The Space Race game can be found at casinos offering Play ‘n Go software. Play ‘n Go are a growing provider in the industry and have a rapidly expanding portfolio of both slots games and clients. They do offer a full casino platform, but primarily seem to be used as a bolt on package for extra slots games. Play ‘n Go do publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. As such we know that the house edge for Space Race is 5.77%.
The Space Race game is made up of 5 reels, each one 3 symbols high. There are 20 paylines, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Space Race Wild”, substituting for all symbols other than Bonus, Free Spin or Scatter symbols. The Wild symbol is also a multiplier: Three “Space Race Wild” symbols will multiply the bet by 50, four “Space Race Wild” symbols will multiply the bet by 500 and five “Space Race Wild” symbols will multiply the bet by 5000.
Scatter – The Scatter symbol is the “Meteor Shower”. Two “Meteor Shower” Scatter symbols will multiply the bet by 2, three “Meteor Shower” Scatter symbols will multiply the bet by 3, 4 will multiply the bet by 30 and 5 will multiply the bet by 300.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Warning Sign”.
Bonus – The Bonus symbol is the “Rocket”.
The Free Spins bonus is activated when you collect three or more of the “Warning Sign” symbols. You are then awarded a number of free spins and the “Warning Sign” symbol becomes Wild. You cannot re-trigger free spins during this bonus.
The game’s main bonus is triggered when you collect three or more of the “Rocket” symbols. You’ll know you’ve done this because the rocket in your final reel will launch itself across the other reels, signalling the start of the bonus. The earth then begins to move past you and a rocket comes into view. Your mission is to land the rocket on the moon. To do so you must choose spots on a grid for your rockets and hope that you can avoid any meteors. With each success the size of the grid will reduce making it less likely that you will choose a spot that the meteors miss. If you are successful you will land on the moon and land yourself a cash prize.