Apollo Rising Slot Review


Bet365 Games has some really exciting slots to play, but few offer quite the experience of IGT’s enthralling Apollo Rising slot. This futuristic space-age themed slot features not just our space age man and wife, but also their dog and a monkey. An odd mix perhaps but that is about par for the course on this unusual slot as not only do you get some unusual symbols, but you also get an even stranger 5×8 reel matrix on which to spin them.

Of course, such a large reel set demands a greater number of paylines and Apollo Rising certainly delivers on that with 100 paylines in play on every spin. You can play from $1.00 per spin up to $1,000 per spin depending on the size of the coin that you want to play with. We’ve already mentioned the characters on the higher value symbols, the lower value symbols are, somewhat disappointingly, represented by the usual playing card low symbols (9 through to ace).

One nice feature about the higher value symbols is that they are stacked. The dog and monkey are two symbols high, while the space age chap and his good lady stretch down three symbols, this means that if you can land them as part of a winning payline, then you have a good chance of triggering more than one payline win, which can radically increase the real terms value of your bet, especially if you can hit one of the Rising Respin Wilds as part of it.

Apollo Rising Bonus Features

With the lack of any scatter symbol on the reels, the key bonus feature on the slot is the Rising Respin Wild symbols. This bonus is triggered when you land one of the Wild symbols on the reels. When this happens, the Wild will expand into a large rocket which will cover that entire reel and thus give you a chance of winning more paylines. However, in addition to that, you will also receive one respin of the reels that do not have the Wild symbol on.

Your Wild reel is locked in place for that free spin and if you get lucky, you could land two or even three reels Wild, earning another free respin of the non-wild reels each time. This is the mechanism which can trigger some of the highest payouts in the game, especially if you can land two or more Wilds across the first three reels. Then the payouts can be extremely high.

Rather disappointingly, for such a space-age game, this is the only bonus feature in the slot and in truth, while it can offer some excellent payouts, it is rather hit and miss and sometimes you can end up respinning with the Wild and earning nothing as a result.


Editor's Review

Apollo Rising takes the slot game and gives it an extra injection of pace, space age fun and eight rows with 100 paylines, giving you one of the most eye-catching slots you can play. With innovative items such as the Rising Respins feature being able to be triggered from the base game, big money wins have never been more accessible. This is a fast, fun and hugely enjoyable slot to play, though perhaps the lack of features at times does make the gameplay a little repetitive.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:100
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:IGT