Great Galaxy Grab Slot
The Great Galaxy Grab galactic adventure is about to begin as you lend a universal helping hand to Captain Bronzebeard in his attempt to win back the heart and spaceship of his estranged wife, Steel Scarlet, in this latest Microgaming video slot epic.
Travelling the bonus Space Chase Trail of adventure and winnings is what makes this new Microgaming slot enticing. And, you can begin your travels on this 5-reel, 25 line video slot for as little as a penny per line or as high as 25 cents per line with a 20 coin maximum bet per line.
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Not only will you find the Space Chase Trail enticing, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of the wild and scatter symbols as well. But before we begin the journey let me introduce you to some of the character symbols that bring you a win when they appear on a payline.
Captain Bronzebeard is the highest paying symbol of the slot. Get 3 on a payline and you are awarded 50 coins. Get 5 and win 2,000 coins.
Steel Scarlet is the Captain’s wife. Two Scarlets; in any position on the screen; pay you double your triggering bet. Three, four or five Scarlets will activate the Space Chase Feature.
Other paying symbols of the game include Stella, Deckhand Dan, Trusty Rusty, Dozer, The Mall, Casino, Saloon, Diner, Gas Station and Bank. You need three of the same on a payline of these symbols to be awarded a win.
The wild symbol of this game is also the scatter symbol.. I call it the “G” symbol. The “G” substitutes for all other symbols with the exception of Steel Scarlet, and doubles your win when it appears on a payline.
As the scatter symbol, you’ll receive 10 free spins with a 3 time multiplier during those spins if you get 3, 4, or 5 “Gs” anywhere on the screen. This feature can be re-triggered during free spin play, and you can win up to 240,000 coins during your free spin play!
Also, the Space Chase feature can be triggered during free spin play as well. Bonus wins are not multiplied by free spins multiplier, but the triggering win is!
Now onto the galactic highlight of this slot … The Space Chase Trail.
This bonus feature is activated when 3, 4, or 5 Steel Scarlets appear anywhere on your screen. The trail map of your charted journey appears on the screen and your spaceship whisks you away to your first destination of six in total.
After completing all six destinations, you’ve completed your journey with The Captain and won back the heart of his beloved Scarlet. And, for this you are rewarded with a bonus mystery prize.
The destinations that you travel along the way, each present you with different games to play and win additional prizes.
What I like about this travel bonus is that the destination you finish your play at is the continuation starting point upon the next time you play the slot. Your completed travels are “noted” for you in the form of highlighted, coloured dots at centre-top of the play area of the slot.
The six bonus areas of the feature are:
1. Bank Bonus – Win up to 21,000 coins by grabbing 6 of 12 Astro Doubloons and win their mystery values
2. Refuel Bonus – Win up to 25,000 coins by matching 4 of the same fuel logos and also try to find the hidden multiplier as well
3. Diner Bonus – Choose from 3 food orders with 2 chances to change your mind for a tastier win and you could win up to 25,000 coins
4. Saloon Bonus – Win up to 40,000 coins as you guess if a card is higher or lower than the one before it and win bonus multipliers as you try to complete a poker hand and be awarded an extra prize if you do
5. Casino Bonus – Spin the big wheel to win bonus multipliers and re-spins. A maximum of 5 re-spins can be won and up to 42,500 coins as well
6. Mall Bonus – Shop until your spending limit is reached by choosing mystery boxes on your screen. You can win up to 42,000 coins here as well
Prior to the review of this slot, I had played and completed bonus game #2 (Refuel Bonus) of the feature.
I began play again with a $30 start, playing 25 lines at 2 cents per line, betting one coin per line, for a total of 50 cents per spin.
Of 110 total spins on that money, I did not hit the bonus feature or the free spins at all. Obviously, having taken 110 spins I did win small sustaining amounts here-and-there getting 2 Scarlets only twice during my play.
My ending purse was negative $29.68. BUT …. knowing that I was ahead twice before playing this slot, I tried again with a $50 start and increased my betting to $1.25 per spin (25 lines, 5 cents per line, one coin per line), and I’m glad I did!
Of 148 total spins I hit the bonus play four times allowing me to complete my journey with The Captain and be awarded the bonus for doing so. I also got the free spin feature once, and Scarlet appeared in twos, 8 times for me, doubling my triggering bet each time. The “G” wilds also appeared more often for me than with my first play, and my ending purse showed a profit win of $182.87 after I deducted my initial $80 investment.
In my book a slot definitely worth playing. You may have periods of wanting to give up and leave, but I’ve found, so far, that if you’re able to stick with it you’ll be glad that you did.