We Have a Liftoff
The science fiction theme of Apollo Rising makes for a nice change of pace and means that the game features some stellar visuals. In addition to a deep space background complete with the occasional shooting star, the interface also looks suitably slick and stylish. The crew you have to rescue consists of a dog named Blue and a monkey called Bananas, along with two co-pilots.
Thankfully, they are all wearing brightly coloured spacesuits, which makes them easier to spot in the depths of space. To complement the space age visuals nicely, IGT also added a soothing soundtrack that captures the mood of the game perfectly. However, when the action ramps up during the Rising Respins, the soundtrack also picks up in pace to add to the excitement.
Up And Away
Space is not as empty as you might think. In addition to the lost crew, you’ll also encounter paying symbols in the form of card icons ranging from 9 to A.. You’ll definitely want to pick these up as you can score between 8 and 80 times your stake by matching these symbols.
Of course, the crew should be your top priority as you can earn up to 100 times your stake by rescuing Blue and up to 150 times your stake if you come to the aid of Bananas. Don’t forget about the co-pilots; you can get a handsome reward of up to 300 times your stake if you manage to find and rescue both of them.
To Infinity And Beyond
One of the best features of Apollo Rising is its “Rising Respin” that can rocket up some of the reels and activate the bonus game. This grants you a free spin of the other reels, and if you get an additional wild, it triggers another re-spin along with a third and final re-spin if you get a third wild. Space-themed slots are still a rarity for the genre, so Apollo Rising is great if you are looking for something with a different visual style.
The vibrant style of the game and colorful design of the characters ensures that everything looks good on the mobile and tablet versions in addition to the desktop version that is available on Slots Temple. IGT did a good job with Apollo Rising, and it is a game that should appeal to all fans of the genre.
High-value players will appreciate the fact that you can bet up to 30 coins per spin, but you can also play it safe because the minimum is one. However, it is the Rising Respins that really blast this game into the stratosphere in terms of entertainment.
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