The branded Aliens™ slot was launched in front of a packed audience at the ICE Totally Gaming conference in London at the beginning of 2014. Although it took a few months before the game became available at the NetEnt Casinos.
It isn’t the first branded video slot released by world’s leading provider of high-quality online casino games. This 5-reel, 3-row, and 15-line video slot joins NetEnt’s branded content portfolio featuring Creature from the Black Lagoon™, South Park™ (EOL), Scarface™ (EOL), and Frankenstein™ (EOL).
Aliens™ was created in cooperation with 20th Century Fox, one of the reasons why NetEnt was able to use real-time 3D graphics. Including scenes from the film from 1986, directed by James Cameron.
Aliens™ slot theme
I can promise that the moment you open the Aliens™ video slot, you’ll be plunged deep into space, into the dark world of Aliens. This game offers you a tense time on the reels as you scan infested premises for Alien activity. You shoot your way through waves of Alien attacks to reach the Queen Hive.
Before you reach the Queen Hive, you have two levels to fight yourself through. Level 1 The Search, and Level 2 The Encounter. After you manage to survive these two levels, you enter the 3rd level, The Hive.
Each level passed sets the scene for potentially huge wins. If you pass all stages, you receive 240(!) times your bet, a massive bonus win, for killing the Queen.
That’s all great of course, but what makes this game even greater, is the cutting edge design. One you never saw before in a NetEnt video slot game.
This all became possible thanks to the cooperation with 20th Century Fox, using original characters and fragments from the films. Play Aliens™, and you experience first-hand the view from the Marine’s helmet camera. This while the brooding soundtrack adds to the claustrophobic atmosphere, creating high-level tension while you spin the reels.
Not only can you expect a seriously amazing design when opening Aliens™, there will also be plenty of betting options available. While older video slots in a NetEnt Casino offer you the chance to adjust the amount of bet lines, Aliens doesn’t allow you to. But believe me when I say you don’t want to anyway as a minimum bet if 0.15 is perfect for low rollers or players who just like to play for fun.
If you are one of these players that enjoy higher bets, I’m sure a maximum of 150.00 will do for you. Although the seven different coin values and 10 bet levels do offer a wide range of betting options in between.
Aliens™ slot features
Just as any other video slot designed by NetEnt, also Aliens™ offers a Wild symbol that substitutes for the highest possible winning combination. Wild symbols appear in the main game, as well as in the levels one and two. All great, but let’s be honest, this game isn’t about the Wild symbols, it’s all about the three levels you have to fight yourself through, even if a gory end is the result.
Level 1: The Search
In this level it’s all about scanning the infested premises for Alien activity, which can be followed on the Alien Activity Meter. You collect symbols which go to the Alien Activity Meter. The aim is to complete all nine steps this meter is about. Successfully completing level 1: The Search, with the highest Multipliers, will set you up for huge wins in level 2: The Encounter.
Level 2: The Encounter
This time the aim is to survive the waves of Alien attacks, as there will be no other way to reach the Queen Hive. You have to fight your way through this second level in the Aliens™ slot. You only have one thing to worry about, running out of ammunition.
All Multipliers you collected in Level 1 transfer into Level 2. Each new spin activates a bet line win with three new symbols. Stay alert, and keep on looking for the Symbol Overlay feature, which will be combined with a Multiplier, responsible for massive wins. Ammo Clip symbols, appearing randomly in the centre position of the reel, will increase the Ammo Clip Counter, activating re-spins.
The Ammo Clip Counter displays the amount of Ammo Clips available, decreasing by one with every spin and after shooting to defend against the Aliens.
Level 3: The Hive
The last level of the Aliens™ slot bonus won’t be easy. You will have moments you rather give up than facing the Queen Hive, but those not giving, in will be rewarded for their courage, while excitement is an understatement entering this last level. The Hive gives instant rewards with five re-spins, while completing each step on the Hive Health Meter gives guaranteed wins.
The win you will go when you play the Aliens™ slot is the one of x240. You receive it when you manage to kill the Queen. This means you successfully destroyed the Hive.
This branded video slot, so perfectly well-designed by NetEnt, is almost a game and video slot in one. Level one is definitely a video slot game, but Level 2 on the other hand looks like a mix of a bonus game and a video slot, while level 3 is offering the best bonus game designed by Netent. Looking for an exciting game to play, I can assure you Aliens is going to give you what you’re looking for. Aliens™ isn’t only about remarkable real-time 3D graphics and innovative features, it has so much more to offer, making Aliens™ the best NetEnt game so far.