Steampunk is a fantasy scenario that centers around the idea that steam-based engines remained the focal point of all power generation, and it leads to a variety of interesting ideas. The Aeronauts slot, available at Evoplay Entertainment casinos, takes this theme to the air with a variety of flying vehicles and other goodies on the reels. This game's graphics look tremendous with 3D characters, rockets and a variety of gadgets, and you'll see that a pilot and engineer on the left-hand side of the reels is there with a giant wrench to help cheer you on as you play and run up the best wins you can.
Format and Layout
You'll see right away that there are five reels, three rows and 20 paylines in this game. A steampunk-style air ship along with some hot air balloons are in the background on the backdrop of a blue sky up in the clouds. You can't drop the number of lines below 20, but you do have several options to change your bet size. This starts down at the $0.20 level, which means that players at even penny stakes will have bet sizes that they are comfortable with. However, lots of other available wager sizes mean that high stakes players and everyone in between will be satisfied with what's offered as well.
Wild Propeller Symbols
The golden propeller is the wild symbol in this game. You'll find that it shows up on each reel, but it does not get its own payouts. It will substitute for all six of the regular paying symbols, but it does not substitute for the "extra" symbol, the bonus symbol or the scatter, each of which will be detailed blow. The additional wins you get from this wild definitely add up over time to make a significant difference in your overall bottom line.
Extra Air Balloon Symbol
The air balloon symbol is pretty interesting because you collect payouts from them over time. They pay 100x for five, 30x for four and 5x for three of a kind with payline based wins. However, once you've gotten five winning combinations of them, you're also awarded an additional payout. This is a fun way of adding an extra win that hits periodically while also increasing the replay value of the game as a whole. We also can't remember having seen this type of symbol collecting feature before in any other game.
Scattered Blimp Symbol and Free Spins
The blimp is scattered and offers payouts along with free spins for three or more. You'll earn 50x for five, 10x for four and 5x for three of a kind of this symbol. Players will pick up a set of 20 free spins as well. At the end of the free spins, you get three options to add to those winnings that are chosen from at random. You can pick up a 2x multiplier on all of your free spins winnings, a 3x multiplier or an additional 20 free spins. This is a fun way to add value to the feature.
Bonus Symbols and Feature
The lantern-looking flying symbol gets players a shot at the bonus game when you earn three or more on the reels. Note that this symbol does not show up during the free spins bonus round. There are six levels to the bonus feature, and you'll pick from a symbol on each horizontal line to see if you'll move up to the next level or not. Once you hit the collect symbol, the bonus feature will end, and you'll be given your winnings.
Top Wins and Payouts
The largest regular payout is 2,000x for five of the hovercraft symbol. You can also score 1,000x for five of a kind combinations of the rocket. The cannon symbol gets you 500x for five of a kind, and you can also earn 300x for five of the compass. The man on the flying bicycle gets you a 150x win, and you'll notice he's the same man on the left-hand side of the reels as well. Finally, players can pick up 50x for five of the weather vane symbols.
If you like games that look amazing, then Aeronauts is a title you should check out. Evoplay Entertainment did a tremendous job with the graphics in this title, but they also did a solid job with the gameplay and the way the features work. We like the total package here, and we think it's balanced enough to appeal to a lot of different kinds of players.