Slot developers do love a good pun when titles are concerned and they don’t come much more groan worthy than Wok Star. Powered by Odobo, this strange music and Chinese food hybrid serves up a tasty free spins feature where wins are boosted by 2x and 5x multipliers as well as a pick me round where prizes of up to 1,000 times your total stake are on offer. Tuck in from between 20p and £20 per spin.
Wok Star comes with 3 main feature rounds – the first, The Free Spins feature is triggered when 3 Free Spins symbols land anywhere on the reels. Here you’ll be awarded an unlimited number of free spins. You’ll notice a meter at the side of the free spins reels – they include 1x, 2x and 5x multiplier values which will be applied to every free spin. Those extra spins will keep on coming you land the stop sign on the multiplier meter.
The Guitar Bonus feature is activated when you land a guitar symbol on reel 5 – all amplifiers that are on the screen will be turned wild and all wins will be boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled.
Finally, there is the Wok Bonus feature which is triggered when 3 or more bonus symbols hit – you’ll be taken to a new screen and presented with a selection of 7 bowls, each of which contains a cash prize, a multiplier, a dragon or a stop. If you’re lucky enough to find 7 dragons, then you’ll win a bonus prize of 1,000 times your total stake!
The visuals in Wok Star are pretty basic – look out for Asian style playing cards alongside cartons of Chinese food, amplifiers and Wok Star logo. The action plays out to a rock-style soundtrack which has just a slight hint of the orient.
Simple it may be but Wok Star actually boasts some decent features – the Guitar Bonus feature is the easiest to hit and can provide some tidy payouts if there are multiple amplifiers on show. The other bonus rounds are harder to come by but can deliver some tasty rewards. The free spins are certainly worth winning thanks to the multipliers. When the meter stops at 5x, it’s possible to stir up a decent amount of coins.
What probably started as a jokey pun in the Odobo office has actually produced a half decent slot – the theme feels a little bolted together but we’ll forgive them that thanks to the range of features. Wok Star is no lavish banquet of a slot. If you’re looking for something quick and sizzling, then this bizarre Chinese takeaway-themed slot delivers a pretty tasty menu. I also recommend you take a look at Extinction and Akaneiro which are superb (and by Odobo).