Battlestar Galactica is based on the similarly named TV series that began in 2004, and aired until 2009. There was another one, back in the 70s, but the modern version is the one that gets this particular slot machine from Microgaming. The story of the show revolved around humans that were attacked by Cylons, a civilization almost extinct at the hands of this ruthless enemy. It is considered by many one of the greatest science fiction series of all times, and so I’m glad that a slot machine was also created based on it. This particular game gets 5 reels & 243 ways to win. It will not pay much though, the jackpot being at $750.
Betting & Jackpots
One thing to appreciate here is that it’s not an expensive game, the complete betting range going from $0.30 to $15. A wager needs to have at least 30 coins in it, but it can have as many as 300, the line bet varying in that case from 1 to 10 coins. The coin value doesn’t vary much, only from $0.01 to $0.05. You get line bets of $0.50 at most.
A 1,500x, jackpot is not considered very high, but it’s pretty normal for a slot with this kind of system, with ways to win. It means as much as 15,000 coins, but only $750 cash.
The game has both normal and new features inside. Among the former I’d count the wild symbol, shown as the Battlestar Galactica Logo. This one is used as a stacked wild on the 1st reel. It can substitute for any symbol, and it pays up to $300 with its own combo.
The scatter symbol is much cooler, showing an image with a star fighter, one of the models used by humans. Having enough scatters on the reels can bring payouts of up to 50x the bet, or $750 (the biggest payout).
3, 4 or 5 Fighter scatters will be triggers for the round of 15 free spins which is offered in the game. A 3x multiplier gets applied to the wins that are obtained during this feature.
There are three different game modes, in addition to the normal mode, which will trigger at random. We have Ion Storm, Run and Fight. Each one gives you something different. Ion Storm will have up to five wild reels, Run will pay starting from both sides of the reels, while Fight can give you free spins and will have split wilds.
The game, being designed after a famous TV series, is naturally filled with images of the main actors. Most of the symbols have the main characters from the series to represent them, and if you’re a fan you’re sure to enjoy this part of the slot. The unfortunate bit is that they used poker cards as well, instead of adding other related pictures from the series.
It’s a great game, featuring a high quality design, along with lots of good features, but the payouts will be quite low unfortunately.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Battlestar Galactica
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 243 Ways to Win
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.30
- Maximum Bet ($) 60.00