This classic old-style fruit machine is in fact super modern. Star Spinner slot takes the classic signs and symbols of the original online slot machines and gives them a great update for the modern age. It’s also tied in with a lot of bonus games, including the big Jackpot King progressive feature – from Blueprint Gaming – that offers the chance of winning some very big top prizes.
The theoretical Star Spinner RTP is very generous, and the simple set-up actually masks some sophisticated gameplay with absolutely fantastic graphics, animation, and sound.
Star Spinner slot machine has 10 pay-lines that pay both ways. There is a theoretical RTP of 96.47%, which is pretty good in today’s market, in fa,ct we’ll go a little further than that and say that it’s very good.
The Star Spinner slot game is very simple, with the symbols you’ve seen on a million slots before, though probably not rendered with such style before.
The paytable reads as follows: cherries and lemons are worth 5-times stake for three, 10-times for four, and 25 for five. Melons and bells pay 8, 20, 50-times stake. Single and double bars pay 10, 25, and 80-times stake for three, four, and five. Sevens pay 20-times for three, 60 for four, and 100 for a full house. Diamonds pay 50, 150 and 1,000-times stake. The, erm, purple globe thing triggers the Star Spinner bonus game and acts as a sort of wild, revealing a random symbol.
The Star Spinner bonus is triggered by the Star wild appearing on reel 2, 3, or 4, and is an expanding wild – to the size of the reel – that stays in place for a re-spin that retriggers as long as wilds keep showing up to a maximum of three re-spins.
The Jackpot King game is another bonus. It works on crowns on the reels. Crowns send a prize ladder climbing with a big prize multiplier that ends with the progressive game.
The betting is set via an amount per pay-line in order to arrive at a total. It’s not a straight scale, and runs from 0.20 to 500 coins – check the amounts and bets and coin values on the site where you are playing.
This machine looks fantastic. It is really stylish and modern and though the game itself is quite old-fashioned, the look out of it couldn’t be more current.
An indistinct space background puts the focus very much on the five big reels, which are floating, and colour-matched to the backgrounds.
The controls are also in a modern style with a three-bar menu selector, a simple black bar across the bottom of the screen for texts and the main controls reduced to a bet amount control and the main spin button, under which is a slightly smaller auto-play button.
The only old-fashioned visual aspect here are the windows that promote the regal jackpots, but that’s a network-wide issue, and it’s a shame they couldn’t be branded to better fit in with the look of the whole machine.
The gameplay is very intuitive, and you’ll soon learn your way around this stylish but simple machine.
First of all, decide how much you want to play with. This scale runs from 20p to £500 – but you should check out the totals at the site where you’re playing – and is not a direct linear scale.
Then you can click the Spin button to play!
The Wild – the star – triggers a respin. And the globe changes into a random symbol. The wild also stands in for any other symbol (on second to fourth reels only) apart from other special symbols.
The progressive jackpot game is triggered after 15 crowns have been collected. This gives you a choice of icons – a re-spin, collect to end the feature, or the wheel king symbol to take you on the next level. That’s the Wheel King round with a wheel offering Regal, Royal, or Jackpot King prizes.
The auto-play function is very sophisticated and can set up to 100 spins. You can set the feature to stop spinning on an amount lost or won or if a bonus is triggered.
Blueprint Gaming is behind this game. They are based in the UK and are part of the German-based Gauselmann Group. They’ve been making games for a long time, and have a big footprint in the real-life casino market as well as the virtual world.
Among the many titles, they have produced are: Bejeweled 2, Count Duckula, and Fortunes of Ra. They often work in concert with other companies, usually smaller developers, to produce their titles.
Games keep coming out from these guys all the time, and you’ll find whole casinos dedicated to their product, so if you like them you’ll have no problem in finding their titles.
We love this game!
The rise of mobile gaming has seen something of a strange twist in the direction of the gaming market. While better and better technology and faster internet speeds around the world had very naturally resulted in games getting more complicated and more sophisticated, the rise of mobile gaming meant that these titles had to work on smaller screens. And simpler games work much better on the smaller screen.
We think that the Star Spinner slot is a great example of that sort of design. The visuals here aren’t frilly or full of effects, but they’re really beautiful. The whole game is made not just to look good, but to function really well for players.
Through in the fact that it plays really beautifully, has a very generous RTP, and has the potential to open up a big progressive jackpot game for some really superb top prizes.
We reckon you should check out this title on your favourite casino site, whether you like playing on a big or small screen. Remember to check out the full rules of the platform you’re playing on, and if you get the chance try it out as a free game first.