Aliens masquerading as humans are threatening to take over the world. We’re in classic conspiracy thriller territory in Reptoids, a superbly designed 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Boasting top sound and visuals, it comes with a special Alien Detector that can turn symbols wilds. Also on offer are free spins where you could end up with 6 wilds symbols spinning around the reels. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.
Reptoids harks back to the classic alien invasion themed movies of the 1960s. The setting is an American street scene. On the reels you’ll see 4 lower value military medals and 6 higher value human characters. There’s a policeman, a nurse, a scientist, a reporter and a general.
The top payer here is the president who’ll get you 25 times your total bet if you land 5 of them on a single payline. The most lucrative symbol by far is the scatter which awards 20, 200, 2,000 or 5,000 times your total bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same spin.
On each spin, you’ll see a frame move around the reels and land on a symbol – this is the Repto Detector feature. If it lands on 1 of the 6 human characters, that symbol turns wild. Any matching character symbols on that spin also morph into a wild. A new payout consideration is made with the new wilds in position.
Hope to see the scatter land in the Alien Detector as it triggers the Free Spins feature – you’ll then be awarded 7 free spins. If a human lands in the Alien Detector during the free spins, it will turn wild as per the base game. That symbol will remain wild for the remainder of the free spins too.
Turn 2 standard symbols into wilds and you’ll get another 2 free spins. Land all 6 symbols in the Alien Detector and you’ll have 6 wild symbols spinning around the reels. You’ll have also added 6 extra free spins to your total.
We very much enjoyed Reptoids – this isn’t a theme we see all that often but it works well. The imagery is terrific and the spooky soundtrack is a perfect fit. The gameplay offers something a little different too. The Alien Detector adds wilds regularly to spice up the base game. The real potential comes via the Free Spins feature though – if you manage to detect all 6 of the aliens the extra wilds can deliver some fantastic results.
The volatility is in the medium range with maximum wins of 1,000 times your total bet on each free spin. Saying that, the base game is where the biggest wins will come from as 5,000 times your total bet is on offer for 5 scatters on a spin.
Reptoids is a very entertaining game. The high spec design is a given from Yggdrasil Gaming – less expected perhaps is the innovative gameplay, with the free spins round having the potential to be a cracker. If you’re fancy a break from the steady stream of Chinese, Egyptian, pirate and leprechaun-themed video slots then Reptoids offers something that’s both different and enjoyable. I would also suggest you try Trolls Bridge and Alchymedes from Yggdrasil Gaming.