Final Stand – Arcadem
Having been away for 10 days, it seems I’ve missed a multitude of game releases and slot announcements. Arcadem, one of my new favorite providers, is known for their story-driven approach and distinctive artwork. In my last review, which covered “Book Of [Insert Name Here]”, I was impressed by the game’s artistic excellence and immersive gameplay. Today’s review focuses on “Final Stand”, which made its debut on April 19th.
Humanity faces a dire threat from an unidentified alien horde, battling for survival in a desperate last stand. The stakes are high, and victory is essential for humanity’s resurgence. The game’s backdrop vividly portrays the devastation and ongoing conflict against these extraterrestrial invaders. On the left side, an EDF Jet Trooper hovers, ready to strike the armed alien on the right. As the reels spin, bullet animations fly in various directions, with the two characters exchanging fire. Arcadem is renowned for its remarkable artwork and engaging narrative elements in every game release.
Final Stand features a 5×3 reel layout with 243 ways to win. This high-variance slot has a set RTP of 95% and offers a maximum win of 5,656x or 12,508x. Betting ranges from £0.25 to £500.
Final Stand Symbols & Pay Table
The game includes 11 symbols in total, with 5 low-paying symbols represented by Alien Tanks, Alien Hordes, Alien Ships, Alien Grenadiers, and Alien Officers. The 4 premium symbols are EDF Tanks, EDF Fire Teams, EDF Sniper Teams, and EDF Jet Troopers. Additionally, there are Wild and Scatter symbols. The highest paying symbol is the EDF Jet Trooper, which awards 20x for five on a pay line. Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters.
Final Stand Features & Mechanics
EDF Free Spins (High Volatility)
Players receive 7 Free Spins, during which a random symbol becomes a sticky Wild for the entire feature. When this symbol lands, it sticks to the reel position and transforms into a Wild symbol. If a reel fills with Wilds, a retrigger occurs, awarding 3 extra spins. Up to 3 retriggers are possible, with a maximum win of 12,508x for this feature.
Alien Free Spins (Medium Volatility)
Players are awarded 15 Free Spins with an active increasing Multiplier. The Multiplier increases by 1x for each winning symbol combination. The reels cascade with each win, and landing 3 Scatters during a Free Spin awards 15 additional spins. With a maximum win of 5,656x for this feature.
Overall, I think this slot is perfect for players who love making their own decisions when it comes to features. When triggering the bonus players can pick from 2 different features, with a different number of Free Spins and a different max win. Plus different mechanics including an increasing Multiplier and Sticky Wilds. Paired with an action packed theme which is beautifully presented within the art work and animations. Be sure to try out the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.