[miau] When a company develops a slot machine for a television franchise as popular as Star Trek, it can be very tempting to just take the easy route and throw in some Star Trek characters, a few sound effects and call it a game. But the people who developed the Star Trek Episode 3 Slot machine definitely put a lot of work into this game.

The Plot

The Star Trek Episode 3 slot machine is based on the episode from the show titled “The Trouble With Tribbles.” The theme of the tribbles episode gives the developers a chance to use the tribbles as icons and throw a couple of extra elements into the game that relate to the tribbles, but the overall theme here is a lot of Star Trek.

Sound And Graphics

This game sounds like an episode of Star Trek, but the sound effects and music are not overwhelming. When the Enterprise randomly flies across the screen, it definitely sounds like the Enterprise. Occasionally, you will hear the tribble trill or the sound of a phaser going off for what seems like no reason at all. But the sound effects and music are used here very well.

The graphics for the game have that 1960’s look and fit in very well with the theme of the game. It looks like the developers used pictures of the characters and surrounded them in various color glows, but those could also be digital images. Hardcore Star Trek fans will enjoy the use of the red glow around certain character icons.

Winning And Bonuses

There are Spock and Scotty multipliers in the Star Trek Episode 3 slot machine that can really change your fortunes. If you see the Enterprise randomly fly across the screen, then you will see most of the icons on the reels change to some very positive symbols.

Star Trek Episode 3 is a five-reel slot machine with 25 pay lines. Five Captain Kirk symbols will win you 1,000 coins and five wild symbols will win you 1,500 coins. The game does offer a variety of ways to win and it is a lot of fun to play, but it is also the kind of game that Star Trek fans could just sit and watch for a while as well.

The Bottom Line

Star Trek fans and slot machine enthusiasts will enjoy the Star Trek Episode 3 slot machine. There is plenty of action to keep your mind occupied and you will also find a lot of ways to win as well. This slot machine seems more interested in giving small cash bonuses instead of a lot of free spins, which can be a nice change of pace for any slot machine player.

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