Star Trek: Against All Odds is an online video slot machine game from IGT (International Game Technology) which has been released in October of 2012. This online video slot game has 5 reels and 720 ways to win per spin! Star Trek: Against All Odds is actually IGT’s sequel to their popular Star Trek slot game that was launched in March of 2011. The theme of this slot game is based on a popular science fiction TV series that was conceptualized by Gene Rodenberry.
It is likely that many of us were too young to remember or have yet to be born since the first Star Trek series started airing back in 1966. The TV series had become very popular at that time that it inspired the young minds of that time to take astronomy and space exploration as part of their study in college. The main Star Trek series has casted a lot of spin-offs, basically allowing the series to attract new generations of watchers and span more than four decades. Star trek wasn’t all just TV series, as it had numerous movies too. Their latest movie, simply named ‘Star Trek,’ is actually a prequel of the main TV series that started back in 1966. The movie features a young James T. Kirk and a young Spock who are to off to an adventure to save the United Federation of Planets from a time-traveling Romulan named Nero. In this movie installment, you will get a glimpse on how James T. Kirk became the Captain of the Starship Enterprise and how the arrogant and egotistic young Spock became his first officer. Also in the movie, is the original Spock along with the newly recruited young Montgomery Scott, the person referred to in the popular catchphrase ‘beam me up, Scotty.’
Online slots games are very fun and exciting to play at once you have got a taste of its free play mode, and that is what’s great about IGT because they let interested players to play instantly on any of their online slot games, without requiring them to download. Every person who played the first Star Trek slot game will surely know about the Star Trek: Against All Odds slot game, because it features Scatter symbols, Stacked symbols, Stacked wild symbols, scatter wins, an Energizing Wilds Feature, an Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature, a Top Prize of $/£/€ 250,000 for a single bet, a MultiWay Xtra™ Feature which lets you have 720 ways to win per spin, and last but not least, it has a 95% theoretical average RTP (return to player)!
Graphics & Sound
IGT (International Game Technology), throughout the years, has gone through many reinventions and transformations; however, one thing for certain is that they have a consistent reputation as being one of the leading slots manufacturers in the whole world, both for land-based and online slot players. Since IGT is considered as the biggest land-based slots manufacturer in the world, it is not surprising that they are outstanding in creating and designing great graphics and using sound effects that perfectly complements each and every specific theme of their slots games. In the Star Trek: Against All Odds online video slot game, many of the symbols used in the game are similar to what had been used in the 2009 movie. The background of the reels is translucent, giving you a glimpse of the main background of the game which is space and what seems like the planet Saturn. The overall game design is very creative and very entertaining. Graphics-wise, the design of Star Trek: Against All Odds is very simple yet stunningly programmed with animation effects, and it is guaranteed to astound you while you are playing the game.
When you first play the game, you will be greeted with an adventure sounding theme along with some sonar and phaser sound effects being fired in a somewhat battle theme. Sometimes, in between the theme being played in the slot game, a theme reminiscent of when the words ‘space, the final frontier,’ is uttered in the TV series is played, giving fans of the franchise a familiar and nostalgic feeling.
There are no card deck symbols used in the Star Trek: Against All Odds online video slot game. The symbols that you will see in the Star Trek: Against All Odds online video slot game are the Phaser, Romulan Disruptor, Jellyfish, United Federation of Planets, and characters such as Kirk, Spock, Chekhov and Scotty.
The Wild Symbol is the Transporter. The Transporter wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (with the exception of the scatter symbols) in order for you to complete winning combinations. The Transporter wild symbol can only be found on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels, and can come out stacked. It is possible for up to 5 Transporter wild symbols to appear on a reel at the same time per spin, which makes this a Transporter wild symbols Stack. The Transporter Stacked wild symbols significantly increase your chances of winning by substituting for other symbols in order to help you complete winning combinations.
There are 2 Scatter Symbols in the Star Trek: Against All Odds online slot game, and they are: the Enterprise and the Red Matter symbols. The Red Matter scatter symbols are not required to appear in an active pay line for you to win.
• The Red Matter scatter symbol can be found anywhere on the 5 reels to form winning combinations, as long as there are 3 or more Red Matter scatter symbols that come out. Your winnings will be calculated via multiplying the Red Matter scatter symbol combination payout (refer to Paytable) by the total number of coins you’ve bet.
Please take note that if you obtain a scatter win and a regular win, you are paid out for both of these winnings, because the Red Matter scatter symbols in this game are not required to come out on an active pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are entirely independent from pay line awards, thus they are included to the pay line win.
• By getting 5 Enterprise scatter symbols in any position on 5 consecutive reels, you will activate the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game.
Please take note that the Enterprise scatter symbols do not give out any winnings; however, they are your ticket to play the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
Star Trek: Against All Odds offers players 3 awesome Bonus Features to enjoy with!
• Energizing Wilds Feature
During the main Star Trek: Against All Odds online video slot game play, you can randomly trigger the Energizing Wilds Feature.
When the Energizing Wilds Feature is triggered, the Transporter Cursor comes out and randomly turns 2 up to 5 regular reel symbols into Transporter wild symbols! However, it’s only on the 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th reels. The wins are based on the final reel state only.
Please take note that:
*More than 1 winning combination is paid out per pay way. If there is more than 1 possible winning combination on a pay way, then you are paid out for all wins.
*The Energizing Wilds Feature cannot be triggered when a Scatter award is won, when the Enterprise Defender is triggered, or when 1 or more Transporter wild symbols are available on the reels.
• Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature Game
Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature Game – If you manage to hit 5 Enterprise scatter symbols (scattered in any position on 5 consecutive reels), you will activate the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game.
Get ready to defend the Starship Enterprise and achieve the rank of Captain! In the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game, your goal is to defend the Starship Enterprise against incoming Romulan Missiles for a duration of 45 seconds.
Push the “Start Battle” button to initiate the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game. Use the cursor to aim the Starship Enterprise weapons that fire automatically. The Romulan Missiles may split into smaller numbers of Romulan Bomblets. The Romulan missiles and bomblets damage the Starship Enterprise’s shield and it can suspend the Enterprise weapon firing for a short time. You earn 500 points when you destroy a Romulan missile, while you earn 100 points when you destroy a Romulan bomblet.
Based on the rank you earned, you are given a random wheel for that rank. There are 9 wheels overall, 3 wheels per rank. The higher-ranked wheels have higher top awards, but each wheel has the same average payback.
Rank Score Required
You can press the “Skip to Wheel” button to skip the Battle Feature and spin a random warp drive wheel.
You earn 1 spin initially. If the first spin lands on a value, this will become the final prize. If the first spin lands on a special feature slice, you’ll be awarded a second spin.
Rank Wheel Description
Lieutenant The wheel slices can award a 2nd spin with 2, 3 or 4 wheel pointers.
The wheel values are boosted randomly by +1000, +2500, or +5000 prior to spinning.
Land on a shield slice to gather the number of shields on the slice and spin a 2nd time. You get to win a special shield award based on the number of shields that are collected (up to 6 shields) across both spins. This shield award is paid in addition to awards indicated by a wheel pointer.
Commander The wheel slices can award a 2nd spin with 2, 3 or 6 wheel pointers.
The wheel values are boosted randomly by 5x, 7x, or 10x prior to spinning.
Land on a shield slice to gather the number of shields on the slice and spin a 2nd time. You get to win a special shield award based on the number of shields collected (up to 8 shields) across both spins. This shield award is paid in addition to awards indicated by a wheel pointer.
Captain The wheel slices can award a 2nd spin with 2 wheel pointers, two 2x wheel pointers, or even two 3x wheel pointers.
The wheel values are randomly boosted by 7x, 10x, or 15x prior to spinning.
The wheel slices can award a 2nd spin with 2, 3, or 4 wheel pointers. On the 2nd spin, gather 1 to 9 shields for a special shield award in addition to the awards indicated by the wheel pointer.
All of the prizes in the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game multiplied by the triggering value.
When the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game is over, you will be taken back to the main Star Trek: Against All Odds online video slot game, and your winnings acquired from the bonus game are included to your overall balance.
• Since the slot game pays out from right to left as well as left to right, a reel outcome with Spock symbols in the last 4 columns would pay in the same way as the above example.
Star Trek: Against All Odds 5 reels (3 x 4 x 5 x 4 x 3) and 720 bet ways to win on every spin! The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 5.00 per spin. Since betting is fixed (for all 720 possible ways), the minimum bet amount is 0.60 and the maximum bet amount is 300 per spin.
Please take note that the maximum win on any transaction is limited at 250,000 currency units (for instance, in dollars). This maximum win applies to a single spin of the main Star Trek: Against All Odds online slot game, as well as the cumulative total of all wins in the Enterprise Defender Bonus Feature game.
It is absolutely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Star Trek: Against All Odds, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the (blue) Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50. When you choose a number, say 30, the Auto Spin function will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when a Bonus is triggered or the balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.