The design in Reptoids has the feel of a classic conspiracy movie – as we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil Gaming, the design here is very good. The reels feature lower value military medals – they’re joined by 6 higher value characters including cops, nurses, scientists, reporters, generals and the president.
The latter is the most rewarding, offering 25 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline. By far the most rewarding symbol on offer is the scatter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll pocket 20, 200, 2,000 or 5,000 times your total stake!
Any one of the higher value human characters could be masquerading as a Reptoid – they’re outed by the Alien Detector Shield. This is a frame that can land at random on any position on the reels on each spin. The character in the Alien Detector will then turn into a wild alien. Any other instances of the same matching symbol on the reels will also become wild. A new payout is then made with the extra wilds in place. This is known as the Repto Detector feature.
The Alien Detector is also the key to unlocking the Free Spins feature – this is triggered by landing the scatter in the Detector. You’ll then be awarded 7 free spins. The Repto Detector feature is in play throughout the free spins. If it discovers a Reptoid, it will again turn that symbol wild.
All Reptoids remain wild for the remainder of the feature. If you discover 2 Reptoids, 2 extra free spins will be added to your total. Uncover all 6 Reptoids and you’ll have 6 extra wilds and 6 extra free spins to play with (so giving you 13 free spins in total).
The alien invasion theme is an interesting one and Yggdrasil Gaming have done it justice here. The 3D imagery is superbly done and soundtrack has a sinister feel – it all works very well. The Alien Detector moves around the reels on each spin and delivers a steady stream of wilds.
The best potential comes from the Free Spins feature, especially if you manage to unmask more than 1 alien. The final few free spins can then really see the coins fly. The overall variance is in the medium range. It offers you wins of up to 1,000 times your stake on every free spin – saying that, 5 scatters in the base game will give you 5,000 times your stake so look out for those.
We enjoyed Reptoids – the sound and visuals are as high-end as you’d hope from an Yggdrasil Gaming slot game. They’ve packed in some innovative features too. Put all that together and you have a very entertaining all-rounder which is well worth a spin. I strongly suggest you try other Yggdrasil Gaming titles with Vikings Go Berzerk and Spiña Colada my recommendations.