Battlestar Galactica Slot Review
Battlestar Galactica is a 5 reel 243 ways to win video slot powered by Microgaming. It is based on the science fiction drama and produced in conjunction with NBC Universal. The TV series is based on humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home – it’s been going for 35 years in 2013. Anyway, you can play from 30p to £15 a spin and has 3 different modes and 2 free spins features.
The 3 modes are Normal, Run and Fight – in the base game the wild symbols are stacked on reel 1 and in the Free Spins features. You have the Ion Storm feature where up to 5 reels can be turned fully wild – the feature is triggered at random. Finally in the Normal mode, getting 3 or more Battlestar Galactica scatter symbols will trigger the free spins feature where you will get 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
During the Run mode, wins pay from left to right as well as right to left. Look out for the FTL symbol on the middle reel as it causes all Royal symbols to be transformed into mystery symbols to give you extra wins. The Run mode also occurs at random.
Finally you have the Fight mode where random symbols are turned wild at any time as the Cylons and Colonials battle it out on the reels. Wild symbols can also split into a double wild creating more winning opportunities. Look out for the Battlestar Galactica scatter symbol as 3 or more will award you with 5 free spins. You can also get extra free spins during the feature.
One thing you will notice is that the game has a Ranking Achievements feature. The more you play, the higher you rank – you start off as a Civilian and aim to make it up to Admiral. Each rank you achieve will reward you with more Battlestar Galactica series video content adding to the overall experience.
I quite like Battlestar Galactica despite not really watching the television series. The Ion Storm feature is very good (had 4 wild reels twice now!) and the free spins feature triggered from the Normal mode has been generous to me. The game is medium variance meaning that wins are quite big and come along quite consistently. This is my type of game though as I don’t like waiting ages for a win. The graphics, animations and sounds are superb too – it’s a slot I will be playing a lot in future.