Microgaming's What On Earth Video Slot Review

January 3, 2014


The What On Earth video slot has a really funny alien theme with wild and colorful graphics and sound. The keyword here is funny since this game is all about the humor, and you're not going to find any serious or tense moments like you do from a lot of sci-fi style games. With light-hearted gameplay, some good payouts and a reasonable volatility, What On Earth is a great example of how Microgaming has made playing video slots all about enjoying yourself, having fun and having a good time. This is a great game for having a great video slot experience.

With What On Earth, you're going to be dealing with a nine-payline video slot that uses a normal style of five reels with three rows. The coins in this game range from $0.01 to $5.00 each, and you can only bet up to one coin on each of the nine paylines, so the spins start at a super-low $0.09 each. The maximum cost per spin is $45, so that covers just about any stake level that a player could be interested in with this game. Overall, this game has a medium volatility, and that's impressive considering the big payouts that are available.

The wild symbol in this game is a little weird because it only substitutes for the control panel symbol and the portal symbol. These are the second and third highest-paying symbols in the game, and the What on Earth symbol is the highest. Five of them on an activated payline will get you a 7,500x top jackpot. Five portals gets a 1,000x payout, and five control panels pays out 500x. The payout chart drops off after the top payout, but the mid-level payouts are very dense, so it more than makes up for it.

The spaceship is the scatter symbol in this game, and you'll see them all over the place. When you pick up three or more of them of the same color, you'll get a shot at a bonus feature. There are multiple bonus features, all of which are some variant of the classic "pick a box" game. In short, you'll pick from different aliens and things that will give you instant payouts based on your selection. These bonus games are all luck-based, so you just pick the one that seems right to you at the time and pretty much just hope for the best.