Space Force

Space Force

Space Force is a confusing game for any UK online casino player to get to grips with. For starters, the developers of this release claim that Space Force is a video slot machine, and the 3 reels and 7 paylines which feature in the release seem to support that. However, the slot game also has many elements which are far more in common with instant win titles such as scratch cards. Let’s try then, to unravel this mysterious bag of snakes. 

First and foremost, Space Force was launched in September 2019 by Gamevy. The game can be played for as little as 14p a turn, up to £70 a game. Gameplay is well within the low to medium volatile range, but the RTP rate in Space Force is a lowly 94%, which is below what we’d expect to see in a run-of-the-mill slot. Prizes are non-progressive in nature and are capped at over 1,400x a stake. Those are the basics, but how does the game work? 

Special Features 

Like any slot, players are required to match three identical icons to land a win. However, the seven paylines in this game all run horizontally across the screen, like rows. In this manner, Space Force is more like an online scratch card than a true slot. There is a fourth reel, too, but this details what prize is won if winning symbols land on that row. There is no paytable for each symbol, as such, with each line determining the cash prize. Again, this is very much like an instant win game and not a true slot. 

There are, however, two special features worked into the game, and that gently nudges Space Force back into the realm of being a slot machine. For starters, players who land three of the Space Force icons on a row will trigger the free spin bonus. Those who land three Planet Jackpot icons will trigger a jackpot bonus. 

Bonus Features 

The free spin round offers between 2 and 20 free spins. The true number you receive is randomised. There are no additional features worked into the bonus round, although the free game feature can at least be retriggered via more scatters. 

As for the jackpot bonus; this round allows players to spin a jackpot wheel. That will determine which of the slot’s five fixed jackpot prizes is paid out. These include Gas Giant, Red Dwarf, Comet Cash, Asteroid Cash or Supernova Cash prizes. They are worth 0.1x, 0.5x, 10x, 285x, or over 1,400x your total bet. Despite frequent testing, the feature proved incredibly hard to trigger, which won’t fill players with confidence. 

Overview 

Space Force is one of the weaker releases developed by Gamevy. The game struggles to decide whether it is, in fact, an online slot, or an instant win game such as an online scratch card in disguise. The bonus features are welcome, but the gameplay is far too muddled and all over the shop to provide too many thrills or a lot of excitement. Regrettably, Space Force is one of those games you won’t miss if you never try it.