Max Damage Slots
The chances of an alien attack are somewhat remote as it is, but with Max Damage patrolling the skies, we can all sleep safely in our beds. Max is a space hero, much in the same mould as Buzz Lightyear and it has to be said that this slot does have some other resemblances to the Toy Story franchise, especially when it comes to the green aliens found on the reels too. The highlight of the game is the free spins round, where extra alien spacecraft appear on the reels only to be zapped by Max.
All of the action at this slot takes place high above the earth and you’ll see the same view as Max Damage enjoys from his space ship, as the blue sky from the earth changes to the darker blue of space. There is certainly much colour on the reels as all of the symbols are designed as being both bright and bold. Max and the 3 eyed alien are perhaps the most eye catching of the symbols while the space rocket will remind you of an early shoot-em-up arcade game. You’ll also find what is perhaps the lowest-tech space station ever created. Overall this gives the game a fun, retro feel, which is certainly engaging. A gentle space age theme plays throughout your time at the game, while a much more dynamic track plays throughout the feature round.
How to play & real money versions
Although looking much like a standard five reel slot, instead of the more usual set number of win lines, here you’ve much more opportunity as you have 243 ways to win. This format means that you’ll win when landing symbols on consecutive adjacent reels irrespective of the position on the reels. These 243 ways to win come at the cost of 30 credits and you’ll choose your total stake using the control buttons at the bottom of the screen.
If saving the earth isn’t enough for you, you can also win money – this achieved when you land symbols on three or more adjacent reels starting with the leftmost. The highest paying standard symbol is Max Damage himself who is worth 500 coins when appearing on all five reels and is joined by the rocket, the space station, the earth and the playing card symbols on the reels.
The title symbol also doubles as the wild, meaning it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. This symbol is actually stacked, meaning it can lead to a number of wins at times, especially if the wild appears on more than one reel. The fact that there are 243 ways to win also makes the wild more valuable, as it can enable a great number of wins.
It’s the 3 eyed aliens in their little glass ship that are perhaps the most sought after symbols however. This is the scatter symbol and landing two or more across any of the reels will pay out an immediate cash prize based upon your total stake. If three or more scatters appear you’ll also gain entry to the free spins round!
This feature plays slightly differently to the base game. Firstly, the background and the accompanying sound change, giving the feature a completely different feel. However the action on the reels varies too, as an added alien spacecraft appears – which is nowhere near as friendly looking as the green alien variety. This leads to Max blasting them off the reels and each one that is hit will award an immediate cash prize. Even better is the fact that the destroyed craft will now turn into a wild, possibly enabling even more wins. You’ll have 15 free spins during the feature and each and every win will be doubled due to the 2x multiplier in place throughout. This is certainly a nice feature, the only small downside being the fact that it can’t be re-triggered.
Max Damage isn’t a slot that features a big storyline and it doesn’t have a series of grand features, but this isn’t really the aim of MicroGaming here. What you will find is a fun, friendly and fast game where the wins come along very quickly. The free spins feature is the highlight of the game and the combination of a good number of spins, a multiplier and added bonus wins certainly means that you’ll be happy to hang around in trying to land the feature. Why not lend Max a hand in saving the world?