The Event Horizon slots game is produced by BetSoft. BetSoft are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment and have recently started offering their own casino platform. The company was founded in 2006, entering the slots market 4 years later. Betsoft do not always publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files, meaning that we often need to refer to RTP provided by an operator. As such we know that the house edge for Event Horizon is 3.49%.
The Event Horizon game has 5 reels and each reel is 3 symbols high. The game does not use traditional paylines, instead you win when symbols match over 3 adjacent reels, with 243 win ways in total.
Wild – The “Silver Ball” symbol is Wild, substituting for all symbols. Wild symbols can only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Sync Reels Feature – Each time you spin the reels 2 or more symbols may sync, spinning the same identical symbols on both reels. During the spin there is a chance that the synced reels can expand to 3, 4 or 5 of the reels.
Event Horizon is maybe not the best film to go basing any business venture on given its commercial failure and the slew of negative reviews that it received when it hit our cinema screens back in the mid 90s. But BetSoft have been brave enough to fly in the face of convention, bringing us a slots game baring the same name as the ill-fated Hollywood flop. Unfortunately it feels a little like history might be repeating itself here as the game, despite it’s grand theme, offers very little for us to get excited about. There are little to no features to speak of. Essentially, all we have are some Wilds and the game’s sync feature. There are no Free Spins and no Bonus feature to speak of, so to say this is a basic game would be a bit of an understatement. The game looks OK, but it really is just a standard slots game with an interstellar background to help spice things up a little. The house edge is good, sitting at the top end of what we would consider to be good value for money, meaning that despite the lack of gameplay there is some worth to the game.