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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! You’re about to have the race of your life, in a place you’d never have believed: outer space. Booming Games introduces this stunning new slot, Galactic Speedway, set against the intergalactic backdrop of your imagination. There are claims that this is Booming’s best so far, so let’s go deeper and find out.
Looks-wise it’s out of this world
Imagine any current sci-fi film and you’ll have an idea of how this slot appears. The theme has an honesty about it, only pushing the boundaries of imagination so far, making for an authentic feel that is not present across other slots of this genre.
The effort put in with CGI to produce what will be the game’s backdrop is clear, a rainbow coloured raceway that tails off into the infinite universe lays before you, providing the perfect setting for a race through space. Small visual touches keep you grounded, a girl and alien keeping it ‘human’ and a rocket, 3D glasses and a butterfly pepper the screen.
Symbols are great, that authenticity carried through to offer a range of top quality icons. Amongst the symbols you find several coloured suns/stars, a ray gun, racing jackets, jetpacks, a futuristic motorcycle and a DeLorean!
The wild symbol substitutes all other symbols except for scatters to form wins across the active paylines, and those scatters that bag you ten free spins when you get three or more across the reels.
Floor it and win!
The star of this slot is the user interface, doubling as your vehicle's dashboard it feels part of the game rather than an admin area. The spin button mimics a steering wheel, a fuel gauge to the right is the max bet button and a range of dials to the left show the balance and other betting options. It’s downright cool, and Booming have made it look easy.
Presented over four reels with a modest 16 paylines, this game offers a slightly different approach to the industry standard. There are plenty of ways to win though, which is what you’re really here for, right? Wins are clearly displayed with a value next to them, making sure you can keep tabs of the impending payouts.
Rotator makes winning fun
On top of the wilds, scatters and free spins there is another awesome feature. Known as ‘The Rotator’, it’ll turn the screen 90 degrees and log up any new wins that occur due to the shifting symbols. This feature is activated by getting two or more ‘cyclone’ symbols across the reels, in fact three will get you two rotations and four three rotations. These rotations bring with them the potential for huge wins, especially when combined with scatters and wilds.
Galactic Speedway is huge, it was hailed as revolutionary by a host of other reviews online, and hasn’t disappointed. The visuals are stunning, the soundtrack suitably 80s-space-race, and the gameplay infectious - especially when those features hit to bring such temping wins. This game marks a big move forward for the slots industry, bringing a new type of mechanics during the base game that we are sure will inspire a host of new games.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring