Blame Jules Verne. Ever since the 19th-century French novelist and acknowledged “Father of Science Fiction” began writing about trips to the moon, people have been enthralled with the idea of travel outside the Earth’s atmosphere, whether it’s a voyage into outer space aboard a humanmade spaceship or an encounter with galaxy-hopping extraterrestrials. Therefore, nobody can blame game makers for wanting to capitalize on human interest by providing a massive array of astronomical and space themed slot machines, including the following, which are among the very best.
- Alien™– Speaking of the residents of outer space, none instils more fear and dread than the lethal insect-like one introduced by director Ridley Scott in his 1979 blockbuster film “Alien.” Unafraid of death, IGT made the creepy creature into a 5-reel, 20-pay line slot machine. The slot machine features Alien Hunt Bonus and the Alien Egg Bonus with up to six rounds of weapon-firing action.
- Star Wars™– Star Wars is more than just a slot machine, as this theme has become a franchise for IGT. There is a line up of five video games on the casino floors, ranging from the original 5-reel, 30-pay line “Star Wars: Dark Side” to four new editions: Droid Hunt, Empire Strikes Back, Jabba’s Palace and Duel on Mustafar.
- Star Trek™– This slot has boldly ventured where no slot had gone before. It has brought home video games to the floors of the casino. It features a series of proficiency levels that unlock tons of exciting bonuses. There are two screens, and the audio is extremely powerful.
- Outta This World– Outta This World is a rather traditional 5-reel, 20-pay line slot machine game that offers Planets, Spaceships, Expanding Alien Wilds and several other space-themed symbols. Moreover, it comes with a progressive jackpot. The Scattered Black Holes trigger a free spins bonus game capable of providing some genuinely huge wins.
- Space Attack– Bally Technologies 5-reel, 30-pay line slot machine game starts with a bonus game that surprisingly resembles “Space Invaders.” The missiles fire from the reels during the free spin modes to destroy invading UFOs that appear in the screen. When a column full of UFOs have been destroyed, the coil beneath it turns into the Wild mode for the remaining spins.
- Space for Rent– If you remember the “Jetsons” cartoon show, you will definitely do a double-take upon seeing this 5-reel, 20-pay line slot machine game. The characters on the reels have a similar “futuristic” quality in them, as they travel through the universe in search of real estate.