Area 21 Slots

Area-21Area 21 looks like an alien themed slot, but it also gives you the sensation that it’s about them coming to Earth to gamble, not to invade us. They seem to be doing this in Area 21, a military base surrounded by barbed wire, but beyond which you can see some towers with Las Vegas like lighting all around them. The alien theme should be popular enough, and the design itself is not a bad one, though nobody would be able to call it modern either.

Payouts of up to $40,000 make this game a great choice, especially since a couple of features are available, including wilds, multipliers and scatters. The slot has 5 reels and up to 25 lines inside. Cryptologic is the developer that created this alien themed slot machine.

Features of Area 21

The few features that Area 21 includes are the kind that you can expect in most slots, so no surprises here. You get a wild, a scatter and multipliers, but nothing special overall.

The wild’s role is the same as in most slots, a typical substitute for other symbols, that also awards the top jackpot. While on its own, the wild can substitute for other symbols, as long as there are already a few matching icons of that type on the same line. Whenever it does that, and a winning combo is formed with its assistance, the payout doubles in value thanks to the multiplier attached to the wild. When there are multiple wilds on the same line and starting from the leftmost reel, payouts are offered instead. Two to five wilds give you prizes between 2x and 2,000x (top jackpot).

The scatter symbol works and pays in a different way. It doesn’t need all its symbols on the same line, so instead it’s enough if you get two to five of them anywhere on the reels. You will recognize the scatter by the Area 21 logo it has on it. Its prizes are a bit different as well, with multipliers of the total bet instead of the line bet. Their payouts vary between 2x and 50x the triggering bet value.


Betting options and jackpots

You’re going to find this a pretty expensive slot machine to play, with the 25 coins used on 25 lines reaching an individual value of up to $20. The maximum bet becomes a $500 investment for a single spin, which is not something a lot of people can afford. Those with smaller budgets can play the game by reducing the coin value, the minimum amount being $0.01.

In exchange, you can expect a 2,000x top payout, or up to $40,000. The scatter symbol gives you up to $25,000, while the second best paying combo awards $20,000. There are plenty of good prizes in this slot machine, as you can see, but you do need to invest a lot of money yourself if you want them.

Design and symbols

The alien theme is pretty well made here, but the aliens are different from what we’ve come to expect. They’re dressed in a flashy way, and they seem to be having a lot of fun. The symbols use psychedelic colors for their backgrounds, while the images on them are either aliens, planets or playing cards.

Symbols: Wild (2,000x), Area 21 Logo (scatter, 50x the bet), Female Alien (1,000x), Male Alien with Glasses (750x), Male Alien in Red (500x), Planet (500x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

If you’re a fan when it comes to aliens and science fiction in general, the game might be worth a shot. It has pretty good prizes, but on the other hand it requires some serious investments in order to get them.

This Area 21 slot is offered by all online casinos with Cryptologic software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.