Atomic Age Slot by Rival Gaming
Atomic Age slot game is created in a deliberately retro style, giving you a flavor of the 1950’s – a time of great prosperity, drive in movies and rockets. Nowadays, this is not the newest online slot from the portfolio of Rival Gaming. This gives a certain ironic twist – a retro slot which is deliberately trying to be a little more retro!
This is still an enjoyable slot to play. You will find 2 break out bonus games, each of them unique to Atomic Age. There are also plenty of opportunities to win big from the regular game. This slot is unusual in not having a free spins bonus round – which makes a refreshing change.
How to Win on the Atomic Age Slot
The 1950’s was a time where UFOs were never far from the TV or movies. This is also the best symbol as far as prizes are concerned in Atomic Age. Landing 5 of the UFO symbols on a win line will get you a generous 7500 coins, with 1500 for just 4, 200 for 3 and 10 for just 2. This symbol is also the wild (substitute), and will create wins with any of the other regular symbols.
There is then a jump down to the next best paying symbols. These are the rocket and the atom symbol, which are each worth 500 coins for 5, 125 for 4 and 25 for 3. Some classic 1950’s paraphernalia including a record player, satellite and a TV are next in the payouts – followed by a bottle of soda, an ice cream sundae and a plate of jelly.
There are two more symbols on the reels, one is a cash register and the other is a pink Cadillac car. Both of these are involved in the break out bonus games which give Atomic Age its unique gameplay.
Atomic Age Break out Bonus Games
Hitting 3 or more of the cash register symbols will win you a prize based on your total stake for that spin rather than your line stake. This is topped by the 50x your total spin for 5 registers, with 2x for 4 and 1x for 3. This will also trigger a rather strange shopping based bonus game.
You will be taken to a screen where you will see 3 shelves filled with typical items from the 1950’s. Think canned ham, a bottle of soda and a transistor radio. Your task is to pick 4 items from the shelves which have a total as close to $1.50c as possible. Once you make your selections, an animation of the register appears with an amount, then a receipt with how close you got to the target. You’ll then be awarded a number of coins based on this.
Pink Cadillac symbols have the same scatter bonus payments as the registers – though take you to a different break out bonus. Here you pick a character (male or female), then choose a date and finally you choose a movie. You will then see an animation of a car driving into a drive-in movie, at which point the number of coins you win appears on the big screen.
Setup for Atomic Age
Like many slightly older slot games, there are just 15 win-lines on this 5 reel, 3 row game. Rival Gaming does give you a lot of flexibility in how to configure your spins. First you can choose the size of your coin – from 1c up to $1. Next you can select between 1 and 5 coins per line, and finally the number of lines you wish to play. For the max 15 lines this gives you a range of 15c up to $75 per spin. There is the usual auto play and ‘Bet Max’ option too.
The introduction sequence for this shot shows a couple in a typical 50’s house with a rocket taking off in the background. I am not sure that the game really lives up to this introduction. The symbols are muted (though slightly clashing) colors and the overall impression is of a plain and simple slot game. There is a looped jazz type track with the muffled sound of many voices speaking going on in the background. With some bass notes playing when you win. Animations are basic too. There is nothing bad about the visual aspect of this slot, just nothing to make it interesting or to stand out from the many others out there.
Animations for the bonus games follow a similar pattern of muted colors and retro slightly faded design.
Overall Experience with Atomic Age
This is a quirky slot which has managed to find a unique angle. I enjoyed both of the break out bonus games, though you’ll only be able to play them so many times before they get repetitive. The potential for a big win with the UFOs is the only real draw for the main game.
This slot is certainly worth a look, though there are many better titles (both visually and in terms of game play) in the Rival Gaming slots range.