Is The New Agent 51 Pokie Out of This World?
Agent 51 is the new online pokies from Kalamba Games. The machine has an alien theme and plays on the infamous Area 51 with X-Files thrown in the mix. We put Agent 51 through its paces to see if it is out of this world or needs banishing to another universe.
Agent 51 Fundamentals
Agent 51 takes place on a 5×3 layout which is the go-to board of modern pokies. The game takes place in the dimly lit office of Agent 51, and isn’t too dissimilar to Agent Mulder of X-Files fame.
You have 20 win lines on this high variance machine, all going from left to right. There are a range of RTP figures to be aware of. The base game RTP is 96.17%. It increases to 96.73% using the Hyper Bonus feature. More on that later.
Agent 51 has a decent selection of bet sizes starting at only $0.50. High rollers among you can bet up to €50 per spin.
Kalamba Games placed a 5,593x maximum win on Agent 51, but 1,600x is the max without multipliers in play.
Agent 51 Symbols
Ten alien-themed paying symbols adorn the Agent 51 board. Various footprints represent the low-value symbols. These pay between 0.10x for landing three and up to 3x for landing five.
Four aliens make up the higher-value symbols. Only two are needed to record a win, with wins ranging from 0.08x up to 80x. The latter is reserved for the yellow four-eyed alien.
Agent 51 lends his image to the game’s wild symbol, which pays up to 80x and triggers the game’s free spins features.
There is also a Polaroid camera that makes fleeting appearances. It has no value on it’s own, but plays a major part in the expanding symbols feature.
What Are The Machine’s Features?
Agent 51 isn’t the first pokie to offer expanding symbols but they way it gives them is fresh. The Polaroid camera randomly appears and take a photograph of a paying symbol. This symbols, or symbols, turn expand to fill entire columns every 10th spin. It’s a neat feature that ensures you have a win every 10 spins.
Landing at least three wilds starts the free spins round. This is almost identical to the base game, except a UFO symbol sometimes appears and awards two extra free spins.
Kalamba Games added the option to purchase the bonus in three sizes. Taking this route, which is only available in certain jurisdictions, is very costly.
- 8 free spins with no multiplier costs 45.36x your stake
- 10 free spins with up to 3x multiplier costs 63.92x your stake
- 12 free spins with up to 6x multiplier costs 85.30x your stake
We advise not to purchase the “Hyper Bonus” because it is so expensive. The RTP increases by approximately 0.5% so it really isn’t worth your time.
There is a lot to like about Agent 51. The graphics look great even if they are a blatant rip-off of the X-Files TV show. We can forgive Kalamba Games for this, however, because they’ve made a solid pokie machine.
Awarding expanding symbols every 10th spin is a genius idea, one we hope other developers put in their machines. The base game has plenty to offer, but the bonus round isn’t groundbreaking. This mixture balances the game play and that’s a positive.
Give Agent 51 a spin yourself and let us know what you think.