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Space Wars 2 Powerpoints slot REVIEW

Space Wars 2 Powerpoints ReviewPlayers who’ve been around for a while may remember NetEnt’s original Space Wars, but we hardly blame you if you don’t. Space Wars 2: Powerpoints doesn’t really compare to the original anyway, except for the similar alien-infused space theme. This is far from a bad thing however, as this sequel is teeming with modifiers all over the place, and you now also get a bonus round that eventually triggers from Powerpoints™ collection.

Don’t worry, Powerpoints have nothing in common with boring powerpoint presentations, and the title of the game is not ‘Office Space’ after all. They are collected to increase your win multiplier, and eventually trigger the bonus round. To help you out, you not only get different features, but these can even combine to enhance their modifying effect. You can win up to 10,020x your stake, which is solid, and we had good fun in our test session at least.

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Space Wars 2: Powerpoints Slot Features

You win by forming clusters of 3+ matching symbols vertically or horizontally anywhere on the grid, and winning symbols are removed via the Cascading mechanic. This allows for new and/or existing symbols to drop down to fill the gaps, and this process repeats as long as you keep winning. Winning symbols generate Powerpoints, and these are collected in a meter. This increases your level, which again increases the win multiplier.

Landing a 4-symbol horizontal win in any stage of the game triggers the Column Blaster feature. All symbols except wilds and modifier symbols are then blasted from the relevant row by a special symbol, which again adds points to the Powerpoint meter. Landing a 4-symbol vertical win triggers the same feature, only vertically.

The Zapper modifier is triggered when you land a win with 5 or 6 matching symbols, and this Zapper symbol removes 1 to 4 symbol types when triggered by a 5-oak cluster win. If you trigger the feature with a 6-oak cluster win, 3 or 4 symbol types will be removed. In the bonus round, you get zappers whenever you land a 5-8 of a kind win.

If you land a win with both vertical and horizontal symbols, you trigger the Bomb modifier. The bomb explodes after the win calculation, removing itself and all adjacent symbols. If a multiplier wild is affected by the bomb (see below), it multiplies the number of awarded Powerpoints accordingly.

Landing 3-oak wins awards a wild symbol in one of the empty positions left behind after the symbols are removed. In the bonus round, the wilds may come with multipliers of x2, x3, x4, x5, x10 or x25. These are not win multipliers however, but they will instead multiply the number of Powerpoints you get which again increases the win multiplier.

Some of the modifiers described above can also combine their powers in different ways when they appear adjacent to each other. This increases their respective powers as follows:

Combo 1 (Bomb adjacent to Blaster) - removes symbols on 3 rows or reels, while wilds and modifier symbols are left untouched.

Combo 2 (Bomb adjacent to Zapper) - turns 1 to 3 symbol types in to Bombs, the Zapper included, and then the Bombs explode.

Combo 3 (Zapper adjacent to Baster) - turns 1 to 3 symbol types into Row or Column Balster symbols.

The Bonus Round triggers when 1,000+ Powerpoints have been collected in the meter, and the number of free spins you get depends on the amount of Powerpoints you have accumulated. The grid expands to 8 rows during the bonus round, and you can also win extra free spins during the feature. Non-UK players, and anyone eligible, may buy the bonus round, and you get 8, 12 or 16 free spins for 75x, 140x or 250x your stake, respectively.

The 200 Spins Space Wars 2: Powerpoints Slot Experience

We had a grand time testing Space Wars 2: Powerpoints, and it’s nice to see NetEnt back in top form even though they release far fewer games per year now than they used to. Anyway, we have whipped together a brief and edited highlights video from our 200 spins test session, and you can check it all out by hitting the play button below.

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Review Summary

Although the original Space Wars was pretty solid stuff when it was released all the way back in 2013, Space Wars 2: Powerpoints is light years ahead in terms of both features and math model. This is as it should be, of course, and NetEnt has created a highly competent, charming and competitive grid slot with this release. In terms of effect, the features may not be all that innovative, but it kind of feels like it when you play.

We especially enjoyed the combo modifiers, and it all comes together in a satisfying and highly entertaining way that eventually culminates in the bonus round. The expanded grid gives you more room to breathe, and the 10,020x potential far exceeds obvious competitors like Play’n Go’s ‘toonz’ range. Space Wars 2: Powerpoints is well worth checking out for both grid slot enthusiasts and fans of the original, although the two games are mostly similar in terms of the visual presentation.

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Reactoonz 2 - is Play’n Go’s successful follow-up to their iconic original, and it comes with a 7x7 cluster pays grid with cascading wins. Winning clusters award electric wilds and charge the quantumeter, leading to different modifiers like energoon and gargantoon wilds, x2 multipliers and the possibility of 5,083x payouts.

Gigantoonz - is an even grander installment in the ‘toonz’ range from Play’n Go, at least in terms of size, and it plays out on an 8x8 cluster pays grid with cascading wins. The quantumeter awards 3 different modifiers, as well as the 2-step gigantoon mega wild, and you can win up to 4,000x your stake.

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Space Wars 2 Powerpoints Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Space Wars 2: Powerpoints?

The top-tier Space Wars 2: Powerpoints RTP of 96.05 % is around average. It can be adjusted down to 92 % however, but this is mainly for the German market.

How volatile is Space Wars 2: Powerpoints?

This is a high volatility installment from NetEnt, and you can expect fluctuations on your bankroll in longer sessions.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 10,020x your stake in Space Wars 2: Powerpoints, which is a solid potential indeed.

What is the trademarked Powerpoints™ feature?

Powerpoints are collected from each win or modifier symbol removals, and this increases your level and win multiplier tier. 1000+ Powerpoints collected triggers the bonus round.

Is there a free spins mode in Space Wars 2: Powerpoints?

Yes, the number of free spins you get is determined by the number of Powerpoints you have collected, and the grid expands from 6x6 to 6x8 for the duration of the feature.

How many winning ways are available?

You win by landing 3+ matching symbols vertically or horizontally anywhere on the grid, so there are no traditional win ways in this game.

Can I play Space Wars 2: Powerpoints Slot for free?

Yes, you can test the free Space Wars 2: Powerpoints demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).

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