What’s the bucolic version of “urban legend”? Folktales? What if it’s happening right now, in the present day, in 21st-century America, dammit!? In any case, the Invaders from Planet Moolah is a high-concept slots game that should be described as such. This slot, folks, is all about a mysterious alien civilization (from planet Moolah, we’re told) versus the folks of farmland, U.S. of A.
Well, the odds, as presented in Invaders from Planet Moolah, ain’t good. The only technology on the homo sapiens’ side are captured in the low-paying symbols: the barn, pickup truck, outhouse, chickens … you get what’s going on? What are these folks supposed to do? Hurl curdled spoiled milk and flightless poultry at the UFOs in Earth orbit?
The side defending Earth in this particular slot game don’t even have proper names: This would-be army is populated with the likes the corncob-smokin' farmer called Grandpa; Grandma; Dog (that’s right: this family’s so poor, they can’t even afford to name the dog); the requisite perky-boobed Cowgirl; and the just-as-requisite beer-gutted Man.
Happily, it’s all just a slot game. And the nicest bit about the Invaders From Planet Moolah slot game is that any of the above-mentioned family characters may be mixed-and-matched for wins. Three of any sort make a win and if you think I’m going to make a joke out of the low-hanging fruit here, you’re nuts.
Also great about the Invaders from Planet Moolah slot is the cascade feature: Winning combinations are erased from the board (in this case, via laser beam from above) and are replaced with other symbols falling into the now-unoccupied spaces. As such, no free spins are awarded in this slots game, either. Bummer.
There’s also a jackpot symbol, which pretty much speaks for itself – this nice low-variance slot isn’t skimpy on winning payouts, at least.
Look, if any slot is missing a video bonus round, it’s Invaders from Planet Moolah. I mean, come on. How are these ETs properly called invaders if they never actually make contact with human life in any real sense? We see the UFOs hovering before the game starts and those laser beams exterminate winning combinations like Daleks cutting through the worlds of the 5th Earth Empire – but that’s it. No bonus round where Billy Joe Bob (or “Man”, if you must) gets to cut down these aliens down with his shotgun or avoiding the dropping bombs a la Space Invaders or some damn thing. “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”? More like the ninth time!