Aliens is a slot by the Swedish software developer Net Entertainment and it surpasses the average slot. The slot starts off with an exciting video and once you have started playing, you will notice the bar at the top of the screen, filling up after wins. This bar will take you to the bonus game, a game in which you have to shoot aliens. The slot Aliens consists of three phases: The Search, The Encounter, and The Hive.
How to play Aliens?
The game starts off on a normal-looking playing grid with five reels and three rows. When a win including a wild symbol forms on an active pay line, the symbols involved -except the wild- will move to the bar at the top of the screen. Each spin removes one of the symbols from the bar and when the bar is filled completely, you will go on to play the bonus game. During this progressive bonus game, you have to get as far as possible, racking in as many wins as you can.
How to play the bonus game in Aliens?
The bonus game is completely different from other bonus games on other slots. In this bonus game, you have to shoot aliens in order to reach the queen. For this, you receive two bullets. With every killed alien, you receive a spin with which you can win additional bullets. If this spin turns out successful, you can continue playing. If you’re out of bullets, the bonus game ends and regular spins, called The Search, resume.
The symbols you save up during The Search play a big role during The Encounter. Every creature you have defeated will grant you a spin during which the winning symbols will stay put. The new symbols determine whether the spin is successful or not. If you reach The Hive with the queen, you will be able to win even more by damaging the nest and by defeating the queen. Even if you only get half-way, you will still win quite some money.
Pay lines and symbols on Aliens
Aliens has a total of 15 pay lines and all animations have to do with aliens. The slot has 3D symbols, so the slot looks really great. Also, the sound effects add to the experience as they, for example, swell when it gets exciting. The wild symbol probably needs some explanation. It can finish winning combinations as it can substitute for any other symbol except for the scatter. When a win a wild symbol is involved in forms, all other symbols will be moved to the bar at the top of the screen. When is bar is filled with ten symbols, you enter the bonus game. With each spin, one symbol will get removed from the bar.
Jackpot on Aliens
Aliens does not have a jackpot. However, there is a main prize, which is the maximum potential win of 570,000 coins you win when you defeat the queen. The pay-out during The Search is meager but you will win rather frequently so it evens out.