Why Max Damage and the Alien Attack is a new take on a blast from the past
Many casino patrons of a certain age will remember the first time that arcade games first became popular. Space Invaders was the first real arcade game to capture the imagination and from it, the arcade industry has grown massively since. Arcade games however weren’t really compatible with casinos as there was no winning or losing element. That was until Microgaming released Max Damage and the Alien Attack!
For the first time, lovers of the Microgaming casino series of games and slots can enjoy all the fast and frantic action of their favourite type of shoot-em-up, together with all the fun and trappings of the winning and losing when playing a video slot.
Microgaming’s genius has been to combine elements of both into a single game that is both addictive and enjoyable to play, yet retains the key elements of both an arcade game and an online slot, to make the game appeal to fans of both.
You wager your cash in the game by shooting and exploding one of the attacking alien craft. This costs you whatever wager you have decided. If the ship explodes to reveal a number, then that is how many coins you have won, if the ship reveals no number, then you have lost.
Yet it isn’t quite as simple as that; the ships descend to the bottom of the screen and you have to destroy them before they reach there or you lose a life. You have to dodge bullets and missiles and at the end of levels 3, 6 and 9, if you reach them, you can take on a mighty alien boss to win a bigger sum of money.
The game features plenty of power ups to help you on your quest and winning is both fast-paced and entertaining.
Max Damage and the Alien Attack is Microgaming’s first casino arcade game, but given the combination of fast paced arcade action and fabulous winning potential, we hope it won’t be the last.