Battleship Search & Destroy
Battleship: Search & Destory Features
- Slot machine based on the classic game of naval strategy
- Chunky military-style graphical theme
- Ripping chest-expanding intro audio makes you feel like you’ve just signed up on a frigate
- Choice of two brilliant bonus games
- Free spins until you sink or get sunk with a chance for a 5x multiplier
- Sink the enemy fleet in the board-game bonus for a whopping 16,000 credits
- Stacked wilds increase the chance of multi-line combination wins
The Battleship: Search and Destroy slot machine is another top title in the range of board-game conversions from top design house IGT. We suspect that these slot games were designed to introduce the casino slot concept to a UK audience who are already hooked on a diet of feature laden fruit machines.
All the machines in this series rely heavily on the sub game action with one difference from the fruities that populate Britain’s pubs – and that’s the beautiful fact that with these second screen fun on these slots, you simply can’t, and won’t, lose.
The sound effects on this slot game are suitably nautical with submarine sonar bleeps coupled with gunfire and the roaring chorus of a the military style anthem. Graphically Battleship: Search and Destroy will appeal to all lovers of everything Boy’s Own and those enchanted by tales of war and naval battles.
Looking at reel symbols here – the heavy studded plate metal graphics on the game’s poker symbols could be straight of the side of the HMS Ark Royal, with the five ship classes from the Battleship game (Destroyer, Cruiser, Frigate etc.) coming to life when you hit them in any paying combination.
The game’s scatter is only present on the first three reels, with this symbol controlling access to the bonus game, and the wild symbol, as with so many slots, is the game’s logo, which appears in stacks on the reels giving you a good chance of hitting the big-paying multi combination payouts.
There are two bonus games on Battleship: Search and Destroy. Both are activated by stopping in the three bonus symbols anywhere on the first three reels. As soon as you have hit this lucky combination you’re taken to a sub screen where your treated to the choice of two different types of bonus game action. A second screen game and a free spin bonus round, that should be familiar to all IGT fans.
The second screen bonus game is a superb rendition of the classic Battleships paper and pen naval strategy game. After choosing this game in the sub screen you’re treated to some stiff upper lipped audio that welcomes you to a firing control room.
If you like your free spin games to have a little bit of different flavour about them then you won’t be disappointed by the action on offer in the Battleship: Search and Destroy. This bonus round is based on a sea battle between your ship and an enemy cruiser. If you can sink them before they sink you – then the spoils of war and the joy of victory will be coming your way.
Here you’ll see the classic grid from the original Battleships board game laid out before you, ready for you to aim in to the unknown looking for the enemy fleet. Here you’re given as many shots as you need, but only eight misses, to find the entire attacking flotilla and sink them for a massive 16,000 credits bonus.
Every hit gives 50 credits and each time you sink an entire ship you get a bonus for that individual ship varying from a small bonus for hitting the destroyer to the biggest bonus for the aircraft carrier. Each time you hit a ship this contributes you get paid, with a top prize of 2,500 credits for sinking the aircraft carrier.
Put all these bonuses together and you have got a 16,000 credit top prize, for destroying the enemy and sinking their entire flotilla. Not bad for a day’s work, captain.
Slot Professor Says
I love this slot game, it’s immensely fun to play and the bonus round is brilliant, however if we’re pushed down to our last £10.00 in the bank and the missus is telling me that I should have taken the post as professor of probability at Plymouth university, this isn’t the slot game I’d choose.
Why not? Because I think that other slots in this series are simply better games. If I’m looking to play micro-stakes on the laptop sitting on the toilet I prefer Monopoly Here and Now and if I’m looking to burn it all out on a few lucky spins then it’s got to be Cluedo.
Saying all that if I’ve got a good stack and I’m looking for a really good playing experience as I’ve hit a big roll of cash after selling some slot designs to the next lot of development overlords then this is a slot I love to give a go. I’ve won a lot of money on the Battleship board bonus which I have to say I prefer to the free spin round as whilst the free spins might be exciting with the incremental multiplier, this is a gaming experience that I can get anywhere.