Shooting stars, meteors, rockets, and the moon can all be seen travelling towards earth in this effective slots game that takes players to outer space. There are five reels and twenty paylines in the game that includes two different bonus games and a stop feature and an auto play option. The stop feature is optional for players who want to stop the spinning reels before they come to a natural halt.The auto play feature is for players who want to set a number of spins to run consecutively without having to hit the spin button each time. The auto play can be stopped at any time and the player continues with the manual clicking on the spin button.
The Space Race slots logo is the wild symbol in this game and it replaces other symbols apart from the scatter and bonus symbols in order to make a winning line and hence payout. Five of the logos on an active payline are responsible for the highest payout in the base game giving players 5000 coins. four of the logos give players 500 coins and three of the logos give players 50 coins. The scatter symbol is noted as the shooting stars. These scatter symbols offer multiplying payouts when two and more appear on the screen. Each time the shooting star is used for a winning payout, the starts literally shoot through the screen. Five of the shooting stars award players 300x the coin bet placed, four of the shooting stars award players 30x the coin bet placed, three of the shooting stars award players 3x the coin bet placed and two of the shooting stars award players 2x the coin bet placed.
The red sign that warns of an approaching meteor is a key symbol for free spins. Three or more of these symbols on screen award the player 15 free spins. There is an additional bonus game that is activated with three or more of the rocket bonus symbols on screen. In this case the player is taken to a new screen where he has to try and steer the rocket to land on the moon. As the player works his way to the moon he is granted different levels and cash prizes for each level.
With an animated introduction movie to the Space Race slots games, players definitely do get a taste of the game but as they soon discover the movie does not do the game justice thanks to the free spins, scatter payouts, wild substitutes and the extra bonus game that is offered, all in another galaxy.