The X-Files Slot

Based on the hit conspiracy-themed TV drama, The X-Files is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot game from Playtech. It comes with multiplier wilds that can combine to boost payouts by up to 25x as well as a bonus feature that awards 7, 10 or 20 free spins with multiplier wilds hitting on each free spin. Play on all devices from between 20p and £500 per spin.

It’s over 20 years since The X-Files first graced TV screens and the design here has a 1990s feel - a creepy looking woodland forms the backdrop to the reels which feature A to J playing cards, a torch, silhouettes of FBI agents and an alien hand. The top paying symbols are Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) who award 10 times your stake if you land 5 on a line.

Rather than a single wild there are 4 multiplier wilds that can land on any spin – thus triggering the Multiplier Wild Symbols feature. These appear on white symbols called Rifts and offer 1x, 2x, 3x or 5x boosts whenever they form part of a winning combination. Land more than 1 wild multiplier on the same payline and amounts are added together up to 25x. As usual, the wild multipliers replace everything bar the scatter.

That scatter is the I Want To Believe flying saucer - land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the same spin and you will trigger the Locking Rift Free Games feature where you’ll receive 7, 10 or 20 free spins. If a Rift lands during the feature, it will lock in place for the remainder of your free spins. This means that a multiplier wild will hit every time – up to 25x again.

The X-Files TV show was all about figuring out mysterious events. There’s very little mystery on offer in this slot game version which is a relatively simple game. It works well enough though - the visuals are nicely done and there’s a suitably creepy backing track playing in the background but sadly not Mark Snow’s famous X-Files theme though.

The gameplay is very straightforward with the best action coming from the wild multipliers in the free spins. If you were a fan of Mulder and Scully and their search for the truth the first time round you should find plenty to like in this simple but enjoyable slot game – it’s medium variance with up to 1,000 times your stake on each spin/free spin. If you like titles based on popular TV shows, you have Game of Thrones by Microgaming and 24 by iSoftBet.