Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica is a feature packed Microgaming slot based on the TV series that aired in the early 2000's. The game uses the 243 ways format, has three different modes, two types of free spins and several other bonus features.

Game Data

  • Type : 5 Reels + 243 Ways
  • Coin Sizes : 0.01 - 0.05
  • Maximum Bet : 300 coins
  • Jackpot : 600 coins *
  • Wild Symbol : Yes | Stacked on Reel 1
  • Bonus Features : Free Spins + Bonus
  • Multipliers : Yes
  • Gamble : No
  • Volatility : Medium
  • Software By : Microgaming

Battlestar Galactica Slot Machine Review

Battlestar Galactica is a Microgaming slot based on the science fiction TV series which ran from 2004 to 2009. The series was a remake of the original Battlestar Galactica which was created by Glen A Larson and aired way back in 1978. The game uses a lot of video from the TV series which really adds to the whole experience.

The game uses the 5 reel, 243 ways format and has a minimum bet on all ways of 30 coins and you can bet up to 10 coins per way for a 300 coin max bet. Coin sizes at most casinos range from 0.01 to 0.05 so the max bet range is between 3.00 and 15.00 per spin.

Battlestar Galactica has three distinct game modes. There are Normal Mode, Run Mode and Fight Mode. The modes switch randomly and each mode offers different ways to win. The game also has a Rank feature where the more you play the higher your rank gets. Each new rank unlocks different video content for the reels.

On the reels the Battlestar Galactic logos are wild and substitute for everything but the scattered Ships. The wilds are stacked on the first reel so it's possible to get the five wilds on three ways in a single spin. The five wild logos pay 600 coins * and while this is a small jackpot you can get lots of other wins and multiple wild pays in a single spin.

The character symbols make up all of the mid level wins with five Starbuck or Apollo symbols paying 400 coins, five Baltar of Six symbols paying 300 coins, five Tigh or Helo symbols coming in at 200 coins and five Ellen or Tyron symbols awarding 100 coins. The A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols make up all of the lower pays.

The three game modes on Battlestar Galactica and the bonuses they offer are as follows,

Normal Mode (Preview)
You start off in this mode when you first open the game.

  • Free Spins (Preview)
    Get three or more scattered Ships and you win 15 free games with all wins tripled. The free spins cannot be re-triggered.
  • Ion Storm (Preview)
    Without doubt the Ion Storm bonus offers the biggest potential wins. The feature is triggered randomly and award between 1 and 5 wild reels. The bonus is the same as the Wild Storm feature on Thunderstruck II. Max win on I the Ion Storm bonus is 1,400,000 coins.

Run Mode (Preview)
This mode is triggered randomly from either the Normal or Fight Mode. During Run mode all wins pay from left to right and from right to left which gives you lots of extra ways to win.

  • FTL (Faster Than Light) Bonus (Preview)
    During Run Mode a FTL symbol can appear on reel three. Once triggered all A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols are removed and the FTL symbol spins to reveal any symbol except a wild logo. The selected symbol then appears in all of the replaced positions and the win is paid.

Fight Mode
This mode is randomly triggered from Run Mode and features free spins as well as a random wild bonus.

  • Extra Wilds and Split Wilds (Preview)
    At the end of any spin extra wilds can be added to the screen. There are single wilds as well as double wilds which act as two symbols. The split wild increases the amount of ways to win and can lead to some impressive wins.
  • Free Spins (Preview)
    The free spins are triggered with three or more scattered Ships. You win 5 free games with no multiplier. Extra wilds and extra free games can be won via the guns at the bottom of the reels. The Ships cannot re-trigger the feature.

All of the modes offer different ways to win which keeps things interesting. Clearly the Ion Storm Bonus offers the best wins but you can hit nice pays with all of the other bonuses.

Battlestar Galactica has two other features that don't offer any wins but do add to the theme. These are the pay table achievements and the Rank Bonus. The pay table achievements keep track of all of the winning combinations you've had. This bonus was first seen on the popular Thunderstruck II slot.

The Rank Bonus is a new feature where the more you play the more you unlock. At the bottom of the reels is a tally of your current progress. Each new rank unlocks new video content for the reels so the games graphics actually change over time. As far as we can see there are a least 9 ranks so there is quite a bit of content to unlock.

In the end, Battlestar Galactica is an impressive slot with great graphics, lots of ways to win and plenty of different features to keep things interesting.

Game Previews

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Pay Table
  • Pay Table 2
  • Pay Table 3
  • Pay Table 4
  • Pay Table 5
  • Pay Table 6
  • Free Spins
  • Ion Storm Bonus
  • Run Mode
  • Run Mode FTL Bonus
  • Fight Mode
  • Fight Mode Free Spins
  • Rank Up

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