|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Loads of re-spins can be won||No free spins feature|
|Medium variance||Becomes monotonous after long sessions|
|Different coin bet options|
|Maximum bet per spin is £2,000|
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Playtech’s Stars Awakening is a medium variance video slot that features 20 paylines, 5 reels and pays a non-progressive jackpot of 500 coins. Bets can be made from 20 pence per spin on mobile phones and PC desktops. The slots can be played in the free mode on both these platforms as well.
The theme of the game is set in outer space with clear-cut and colourful visual animations. Symbols that enjoy centre stage are the 3×3 wilds and 3×3 giant planets which appear randomly on every spin. They’re known as the ‘Giant Spin‘ feature since they enable you to form a whopping 5 of a kind combo wins.
Furthermore, a ‘Supernova Scatter’ feature kicks in after a payout-a re-spin will be awarded where a planet transforms into a scatter. Re-spins will keep on coming on condition you keep on getting wins on the third and final re-spin. The nice thing about the feature is that 5 scatters pitch extending your wins long into the night, eh sorry, space. Stars Awakening offers an average payout percentage (RTP) of 96.2%.
”With a space theme, may your wins be out of this world for a stellar payout!”
Symbols that gravitate across the reels are aliens and planets that represents each alien. The red planet offers the biggest cash prize, 5 of the at the maximum wager pays 25x your stake. The wild symbol is planet earth which replaces the other symbols including the scatters.
When all 20 paylines are activated the smallest bet per spin is £0.20 while the max bet is a crazy £2,000 per spin. An Auto Play feature spins the reels up to 1,000 times for you automatically. It’s a nice feature if you plan on playing the game for long sessions.
We played the game with a bankroll of £60 at an average stake of £0.60 per spin. We managed two wins of more than £15. What we picked up is that the big wins of 20x your stake come on every 50th or 60th spin meaning that the game can be bit of a money gobbler.
The giant symbols are 3×3 in size plus the wild also appears in a 3×3 size format. Five of a kind winning combinations are given if if they pitch on reels 3, 4 and 5. The latter bonus mode is known as the ‘Giant Spin’ feature which is triggered randomly during the main game.
When you hit a winning spin the ‘Supernova Scatters’ is initiated, you’ll get 1 re-spin where the Purple planet transforms into a scatter. If you hit a winning combination again an extra re-spin will be given; the blue, green and purple planets become extra scatter symbols.
Hit another winning combination the 5 planets transform into ‘Supernova’ scatters. In layman’s terms high scatter wins on reels 3, 4 and 5 are multiplied by the amount of times the symbols occur on the reels. Should the Red Planet appear twice on the reels you’ll get a payout of 12.5x your stake plus your wins.
Stars Awakening is an exciting game from Playtech, it employs an exciting game mechanic that’s akin to that of a volcano about to erupt. The big wins occur when a bunch of 3×3 wilds appear on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Despite offering payouts on every 3 or 5 spins the big wins are paid on every 40th spin. Players looking for something different will enjoy the game and another nice addition from Playtech to its current slots library.