Aliens

Based on the 1986 cult movie, NetEnt’s Aliens is a 5 reel 15 payline pokie. It’s an extremely popular game that keeps fans on the edge of their seats with the original film’s sci-fi suspense and drama. Already known for its superior graphics, NetEnt continues to impress with Aliens -the real time 3D graphics puts you straight into the James Cameron movie, where you’ll be shooting aliens in interactive bonus games.

HOW TO PLAY

As with any pokie, set your coin size and bet per line before hitting the spin button. Once you’re comfortable with your bet, you can enable to auto spin function and watch the action happen.

The Wild symbol is the Weyland-Yutani Corp graphic, and can be found on levels 1 and 2.

Aliens is different from most other pokies in that there are 3 levels you have to get through – the Search, the Encounter, and the Hive. The top level is the Hive. These levels are achievement based unlockable games, and the higher up you go, the more your earnings. It’s not easy – you’ll have to kill some aliens and survive some alien acid but it’s well worth it. We have some tips on moving through the 3 levels and how to destroy the Queen Hive, so read on.

BETS AND PAYOUTS

Coin size starts at $0.01 and goes to $1. The Level is the equivalent of coins per line, and ranges from 1 to 10. All 15 paylines are enabled, so this means min and max bet per spin are $0.15 $150 respectively, making Aliens a pokie suitable for both high rollers looking to score big, and low rollers in search for great entertainment that pays.

While Level 3 is where the highest payouts occur, it will take a bit of work getting there. Most players will hover around Level 2, where 20x multipliers are frequent and 169x is not unheard of. So keep your eyes open.

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
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JACKPOTS

Aliens is a non-progressive game. That being said, there is still a fair bit of cash to be won – if you manage to kill the Queen Hive, you can score up to $570,000. We have to say though, that simply getting to Level 3 is already quite an achievement, and killing the Queen Hive will not be easy.

GRAPHICS AND SOUND EFFECTS

The Aliens pokie is an intense audio-visual experience.  An eerie sci-fi soundtrack, smooth animation and crisp 3D graphics work together placing you right in the thick of the action. The spaceship’s console serves as your reel screen and you’ll see more than one familiar alien in the symbols for line payouts.

If you’re looking for a pokie that has an interactive cinema experience, Aliens is it.

SPECIAL FEATURES

As mentioned, Aliens is known for its 3 levels, each with higher multipliers and bigger payouts. An Activity Meter that leads you to the next levels monitors your progress. All three levels are seen from the point of view of a Marine’s helmet and you’ll be engaged in alien shootouts from the first person perspective.

The Search – Level 1: Your job here is to scan the premises for alien infection. Every winning spin will add to your symbol collection, but if your spin is a non-win, you’ll lose symbols. Once you collect 10 symbols, you move onto Level 2.

The Encounter – Level 2: Here you’ll have to navigate down a dark hallway and will have to shoot looming aliens. The symbols you collected in Level 1 become sticky wins here, so you’ll have even more multipliers and free spins for the next Level. After every spin you’ll collect Ammo for your gun for more alien killing so you can get to Level 3. Multipliers average at 20x at Level 2, although some lucky players have had them above 150x.

The Hive – Level 3: At Level 3, you’ll have to kill the Alien Queen inside the Hive. You have 5 shots at killing the Queen and if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a 240x multiplier, plus whatever else you’ve accumulated. Anyone who’s watched the movie will know that it’s no walk in the park, but the more multipliers and free spins you accumulate in Level 2, the better your chances. However, even if you don’t manage to kill the Queen here, you can still expect a significant coin payout.

BOTTOM LINE

Aliens is a fantastic pokie from NetEnt and its achievement based levels with interactive shootouts places this pokie in one of the most thrilling games you can play. Most players will find themselves around Level 1 and 2, but even without making to Level 3, the payouts are good and the entertainment is great.