About Star Trek Against All Odds
Graphically Star Trek – Against All Odds is a visual symphony. It reminds us of other space age titles that are currently doing incredibly well with internet punters, such as Microgaming’s Battlestar Galactica. Against All Odds uses the type of rich media reel art that’s set on a dynamically changing background to create an epic scene of interstellar indulgence. Everything about this machine feels just right and is well balanced. The animations as ever are smooth and lock free and work really well with the whole theme is current at every stage of the game-play, from the spectacular in game bonus round to the full on second screen feature.
The sound on Star Trek – Against All Odds is exactly what you’d expect. You’ve got tons of little vocal cues from the TV show that play on this classic theme together with intergalactic effects and out of this world sonics. This forms an excellent backdrop to the reel play on offer and you really won’t be able to get enough of the superb acoustic palette that really does bring the action to life. There’s nothing better than hearing some of the classic lines from the Star Trek movies when you hit those all important winning combinations to help the game-play along. This is a very polished production that works on every level.
If you haven’t played games like Day of the Dead and Pamplona then the special reel system used in Star Trek – Against All Odds will perhaps be a little surprising and confusing at first. The best way we can explain it is that you’re paid out an addition multiplier for every permutation of a winning combination you hit on the reels. We’re pretty sure that might not help you so be sure to check our Treasures of Troy article – this was the first slot to feature the innovative win system, which is known in the trade as Multi-Way Xtra – to find out exactly how it works check out the review page. In addition to this base game mechanism you also get stacked wilds on the reels, a prize paying scatter symbol and a bonus symbol in the form of a blue Starship Enterprise icon.
Stop in one of more of the blue Starship Enterprise icons on every reel to access the Star Trek – Against All Odds bonus feature. This sees you taken to a second screen where you have to protect Spock’s ship as he sails off through space towards a wild and dark looking on screen enemy. The longer he lasts and the more enemies you destroy, the more points you get. You’re then taking to a results page where your rank is calculated on the amount of points you’ve accrued, which in turn determines which of 9 special bonus reels you’ll spin to receive you prize.
Needless to say the better you do in the sub-game, the bigger the prizes are on the wheels – with chances to spin again and hit multipliers for your prize this is a rather tasty and well put together sub-game. The first feature we’ll discuss is the Energizing Wilds feature that can be triggered at any time during the reel game. You’ll know when this happens as you’ll get a cool animation where the name of this feature is emblazoned across the game grid. A targeting system will then turn between two and five wilds on the middle three reels into wild symbols and your winning combinations are evaluated. This can be the key to hitting some truly immense wins straight off the board.