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Featured game of the week: Space Invaders!

Every week the guys at Coral choose a slot and enhance any comp points earned from taking it on. This week it’s Space Invaders, take a look below for a detailed review of the game and how you can get bag 5 comp points for every £/€10 staked.

The classic retro game reinvented

Space Invaders was created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978 to much critical acclaim. One of the earliest shooting games on the market, around the same time as industry ground-breakers Pong and Astro Race, it revolutionised the gaming era and became one of the highest grossing games of the decade. The aim, which we’ll discuss for the very few who’ve never played Space Invaders, is to blast away an incoming wave of aliens, all of which must be destroyed by the player at the bottom of the screen by shooting pellets upwards. Take a look below from some retro nostalgia.

Jumping on the nostalgia train

And so, blast forward 30 years and Coral have their very own Space Invaders slot, bringing together the retro-element of the hit arcade with the intensity of slots to create a game set to bring out the child in you.

Space Invaders

This 10-lined, five reeled Vegas-style slot machine comes encased in a retro-style arcade game, with the console buttons activating various elements of the game. The pink flashing button in the bottom right hand corner activates the reels, while the blue button activates turbo-play (causing the reels to spin faster). The line bet can be increased with the +/- buttons on the left hand side, up to a maximum of £20 per line, or a £200 total maximum bet. By using the green info button on the far left hand side, you can access more information about the game, including information on pay outs, bonus symbols and more.

In terms of bonus features then, you have the ‘invaders turn wild’ feature, where if the cannon stops under reels 2 or 4, it will turn low-value symbols into wilds, creating more wins. Wild symbols also pay double value, and substitute any other symbols. Then you have the UFO wild feature, which where if the cannon and UFO align it will trigger a re-spin with extra wilds.

And that’s pretty much everything you need to know about the slot! What about the enhanced comp points though, how does that work?

Five comp points for the price of two

If you didn’t already know, the regular comp point rate is 2 for every £/€10 played through. Well, with our featured game of the week, you get 5 points for every £/€10 staked, which if you’re any good at maths, you’ll notice it’s double the regular rate.

To get involved, all you need to do is play Space Invaders between the 3rd and 9th of October, via your mobile, tablet or PC on our casino tab. Make sure you check the T&Cs before playing, and of course, have a great time.