To outer space for this Microgaming slot. ‘Starscape’ is a colourful game from a company that keeps on producing games that have interstellar quality. There are certainly some good winning opportunities here and you might even be able to afford to go on that Richard Branson spaceship, you never know.
The reels in this game are transparent, that means you can look through them and see the vast entity called space. There’s lots of stars out there for you to gaze at while hoping winning combinations come your way.
This slot has a total of five reels and three rows of symbols with a total of 25 paylines. You have to decide just how many of them are going to be activated for each spin of the reels. As you’ll learn later when we take a look at the bonus game, activating a high amount on each and every spin of the reels isn’t really necessary. Playing the game will cost between £0.01 and £250, that makes it ideal if you just want to play for a bit of fun or aim to win some serious money.
The symbols are a mixture of those that are theme related and those that definitely aren’t. We get the moon, a blazing blue comet, Saturn, Mars and the Sun. The wild symbol is the Starscape logo and five of these on an active payline wins you 7000x your line stake. Its main job though is to substitute for other symbols to get you winning combinations to boost your account balance. Any win it does create is doubled. The scatter symbol here is a spaceship, the wild can’t substitute for this. More about how the scatter can get you into the bonus game shortly. Other symbols in the game are the Nine to Ace playing card symbols, do we really need so many of them as there are lots more theme-related symbols we could have had.
It’s important that you really build up your knowledge of the game before you start putting some of your hard earned cash into it. Make sure then that you access the paytable as this has all the information you need regarding winning combinations and how much they pay, the wild symbol and the bonus game. Then have some free games to see just what it’s like to play the game.
The game can be played in regular or expert mode. The only real difference is being able to set an autoplay in expert mode. You can also access some handy statistics such as the largest win you’ve had and how long you’ve been playing the game.
There’s no free spins round in this game, instead we get something that is a little bit out of this world. To trigger the Starscape Bonus you need to get at least three of the spaceships anywhere on the reels. That’s really important because it means you don’t have to be activating lots of paylines on each spin of the reels. Just playing with one payline can get you into the bonus round.
Once that has been achieved you are taken to a second screen and it has a grid on it. Your task is to choose spaces on the grid until you have managed to locate four symbols that match each other. This determines the cash prize you’ll win and it’s also possible to win a multiplier too.
A slot that certainly has its moments. The lack of a free spins round might disappoint a few players but the bonus game we do get can get you some good wins if your luck is in. Not the greatest of Microgaming slot releases but still worth a play for a short while.