An impressive new game has just become available at Microgaming casinos, and it’s Foxium that created it for them. Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion has an unlikely theme, revolving around alien musicians and sporting a futuristic theme which has mostly crystals for symbols, and it manages to look gorgeous thanks to the work of Foxium’s designers.
The company came up with a game area which uses 5 reels, but which has Cluster Pays rather than regular winning combinations. You get big payouts though, some even of up to $150,000, and an RTP which is set to 96.5%. As for the other big features which you can find in the game, you could take advantage of wilds with up to 5x multipliers, of respins, bonus games and random features.
Betting and Prizes
The full range of your bets in this case will be $0.10 to $10. It’s a limited betting range, but it works well enough, particularly since the game has such high potential.
You could be looking at rewards of $150,000 after just one spin in Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion. This game usually pays only 1,000x the stake with a big enough cluster of top symbols, but have three wilds and the right multipliers along for the ride, and 15,000x is the kind of huge jackpot that you could get instead.
Another area with which I was pleased, the RTP was mentioned at 96.5%. It’s not a great figure, but a good enough one for it not to matter thanks to everything else that is available.
Let’s see how the game works, for starters. Featuring a total of 22 symbols in its game area, it will require that 5 or more of the same type appear next to each other, so that they can form a cluster. Diagonally arranged symbols are considered for this, as the vertical ones have a small area empty between them, and they don’t count as being together. The biggest rewards need all 22 symbols to be of the same type, and preferably with the Garnet in them.
There will be a maximum of three wild symbols present in the game, and they will appear in predetermined locations which have a red border around them. Should the wilds appear there, and if they are part of the cluster that is formed, they will pool together their multipliers, to improve the win. Each wild has a randomly picked multiplier, between 2x and 5x, and so together they can improve wins by up to 15x.
If the winning cluster(s) of a single round all have the same type of symbol in them, then you could get the Sonic Respin triggered (random feature). It locks the winning symbols and it re-spins the rest, for as long as you keep getting new symbols of that type added to the clusters.
As you play the game, you can also collect points when Stardust Bubbles appear, and once you have 100, you trigger Lyra Spirit Bonus. This is a big feature, with up to 7 levels through which your wolf has to travel. He collects gems and consumes his lives when his path is hit by Erion.
Theme & Design
I loved the graphics, even though such a big focus is on crystals/gems, rather than on alien musicians as I hoped. There are alien creatures appearing next to the reels, but on them you see just gems and Royals. It’s a very well designed slot though, I have no doubt you will enjoy the look.
Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion is an impressive looking game, and its features are unique enough to make it worth trying out. Add a 15,000x the stake potential, and it’s a great pick.