What Happens on Stage 888?
Stage 888 is a gaudy little game, that’s for sure. Bright lights and bright colours give this slot a bubblegum pop sheen, complete with sparkle effects and letters that are polished to the point of dazzling.
Thanks to the minimalist dashboard Red Tiger Gaming have deployed, clutter is non-existent, allowing all eyes to focus on the 5×3 stage where the reels do their dance.
How to Get Under Way
The controls may be tucked away, but when you do access them you’ll find there are plenty of options to choose from. These begin in the top right of the screen, where there’s a simple mute button and a full screen button. In the bottom left of the screen, meanwhile, lies the controls for total stake, which can be set at anywhere from 0.02 to 500.
RTG’s usual detailed autoplay controls, when clicked on, will reveal a submenu where the number of auto spins can be set at 10, 20, 50 or 100. A loss limit of anywhere from 5,000 to 5 million can be specified, and a stop can be requested if a single win exceeds a certain threshold or if a bonus feature or jackpot is landed.
Ways to Win with Stage 888
Stage 888 allows you to win up to 1,000x your bet, thanks to special features that include various instant wins and bonuses. These include the Stage Bonus, which features a bright red buzzer that’s straight out of the X-Factor auditions.
When the Stage Bonus kicks in, it’s up to you to pick a button and claim the multiplier bonus that ensues, a figure that could be anywhere up to 888x.
There are also musical notes to look out for; when these land on the reels, it’ll be up to you to pick a winning note and discover the value of your instant win.
Mega Tiles Mean Mega Wins
Just like Persian Fortune, another Red Tiger Gaming slot, Stage 888 has mega tiles. These bigger symbols will appear sporadically on the reels, displacing neighbouring tiles due to their increased 2×2 or 3×3 size.
Mega tiles mean bigger wins. RTG have also deployed another favourite feature of theirs, Magic Reels, a feature in which reels with the highest value symbols are illuminated and transformed into winners.
So Many Special Features
The special features just keep on coming in Stage 888. Stage Lights is another instant win feature you might encounter, along with stacked wilds, which substitute for any other paying symbol.
Better still, Stage 888 features nudges, something that all fruit machines used to be blessed with until video slots replaced gaming cabinets, and nudges were quietly phased out. Well now they’re back; in Stage 888 you can nudge the reels at certain points in the game to usher in big wins.
The Judges’ Verdict on Stage 888
Red Star Gaming have a tendency to release slots that are rich in features but lacking in design. Stage 888 is the perfect example of this. Pop star-themed slots have the potential to be extremely pretty, with 3D graphics and strong imagery, and yet Stage 888 is nothing of the sort, with little in the way of memorable images or icons.
Once you get into the game, however, its many bonuses and features transform Stage 888 into something extremely entertaining. As any X-Factor devotee will tell you, never judge a book by its cover.
After witnessing Stage 888 in action, you’re sure to be wowed. It may have gotten off to a faltering start, this game aced its audition. It’s a yes from us!