Lisa Cheban | 21 March, 2023 17:19 | Last update on: 21 March, 2023 17:19
Betsoft Gaming, a leading online slot creator, recently released the Expansion slot machine. This game invites avid stargazers to a backyard experience where mystery symbols can be highly rewarding.
But this intergalactic adventure-themed slot isn’t a traditional space-themed slot. This five-reel, 30-pay line game boasts an array of symbols, including colourful planets, a Gold Star, and a stack of mystery symbols that increase players’ chances of winning. Each reel in Expansion is packed with Stacked Mystery Symbol positions, which are replaced with random symbols before each spin. This further increases players’ chances of winning big.
The Directional Wilds is another feature that sets Expansion apart from other slots in the space-themed genre. During the base game, up to three Directional Wild Ray Guns can appear on reels two to four, revealing a Ray Gun that randomly shoots in eight different directions. The Ray Gun changes all the symbols it hits into Wilds. This includes the original Directional Wild, increasing the chances of a barrage of big wins.
As usual, the game also houses Free Spins, triggered by landing three or more planet Mars Scatters on the reels. During Free Spin rounds, an alien UFO invasion can burst across the reels, with the Mothership hovering over the reels as one craft lands. But these aliens are the friendly ones, rewarding players with a Multiplier of 2x to 10x, boosting the entire win.
During the Free Spin rounds, the Directional Wild laser guns can fire twice, giving gamers another chance to win and turning more icons into Wilds. Additionally, players can potentially re-trigger Free Spins by collecting scatters during the bonus games. Of course, this gives gamers a chance to create more winning combinations.
It’s also worth noting that this game offers the popular Betsoft Buy-in feature. This feature allows gamblers to win from the onset by buying their way into the rewarding bonus game. However, this feature isn’t available in some jurisdictions, including the UK.
Betsoft’s Head of Account Management, Anastasia Bauer, said: “Expansion is an original take on the spaceship genre. Using a retro art style for the animation and symbol design alongside great mechanics creates an instantly engaging experience. Players will be entranced by the game’s development as well as delighted with the pay outs. The broad betting range and medium volatility give universal appeal so we are confident that Expansion will be our next big hit.”
Betsoft says this new slot machine has a default RTP of 96.08% and a maximum payout of 1,212.93x. This makes it an attractive choice for players who enjoy intergalactic adventures. The developer also adds that this game is available with variable RTPs.