Land on the moon, launch Sputnik and try not to be bored in this 5 reel, 20 payline space themed video slot.
We really come to this mobile slot game with an open mind. Play’n GO’s slot release prior to Space Race was Energoonz, which was odd but unique. Play’n GO were clearly trying new things with their mobile slot range – something we applaud them for.
So it was a shame when we opened up Space Race to find a very average mobile slot. The great feature of this slot game are the graphics during the two bonus features. When the free spins come and the meteorites fly down the reels, burning away the symbols and replacing them with new symbols, there is something very thrilling about watching the bonus round play out.
The moon landing feature is equally as beautiful, with a simple click me game that resembles Battleship in space. You tell the game where to place your rocket, and then cross your fingers that it is not one of the squares hit by the meteorites. All meanwhile, with a beautiful starry sky background and a looming moon in the horizon, just waiting to be discovered.
But alas, much like the NASA space program, you’ll pump lots of money into it, getting not much more for your investments than a sense of awe and wonder when those bonus features hit. Because with a return to player rate of 94.23% we struggled to win anything larger than 20x our bet. After a while, and once you find the bonus features don’t hit as often as you like, we had a sudden urge to step outside and look out at the night sky. Not because this slot inspired us to, but because we suspected that we would pass a far more fulfilling evening doing that than playing Space Race.
In it’s defence, this little game was tested on every device and was not found wanting – whether you want to play this as a Windows slot, an Android slot or an iPhone slot, Space Race will switch on and get you to the moon and back. But it will cost you.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2013|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.25|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 25|
|Max win||5,000 coins|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins & Pick Me Feature|
Wild Symbol: Substitutes all symbols except scatter and the bonus symbols. The wild symbol is the Space Race logo.
Scatters & Free Spins: The meteor shower are the scatter symbols and when three or more appear you get a 'warning' light and 10 free spins. The scatter symbol then also becomes an extra wild symbol during the free spins.
Bonus Symbol: 3 or more rocket bonus symbols activate the pick me feature. You'll need to navigate your way through deep space, avoiding meteors until you safely land on the moon. The closer you get to the moon, the higher your reward. Pretty feature.
All the beautiful graphics in the world cannot hide that this mobile slot is low paying and fairly basic in gameplay.
However, if you fancy some fairly risk free spins, it pays out enough to usually cover back your bets if you are lucky and you can take a trip into the final frontier from the comfort of your home.
Plus, did we mention it was compatible with all the mobile and tablet devices we tested? Space Race is a far more reliable machine than Apollo 13.Play Now at Vera & John »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 13, 2015 - Rating