Scientific Games Corporation announced the launch of its first slot machine to feature a skill-based bonus, a slot on the Blade s32 cabinet based on the arcade classic Space Invaders.
Based on the game originally released in 1978, Space Invaders is a six-reel, 60-line slot game that features a number of bonuses including free games and the Space Invaders Bonus.
Channeling the original alien shooter game, the Space Invaders Bonus allows the player to control a laser cannon, moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen while trying to shoot down rows of descending aliens, collecting credits, advancing levels and vying for one of the multi-level Jackpot Pools.
Players also have the option to bypass the base slot game and “Buy a Bonus” on demand, taking them directly to the Space Invaders Bonus, where they play with higher credit win levels than the normal base game.
The game is currently available in New Jersey, and will soon be available in various jurisdictions throughout North America.