The Atomic Age slot review
Set against a backdrop of 1950s/1960s nuclear tests, Rival Gaming's The Atomic Age begins with a lovely animated intro sequence that brings to mind test sites in the Arizona desert, the birth of the space race, and rock n roll. The images and style are straight out of an episode of The Jetsons: all funky colours and cool fonts. Icons include a Sputnik satellite, a bottle of fizzy pop, a blancmange, a pink Cadillac, a TV set, a record player, ice cream sundae, rocket and nuclear fission symbol.
Five Wilds Wins 7,500 Coins
The Atomic Age is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot. The UFO, presumably buzzing Area 51, is the game's Wild and substitutes for all regular symbols, other than the Scatters, to complete any possible winning combinations across the reels.. Five Wilds pays out a nice 7,500-coin jackpot too.
The Price Is Right?
Three or more Cash Register icons anywhere triggers the Cash Register Bonus. Here, you choose four items off the drive-in shelf that you think add up to $1.50. The closer you are to $1.50 the more you win. Think of it like a 'The Price is Right' style feature.
Three or more Cadillac 'Drive-In' icons anywhere activates the Drive-In Bonus round. Choose a character, then choose who you think would make the perfect date for him or her. Then choose a movie at the drive-in; if the couple enjoy the movie you'll bag a ton of cash.
As with some of Rival Gaming's other online slots, The Atomic Age is an acceptable game to enjoy a few spins. The graphics won't win many awards but they are simple and 'of their time'. I would have liked to have seen some free spins included but regardless, the bonus features that are here are hard to trigger, and I went through a lot of cash before hitting either of them. If you're into a spot of American nostalgia in your slots, check out WMS Gaming's TV-themed Happy Days slot with plenty of imagery from the classic retro show, while Gamesys's cracking 1950s style Reel Deal Diner slot revisits a similar space-obsessed age to Rival's game.