We have long left this video slot. A little too infantile for our taste, a little too simple, a little too childlike. Or so we thought.
When we tested this slot with real money, it soon became apparent that you can win huge amounts of money – up to 50,000 coins per spin.
And that has everything to do with the 243 ways to win and the expanding wilds with respins in the bonus round.
Enough reason to test Alien Robots equally well – in the SuperBigWin way. So no fuss and no “gosh we think everything is just as beautiful”, but just straightforward.
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How does Alien Robots work?
The first thing we notice is that you can choose to play with 30 paylines or with 30 paylines + 243 ways to win. Playing with 30 paylines has a payout percentage of 96.3%. If you play with 30 paylines and 243 ways to win, a higher payout percentage of 96.6% applies.
Now we never like it so much as we are forced to bet more because you want the highest payout percentage, but in this case we like to do it. Those 243 extra ways to win are very interesting, especially with those expanding wilds in the bonus round.
The betting range is between 0.30 euros and 30 euros per spin.
Symbols and Payouts.
The symbols consist of a mix of funny robots and card symbols. The robots pay the most, and that is ticking hard.
Payouts for 5 of the same with the bet all ways activated:
- Red robot: 1,500 coins
- Orange robot: 1,000 coins
- Yellow robot: 750 coins
- Robot dog: 500 coins
- Blue robot: 250 coins
- The card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A: 75 – 120 coins
Don’t forget that you also get the payouts for all winning combinations on the 30 paylines, which are even higher. For example, 5 red robots pay out no less than 10,000 coins on one of 30 paylines. So it is possible to get multiple payouts with a winning combination. We think this is quite unique. In any case, we have never seen it anywhere else.
The purple robot with the green braincan is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except the scatter symbols (the flying saucers)
Free spins bonus.
3 or more scattered flying saucers activate the free spins bonus and generate a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 50 free spins.
If the wild symbol falls during the free spins, it expands over the entire reel and you get a free respin. This can result in very high payouts, especially if 2 or even 3 reels can get completely wild. There is a reason that the maximum bet on this slot is limited to 30 euros per spin, where many other Netent slots have a maximum bet of 125 to 250 euros per spin.
The potential is enormous and many online casinos just don’t want to take the risk of being completely leaked by those oh so cute mechanical friends of Alien Robots.
Reasons to Play Alien Robots Online.
As an online slots player, it’s not always easy to decide where to spend your time and wager your money. This is particularly true of a NetEnt casino, as you’ll have access to hundreds upon hundreds of choices.
As a newer NetEnt game, you can expect Alien Robots to be user friendly and “smooth” throughout. For example, your eyes don’t have to wander all over the screen to locate your wager per line or how much money is in your account.
Note: this clarity is a big deal for mobile players, as smartphone and tablet screens are not typically as large as those associated with a traditional computer.
Another thing we like is the ability to play for free. Let’s face it: there are times when real money slots don’t suit what you’re trying to accomplish. For example:
- You may not be permitted to play real money casino games in your country.
- You may be short on cash for one reason or another.
- You don’t yet have the confidence or knowledge needed to play the game.
Finally, you can’t overlook the free spin bonus feature. Not only is it simple to enter, but once you’re there the expanding wild could soon turn into your best friend.
What do we think of Alien Robots?
We are positively surprised by Alien Robots. Thematically we still think it is a bit of a childish lock, but we have found that that appearance is really only appearance. And the basic game is also not exciting, with the background sounds already uninspired.
But when you win the bonus game, the party suddenly bursts and Alien Robots comes to life. With sometimes huge profits as a result.
All in all a nice slot, which in our opinion could have been a real winner with a somewhat tougher appearance.