Inside Gaming

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the official launch its first skill-based slot machine.

Space Invaders, which is based on the classic 1978 arcade video game, has been released into Caeasars properties in Atlantic City this week with further rollout across the country expected in the coming months.

The six-reel, 60-line slot game features a number of bonuses including free games and the Space Invaders Bonus, allowing players to control a laser cannon – moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen while trying to shoot down rows of descending aliens, collecting credits, advancing levels and vying for one of the multi-level Jackpot Pools.

Players also have the option to bypass the base slot game and Buy a Bonus on demand, taking them directly to the Space Invaders where they play with higher credit win levels than the normal base game.

“Space Invaders is one of the true classic video arcade games and a childhood favorite for many who grew up in the era of video games. We are thrilled to bring this iconic game to casino slot game play,” said Derik Mooberry, Group Chief Executive of Gaming for Scientific Games. “Our development team worked diligently to ensure that our first skill-based game featured authentic Space Invaders game play, complete with its familiar alien symbols and correlative music, and we are certain that players are going to be captivated with this compelling new game.”