If you just love online slots games - and let’s face it, who doesn’t? - then you’re in for a real treat this Christmas. Our good friends over at Red Tiger Gaming have been in touch to let us know that they’re releasing one of their most hotly-anticipated titles this December, right in the middle of the festive season!

Reactor is due to hit online casinos on December 20th, and the gaming world is going crazy for this innovative new online slots game that really pushes the boundaries of the genre. We were invited to take a sneak peek ahead of the game’s release, and as you can imagine, we just couldn’t wait to try our hand at this new addition to the Red Tiger catalogue.

Get ready for Reactor

Red Tiger Gaming Slots have a huge following, thanks to their innovative features that really ramp up the ‘Wow’ factor. With Reactor, they’ve proved that they still have what it takes to create endlessly entertaining slots games that keep players coming back for more.

But even if you’ve enjoyed playing Red Tiger Gaming Slots in the past, we’re willing to bet that you won’t have seen anything quite like Reactor before, and this looks set to be a hero title for the company. The cool graphics and exciting gameplay will quickly capture the imagination of keen slots fans, and even complete newcomers to the genre are certain to be captivated by the game’s style and layout.

When we saw the game in all its glory for the first time, we were reminded of the Reactoonz Slot by Play n Go, which has also taken a slightly different stance on the approach to online slots. Bright colours? Check. A modern and high-tech appearance? Check. Innovative gameplay features? Check. But unlike the Reactoonz Slot by Play n Go, Reactor takes a more grown-up approach, so you won’t find any cute alien critters exploding across your device screen, just spaceships and battery packs. Yet in other ways, the games have many similarities, including wild substitutions and respins.

Take control of your spaceship

Reactor puts you behind the controls of a spaceship, where you’re fully armed with laser cannons, ready to take on any intergalactic craft that head your way. Deep space is depicted in midnight blue, which makes an excellent foil for the bright primary colours of the spacecraft and meteors that threaten the safety of your spaceship, so the game looks absolutely gorgeous.

This is a fairly traditional 5-reel slots game with three rows of symbols, but the whole playing area has been created with such careful attention to detail that it looks unlike any other slots game you’ll have come across in the past. Neon lasers separate the reels and also come into force when you score a win, highlighting the winning symbols with sparks of electricity.

The soundtrack is equally space-age, so you’re completely transported to another world - only in this one you stand a good chance of hitting a Mega Win to propel you’re your prize pot into the stratosphere!

There aren’t loads of controls to get to grips with, so all you need to do is set your wager and hit the Spin button. If that’s a little too pedestrian for your tastes, you have two options - use the Autospin feature which has parameters that you can set for cancelling the feature, or why not project the game into Turbo mode? To do this, hold down the Spacebar on your desktop or laptop, or keep your finger on the Spin button if you’re playing on your mobile or tablet, and watch the reels spin at twice their normal speed for fast and furious gaming action!

How to win at Reactor

Of course, fun though online slots games are, one of the primary objectives is to score a big win and Reactor does its best to help you even before you start playing. Although there are 20 fixed paylines, Reactor turns the usual rules of online slots on their head by allowing winning lines to run both ways. This means that you can score a win by matching three or more symbols across a payline, not just from the leftmost reel, but also from the furthest reel to the right backwards which effectively gives you 40 paylines! There’s a Wild too, helping you to achieve a winning line when you’re lacking a symbol that you need, although this only appears on the reels once you’ve attained three battery symbols.

No self-respecting slots game is short of a scatter, and in Reactor it’s represented by the battery symbol. The battery can appear on any of the reels at any time, and when one or more appear you’ll be rewarded with a selection of great bonus features which are cumulative, depending on how many you attain.

One battery across the reels will trigger a Respin. Two batteries will trigger a Respin plus the Swap Symbols feature, which randomly transforms some symbols across the reels into higher paying ones. Three batteries will trigger the Respin, Swap Symbols and Random Wilds. Four batteries will trigger the Respin, Swap Symbols, Random Wilds and a Mega Wild, which could be two or three times normal size, adding extra chances to win. Achieve five batteries across the reels and you’ll be rewarded with your Respin, Swap Symbols, Random Wilds, Mega Wild and a Random Multiplier, which could boost any winning lines by as much as 10x.

So keep your eyes peeled on December 20th for Reactor to hit your favourite online casinos and get ready to take on the intergalactic spacecraft to score an exciting win just in time for Christmas!