Trekkies read on for Star Trek Space Slots
It does, because you're actively playing it, and with the TV series and films you're simply watching. Not only that, it boasts amazing graphics with animated reels and brilliant gameplay. There are bonuses based around Scotty, Captain Kirk, Uhura and, of course, Spock. It's a brilliant slot, and worthy of the Star Trek name.
The fun continues with another IGT Star Trek slot - Star Trek Against All Odds which uses amazing sound effects and film clips to zip up the action. It's one of IGT's Multiway Xtra slots. Look out for the Romulan spaceship and the red planet. If you can land five of the spaceships, you'll enter a superb action sequence. Depending on your rank in the game, you can bid for extra bonuses which adds yet another level of interest. With Energising Wilds and a thrilling Enterprise Defender bonus, this is one of the best free slots around.
Star Trek Red Alert from WMS is for the fans of the TV series, in all its glory. In this version, Captain Kirk is a clearly recognisable William Shatner and we've got all the symbols that made the TV series so memorable - even Klingon birds! You can make your way through the various levels in the game by playing more. Scotty has become an expanding wild and if you see the Enterprise on screen, the gameplay gets even more interesting. So what's the red alert bit? It's a signal that a big bonus can be on its way - for example, an amazing win/lose game with shields in which it's potentially possible to get unlimited free spins!
Best loved Space Slots
A newer title, Ticket to the Stars, is already one of the most popular 5 Reels Slots there is, and like the others mentioned here, is available to play on mobile and tablet. Quickspin makes it, and it has mega-popular features such as the Unlimited Multiplier Meter. Want to see some fantastic space explosions? This is the one for you, with its Swooping Reels, in which symbols blow up and get replaced by others. If you like your spaceship well supplied with people who look like escapees from the Love Boat, Ticket to the Stars won't disappoint!
There are cascading symbols aplenty in Play n Go's Moon Princess and what's more, there's a Girl Power bonus. The graphic style owes a little bit to the Japanese anime style, which is cute and refreshing. There are three beautifully drawn princesses, called Love, Star and Storm, and the whole game oozes charm and prettiness.
But don't let that fool you into thinking it's not much of a game. With a 5x5 grid, there's lots going on. The wild is a full moon, and pays 5,000 coins for five moons. The Girl Power bonus triggers randomly - unlike other games where bonuses trigger only when you win. This gives Moon Princess a surprise element, that adds an unpredictability to the gameplay and helps account for its popularity.
Not quite so subtle - but just as popular - there's Astro Babes. Think Jane Fonda in the original Barbarella costume, and you'll have Playtech's take on space. Each Astro Babe has a full reel to herself, but of course, each has a job on the spaceship and these range from mechanic to space soldier to medic. (Seriously!) There's a Hyperspace Delivery Bonus which features the Astro wild. This wild appears when the same Astro Babe goes full height on a reel, and turns the whole reel wild. Funny and engaging with great gameplay and gorgeous graphics, it's definitely one to try.
If you're a sun worshipper, try Sun and Moon which is one of the free Aristocrat slots. It combines the planets with ancient Mayan civilisation because the Mayans worshipped these stars.
Newer Star Slots
Cosmic Eclipse from NetEnt looks brilliant. It has a background of a swirling vortex which is a black hole surrounded by stars, and this slot has no humans - just brightly coloured asteroids, meteors and planets, all swirling about in space to an ambient soundtrack. You really feel as though you're being transported into a different universe. The Black Hole bonus is visually stunning - you need to try it to appreciate it.
Along with Book of Stars, Space Wars, Stars Awakening, Supernova and dozens of other space slots, these games really take you to the final frontier - and way beyond!