Battlestar Galactica is a soon-to-be-released video slot developed by Microgaming. This bonus round slot is based on the hit television series of the same name, which ran for five years. It has 5 reels and there are 243 ways to win per spin. Fans of the TV show will recognise eight of the characters that appear as regular symbols along the reels.

There are also some slightly lower valued symbols which include the number 10 and the letters J, Q, K and A. This is an action packed slot which is full of special features and it has a top prize worth a possible 1,400,000 coins. This game is also loaded with some robust animation sequences which occur during the bonus rounds and also after any line win from during regular play (base game). There also are two separate free spins bonus rounds.

The Wild symbol is the Battlestar Galactica logo and this will substitute all of the symbols on the reels except for the free spins bonus symbols. These scatter symbols are the spaceship symbols. During regular play and during the free spins mode, the wild symbol will appear as a stacked wild symbol (from top to bottom) on reel one – the reel closest to the left.

One of the main aims of this slot is for players to increase their rank, which will enable them to unlock additional Battlestar Galactica video content. The more that you wager, the quicker your rank will advance and the lowest ranking position starts with Civilian, with the top rank being Admiral.

The ‘Ion Storm’ Free Spins Bonus Round is triggered when three or more of the scatter symbols appear during regular play. Players are instantly awarded 15 Free Spins which can be retriggered and each line win that occurs during this bonus round is tripled.

There are two different game modes on this slot. One is called the RUN Mode and the other is called the FIGHT Mode. A randomly appearing FTL symbol could appear during the Run Mode and when this spins in, it makes the Royal Symbols jump off the screen. It will then transform into a mystery symbol to help generate even more wins.

During the Fight Mode, certain symbols could become wild at any point, and this is only triggered when the Colonials and the Cylons do battle on the reels. One of these new wild symbols could also become a double-wild if it happens to split in two. Five free spins will initially be awarded, but these can also be retriggered.

After taking a sneak peak of the Battlestar Galactica slot, we believe that once it is released, it could quite easily end up becoming one of the best sci-fi themed slots available for online gambling enthusiasts. Some of the secure online casinos that plan to have this game available in December, 2012 include 32 Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Royal Vegas Casino and Spin Palace Casino.