Time to travel back (or forward?) through time as this Attack on Retro slot gives you a top win of up to 5,000x your bet if you hit the right re-spin.
This 80s retro cyberpunk game is a little confused by its theme. So let’s just try and clarify. As far as we can see, imagine if the 80s could imagine what the future would look like.
With big jackets, neon colours, headbands, keytars and boom boxes, we are ready to have a radical time in the year 3020, because only two chosen ones will show up and stand up for electric music everywhere: Jesse and Billy, our token white bland leads.
Honestly, this is exactly what it promises: the Attack on Retro slot is an actual attack on retro slots and nostalgia, making you daydream of days of future past from your childhood.
The first thing you are going to have to learn whether you should use the reel respin feature. This is when, after any spin, you can (for a price) re-spin a singular reel.
It’s a brilliant little feature seen in other machines such as the Book of Oz slot or the Jade Butterfly slot game. But it’s a dangerous one if you overuse it.
For one you need to know your paytable – some reels will cost more than others to spin as they reflect how likely you are to win something, but it might be nothing. So make sure you’re not over spinning to get half your bet back.
The good news is that this Attack on Retro mobile slot has stacked wild symbols, which can come 3 stacked and cover a whole reel, giving this re-spin feature a little extra zing if you catch two of these symbols and want to try your luck at a bigger win.
On any regular base game spin, you get up to 15 little space invader type robots hit the screens. As you hit them with lasers (because of course, it’s the 80s) these may turn wild.
The Attack on Retro slot is all about the wilds, and with only 10 paylines, it has a generous paytable, but the base game will mostly just entertain.
You’re real wins of 5,000x your bet or more will come in the free spins with the 5x multipliers. But you only get 2 spins, which is heartbreakingly tense and short.
The good news is that reel 1 and 5 are always wild and 2 scatters is all you need to get +5 spins. We’ve won over 100x our bet on this Attack on Retro game, so we know the wins are here. But the climax can feel short, and disappointing, especially if you’ve spent a long time building up to the free spins bonus.
So not a perfect Microgaming slot by Triple Edge Studios, but better than the Lara Croft Temples and Tombs game, and that was a branded real money slot, so you know they spent more money on that.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Triple Edge Studio|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.42% to 3.92% / 95.58%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 20|
|Max win||5,000x your bet|
|Free spins||From 2 to 10 Free Spins / From 5x to 1x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Wilds, Wild Reels, Reel Re-spins, Scatters, Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Classic & Retro|
Wild: Billy and Jesse are the wild symbol and can come as single, double or triple wilds. They will not replace the scatter symbol.
Random Wilds Feature: This feature may drop randomly and occur during a spin. Up to 15 robots may appear over the spinning reels. If a laser hits a robot it will turn into a wild. On a regular spin you get up to 15 wilds, on a re-spin you get up to 3 wilds on a single reel.
Re-spin of the Reels: After any spin, you can re-spin any one reels as often as you like, for a price. How much will depend on the likelihood of you getting a win.
Scatters and Free Spins: The 'Free Spin' words is a scatter symbol. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when they do it triggers the free spins and pays 2x your total bet. You then get to choose:
During the free spins, reels 1 and 5 becomes a wild symbol. If you get 2 scatters symbols you'll get an additional 5 extra spins.
This isn't so much 80s as a mashup of the 80s thought the future would look like, but we kinda liked it. At least it's not boring, and it's not totally unoriginal. There's even a slight idea of a storyline behind the theme.
But what makes this Attack on Retro slot on mobile great is the reel re-spins (when used properly) and the tense nerve-wracking free spins - will you choose 10, 5 or 2 spins? 10 sounds good, but you'll only get the 5000x your top win if you go with 2 spins and 5x multipliers.
Just remember when it's time to bounce and find another tubular Android or iPhone slot out there for you.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating