Every serious online casino developer should have at least one game with a UFO theme. Cryptologic presents Area 21, a great slot machine with 5 reels and 25 pay lines, that makes your mind wonder off to the mysterious Area 51 military base in Nevada and all the strange and secret stories you might have heard. Area 21 is a very fun and colourful slot machine which gives you a great gaming experience. It’s worth to mention the sound track of the UFO music in this slot – it gives a perfect UFO feeling to the theme. Area 21 has a very cool blackjack feature where you play a game of blackjack against an alien dealer in order to reveal the amount of free spins that you will be awarded with. Cryptologic’s Area 21 is a great slot machine for all alien believers out there and even if you just love to play a great slot, Area 21 will surely satisfy every slot nerve in your body.
Graphics & Sound
The graphics and the design in this slot machine are really great. Cryptologic has managed to find a very nice way of combining the colours, design and sound effects in Area 21 to suit the UFO theme. The music during the main game is very similar to the type of music scores that are often used in the X-Files and other UFO shows. The graphics and design is 100% in consistency with the theme of this slot machine.
The symbols is the only minus in this slot machine. Unfortunately, Area 21’s lower paying symbols are the card deck symbols, 9 to Ace. In such a creative slot machine one would have hoped for more fun and exciting symbols. However, you will find symbols that are very much themed related like the three different alien characters that appear on the reels. There is also a planet symbol. The wild symbol is the symbol that carries the “wild” text. This symbol will substitute for all others except the scatter. The scatter is the Area 21 logo and if you hit 3 or more on the reels, you will trigger the blackjack free spin feature.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
The blackjack free spin feature is great. Once you have hit 3 or more scatters on the reels a new game window will appear. This is the UFO casino where you will play a hand of blackjack against the alien dealer in order to reveal your prize. Standard blackjack rules apply. Once the number of free spins has been revealed, you are sent back to the reels where all free spins pay X2. The free spin feature can be re-triggered during the feature and if so, a new blackjack game will be played once your initial number of free spins has finished.
Area 21 has 5 reels and 25 pay lines for you to bet on. The minimum bet per line is 0.01 coins and the maximum bet is 20 coins. There is also an auto play function which is very comfortable to use. You can set the number of spins you wish to be played automatically by clicking on the auto button in the lower left part of the game window.