Galactic Girls Pokie Review


If you like science fiction and sexy pinup girls, then you should take a look at Galactic Girls. This is an online pokie from Playtech (via Eyecon), and it’s available for mini, mobile and desktop platforms.

There are five space girls to ogle, and each of them has their own feature. The game offers 7,776 ways to win, as well as awesome artwork to dazzle your senses.


The RTP, which is short for “return to player,” is a long-term measure of a pokie’s payback percentage. For example, a game with an RTP of 93% would pay back an average of $93 for every $100 wagered.

In the short term, the RTP can undergo massive fluctuations. Therefore, you’ll need to play hundreds or even thousands of times to achieve the average.

The RTP for Galactic Girls is 96.6%. This is a solid number for an online poker machine, and it’s much higher than what you’ll find on real-life casino floors.


The potential bets during this game run from $0.20 to $20. This is on the low end of the spectrum, which means this game is more appropriate for those with a small bankroll.

Paytable for Galactic Girls

In this section, we’ll look at the various symbols and their payouts. Instead of using traditional paylines, the game awards a win when three or more identical symbols are adjacent (starting with the leftmost reel). In total, there are 7,776 ways to win.

To determine the total payout, take the player’s wager and multiply it by the appropriate number shown below:

  • Nine, Ten and Jack – These symbols pay 0.04 for three matches, 0.08 for four and 0.12 for five.
  • Queen, King and Ace – These symbols pay 0.06 for three matches, 0.12 for four and 0.18 for five.
  • Natsumi, Joyce, Rita, Geraldine and Peggy – These symbols pay 0.12 for three matches, 0.24 for four and 0.32 as five.
  • Wild – This symbol appears on reels two through four, and it substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
  • Emblem Scatter – This symbol appears on reels two through four. When three land on the reels, it triggers the Free Games bonus.

Free Games

This bonus triggers when three scatters appear on reels two through four. This results in the player immediately receiving 10 free spins.

The bonus can be retriggered up to 15 times. However, each time will use the same wager as the triggering game.

During these bonus spins, players can collect full stacks of the various Galactic Girls. In case you’re wondering, a “full stack” is defined as three consecutive symbols of a specific character.

Depending on which full stack you collect, you can also earn the following Bonus Games:

  • Multiplier Bonus Game (Geraldine)
  • Symbol Replacer Bonus Game (Peggy)
  • Expanding Reel Bonus Game (Rita)
  • Bonus Prize Bonus Game (Natsumi)
  • Pays Both Ways Bonus Game (Joyce)

Symbol Replacer Bonus Game

This bonus game is awarded when the player gets a full stack of Peggy symbols during a free spin. This bonus doesn’t collect full stacks, and it cannot be retriggered.

During this bonus, the only symbols that appear are Peggy and the poker card values (Ace through nine). If a full stack of Peggy symbols land, then all nines will be replaced by Peggy icons before determining a payout. Two full stacks of Peggy symbols replace all nine and tens. This goes all the way up to five Peggy stacks, which results in all poker icons being replaced.

Virtual reels on the Galactic Girls pokie from Playtech

Multiplier Bonus

This bonus game is awarded when a full stack of Geraldine symbols show up during a free game. Scatters don’t appear during this bonus, and it cannot be retriggered.

The number of full stacks of Geraldine symbols also determines the multiplier. This ranges from x2 (one full stack) to x100 (five full stacks).

Expanding Reel Bonus

When a full stack of Rita symbols show up on a free game, the machine awards an Expanding Reel bonus game. Full stacks aren’t collected during this game, and it cannot be retriggered. Finally, scatter symbols are not available.

If a full stack of Rita symbols appear on reels two, three or four at the end of a spin, the reel expands and replaces all symbols with Rita wilds. The Rita wild only appears during this phase, but it substitutes for all other symbols.

Pays Both Ways Bonus

If a full stack of Joyce symbols land during a free spin, then the player receives a Pays Both Ways bonus game. This bonus doesn’t retrigger, and full stacks aren’t collected. Also, scatter symbols don’t appear during this phase.

On the positive side, all way wins pay from left to right and right to left. As you might imagine, this immediately increases your chances of winning.

Bonus Prize Bonus

If a full stack of Natsumi symbols land during a free spin, the player will receive a bonus prize game. This bonus cannot be retriggered, and these games don’t collect full stacks. Furthermore, scatter symbols don’t appear during this phase.

At the conclusion of the spin, the game evaluates how many full stacks of Natsumi symbols the player has acquired. For each stack, the player receives a payout worth 10x the total wager.

Final Thoughts

I love the art on this game, although the sound effects are somewhat lacklustre. The overall theme is unique, and it provides a nice break from the Asian-themed pokies turned out by many designers.

The high level of volatility results in some decent payouts, and this is amplified once the special features start landing. The sheer number of features is noteworthy, as there are a total of six.

Overall, Galactic Girls is an entertaining poker machine with a stout RTP. If you’re playing with a modest bankroll, this is definitely one worth checking out.