Stars Awakening is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot powered by the impressive Playtech. The game can be played from 20p to £200 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With a space theme, let’s hope your wins are out of this world for a stellar payout.
Visually, Stars Awakening looks superb – you will see unique artwork which really brings the game to life. Set in outer space, symbols on the reels including aliens which have playing card values. There are also planets for each alien with the red planet being the most lucrative – 5 will give you 25 times your stake. There are also stars and wilds (represented by Planet Earth) – the latter substitutes for all symbols including the high win scatter symbols.
Stars Awakening also comes with giant planet symbols which are 3×3 in size – the wilds can also land in a 3×3 size. They both land on reels 3, 4 and 5 to give you giant 5 of a kind winning combinations. This is known as the Giant Spin feature and can land randomly on any base game spin
There’s also a Supernova Scatters feature which is triggered when you get a winning spin – this rewards you with a free respin. During the respin, the purple high win planet symbol transforms into a scatter. If you get a winning combination here, you will get another respin with the purple, blue and green planet symbols becoming scatters. If you get a win again, you will get a final respin with all 5 planets becoming supernova scatters.
As a result, any high win scatter present on reels 3, 4 and 5 will pay its paytable value multiplied by the number of times this symbol appears on each reel. So if you were to get the red planet twice on each reel, you would get 12.5 times your stake on top of your wins.
Quite simple in terms of gameplay, the chained re-spins creates excitement and builds up to potentially big wins – it’s a medium variance game with the big returns will come if you get the 3×3 wild full on reels 3, 4 and 5. Overall, a good slot from Playtech and a good addition to their large portfolio. I also recommend you try NetEnt’s Starburst which has a lot of similarities.