Atari: Star Raiders Review
Atari: Star Raiders is a 5 reels and 20 payline slot with 243 ways to win developed by Pariplay. The slot is a remake of the classic arcade game that was first released in 1979. Players who remember this game might have a few years below their belt but have also indulged in some of the best 8-bit entertainment there was.
The slot has a space theme and evokes childlike excitement in all who try it for the first time. Whether you’ve played this game on console before or any other game of similar make it will remind you of the good old days when your biggest concern was waking up early just in time for the morning cartoons.
The slots coin values range from a minimum of 0.01 per bet line to a maximum of 2 coins per bet line. The low coin values make it perfect for new players who’ve just started or players looking for hours of non-stop entertainment that won’t break the bank. Your bet size depends on your mood and can range from as little as 20p a spin to a maximum of £20 a spin. This space adventure can be experience on the go as it runs smoothly on all desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Players who enjoy games with a retro feel and modern graphics mixed together will love this slot. While it’s not the same theme, slots such as Starburst and Stickers have the same classic feel to it and produce the same fantastic rewards.
Look & Feel
The slot design is absolute perfection and gives the feel of being behind the wheel on an actual high- tech spacecraft. The backdrop is a black sky with other spacecrafts floating by. The reels are in the form of a digital space screen that shows you where all the other spacecrafts are. The neon colouring of the reel outlines make it feel even more realistic. On the reels you will find your regular card playing values that serve as the low paying symbols. You will also find a range of spacecraft’s in front of various earths that serve as the high value symbols. The animations of the slot make the adventure even more enjoyable and will probably leave you feeling like you’re watching a movie instead of spinning on a slot game. Definitely a 10/10 for the graphics and design of this slot.
Sound & Score
The soundtrack of the slot is quite mesmerising. You can easily have it running in the background while doing pretty much anything. Definitely a slot worth playing with the sound on. The electronic music used for the soundtrack is has quite a dramatic pace and will go from calm and meditative to fast-paced in a matter of minutes. What’s great about this is that it keeps you focused on the game while providing you with the adrenaline rush you need to completely get lost in your gameplay.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The wild of the Star Raiders slot is the flying saucer and it substitutes for all other symbols on the reels except the free spins symbol. The wild serves as part of the bonus features as any wild that land on the reels will become locked in place for between 2-5 spins. Having one or more locked wilds on the reels for a couple of spins can result in highly beneficial pay-outs. The wild in itself is also the golden key. Landing 5 of these in one spin can result in a massive jackpot pay-out of up to 1,000 times your stake. The locked wilds can appear on the reels during both the base game and the free spins.
Red Alert – Battle Mode Feature:
The Red Alert – Battle Mode feature is unlocked when you land three or more free spins shields anywhere on the reels. During the free spins you have 243 ways to win and winning combinations are no longer just formed from left to right but also on adjacent reels. The free spins total is always random and will be different most of the times when you hit this bonus feature. If you manage to land three more free spin shields during the bonus game you will trigger more free spins.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! Apart from living yourself into an old-school space adventure Atari: Star Raiders allows you to satisfy your inner child. The low betting amounts also make it easy to spin for a few hours instead of a couple of minutes. While you get to enjoy a high quality designed space adventure you’ll also stand a chance at walking away with wins of up to 1,000 times your stake.