|Name:||Ticket To The Stars|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Unlimited multipliers during Free Spins||Difficult to trigger the free spins|
|Swooping Reels feature|
|Mobile phone friendly|
|Base game wins are good|
Where to play?
Ticket To The Stars from Quickspin is a sci fi themed slot machine with 25 paylines, 5 reels with a winning potential (non-progressive) of nearly 10,000x your stake on a single spin. Big wins, vividly colourful space-capes makes it an overwhelming and deliberately so game to play. The developer had a few flops here and there then again it’s impossible to hit the nail on the head every time especially in this industry.
The main attraction of the 3D high variance slots is its Swooping Reels feature where winning symbols are replaced by new ones which gives you successive wins on each spin. The mechanic is the same as Yggdrasil’s Gem Rocks.
There’s a Free Spins bonus that rewards you with 15 free falls along with an Unlimited Multiplier Meter. The Swooping Reels feature kicks in during the Free Spins too. Essentially you can win an unlimited amount of free spins, when you boil it down it has superb winning potential but discretion is advised.
If you’re prepared to travel to infinity and beyond Ticket To The Stars will get you there. The minimum bet per spin is €0.25 to €100 on mobile phones and PCs, we tested the mechanic (payouts) of the game at €2.50 with free credits. Symbols on the reels are the pilot, air hostess, champagne bottles, wild, robots that reminds us of WALL-E and luggage. The premium symbol is the pilot hit 5 of them on the reels at the maximum wager you’ll pocket 20x your stake. The RTP or average return to player percentage of the game is 96.52%.
(Big Win Base Game)
The wild symbol (Golden Ticket) is responsible for most of the action if you’re lucky enough you can land a full screen of stacked wilds. Adjacent symbols are replaced by it creating wins. When winning symbols explode not only are they removed from the reels but they’re replaced by new ones making successive wins possible.
Swooping Reels (Cascading)
Symbols are removed from the reels after a winning combination new ones ‘Swoop’ in from above giving you another shot at a payout. The most wins we had on a single spin was 7 which is impressive to say the least.
The free spins is triggered by 3, 4 or 5 bonus scatters which awards you with 15, 20 to 25 free falls. We played the game in two cycles, if you don’t know what a ‘Cycle’ is it’s the amount of spins it took us to trigger the free spins feature for the first time, in this case it took us 70 spins to trigger it at an average bet of €2.50 (€175). We gained an extra 2 free spins on top of our 15 which pushed our free spin tally up to 17, we won €33.50 upon conclusion of the feature.
(Second Free Spin Wins cycle)
The second time we triggered the free spins it took us a mammoth 325 spins at a cost of €812.50 – we received 15 Free Falls and managed a win of 70 Euros. The free spins also has an unlimited multiplier meter, hit 2 successive wins the multiplier increases by 1 on the third win. We’re not sure how high the multiplier goes if we can make a calculated guess we’d say 5x. It’s possible to win an unlimited amount of free spins just don’t bank on it.
We did the math and noted it is extremely volatile especially during the Free Spins! Our biggest wins were during the base game and not during the free spins despite its added multipliers and the potential to win more free spins. The match looks like this: Cycle 1 (70 spins) cost us €175 and Cycle 2 (325 spins) cost us €812.50. Therefore, triggering the free spins over two cycles cost us an average €175+€812.50=€493 over 197.50 spins at an average win of €51.75 which is lousy to say the least. Our advise to you is to play Ticket To The Stars over 1 cycle, anything more than this will cut your bankroll to pieces.
Ticket To The Stars comes across as a high-paying slots since the top cash prize is 9,700x your stake. The Free Spins with its ‘unlimited multiplier meter’ is advertised as the real deal…it’s not.
On the contrary it’s the wins during the base game in combination with those stacked wilds that impressed us. Play the slots with a bankroll of at least £200 at an average bet per spin of £2.50 or more, it should be enough to trigger the free spins. Don’t stick around, as you can see it becomes increasingly difficult to trigger the free spins the second time round making it an ultra-volatile slots. Parting shot…you might find yourself lost in space with this one.
Ticket To The Stars high variance slots frequently asked questions
How many special features does the game have?
It has three starting with the Swooping/Cascading Reels, Stacked Wilds and Free Spins. The potential for big wins is good during the main game and free spins feature. The only problem is we find the free falls bonus to be very erratic as far as payouts go, plus it’s extremely difficult to trigger.
Should I play the game for than 300 spins?
Play the game for more than 200 spins at a bet level higher than £5 per spin your bankroll will go up like a paper in a bonfire. Yup it’s that volatile. If you really want to play a high variance game with the bite force of a hyena play Microgaming’s Mega Moolah. We give you the ”inside scoop” on how to get the most out of this life-changing progressive jackpot slots.