Red, Red, and More Red
In the past we have never expected a title from Lightning Box Games to give us a lot to talk about visually, so you can imagine our surprise with Fu Star. This game actually carries some lofty production values, the likes of which simply don’t appear within other games from the developer. The actual theme is pretty self explanatory, as it details a cliché look at Chinese culture, with the game doused head to toe in red. To the side of the reels you’ll find two lavish looking curtains that give the game a luxury edge.
The symbols within Fu Star generally look just as impressive as the rest of the game baring a few exceptions. We can’t quite put our finger on why, but there is something not quite right about the baby holding a fish icon. While it doesn’t detract from the other symbols used, there is no denying that it looks borderline bizarre.
Looking for a Slice of Luck
When it comes to gameplay there isn’t a whole lot to talk about when it comes to Fu Star, as the fixed 25 paylines don’t really allow for much flexibility, neither does the medium variance payout approach for that matter.
The minimum bet within Fu Star is 0.25, while any player who wants to max things out can’t lay down 25.00 per spin. Yes, this is hardly the most diverse betting scale around, but in the case of Fu Star it does the job at least.
More of the Same
The controls of Fu Star are pretty much identical to any other Lightning Box Games release, but trust us when we say that’s not a bad thing. The sheer simplicity of the control panel, which puts every control within reach, in spite of the paytable being a bit naff, is something that we can’t help but commend. The wagers can be tweaked via the arrows on screen, while the autoplay is pretty easy to set up too. Overall, this game is well worthy of the “pick up and play” tag it’s been given by critics.
Cheap, Chirpy, and Cheerful
Bonuses are the beating heart of any modern day slot game, so it’s a touch disappointing to see that this game doesn’t make use of a dedicated bonus round. However, in place of this, there is a free spins bonus round in place that involves everything from additional scatters to reel locking. What actually helps make this round what it is are the chirpy animations it features.
Could Fu Star do more when it comes to bonuses? Probably, but you can’t complain too much about the prize multipliers and a free spins it brings to the table.
Fu Star Throws out Superstar Slots Action!
Fu Star is a bit of a mixed bag, generally speaking, but it’s certainly a game that has a few enjoyable moments. The design of the game is well constructed, the graphics are polished, and the gameplay is pretty engaging, so Fu Star certainly has a lot going for it. In a bind, we are pretty sure that this particular Lightning Box Games release can scratch the itch of any real money slots fan.
It’s not spectacular by any means, but Fu Star is a game that this developer can take plenty of pride in, as it slots perfectly into the brands well-established catalogue of titles.