For a slot machine that is out of this world, IGT presents Apollo Rising. The space theme comes in an old-school style filled with colorful lights and nice graphics. The key part to point out is that this game has eight rows of symbols on its five reels so the 100 paylines will provide different ways to win on the larger screen, while the wild symbol will expand to cover an entire reel.
Apollo Rising slot machine comes with quite a few unique elements and it doesn’t take long to see that this game is not like most of the options in its category. First off, the slot has five reels with 8 rows so there are a lot of symbols showing after each spin. The theme is somewhat retro although it is based on the concept of space travel so some of the characters are men and women in special flying suits. The wild symbol makes the most out of the increased number of rows as it can become stacked to take up the entire thing. Wild symbols only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and they transform the entire reel into wild symbols which can substitute for all other symbols in the game. Furthermore, the Rising Respins feature will keep the transformed wild reel in place while offering a free respin of the other reels for additional prizes. Getting more wild reels will mean more spins for free and this feature can be re-triggered by meeting the conditions again, up to three full reels made completely out of wild symbols. The symbols are colorful and they show a man and a woman flying through space. They are accompanied by a monkey and a dog, also in special spacesuits. These symbols are larger than the usual and so they occupy multiple positions on the reels, with the main characters taking up three spots and the two animals only requiring two. The most common symbols seen on the reels however are the six numerals with card values from 9 to Ace. There are a total of 100 lines covering different patterns on the screen and these are always active, while players can just select the size of the bet they wish to play for every line.