A brand new slot that’s going to be available at Microgaming casinos, Star Gods was designed by an independent studio with which the giant partnered, to get fresh content to their platform. They came up with a slot machine with an Asian theme, cute graphics and at least interesting features, but there are some areas where improvements could be made as well.
You have only 10 active lines on the 5x3 reels of Star Gods. The game will pay a below average top prize, of just 600x per spin, not quite enough for a high volatility slot. I’m not impressed with the RTP either, which is set to 95.97%, but I did enjoy the features. Those include free spins, re-spins, guaranteed wins and expanding wilds that become locked.
Star Gods Betting and Prizes
10 coins are needed for a wager in Star Gods, and the game will deliver your spins if you spend at least $0.10 on them. Take the wagers up a notch, and you can get to a bet of up to $200 per spin, and that would mean $20 per line.
Moving on to the game’s top prizes, what really helps it out here, is that the winning combinations form both ways, and that this even applies to those with 5 symbols. This means that you get paid twice on a single active line, and up to 20 wins can form on 10 lines. As the biggest prize formed per combo will pay 30x the stake, the slot’s potential for a single spin is 600x the stake, or up to $120,000.
The developer appears to have designed a game with fairly high volatility, even though it doesn’t have the most memorable top payouts to offer. It’s not at a very high level RTP wise either, and if nothing else, I’d say that the 95.97% mentioned here is below average (though not by much).
For the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels, the game can get wild symbols which will expand on them. Used as substitutes, these wilds are also locked on their reel, and they trigger a respin next.
Win Respins will lock the wild reel in place, and then it will respin other reels, until at least one win comes your way. Another way to get additional respins is by landing extra wilds on the other reels. Those would also expand and then become locked.
The same wild symbols/reels have a role in triggering the free spins as well. You need a wild on one of the middle columns, while on reel 1 there is a Gold Ingot scatter. This gets you 2 rounds with guaranteed wins, and if that doesn’t happen, then additional spins are added. Land another Gold Ingot, and there can be 2 to 5 extra win spins triggered.
The Comeback option is also there, and it can give you additional free spins.
Theme & Design
Golden Rock Studios didn’t go with the most original theme here, but the Asian/Chinese angle works for a lot of slot machines, so it could do well for this one also. The quality of the design is certainly good enough, the game has potential as far as that side goes. For the slot’s big symbols, we get three Star Gods as wilds on the middle reels, along with the Gold Ingot scatter, a Temple, Lucky White Cat, Sealed Letter and four types of coins.
Star Gods looks like a decent game, and its features certainly prove to be interesting, but a couple of guaranteed win spins aren’t quite enough to turn this into an exciting slot machine.