Attack on Retro is a neon-tinged pokie that takes you back to the 1980s. Designed by Triple Edge Studios for Microgaming, it features 5 reels and 10 paylines. The game includes bonus options, as well as a unique way to alter the RTP (return to player) percentage.

Betting Range

Attack on Retro can be played for as little as $0.10 per spin. However, if you’re feeling lucky, you can risk as much as $20 per spin. This makes the game well-suited for players on a budget. High rollers, meanwhile, should look elsewhere for an injection of nostalgia.

Max Jackpot

There’s no jackpot to speak of, as this isn’t a progressive pokie. However, a maximum wager and the top payout combines for a prize worth 5000x your total stake.


This pokie is listed as a high volatility game. This means it pays out less often than a low volatility game, but the chance of hitting big wins close together is increased. For pokies of this sort, make sure you’ve got plenty of patience and a solid bankroll.

Attack on Retro Paytable

This pokie offers a wide array of colourful symbols on its reels. Each icon has the distinctive look of the 1980s, and the payouts are as follows:

  • Poker Symbols – These are the standard playing card icons you’ll find on most pokies. When you get 5 on a payline, they’ll either pay 2x or 3x the initial wager.
  • Power Glove – This device likely has all sorts of uses, but the game doesn’t delve into that. What’s important to know is that the symbol pays 6x for 5 on a line.
  • Boom Box – Also known as a “ghetto blaster,” this is a portable stereo capable of playing tunes at a high volume. It provides a payout of 8x when 5 appear on a winning line.
  • Keyboard Guitar – Popular with new wave bands of the ‘80s, this is a hybrid keyboard and guitar. It’s worth 12x for 5 such symbols on a payline.
  • Hoverboard – As seen in Back to the Future, this is a skateboard without wheels. This high-tech mode of transportation pays 20x when 5 appear on a winning line.
  • Jesse and/or Billy – These young adults with a love for high tech are the game’s wild icons. Either can appear at normal size, or they may be 1×2 or 1×3 on the reels. Regardless of which one appears, they pay 100x for 5 on a payline.

Attack on Retro virtual gameplay

Free Spins

The free spins round triggers when three scatters turn up on the reels. The scatters are located on reels 2 through 4. When this occurs, you’ll get to choose from one of the following:

  • 2 free spins with a 5x multiplier
  • 5 free spins with a 2x multiplier
  • 10 free spins with a 1x multiplier

Random Wilds

As the name implies, this feature can occur on any spin. When this happens, expect robot symbols to turn up all over the screen. Lasers begin shooting at the robots, and each one that gets hit transforms into a wild.

During the base game, up to 15 wilds can be earned in this way. During re-spins or free spins, the maximum number drops to 3.


Normally, the RTP on this pokie is 95.58%. However, when the Hyperspins button is clicked, the RTP rises to 96.08%.

A hyperspin acts as a re-spin, and you can choose this option as much as you want. Better yet, you get to select which reel which will be re-spun. Of course, you’ll have to pay extra for each additional rotation of the reels.

Final Thoughts

Attack on Retro is a fun option for players who grew up during the 1980s. However, it’s also more than suitable for those from other generations. The ability to manipulate the RTP is a novel feature, and the neon visuals are sure to keep your attention.

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