Playtech's Alien Hunter Online Pokie Review

March 27, 2015

 

In the online pokies world, there are a number of games that center around dark outer space themes with aliens. Many of these games are set in a sort of grungy setting that's kind of depressing. The Alien Hunter pokie by Playtech is a lot different than most because it uses a bright, exciting and futuristic format instead. While the graphics might look dated at first glance, it's really a throwback to the graphics and symbolism of 1980s outer space-themed media like television and film. Overall, this game has a medium volatility and a large jackpot with great gameplay.

The Alien Hunter pokie uses five reels and a 25-payline format that will be familiar to most players. Coins start off at just $0.01 to make it easy for anyone to have access to this game because of the low barrier of entry. With that having been said, the highest coin sizes are worth $5 each, and you can bet a whooping 10 coins on each payline if you so desire. This gives Alien Hunter a pretty large maximum bet size, but it also makes it easy to hone in on the exact bet size that you want, and that gives this game a lot of flexibility.

Everyone wants to know about the top jackpot, so check this out: You'll get a win worth 10,000x for lining up five of the alien symbol in the cage. This symbol is also wild, and you can earn a 1,000x win for getting just four of them. Another 1,000x win is available for five of the orange alien symbol, or you can make it 500x with five of the green alien. A number of mid-range pays help to round out the paytable with the large top jackpot to give this game a medium overall volatility.

The spaceship symbol is scattered, and while they will give you some decent payouts, they'll also give you a shot at a free spin bonus feature. You'll give five, ten or 25 free spins for three, four or five scatters, respectively. If you get the egg on the first and fifth reels simultaneously, then you'll get to pick up an Alien Egg bonus round where you choose eggs from inside of a cave to try to win payouts with multipliers. An Alien Hunter bonus feature is also available for three of the hunter on an activated payline.