Max Damage has returned to save the world from alien invasion one more time, this time in Microgaming's latest slot; which promises profits that are out of this world.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the space-suited superhero, he made a previous appearance in Microgaming's first arcade style slot: the incredibly successful 2012 game, Max Damage and the Alien Attack. A Space Invaders style game that placed bets on every invading ship destroyed, in a bid to salvage serious loot from the wreckage.
Buoyed by this success, the Max Damage online slot brings the hero to a conventional five-reel slot, which boasts an impressive 243 ways to win and a healthy jackpot of 1,500 coins (up to £750); although the lucrative free spins section offers prizes of up £120,000.
As you'd expect, the visuals are a playful sci-fi theme; with rugged hero Max, his space-age viewfinder and a pretty impressive view of Earth taking centre stage. The win symbols are cartoony space ships, aliens and planets, and the music a pleasantly non-repetitive filmic score. All-in-all, there's a surprising amount of atmosphere for a game set in outer space!
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But it's all about the gameplay, of course, and the Max Damage slot delivers here too. The jackpots aren't the big draw, but the 243 ways to win mean that beginners and players who enjoy a long stint at the console will find their pot boosted by regular winnings. This is made even easier to enjoy by a versatile staking system that lets players wager between £0.30 and £15 per spin.
Once the game's underway, the wins are bolstered by regularly-occurring Max Damage Wild symbols, which substitute for all symbols (except the Scatter) and it's stacked on all five reels: meaning winning combos can quickly escalate.
The really valuable symbol, however, is the invading alien Scatter. Aside from delivering the highest payouts to anyone lucky enough to line them up, landing three or more also triggers 15 Free Spins, with a two-times multiplier applied to all wins landed during the games. What's more, on any of the free spins an alien spaceship may land on one of the reels. This will spark Max Damage into action, and when they're blown up, they can award random cash prizes to be added to your winnings. What's more, the symbol occupied by the alien will turn Wild, potentially triggering even bigger wins.
Over all, this is an easy-to-play slot that delivers regular winnings, and proves an excellent addition to the Max Damage brand.
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