|Online Slot Machine||Max Damage|
|Slot Provider||Microgaming Casino Software|
Max Damage is a game which appears to be inspired by a comic book superhero which is trying to stop an alien invasion. Its designer is Microgaming, and they made sure to offer inside cartoonish but pretty graphics, a system with 5 reels/243 ways to win and a list of features that includes scatter symbols, free spins, multipliers and stacked wilds. The slot’s top prize is valued at $3,750.
Theme & Design
The game offers a design which mixes alien invaders and the valiant defenders of Earth. You have only cute characters in this game though, no matter on which side they’re on. Max Damage is the name of the hero that seems to be fighting against the invasion of those aliens. He’s dressed in a shiny red and white suit, he has his own laser gun, and he seems ready for action.
The slot’s symbols are all done in cartoon style and they have the alien ship on one side, and images with Max Damage, with space stations, Earth, rocket ships and playing cards on the other. The playing cards look rather cute themselves, done in the same drawing style as the rest of the symbols. Overall, the quality of the design is very good, but obviously it could’ve been even better without poker cards present on the reels. Behind the reels, there is a huge image of Earth, shown from close-by, quite easy to see since the reels are transparent.
A cheerful soundtrack is active at all times while you play the game, with some chimes being heard whenever a winning combo is formed.
Betting Options & Prizes
Multiples of 30 coins are used in the game, for a similar number of virtual paylines, which are used instead of the slot’s 243 ways to win. You can wager between 30 and 300 coins each round, and for each coin the denomination ranges between $0.01 and $0.25. The largest possible bet is at $75. You can gain access to these Betting options by clicking on the Bet button.
The symbol that seems to be responsible for the best payouts of this slot are the scatters, the ones that show the Green Alien Ship. Get up to five of them and you get paid $3,750 for a $75 wager (50x the bet). The next best payout is offered by the wild, which will give you $2,500 in the base game, but which can go to $5,000 during free spins.
The lowest payouts offered in the game come from the multi-colored playing cards, cute enough looking and awarding between $150 and $250 for a five symbol combo. To get your money back during a spin, you need at least a four symbol combo of Queen icons, otherwise you’re getting less than the value of the total bet.
One of the easier features to explain in this game is the wild one. The stacked wild which appears in this game can show up on all the reels, it has the Max Damage Logo as its image, and its prizes can reach up to x4000 ones wager for a stack of wilds on all reels. While I would be ecstatic about a stacked wild in most games, when it comes to titles with ways to win its power doesn’t seem as strong as before, since it doesn’t matter where on the reel the wild appears, it can help from any position.
The Green Alien Ship is the other symbol, the scatter which also offers its own prizes, but activates free spins as well at the same time. Land two to five such symbols anywhere on the reels, and in exchange you receive payouts worth between 1x and 50x the wager value.
To get the slot’s 15 free spins, the requirement is to land at least three scatter symbols at the same time. All wins from these free spins get a 2x multiplier, with the exception of Alien Spaceship prizes.
While in free spins mode, the game will sometimes place Alien Spaceships on the reels, and each one that does this will be blasted by Max, in order to reveal its prize. Just how much you’re going to win will depend on luck mostly, the value being randomly chosen between x2 – x20 one’s initial wager. As for the symbol which was blasted, it will turn into a wild, and only then will the prizes be paid out.
What Makes It Special
This is a lower variance slot game and the free spins arrive more frequently than other games. While the biggest wins will come from the base game, you will find yourself frequently getting over x40 wins in the free spins as well. I loved the design of this game, starting with the cute aliens that are coming in their flying saucers, and continuing with Max Damage and the various other space related icons which are part of the game.