Aliens battling to own a mysterious and powerful crystal can help you win big in Space Wars, an intergalactic themed video slot from Net Entertainment. Played using a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline game engine, this superbly designed game comes with a special cloning pod that awards a re-spin following every winning spin. Blast off from between 40p and £200 per spin.

As you’d expect from a video slot created by NetEnt, the design in Space Wars is from the top drawer – set against a dark purple backdrop with a mysterious planet to the fore, the reels include a selection of 8 different alien creatures plus a red gemstone. This jewel is the top paying symbol. Landing 5 of them on a payline will get you a payout of 1,000 coins.

Also helping things along is a wild. This can land on reels 2 and 4 only and replaces all other symbols. The visuals are detailed, sharp and crisp with the action playing out to a sweeping orchestral score that wouldn’t sound out of place in a cult sci-fi movie.

A quick glance at the paytable may leave you feeling a little underwhelmed. Where are the free spins? Where are the pick me rounds and cash trails? In fact, there’s only one feature on offer in Space Wars. Thankfully, it’s a cracker.

Following every winning spin, the successful symbols are placed into a giant pod to the right hand side of the reels. They’re then cloned and blasted back onto the reels and a re-spin follows which can lead to the creation of some impressive (and lucrative) combinations.  It’s known as the Re-Spin feature in case you’re wondering.

The concept may be a little strange and the range of extras on offer limited but there’s still much to like about Space Wars. The action comes thick and fast here courtesy of the 40 paylines and the Re-Spin feature which hits at regular intervals. A medium to high variance title, it offers payouts of up to 1,000 times your stake on each spin!

If you’re looking for something a little different from your slots play, then Space Wars offers just that. Get lucky with those cloned re-spins and these strange little aliens can help you blast off with a huge haul of coins. If space themed games appeal to you, there’s plenty about with NetEnt’s Starburst the most popular.