Better known for its feature heavy, Chinese-themed slots, Red Tiger Gaming turns its hand to the classic fruit machine in Five Star. It’s a 5 reel, 3 payline slot that comes with repeat win re-spins where you can multiplier your wins by up to 10x. Play from between 20p and £500 per spin.
We did have a faint hope that Five Star would be a strange slot based on the 1980s soul funk popsters. Instead, it has the look of a classic, old-school fruity. 3, 4 or 5 cherries, lemons, oranges and plums award 3, 6 and 12 coins.
The grapes come next on the payout food chain offering payouts of 15, 30 or 75 coins followed by the melons which award 30, 60 or 90 coins. Best of the standard symbols is the flaming lucky 7 – 3, 4 or 5 of these will get you 60, 90 or 150 coins. Look out too for the Five Star symbols which pays out scatter style and can boost the cashier to the tune of 300 coins.
There are no free spins on offer in Five Star but there is a chance you’ll be awarded a re-spin following any winning spin. These are slightly strange affairs in the that all of the symbols will fall in exactly the same place as the original winning spin.
This can happen on more than 1 occasion. In effect, you’ll be paid for the same winning symbol multiple times. This means that you can boost a winning payout by up to 10x. The re-spins can be triggered randomly following any successful spin, including ones that feature the scatter style Five Star symbol.
Five Star is a pretty standard fruit machine re-boot, albeit one with an unusual feature in the form of the re-spin – get on a roll with a high value symbol here and some very tidy payouts are possible. The visuals are as glossy as we’ve become accustomed to with Red Tiger Gaming slots. The electronic soundtrack matches the frenetic feel of the gameplay.
If you prefer slots with plenty of extras and features, then Five Star will be something of a disappointment. If you’re after a classic fruity with a twist, then Five Star is one you’ll want to fire up. Saying that, I like bonus features with Ancient Script a superb option.