Based on the Alien/Aliens movie franchise of the '80s and '90s (though it is also being revived in 2017), Aliens Touch is one of the most immersive video slots we've ever encountered. It boasts fantastic graphics, tense score music and a very engaging bonus feature that's unlike that of any other slot.
Depending on where you look, you'll see this slot referred to as Alien, Aliens and Aliens Touch. We've never known a slot to go by so many different names! All you need to know is that it's an exciting and engaging slot that sci-fi fans will absolutely adore.
Aliens Touch is loosely based on the Alien and Aliens movie franchise and puts players in the shoes of a marine on board a deep space station under attack by aliens. The game's reel icons and layout can take a little getting used to but will quickly become second nature.
It boasts a large jackpot in excess of half a million coins, a tense atmosphere and very enjoyable mini-games. If you're looking for a slot with the best possible graphics, you need to take a look at Aliens Touch.
The visuals and sounds in Aliens Touch are fantastic. The game takes place on a futuristic virtual reality console and boasts completely custom reel symbols of aliens, facehuggers and other fare from the movie franchise.
The music is atmospheric, the sound effects are futuristic and you might just jump out of your seat when you hear those aliens screeching. The whole thing feels ultramodern, like a slot from the distant future, and we can't imagine it seeming dated for a long time to come.
Aliens Touch has just 15 paylines, which isn't a lot for a game that feels so futuristic in every other respect – we'd almost expect it to have 243 ways to win, or at least 50+ paylines. As a result, you might find yourself going without any wins for longer than you'd like.
In fact, we'll go one step further than that: Aliens Touch can (not always, but sometimes) be a bit of a money pit. The bonus round often takes a lot of chasing and it's easy to burn through your bankroll while you do so, particularly if you set your bet level too high.
Fortunately, the game has a staggering range of coin/bet sizes, so it's possible to bet as much as $150 per spin and as little as a few cents. So, provided you're not too ambitious when setting your bet level, you needn't worry about breaking the bank.
Aliens Touch's fantastic bonus round is triggered in a rather unique way – racking up consecutive wins during standard play determines when you'll reach the bonus round as well as generating multipliers on certain symbols in standard play until you get there.
Sound confusing? Just look at the top of the screen as you land wins and you'll see a meter progressively filling up. You want this to reach the blue symbol on the right hand side of the screen to trigger the first stage of the bonus round. Trust us, it gets a lot easier to figure out once you've played the game for a little while!
Once you're in the bonus round, you'll have to fight your way down a corridor battling aliens (don't worry – the game does all of the hard work for you so you can just sit back and enjoy) and hope that the game grants you enough ammo to make it all the way to the Hive, where the Queen has made their home.
Beat the Queen, or at least do some serious damage, and you could be awarded tens of thousands of coins for your trouble. All in a day's work for a professional alien hunter like yourself!
This multi-stage bonus round offers players plenty of chances to pad their bankroll, but it's not where you'll win the maximum jackpot – you'll need to get lucky in standard play for that. However, we doubt that you'll be too disappointed because this is simply one of the best bonus rounds we've encountered in any NetEnt slot.
Aliens Touch's jackpot tops out at 570,000 coins so, since it has a maximum coin value of 1.00, that means players stand to win excess of $500,000 when playing this game. It's definitely worth facing off against aliens for that sort of prize!
The only other NetEnt slot we can think of with a comparable jackpot to Aliens Touch's is South Park, which has a maximum jackpot of a little over $600,000. If you want something bigger than these, you'll have to turn to a progressive title like Mega Fortune or Cosmic Fortune.
But, as standard jackpots go, you'd need to search far and wide to find a game with a better one than Aliens Touch.
From the futuristic visuals to sound effects that seem like they've come straight from the USCSS Nostromo, Aliens is one of the best slots by NetEnt (or any other slot producer for that matter) that you're ever likely to see or hear.
The gameplay, while it can be a bit volatile, is of just as high a quality as the slot's look and feel, which makes for an outstanding overall experience. More wilds and wins during standard play would definitely be nice, but its volatility is part of what makes this slot so special.
Be prepared to spend a bit of time and money on this game if you do decide to try it, but rest assured that you'll be playing what we consider to be one of the best slots ever made.