This sequel to IGT’s popular 2000s alien invader “Little Green Men” theme takes the concept to its ultimate conclusion: an arcade-style bonus, a-la “Space Invaders.”
The Cosmic Blasters version of Little Green Men includes all the classic alien characters from the original in a game on IGT’s “Center Stage Duo” format, which places two individual games in front of one giant video monitor that is used for a community-style bonus round. This version also takes the base game into a three-reel, higher-denomination format.
The base game features stacked wild symbols and two separate mystery features. Multipliers are added to winning combinations on random spins to increase the jackpot, and a virtual wheel appears randomly to spin for bonus credits.
But the main attraction of this game is the arcade-style bonus, available with any bet level. Called the “Cosmic Blasters Bonus,” it uses the joysticks mounted in front of each player.
Just like the old arcade games, players use the joysticks to target alien invaders and far-off planets to win credit awards.
This is not billed as a skill-based bonus as in IGT’s Reel Edge series, but it is still a very effective simulation of a classic arcade experience.
The game is in IGT’s MegaJackpots series, which means a multi-site progressive jackpot will be featured in many jurisdictions. The top base-game jackpot is 500,000 credits.
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Format: Three-reel, 27-line video slot
Denomination: .25, 1.00
Max Bet: 81
Top Award: 500,000 (progressive where available)
Hit Frequency: 14%
Theoretical Hold: 2%-15%