We Were Stars…Shining in the Night..
There’s nothing unfamiliar about the general layout of the Starscape slot, presenting players with a five reel and three row interface to spin the reels of. It’s here that you’re also able to see the various different symbols included in the game, and these begin with the frequently seen A, J, K, Q, 9 and 10 icons. However, there are also some more theme-relative symbols to accompany these, starting with the grey and barren-looking moon. This is accompanied by a vibrant blue comet shooting through space, a deep red planet being orbited by its own moon, and a green planet with rings surrounding it. Finally, the fifth thematic symbol is that of a flaming hot sun.
As the far as the game itself is concerned, it also provides gamers with a total of 25 different bet lines, although these can be fully customised to suit your own personal preferences, if you like. This is done either by using the ‘Select Lines’ button, or by simply pressing one of the numbers from either side of the reels. Further to this, you’re also able to change the amount of the wager you place per spin, and this is done by first of choosing the value of a single coin. Here, you can select from a range of between $0.01 and $2 per line, while the amount of these coins wagered per line is changeable between one and 10. This allows you to place a maximum overall wager of $500 per spin.
Sci-Fi Special Treats
A game with such a theme as its basis just wouldn’t be right without a nice range of special additions to it, and Microgaming haven’t let us down in this area. You’ll find that there is a wild icon incorporated into game play, and this is represented by the game’s titular logo. As a wild symbol, this substitutes for all others on the reels, except for the scatter, in order to form a winning combination. Should it ever be included in such, it will also double the pay out as well. Five wild icons on a winning pay line provide a maximum pay out of 7,000 coins.
In addition to this, there’s also a scatter icon involved in Starscape, and this is represented by the space ship. As a scatter, it will pay out wherever it shows up on the reels, multiplying your total wager placed by a specific amount. Should five come into view, you’ll receive a multiplier of times 100. The extra perk of the scatters is that they can also trigger the bonus round. Three, four or five of them will need to show up in scattered locations to activate this. It’s a fairly standard bonus game, requiring you to choose objects in order to try and match symbols for coin wins.
Get Ready for Some Space-Age Travel
We’ve played our fair share of games which are based on this theme and we can honestly say that this is one of the better offerings. The graphics and animations incorporated into Starscape are very appealing, and while its special features might seem quite generic by now, they are integrated in a very nice way, ensuring that your game play is fully entertaining and compelling.