“We’re heading to Venus” roared the song and the space age element is evident in this slot game version. With a city in the background, you’ll see a giant rocket to the side of the reels. On those reels are lower value A to 9 values as well as a selection of higher paying jewels. The purple stone is the most rewarding, offering a 25 times stake reward if you land 6 in combination. The woman is the wild, replacing everything bar the scatter. Spicing up the base game are a couple of special extras:
- Reel Clone feature - up to 4 reels can clone and reveal the same matching symbol on any spin. These clones can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only.
- Clone Wilds feature - hope to see a wild on a cloned reel as it can expand. The precise size of the expanded wild depends on how many cloned reels are active. You could see 2x2, 3x3 or even 4x4 wilds here. These expanded wilds also deliver multipliers of 4x, 27x or even 256x.
The Final Countdown also comes with a pair of free spins features. Triggered in the usual manner by landing 3 or more scatters on the same spin you’ll be offered the choice of 2 features:
- The Countdown Free Spins feature - on offer here are 8 free spins, complete with 2x2 wilds that shift around the reels on every free spin. If the countdown clock drops to zero, you could get a re-trigger as well as seeing the roaming wilds increase in size to 3x3 or even 4x4. The multipliers are active with the wilds here too. Boosts of up to 256x are possible. More free spins can also be won.
- Heading for Venus Free Spins feature - choose this round and you’ll receive 15 free spins. Reels will clone on each of your free spins here. Special velocity wilds are in play too which can send payouts soaring by between 4x and 888x.
This follow up to the popular Danger: High Voltage slot game has the potential to be a very entertaining one. A word of warning though, this is an extremely volatile offering so expect some lengthy down spells and runs where you’ll just miss out on triggering the free spins.
Those free spins can be worth the wait thanks to the extras though. Plenty of patience and deep pockets are required here – if you strike it lucky, you could win 36,000 times your stake on each free spin!
If you have both, then there’s plenty to enjoy in The Final Countdown. If you like high variance action, then that’s just what you’ll discover here. I also suggest you try Donuts, from Big Time Gaming, which offers payouts of up to 40,000 times your stake on each spin.