Space Race is a historical-themed online slot game created by casino software developers Play ‘n Go. The game is based on the ‘Space Race’, a term used to describe the competitive race between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the most advanced region in terms of space exploration, which took place between the 1950’s and 1970’s.
This slot game contains 5 reels and 20 paylines in a standard slot format, and also offers scatter and wild symbols, a Meteor Shower free spins feature with extra wilds and a Moon Landing bonus game.
Visuals and Graphics
Space Race is set against a starry purple and blue galaxy backdrop that is periodically pierced by animated shooting stars. The reels are encased in a futuristic metal framework, with colourful paylines at both the left and right sides of the screen. The reels are also transparent, allowing players to focus on the detailed reel symbols which include the Earth and moon, an astronaut and Sputnik 1, as well as an ambient game soundtrack and other space-related sound effects.
On the reels are playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, all of which have a metallic appearance in keeping with the theme. Additional symbols are the Earth, the moon, Russian spacecraft Sputnik 1 and an astronaut floating in deep space.
The ‘Space Race’ logo is the game’s wild symbol, which substitutes all other symbols in the game except for the bonus and scatter symbols. 5 of these wild symbols across the reels will also award the game’s jackpot of 5000x players’ line bets.
Space Race’s scatter symbol is the meteor shower symbol, and 3 of these scatter symbols landing anywhere on the reels will trigger the Meteor Shower free spins feature.
Meteor Shower Free Spins Feature
When this feature is triggered, online casinos Canada players will instantly be awarded 15 free spins. During these free spins, any scatter symbols that land on the reels will transform into extra wild symbols, helping to create even more winning reel combinations during the feature. The spacecraft bonus symbol will also trigger another Pick Me bonus feature when 3 or more appear during the feature.
There is also a bonus symbol in Space Race, the spacecraft ‘Bonus’ icon. Landing 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the Space Race slot reels will activate the Moon Landing bonus game.
Moon Landing Bonus Game
Once this feature has been activated, players will be redirected to play a game on a virtual grid, where they must pick a position on the aforementioned grid in which to place their spacecraft.
Once players have selected their positions, a meteor shower will hit the grid, and may damage players’ shields, depending on where they are positioned. If players survive the meteor shower, they will progress to a grid with more valuable payouts, and will continue to progress until their shield is destroyed or until they reach the final game grid, which is situated on the moon.