In response to the success of its first online slot inspired by the Star Trek sci-fi franchise, Interactive Gaming Technology has now released a sequel – Star Trek Against All Odds.
Star Trek Against All Odds is a five-reel video slot with 720 ways to win. The blockbuster-themed game includes stacked wilds, hexagonal reels, scatters, bonus features, and MultiWay Xtra bi-directional betting.
Reel Layout, Graphics, Symbols and Sound
Star Trek fans – often referred to as Trekkies – are well known for their almost fanatical devotion to the franchise as well as their highly sceptical of any attempt to jump on the Star Trek bandwagon. This explains why IGT has taken such care with the graphics and slot storyline in Star Trek Against All Odds.
Star Trek Against All Odds is not based on the original 1960s television series starring William Shatner. Rather, it is inspired by the 2009 film with Chris Pine cast as the legendary Captain Kirk.
The reels are laid out in an unusual hexagonal shape. Instead of the customary five reels by three rows, Star Trek Against All Odds has reels of differing lengths – three, four, five, four, three symbols for Reels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
Symbols used in Star Trek Against All Odds include Red Matter, the Transporter, the United Federation of Planets Logo, a Romulan Disruptor, Captain Kirk, Dr Spock, Scotty, Chekhov, Jellyfish, Phaser, and the Starship Enterprise.
Star Trek Against All Odds is set against the vast and starry backdrop of space, with starlight fractals lighting up the screen.
And these are just the finishing aesthetic touches to the Star Trek Against All Odds slot, which also includes video clips from the film as well as snippets from the orchestral original motion picture soundtrack.
720 Ways to Win
Uniquely, Star Trek Against All Odds payouts are not reserved for left-to-right winning combinations. This slot features MultiWay Xtra bi-directional betting, which means that payouts occur both from left to right and from right to left.
As a result, there are 720 possible ways to win in the Star Trek Against All Odds online video slot. To stand in line for these wins, Star Trek Against All Odds slot players can wager between 0.01 and 5.00 credits per line.
Stacked and Random Energizing Wilds
In Star Trek Against All Odds, the Transporter symbol, which appears only on Reels 2, 3 and 4, serves as the wild. It can replace any other symbol, except the Starship Enterprise and Red Matter symbols, to help complete winning payline combinations
Additionally, the Star Trek Against All Odds wild often comes stacked on the reels – as do many other symbols in the game – to increase the odds of winning combinations occurring.
And the Star Trek Against All Odds wild has yet another unique property – it sometimes takes the form of an energizing wild. Energizing wilds are triggered at random and turn between two and five symbols on the centre reels into wilds.
Red Matter Scatters Multipliers
Whenever three or more red matter scatter symbols appear in Star Trek Against All Odds, multipliers are awarded. Three, four and five scatters award three, 20 and 100 times the total bet, respectively.
The Enterprise Bonus Round
When five Starship Enterprise bonus symbols appear in Star Trek Against All Odds, the bonus game is activated. Players must then defend the ship against enemy missiles in order to reach the rank of Captain. Points are awarded based on which missiles are destroyed and players can win up to 22 500 times their stake.
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