Retro Galaxy - The 80s was all about neon colours, bright lights, and digital glitz. Take a trip back to what seems like a computer program of that era complete with the classic neon pink, electric purple, and lime green accents.
It’s not all a throwback, Retro Galaxy does incorporate some futuristic elements into the game such as 3D prisms. What you see when you enter this retro galaxy is a transparent 5×3 grid with 243 paylines for more earning potential.
You’re basically set onto a digital grid with what seems to be the expansive universe stretched out behind you with a deep purple hue. You can see a glowing blue galaxy cluster in the background that seems close but just out of reach.
With 243 pay ways, you would expect some serious coin. The max jackpot isn’t too bad, offering 7,300x your initial bet. The RTP (return to player) is lower than what you would expect from a typical Microgaming slot and sits at 96.05%. Take that into account, paired with the high volatility of Retro Galaxy, you need some help to reach the maximum payout. However, the 34.41% hit rate isn’t looking too bad.
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Betting for the game is also quite low, with the range being between 0.2 to 20. But with the help of multipliers, rolling reels, free spins, and more, you can expect some pretty decent returns. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy the appropriate theme music of Retro Galaxy.
Retro Galaxy features rolling reels, which a mechanism that is applied whenever you form a winning combo. It removes the winning symbols and replaces them with new ones to increase your chances of the wins coming.
The multiplier also helps rake in the wins by hitting 5x your value on the third and subsequent rolls. It resets every time the spin is over, so winning combos and rolling reels help boost the multiplier.
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You then have the potential for free spins with the scatter symbol. Typically, just like in any other slot games, you need 3 to trigger the bonus feature. The multiplier trail can also be applied during the free spins to earn you even more cash.
As said, we enjoy a good throwback, but is Retro Galaxy something to write home about? While the theme is nice, it doesn’t have anything that stands out from the rest. However, we do also like the winning chances, higher jackpot, and more payways.
The bonus features are what take the game to the next level. Though they aren’t things we haven’t seen before, they do make up for the high volatility and lower RTP. It has pretty good winning potential that will appeal to newbies and seasons slot players alike.
Just give the retro graphics, music, and symbols in Retro Galaxy a chance to reach the max jackpot. It may take some time, but the earnings can be worth it.