Get ready to get off into space with the unbelievable Astro Anna
It's not every day that you get the chance to journey into space but that's exactly what you can do with Lady Luck Games' latest release Astro Anna. The caveat for this game is that it is not your typical slot and instead features a bespoke mechanic using pipes.
Like always, Lady Luck Games is constantly striving to create something refreshing and innovative for players. Thankfully, the team at Slot Gods managed to speak to the Chief Commercial Officer at Lady Luck Games, Julian Borg-Barthet, to find out more about this incredible title and give players an insight into what they can expect.
We love the retro space theme throughout the slot. What were the main inspirations behind the theme of Astro Anna?
Julian Borg-Barthet: Space-themed slots are still very popular among players and operators. Almost every game provider has cosmic theme games in their portfolio. We`ve realized that this is what we are missing in our expanding selection of games.
Therefore, our creative team came up with the idea of developing Astro Anna. NASA aims to launch astronauts to Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s. We overtook them by sending our fearless cosmonaut in 2022.
Astro Anna needs to ensure the correct fuel flow in the spinning pipes in order to accomplish her mission. This task is not easy, as she needs to fight invading aliens on the way.
It’s safe to say that Astro Anna is not your typical online slot, can you explain the unique mechanic featured in Astro Anna?
Julian Borg-Barthet: We introduced the pipe mechanics to the players and operators in August of last year, in our title about a mad inventor, Mr. Alchemister. This game was a big success, so we`ve decided to create yet another title using our innovative pipe mechanics.
- Astro Anna
- Lady Luck Games
- Max payout:
- 2,500x stake
- Release date:
- 20th Oct 2022
This time we took it to the next level by adding more features to make this game mechanic even more entertaining. So, Astro Anna is a 5-reel, 5-rows slot with 11 symbols that represent sections of a pipe which can connect to two, three, or four sides of the square it lands on connecting to a pipe in the surrounding squares.
Once the pipes spin into a complete connection to the sides of the grid a prize is awarded. Additional features are random multiplayers land on pipes increasing your win if they land on the connected pipe.
What are the additional bonuses that await players in the Astro Anna?
Julian Borg-Barthet: Astro Anna offers a Free Spins bonus round that is triggered by connecting 4, 5, or 6 prizes in one round, players can receive 10, 15, or 20 Free Spins, respectively.
When the gamers are lucky enough to trigger 7, 8, 9, or 10 prizes during one spin, they will also be awarded a multiplier up to 20x, which will be added on top of the initial multiplier, all of this is displayed on the counter while entering the Free Spins Round. The multiplier is sticky and can increase during the bonus game up to 50x.
The game also has a Buy Bonus feature, where players can bypass their way to the Free Spins round at any time. They will have the option to choose between Rocket Fuel 10 Free Spins, Space Plumbing 20 Free Spins, or the Astro Extreme Random Option.
Aside from the unique mechanic, what makes Astro Anna stand out against other space slots?
Julian Borg-Barthet: We are very well known for our outstanding graphics and animations. Astro Anna's design definitely stands out among other space slots. We`ve put a lot of effort to make this game dynamic and entertaining, where the whole environment inside the game changes according to the triggered features.
Astro Anna has different backgrounds that keeps the entertainment fast-paced. The big win presentation, when she has to fight the intrusive aliens, is highly enjoyable. Astro Anna herself plays a massive role in the game as she cheers up the players and enjoys the wins with them. The game has medium-high volatility, which makes it really pleasant to play.
What is your favourite part of Astro Anna?
Julian Borg-Barthet: Due to the pipe mechanics, Astro Anna is one of my favourite Lady Luck games, and it is very difficult to just pick the best part. I like how we`ve managed to develop the Anna and how nicely she interacts with the players.
Also, the first time I saw the Big Win presentation, I was amazed by the animations, flying coins, and Anna shooting aliens with her laser gun. This adds an additional flair to the game and improves entertaining values. Keep an ear out for her battle cry.
What’s next for Lady Luck Games after Astro Anna?
Julian Borg-Barthet: In August of this year, we partnered with Big Time Gaming. Due to this agreement, we are now able to produce slot games with Megaways mechanics. Our first Megaways slot will be SpinJoy Society, which will be released in less than a month from now.
We have also fantastic news for branded content lovers, as we are in a process of developing another branded title, Popeye! We have a couple of exciting projects to come out, so stay tuned!