Being inspired by a classic 80s rock song, Big Time Gaming has provided us with the same name game, The Final Countdown. It is a 6 reel slot, with 4 rows and 4,096 paylines. The game has an interesting futuristic design and some great features to go with. The game shows great potential especially with that amount of paylines.
Everyone has heard of the song and it could have been considered an anthem at a certain time. The song sings about people leaving the Earth and the rest can only be left for imagination. There are so many things unknown to us out there which are why the backstory of this game is so interesting. The theme has many fictive and creative segments that the designers incorporated in the game.
As before mentioned, everything has a futuristic look to it, because leaving Earth is an unbelievable idea itself. As the background serves the beautiful city, with skyscrapers and towers reaching the orange and purple sky. The lights are shining everywhere and there is a rocket getting ready to take off to space. The soundtrack is music from the song which was expected and contributes to the design.
The background does the most appearance-wise. The graphics are great but the characters quite simple. Some of the symbols include the regular colorful royals and 4 different colored gemstones. The game has two wild characters in the form of a male and female astronaut. The scatter symbol is represented by the FC logo.
The payouts in the game are decent, to say the least. With the help of features, the player can win up to 36,000x the stake. The minimum a player can bet is 0,20 and the maximum is 20 coins per spin. This is a high volatility game with a regular 96,65% RTP, which is a fine offer.
The game has creative and exciting features to go with the theme. The first is the Reel Clone feature that is triggered randomly and can duplicate any reels except the first one. This raises the potential for a win by far, depending on the reel that’s being duplicated.
Then there is the Clone Wilds feature that is connected to the one before. If a wild lands on a cloned reel it can expand. They can get pretty big and that depends on the number of cloned reels. They will also carry different multipliers x4, x27 or x256. The feature is great and ensures a huge win.
The game also has a free spins feature, or better say two, that is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols. The player then gets to choose from two different free spins features.
The first is the Countdown Free Spins feature that awards the player with 8 free spins and a 2x2 traveling wild. There is also a countdown scatter that awards more free spins. Each time they are re-triggered the size of the traveling wild increases. When the size increases, the multiplier does as well and again goes as high as 256x the stake.
The second to choose from is the Venus Free Spins feature that awards the player with 15 free spins. The player still has a chance to land cloned reels on any spin. This round also features velocity wilds that carry certain multipliers. The multipliers depend on the size of the wild and range between 4x and 888x the stake.
Overall, the game has impressed. It has an interesting backstory that is carried into the game perfectly. Along with the great design, the game has even better features. Not only are they fun and creative, but they bring very surprising and good payouts. The game is definitely worth taking a look at.