We live in a time where we know more about the universe we inhabit then at any other point in human history. We also live in a time where the fascination for space and all that might be out there is as strong as ever. Enter 2027 ISS, a slot named after the time in which it is set and the ISS that we know of today. It’s a tribute to the first ever space flight in 1961, but will it send your bank balance into the stratosphere? Or back down to earth with a bang!
Visually this slot is amazing: simple, striking and mesmerising. We’ll avoid any ‘out of this world’ cliché, as it’s surely been done before. You’ll start off on a cratered surface with a backdrop of the starry expanse of space, with a digital dashboard around the screen to house the essential controls.
Let the mission begin
The slot is setup across a 5x3 presentation, as many others are these days; the transparent reels have only nine fixed paylines, so no choices about how many can be activated for the player. On the plus side this makes for a lot less confusion, it’s something that becomes more welcome is you play and is far from a disadvantage overall.
Bets can be set from between nine and 90, or from one to ten per payline if you look at it that way. The slot has a medium volatility with an RTP of 96%, fairly nice returns here but a potential area of frustration for high-rollers wanting to splash more cash.
A neat turbo boost feature that’s upstaged by great prizes
We love the turbo boost feature, and it brings a sense of fun to the game, but we can’t help thinking that it’s a little overshadowed by some of the fantastic prizes, as well as being a poor substitute for the absent bonus rounds. The universe finds its harmony though, with the addition of a quirky and downright cool free spins round.
Get three scatters and you’ll unlock the free spins feature, you can have them land anywhere across the reels, payline or not. The amount you receive depends on getting the fuel cell symbols, because once the cells are empty the spins end – get hyperspace symbols and you’ll burn through that fuel and lose the spins feature. Fuel and hyperspace symbols give you a multiplier of 2x your total bet.
In addition to these features you’ll see wilds, which predictably acts as a substitute for other symbols, use it in any combination and double your winnings. There’s a gamble feature too, but be warned as it’s dangerous!
2027 ISS video slot from Endorphina is great fun and we love the theme – how can a bunch of geeks not love it, c’mon! The lack of the bonus round doesn’t damage the game so much, there are some fantastic features and prizes to enjoy instead. Not really one for beginners, as the game can get a little complex but if you know your way around online slots, you’ll soon get to grips with this one.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring