Fans of BetSoft online casino games will know what to expect from the Arrival slot title. It plays on a similar template to most other BetSoft games: a five-reel frame housed in an elaborately themed background, with plenty of bonus features. In this case, the theme is a spoof of the space invasion horror films of the 1950s, updated in bright colours and complete with an evil big-brained alien and fantastical technology. The music mirrors both the theme and the movie era it is based on.
The Arrival slot’s storyline is also familiar: villainous green alien warlord Zarpod plans to conquer Earth, and the lantern-jawed Space Marine, his sexy female Space Marine Partner and their goofy pink alien Sidekick must stop him. Except that Zarpod has kidnapped the Partner, so the Arrival slot’s five reels and 30 paylines are devoted to Space Marine and Sidekick’s quest to rescue her aboard the alien mothership, while Zarpod tries to thwart them and launch his attack on earth at the same time. Coin denominations vary from 0.02 to 0.50, and players can stake up to 5 credits per line.
Three Bonuses Including the Wild
There is no set Wild symbol in Arrival slot’s base play, but a Wild does feature in one of this title’s three bonus features. Zarpod, who sits in front of the complex alien machinery housing the reels during game play, also appears on the reels as a bonus Scatter. With three or more appearances on the same spin, Zarpod triggers the Abduction Wild Reel. The UFO hovers over the screen, turning an entire reel Wild for a round of free spins.
The Ray Gun Scatter triggers the second-screen UFO Click Me feature when three or more appear. The Space Marine hovers in space, shooting down the UFOs selected by the player to reveal coin prizes. As long as each target reveals a prize, the UFOs keep coming. When a shot reveals the word Collect, the round is over and the player is paid the total prize.
Bonus Round to Save the Damsel
The Arrival slot’s Bonus Round also takes place on a new screen. The beautiful blonde Partner, a female Space Marine, is the triggering Scatter. When three or more of these symbols show up, the player must guide the Marine to rescue her from her suspension in Zarpod’s sinister machine, to win further prizes on this Canadian online slot.
Eight Payline Icons; 2,000 Coins Maximum Win
The rest of the Arrival slot’s prizes can be won in base play. All eight payline symbols are theme-related. The green weapons targeting device, the city-killing bomb, the Space Marine Corps badge and Zarpod’s home planetoid all win prizes for three matches or better: on a 5-credit bet, up to 625X the coin denomination for five planetoids.
Higher-value icons win prizes for two matches or better: the UFO, Zarpod’s killer robots, the cutesy alien Sidekick, and the heroic Space Marine. For five matches at maximum bet, their respective prizes are 750X, 1,000X, 1,500X and 2,000X the coin denomination wagered. All wins are accompanied by the amusing animations that are also a regular BetSoft characteristic.