NetEnt has today announced that it has launched a nail biting, galaxy stopping sequel, Space Wars 2™Powerpoints™. Players who loved the original Space Wars™, will thoroughly enjoy this new iteration that brings back all their extraterrestrial favourites – and throws in a few new features that will keep them on their toes.
A whole range of high-tech features can be activated in this high volatility slot and players should watch out for a myriad of symbols such as Blasters, Zappers, Bombs, Wilds, and win inducing combos that rocket through the reels. With combos, players can get the best this new galaxy has to offer – landing Column/Row Blaster, Zapper or Bomb symbols adjacent to each other makes them combine into a much more powerful feature.
On their own, each feature moves players one step forward to big wins. With the Column/Row Blaster, players can blast away all who stand in their way. A 4-symbol horizontal match awards this Blaster symbol, removing all symbols except Wilds and feature symbols from the reels where the Blaster appears.
But it’s the Powerpoints™ that are this slot’s rocket fuel. Each match awards Powerpoints™ which are then added to the collect meter at the top of the reels. As players fill up the meter, they move up the levels and increase their win multiplier.
James Jones, Head of Business Development at Evolution, said: “This game has it all – an epic intergalactic showdown, fantastic characters, thrilling graphics, and features that make each spin an adventure. The original Space WarsTM found a special place in players’ hearts and we’re excited to be launching the sequel this year.”
How to Play Space Wars 2™ Powerpoints™ Slot
Take a spin in outer space in Space Wars 2™ Powerpoints™. Winning clusters of symbols disappear, making way for more symbols and possibly more wins! A whole range of high-tech features can be activated and can also combine in powerful combinations of features that will blast symbols to smithereens driving up your wins and Powerpoints™. More on these symbols below.
Your main objective is to fill up the meter by gathering Powerpoints™ through wins. As you fill up the meter, you’ll move up the levels and increase your win multiplier. 1000 or more Powerpoints™ in the main game activates Free Spins. This is where a great chunk of the RTP lies.
In Free Spins, the number of rows expands to 8. You can also win additional Free Spins. 1 – 3 additional Free Spins are randomly awarded when the number of Powerpoints™ on the collect meter reaches the following thresholds: 1400, 2800, 4200, 5600, 7000, and 8400. There are astronomical wins lurking in Free Spins!
If you don’t want to wait to get into Free Spins, you can activate them with the Buy Feature. More on this below.
And if sci-fi is not your thing, there’s plenty of other video slots to choose from. Just take a look and see what you like. Or maybe you would like to try the original Space Wars™. You’ll find that game there too!
FREE SPINS POWERPOINTS™
Powerpoints™ are this slot’s rocket fuel! A match win awards Powerpoints™ (according to the paytable). In both the main game and Free Spins, awarded Powerpoints™ get added to the collect meter. As you fill up the meter, you’ll move up the levels and increase your win multiplier. Payouts are based on your bet multiplied by the win multiplier.
Free Spins will help you achieve intergalactic space supremacy! Collect 1000 or more Powerpoints™ and you will activate Free Spins. The number of Free Spins you get depends on the amount of Powerpoints™ you are awarded in the main game. The number of rows in Free Spins expands to 8. You can also win additional Free Spins once you’re in the bonus rounds.
The slot’s reels don’t spin, but rather symbols fall into position. A match win starts an Avalanche. All symbols in matches disappear, leaving space for another Avalanche of symbols.
COLUMN OR ROW BLASTER
Blast away all who stand in your way! A 4-symbol horizontal match (both in the main game and Free Spins) awards a Column Blaster symbol. This removes all symbols except for Wilds and feature symbols from the reel where the Column Blaster symbol appears. You also get a ton of Powerpoints™ added to the meter!
The Row Blaster works in a similar way. A 4-symbol vertical match (both in the main game and Free Spins) awards a Row Blaster symbol. This removes all symbols except for Wilds and feature symbols from the row where the Row Blaster symbol appears. When this happens, a ton of Powerpoints™ are added to the meter!
Now you see it, now you don’t. A 5-symbol or 6-symbol match in the main game awards a Zapper symbol. Zappers remove a number of symbol types from the reels in the following way:
- A 5-symbol match = 1 to 4 types of high/medium/low symbols are removed from the reels
- A 6-symbol match = 3 to 4 types of high/medium/low symbols are removed from the reels
In Free Spins, a 5-symbol, 6-symbol, 7-symbol, or 8-symbol match awards a Zapper symbol. This triggers the Zapper feature. Symbols are removed from the reels according to the game rules.
Ka-boom! A winning cluster consisting of vertical and horizontal matches (of the same symbol) awards a Bomb symbol (both in the main game and Free Spins). After the wins are evaluated and removed from the play area, a Bomb symbol appears and the feature is triggered.
In the Bomb feature, all symbols (except for Wilds and feature symbols) that are around the Bomb symbol are removed from the reels along with the Bomb symbol itself, adding the corresponding number of Powerpoints™ to the collect meter.
The number of removed symbols depends on the position of the Bomb symbol on the reels. If the Bomb feature affects a Mutliplier Wild symbol, it multiplies the total amount of Powerpoints™ awarded.
WILD AND MULTIPLIER WILD
A 3-symbol match awards a Wild symbol that appears in place of one of the removed symbols (both in the main game and Free Spins). In Free Spins, it is also possible to land Multiplier Wild symbols. These are assigned a random value of x2, x3, x4, x5, x10, or x25. If the Multiplier Wild symbol becomes part of a match, it multiplies the Powerpoints™ awarded for the match by its value.
COMBO 1: COLUMN/ROW BLASTER + BOMB
If you land both a Blaster symbol (column or row) and a Bomb symbol, either horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other, the Combo 1 feature is triggered! This feature removes all symbols except for Wilds and Feature Symbols from the reels that correspond to the Blaster Symbol – depending on whether it’s a Column Blaster or a Row Blaster:
- If the Column Blaster symbol has landed, symbols are removed from the symbol’s column as well as the two reels adjacent to it (right and left).
- If the Row Blaster symbol has landed, symbols are removed from the row where the generated Row Blaster symbol appears as well as two rows adjacent to it to the top and to the bottom are removed along with the Row Blaster symbol, adding the corresponding number of Powerpoints™ to the collect meter.
COMBO 2: ZAPPER + BOMB
A Zapper symbol and a Bomb symbol appearing horizontally or vertically adjacent triggers the Combo 2 feature! In this feature, 1 to 3 types of high/medium/low award symbols transform into Bomb symbols (along with the Zapper symbol). The Bomb symbols are then activated. Ka-Boom!
COMBO 3: ZAPPER + COLUMN/ROW BLASTER
A combination of a Zapper symbol and a Blaster symbol (column or row) appearing horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other triggers Combo 3. In this feature, 1 to 3 types of high/medium/low award symbols on the reels (along with the Zapper symbol) randomly transform into Blaster symbols.
Not the patient type? Activate Free Spins right away with the Buy Feature. 8, 12, or 16 Free Spins cost 75, 140, or 250 times the bet accordingly.