A wise man once said “Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” and it’s the perfect metaphor for Betsoft’s latest slot – Expansion! At least if you are referring to the graphics.
With a name like Expansion!, does BetSoft mean that you could expect it in terms of your mind, horizon or perhaps your account balance? I guess time will tell but I’m curious to see what hides among the stars and the planets and if there’s one thing you can always count on with BetSoft, it’s great graphics.
Let’s Explore the Galaxy
Fun features such as Directional Wilds, Stacked Mystery Symbols, Free Spins and the Bonus Buy should make this very interesting.
So, if you’re ready, let’s take this bad boy for a spin!
Stacked Mystery Symbols
As if the galaxy isn’t mysterious enough, you can expect to see the Stacked Mystery Symbols feature fully activated throughout the game. Each reel will contain the positions that are replaced with 1 random symbol before each reel spin is initiated. All the positions will be filled with the same symbol.
Laser weapons seem to be a part of any space adventure and in this case it will benefit you. When you get a Directional Wild symbol, it will rise up from the screen and spin around before firing in any given direction.
Every symbol that is hit will transform into wilds. It’s a great looking feature and with a bit of luck you’ll score a nice win.
Come and Buy Your Free Spins
Yes, there is a short cut to the promised land as the Bonus Buy feature is ready to go whenever you feel like it. I can’t tell you how often it has felt like a blessing in disguise when I’ve struggled to land enough scatters for the bonus round.
You’ll be given 3 options that will help you get 8, 12 or 15 Free Spins. The price depends on your bet size so if you think it’s too expensive, lower your bet and you’ll be good to go.
Scatters = Free Spins
I was lucky enough not having to resort to the Bonus Buy this time around. By scoring the minimum 3 scatters, I was rewarded with 8 Free Spins which would at least give me an insight to the bonus round.
Double Up on the Laser
Besides switching the background to night time, the biggest change in game play was the Directional Wild. In the base game, shots were fired in only one direction while in the bonus round it was done in two different directions. Even better!
More Than One Big Win
It was because of the Directional Wild that I was lucky enough to pull off not one but two Big Wins. Sure, they were only around €6 and €7 each but with a €0.30 bet, I was happy with that.
I Was Lucky
My total win for the bonus round ended up being €14.56. If I had used the Bonus Buy, the price was €18, which would have meant I did not win my money back. In other words I was lucky that I didn’t have to use it this time.
Is it A Great Adventure?
Well, when I saw that BetSoft had released a new game I was excited. For many years, BetSoft has been one of my favorite providers and it felt like I hadn’t seen any new releases for a while. I’m not sure if that’s true or not but that’s how it felt.
Great graphics will always bring up the grade and in terms of features, I have to say that Directional Wilds was the best one.
There’s no doubt Expansion! is a good game. If there was something I wish was different, it would be the fact that the possible wins aren’t that big.