IGT Star Trek Slot – Live Long & Prosper!

IGT have released their new (as at March 2011) Star Trek slot online – ot long behind the land-based version rolled out in fact. I guess it’s going head-to-head against the WMS Star Trek game but they are two very different games.

Well, OK, not so different to look at – but very different to play. I like the WMS one (available exclusively at Jackpot Party Casino), especially the land-based version with it’s amazing vibrating control seat and stereo headrest but it loses some of it’s appeal online without the chair.

IGT’s Star Trek though looks pretty damn good at first play. I made the video above for the Slotjunkies Video Slots website and hit the Spock Bonus feature, one of four seperate free spins features in the game. It strikes me as a medium volatility slot but with stacked symbols, extra wilds and all sorts of different things going on in the free spins bonus rounds, it’s pretty entertaining.

And the sounds are superb, which I guess isn’t too surprising as it’s a licenced game from the motion picture and is accompanied by a top notch score from the movie.

IGT slots in general have been a bit left behind when it comes to graphics and sounds. The amazingly popular Cleopatra slot and Pharaohs Fortune slots will always be popular but side-by-side with WMS slots like Lord Of The Rings and Zeus II the symbology feels a little dated. At least Pharaohs Fortune has a good soundtrack, courtesy of the Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian” song. The Star Trek slot however seems to be ushering in a new era for IGT slot games and very welcome it is too.

As I write, the Star Trek slot is avalable at Virgin Casino, Paddy Power and of course IGT’s very own flagship Kerching Casino if you want to go play. There is also a free-play version on the OCV site’s Star Trek Slot page. Americans should note that, like all online IGT games, they are blocked at present (until the laws over there change for the better).