Drone Wars Slots

Drone-WarsDrone Wars is a game with a theme that is more relevant today than ever before, as drones are being more and more visible every year, both in the civilian and military markets. This is not exactly what this slot is about though, as the drones mentioned here are in space, and the theme is a lot more futuristic than our current technology would allow. In this Microgaming slot, you get a space battle themed title, with graphics that seem a bit dated. Not that they look bad or anything, but the slot seems to be made some time ago.

This game will put 25 paylines in front of you, the game having 5 reels to host them all. There are jackpots of up to $4,000 offered, along with some great bonus features, with free spins, scatters and even wild symbols.

Features of Drone Wars

The features in Drone Wars are as futuristic as the rest of the game, with a Mothership acting as the wild feature, with wormholes used as scatters, and with bonus games that include space attacks and planetary assault scenarios.

The first one would be, as always, the wild symbol, especially since it will give you the slot’s best payouts of up to 1,000x. It has to create its own combo with up to five Mother Ships on the same payline in order to give you that kind of reward. However, the wild is useful anytime it appears, as long as it’s in the right position and it manages to substitute for another symbol.

The other big symbol of Drone Wars would be the Wormhole, used as a scatter. It’s a bit too colored to look like a serious wormhole, but it will do for the purposes of this game. As a scatter symbol, the Wormhole is able to give the player rewards of up to 50x the bet, with up to five icons of this type in any positions they might land in (they don’t have to form combinations).

Battle Plan Bonus Feature

The Battle Plan is the feature that is started with the help of the Wormhole scatter, the requirement being for three symbols to appear in random positions on the five reels. This is actually a bonus game with two different missions for you to choose from. The first one is Space Attack, the second one Planetary Assault. You pick which one you want to play.


Planetary Assault – in this bonus game you have to save a planet, by destroying drones in a space battle. These drones turn into wilds, which are then used in a spin offered for free at the end. This is mostly a bonus feature with prizes.


Space Attack Bonus – the second mission is this one, where you use a weapon to fire at drones, getting prizes each time. For every drone that gets destroyed, you receive 5 spins for free.

Go with Space Attack if you want the free spins, or with Planetary Assault if you’d rather get prizes directly.


Betting options and jackpots

The game uses about as many cents in a single coin as there are coins in a line bet. What I mean is that you can use coins of up to $0.20, and up to 20 coins per line. The line bet reaches a $4 top value, with the game’s 25 lines getting a total of $100 per spin.

The slot rewards its players with prizes of up to 1,000x, which means only $4,000.

Design and symbols

The futuristic angle has been approached well enough in Drone Wars, but it doesn’t feel like a modern design. It has 3D characters in it, with space pilots among them, with guns and ships, but they all look rather unimpressive, considering what can be done in the design area these days. Chances are that it’s an older title from Microgaming, albeit a fairly decent one.

Symbols: Mothership (wild, 1,000x), Wormhole (scatter, 50x bet), Drone (1,000x), Pilot (750x), Red Pilot (750x), Ship (500x), Ray Gun (250x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (100x) and 10 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

I love it because of the bonus features, with the missions to destroy drones being particularly fun. The theme and the design are enjoyable enough as well, but I really don’t like the 1,000x top jackpot that is offered by it.

This Drone Wars slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.