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hajnrih 1285 reviews
Macedonia
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Apollo Rising is a good video slot game from IGT. I have played this game couple of times and I found it to be a medium variance. I did not have any extraordinary wins but I had a really nice game session. There are constant wins that maintained my balance so I could prolong the game play. I liked the graphics and the funky sounds in the background too.

Apollo Rising is a bit different when it comes to the number of the reels and rows. There are still 5 rows and 100 pay lines, and this is something that I have seen before, but I am not used to play games with 8 rows. But, this is probably a game that is attractive to me because it is different from what I am used to play.

When it comes to the special features I might say that there are none. Everything is happening during the base game. There are no free spins and special bonus rounds. The only feature here is the Rising Respin feature. The thing with this feature is that it happens on a regular basis so I feel like it is a part of the base game. Namely, every time there is a wild on the second, third and fourth reel then the wild turns into a rocket and covers the whole reel. It also rewards a respin for 1 wild; you get 2 respins for 2 wilds and 3 respins for 3 wilds. The idea here was to get all 3 wilds and to get the central reels covered with wilds.

Most of the times during my game session I was getting the 4th reel wild and no wins from the respin. I have to say that this game is definitely worth trying. To be honest with you, do not expect a lot. It is not that the game does not have a potential but because in reality it does not pay a lot.
raverbabe 547 reviews
United Kingdom
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I've not played very many of these huge reel stack games, the ones I have tried out for a significant period of time have been the WMS games where the "colossal" reels appear alongside the regular set and I have to say I found the whole setup really quite confusing and unnecessarily complex.

The first thing I noticed playing Apollo Rising for the first time was the very low average win size - in my first 100 spins I only saw a handful of wins above my betsize - that's really disappointing when playing any slot, but the situation seemed really bad in this game. But then, when I saw a wild land on the screen for the very first time I was taken aback when it expanded filling the whole reel eight tall! Wow, I thought - Imagine if I hit two or three of those on a single spin? And then the win count went up - I had won on many lines but yet the total was under 2x my stake AFTER A RESPIN! What on earth could be going on?

I checked the paytable and learnt that the "Rising Wilds" appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and the number of respins is dependent on the number of wilds forming part of the triggering combination. If another wild lands during a respin an extra spin is awarded with the previous wilds remaining in place. This is all quite similar to the "Starburst Wild" apart from the fact it's possible to receive up to three respins - but surely this game has to payout better than that one does?

It's really quite hard to be sure without playing the game for a very long time. The base payouts are undoubtedly very small and the only way to hit a big win is going to be with a couple of those rocket wilds and some of the top paying picture symbols filling in the blanks, but even then it seems very unlikely that I could win something big on a large number of the 100 paylines simultaneously - and the top 5 of a kind pays just 3x your stake anyway.

The games overall RTP is very low for an on-line slot at about 92% and I quickly decided that Apollo Rising was yet another disappointment for me as every other "colossal reels" game has been. I hope to find a good one someday as I do like the idea, but right now I just wonder if it's even possible to create the type of high variance, high paying slot that I enjoy with this kind of reel structure.
Raptordinos 712 reviews
Colombia
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“Apollo Rising” is a slot created by “IGT” designed especially for high rollers if they are lovers of high-variance games. Its theme may be classified within Sci-Fi genre, and it is based on a spacewalk performed by a woman, man, dog, and monkey; the rest of symbols are represented with letters and numbers for a total of 10 regular symbols; human-shaped symbols occupy 3 places vertically and pets occupy 2 places in the same direction.

The slot structure is quite different from the traditional one, in this case, IGT decided to create a grid composed of 5 columns and 8 rows; the number of paylines is 100 and bet price is one credit per line.

All the attraction of this game is focused on the occurrence of its unique special feature, which is a wild symbol that expands vertically through all 8 rows, and each time this happens, one respin is awarded to the player, and during this, it exists the possibility of getting another wild, in which case a new respin is granted and both wild reels will be held in their respective places. Wild symbols only appear on 3 central reels, so the best chance to get a big win in this video slot would be in the event that reels 2, 3 and 4 at some point they were converted into wild reels; this would mean a huge gain for the player no doubt, however, the probability of this event happening is small as what I have experienced, and on the other hand, payouts during the base game are usually so tight that it seems quite difficult to make our balance to resist until the moment it might happen that utopian event.

From my point of view, I think that theoretically expected payback from 92.56% to 96.33% announced on info section of the game, surely will be in hands of the few players who, at some point, are able to get at least 2 wilds reels simultaneously provided that they are accompanied by the best-paid symbols, this because the base game is usually frustrating due to the low hit average and a paytable rather weak. Additionally, this game is totally flat, with no bonus rounds and free spins that can offer hope in the short term. Games of this kind are definitely not my specialty; maybe other players know how to take advantage of slots of these characteristics.

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