On the morning of December 7 in 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. During a two hour attack, more than 2,400 American soldiers were killed, 21 ships where bombed, while the Japs (Japanese) also managed to destroy more than 180 U.S. aircrafts. This surprise attack at Pearl Harbor so outraged Americans that the United States abandoned its policy of isolationism during World War II by declaring war on Japan the following day, officially bringing the United States into World War II.
Pearl Harbor theme
Both, Pearl Harbor the movie (one of my favorites), as well as the Pacific Attack video slot created by Net Entertainment, are inspired by this inhuman attack. Netent did its very best to create another impressive video slot, including all aspects related to this topic such as planes, soldiers, medals, officers caps, bombs, pilots and not to be missed the soldiers sweethearts, all completed by the sounds of the radio, bombings and planes flying around. Although I rather would have seen the two main characters from the movie, my two favorite pilots, back on the reels in Pacific Attack. That would have been perfect, but a cooperation with movie companies as we’ve seen in Creature of the Black Lagoon, Scarface and Frankenstein, weren’t available yet as Net Entertainment wasn’t as big yet as it is these days.
Overall Netent managed well to communicate one of history’s biggest surprise attacks, in a tough themed video slot, only designed for those who are a little adventurous and looking for some extra excitement within a video slot, or for those who like to keep up with history. Pacific Attack totally fits your expectations, offering a great gameplay completed by a sort of Battleship Bonus Game where you try to reveal the ships recognisable from the Pearl Harbor attack, one of the most unfair battles fought in history. But let’s try to keep this battle fair and stay safe and sound while your efforts will be rewarded with nice winnings.
Let’s start with the 20 bet lines available in Pacific Attack, which can be activated all together or one by one. Allow me to recommend you to activate all bet lines, as this will give you a bigger chance to make winning combinations. Besides that, a minimum bet of 0.20 isn’t that high, which makes Pacific Attack one of these games perfect for all type of casino players. If you want to bring in some more excitement, you can choose to increase your total bet, steadily, due to 20 (!) bet levels and five different coin values. If all bet lines and levels activated, and a coin value of 0.20 is selected, you’ll end up with a total bet of 60.00.
The pilot graphic acts as Wild, performing a looping manoeuvre to mark any win, this symbol helps to create more winning by substituting for other icons except Scatter en Bonus symbol. As the soldiers sweetheart can’t be missed either, she got her own role to play too. The Sweetheart Scatter can award Free Spins when three, four or five icons appear in any random position. 10, 20 or 30 Free Spins will be awarded with all wins tripled during this exciting feature.
Let the battle begin
Another great aspect of Pacific Attack is the Bonus Game, where you try to reveal the ships after you’ve made your choice out of three different airplanes which is actually a nice game and one of the few games some skills can help you to reveal more ships. You’ll need three bonus icons arranged from left to right to unlock this recommended bonus round. After you have been asked to choose a bomber, attack or fighter plane, which offer relative decreased accuracy for larger possible rewards. After this battleships styled game asks you to sink as many of the enemy ships as possible while a Pearl Harbor based attack will reveal one part of an enemy ship, the rest is up to you to reveal, but allow me to recommend you to search around the fires.
Netent’s history lessons
This battle over the Pacific Ocean during World War II will be etched into Military History for ever, which in my opinion should never be forgotten. Ten plus points for Netent, who’s sincerely trying to keep the history alive. Looking for some more history themed slots, I can highly recommend Netent video slots like Secret of the Stones, Evolution and Egyptian Heroes.