and the game’s insignia. Furthermore, your intergalactic quest will be accompanied by ambient atmospheric background music and simple animations full of flying ships and shining stars.
The graphics are what is going to strike you right from the start, but you are soon going to discover that there is much more to be found under that fabulous facade. First of all, the game is following the newest developments in the reels department and offers 243 ways to win instead of the classic pay lines.
The classic range of features includes not only wild symbols that substitute for all the regular symbols and that can also create stacks for bigger wins, but also scatter symbols that can award fifteen free spins with a 3x multiplier.
Excitingly, there are three different modes of play, with each one bringing a different set of rules to the table. The Run Mode, in which all wins pay both from left to right and from right to left, occurs randomly during the regular one and also brings the possibility of a bonus that transforms wins from the lesser symbols into much bigger ones. The Fight Mode, which can occur only during the Run Mode, includes random wild symbols that can split into two and adds five free spins to the tally whenever you activate the standard free spins feature.
And, finally, the game will also reward you for your loyalty. Each spin comes with a few experience points, which will eventually allow you to raise through the ranks and unlock additional video content.
If you’re a big fan of Battlestar Galactica, then we probably don’t need to tell you that you should go and play this game as soon as possible. And you should do just that even if you are not a huge fan of the show – yes, that’s how good this new video slot game is. The graphics are top-notch by all of today’s standards and the innovative – perhaps even revolutionary – gameplay features will keep your adrenaline flowing for long hours. And that’s what modern gaming is all about!