Ever since the slot machine was invented in the 19th century it has been a vital component of the casino industry. Whether that be in Las Vegas where the average slot machine makes, on average, a profit of $126 a day or online where slot machines account for the vast majority of all online gambling revenues.
The profits that these machines make are largely down to their popularity. With popularity though comes more and more demand for newer and better games. One theme that is proving popular with online slots Canada players at the moment is that of outer space.
Aliens, far-off galaxies and constellations are in vogue. Fancy spinning an outer space slot reel yourself? Well read on to find out about some of the very best available to play online right now.
Whilst this slot’s theme is loosely one of outer space, it has to be included on the list by virtue of it being one of the most popular slot games released in the past decade. Its popularity derives from the fact that it is a relatively straightforward slot to play.
In addition to that it is visually appealing, easy to play and often marketed along with an enticing welcome bonus or offer.
Out of This World
Another space themed game that has been on the market for some time but is still worth playing is the Out of This World slot. As the name would suggest, the game’s theme involves out of this world alien civilizations, space crafts and far flung planets.
It may have a lower RTP than Starburst, but in terms of features and points of interest there is more to keep you entertained on this slot.
This game takes a fun approach to outer space, using cartoon like alien creatures as the main features on the 7-reel slot. Like Starburst, the beauty of this slot game comes in its simplicity, but there is more to it than that.
As you will have noticed above, this slot has a high level of volatility. The cluster win, if triggered offers you a chance to increase your score by 4,570. To win you have to trigger five identical symbols adjacent to one another.
It is, as you would expect, incredibly tricky to do, but there’s a chance of winning big, real big with this slot.
(Take a look at Reactoonz before you play.)
Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion
In this great slot game from Microgaming we follow the fortunes of a space age popstar trying to save the Galaxy. Sounds strange? You bet. Still, Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion is one of the best slot games we have ever played.
As you play along you will do so the soundtrack of funk-synth and alien music which makes for a really immersive experience. The graphics and gameplay are up there too with some of the best we’ve seen in recent years.
A fairly decent RTP of 96.4% means you can enjoy this slot without having to overly worry about your budget.
Who doesn’t love Space Invaders? The legendary arcade game was first released in April, 1978 and was rebooted as a slot machine 5 years ago. Playtech have gone to great lengths to ensure that the game is every bit as authentic as the original Tomohiro Nishikado game.
In addition to that, players can win up to 455 times their original stake if they’re lucky. Sounds like a win-win!
(The 1978 arcade game was a classic and the slot isn’t too bad either!)
Queen of Mars
Sometimes slots producers are incredibly lazy with their game development, lazily blending popular themes to make a quick buck. A leprechaun riding a horse through Ancient Egypt for example – we’re looking at you Play ‘N Go…
Queen of Mars had the potential to be just that as it looked like a lazy attempt by Merkur to bring together the outer space and Ancient Egypt themes but, you know what? This is actually a great game and a really fun one to play.
Just try and put aside your preconceived ideas of what a Martian may or may not look like.
Imagine the scenario; you’re in outer space on an unknown planet and you need to dig up as many hidden gemstones from the planet’s crust as possible. Well you don’t have to imagine anymore as Space Digger is here.
This 2019 release from Playtech is an interesting concept featuring a whole host of great characters and symbols. If you want something a little different from your slots experience be sure to give this one a go.
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