Novomatic’s Wish Upon a Star Slot Review

The Wish Upon a Star slot is a 5 reel, All Ways (243 ways to win) game from industry giant Novomatic. Available to play from 25p to £50 a spin on all devices, it has a Christmas theme and comes with an impressive RTP of 97.12%.

Where to Play Novomatic’s Wish Upon a Star Slot

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£20

Bonus

5 X

Wagering

900+

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£100

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2,400+

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Wish Upon a Star Theme/Symbols

Wish Upon a Star has a festive/Christmas theme and features plenty of snow behind the reels. With standard A, K, Q, J and 10 royal symbols, you’ll also see bells, candy canes, Christmas trees and candles. There’s also a Christmas hat wearing lady who is the most valuable symbol – 3, 4 or 5 in combination will pay 1, 3 or 8 x stake.

The Christmas present is the wild symbol – appearing stacked on the even numbered reels (i.e. reels 2 and 4), it replaces/substitutes for all symbols except the bonus and star scatters.

Stacked Wild with Bonus Prizes feature

If you see the wild symbol stacked fully on reels 2 or 4, you will activate the Stacked Wild with Bonus Prizes feature. Pretty descriptive, you will come across 3 gifts which you need to choose 1 from. If you get 2 fully stacked wilds, you’ll have 6 gifts to pick from (with 2 choices). Each choice will simply give you a cash prize, a Jackpot award or entry to the Free Games feature (with 10 free spins).

Free Games feature

The other way into the Free Games feature is by getting the bonus symbol simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. With 10 free spins granted, you can retrigger the feature so you play with 20 free spins in total.

Wish Upon a Star Jackpots feature

This game is all about the Wish Upon a Star Jackpots feature which is played when you get 6 or more magical shooting star symbols on the same base game/free spin. The triggering symbols are held in position with 3 respins awarded. If you get a new star symbol, the respins tally resets to 3.

Basically a streak respins feature, you carry on until you run out of respins or you fill the reels with stars. Each star will give you a cash prize up to 15 x stake or 1 of 3 fixed jackpots – there’s the Mini, Minor or Major jackpots to be won. If you fill the reels with stars, you’ll be awarded the Grand Jackpot. This is what they are worth:

  • Mini Jackpot: 20 x stake
  • Minor Jackpot: 30 x stake
  • Major Jackpot: 50 x stake
  • Grand Jackpot: 200 x stake

All about the jackpots

The Wish Upon a Star slot is medium variance and with a high RTP of 97.12% - saying that, the most you can win on each spin or free spin is a measly 200 x stake. However, the best winning opportunities come from the Wish Upon a Star Jackpots feature as each star could away 15 x stake plus the 3 fixed jackpots – if you do this and also get the Grand Jackpot, you could win 480 x stake.

Despite not offering huge win totals, it’s a decent slot to play during the festive period. That said, there are better Christmas slots like Push Gaming’s Fat Santa and Play ‘N Go’s Xmas Magic.

Wish Upon a Star Slot Information

  • Game:
    Wish Upon a Star
  • Software:
    Novomatic
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    243
  • Total Coins:
    25
  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 50.00
  • Jackpot:
    200
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-20/1x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.