Blast off into space in Journey to Mars, a 5 reel, 15 payline slot from Relax Gaming. It comes with respins with wandering wilds as well as a free spins round where you can remove symbols as well as adding extra spins, wilds and multipliers. You’ll also have a chance to win a progressive jackpot prize. Play on all devices from between 30p and £90 per spin.
The design in Journey to Mars is nicely done. The setting is a Cape Canaveral-style rocket launch pad. On the reels you’ll see K, Q, J and 10 symbols alongside an astronaut’s helmet, a satellite, a Mars rover and 3 different views from the rocket’s window. The best of these is the view that features the meteor. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win a payout of 5, 20 or 33.3 times your total stake. Relax Gaming has packed plenty of extras into Journey to Mars.
Meteor Wild Respins feature – these are triggered when the meteor wild hits. You’ll be awarded a number of respins (the total is shown on the meteor wild) with the wild moving 1 position on each of them. If a new wild lands with a different lifespan, the wilds will upgrade to the higher amount. The wild meteor pays the same as the top paying standard symbol.
Freespins to Mars feature – every time a Mars symbol lands, it’s collected in the meter to the side of the reels. If you fill all 5 positions on a single spin or set of Meteor Wild respins, then you’ll trigger the feature with 5 free spins. You’ll then pick from the trajectory map.
A second pick mode follows, this time to repair the space craft. A third and final pick round follows, this time to find a landing spot. All 3 of these pick me rounds reveal free spins, multipliers, added wilds or symbol removals. You’ll then go on and play any free spins you’ve acquired, complete with the modifier extras.
Journey to Mars also offers the opportunity to land a progressive jackpot prize – this can be done in the final stage of the free spins ladder.
The cartoon style graphics in Journey to Mars are simply done. The futuristic soundtrack works well though. The features here aren’t bad either. You can expect to land the wild respins at regular intervals. We found the free spins round much trickier to find. If the modifier extras fall nicely then it can be worth the wait though – you can win 1,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin so if you get a big multiplier, it can be well worth your time.