MegaJackpots Star Lanterns is a 5 reel, 20 payline progressive jackpot slot powered by IGT. Playable from 20p to £600 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this Chinese themed offering is part of the MegaJackpots network which offers you a life-changing jackpot. It also benefits from floating reels, star multipliers and free spins.
Visually, MegaJackpots Star Lanterns looks superb – with a clear Asian theme, the night sky glows are you benefit from illuminating wins. Symbols on the reels simply offer you majestic, glimmering lanterns that look fantastic. The highest value symbol Is the big, yellow lantern with 50 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
There’s a Floating Reels feature which is triggered when you get any winning combination – this applies in both the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature (more on the latter below). All symbols from the winning combination burst and disappear with the empty spaces filled as symbols float up from below. The floats continue until you no longer get a winning combination meaning you can have multiple wins from each spin.
There’s also a Star Multiplier feature where each Star symbol awards a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier – this applies in the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature. If you get 2 or more Star symbols during a spin and across floats, the multiplier values are added (i.e. 3x and 5x equals 8x multiplier). The Star symbol will only appear on reels 1, 2 and 3 by the way.
Then you have the Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 Bonus scatter symbols on reel 1, 2 and 3. You get to choose from 1 of the 3 lanterns to reveal between 4 and 14 free spins. Benefitting from a richer reel set, the Star Multiplier feature triggers more frequently giving you the potential for more multipliers for your wins. The only downside is that no Bonus symbols appear on the reels meaning you cannot retrigger the feature.
Finally, MegaJackpots Star Lanterns offers you the chance to win a life-changing fortune – the higher your stake, the better your chances of winning the progressive jackpot. You can win the jackpot by collecting 4 MegaJackpots symbols on a single spin – this can happen as Star symbols may reveal a MegaJackpots symbol. There’s also a Second Chance which can award you the jackpot too.
MegaJackpots Star Lanterns is a medium variance game with the big attraction being the progressive jackpot. As a standalone slot, it’s pretty good with good potential to win in the base game and Free Spins Bonus feature due to the Star Multiplier feature. If you need the luck of the Irish on your side, you can also play MegaJackpots Isle O’ Plenty.