Stardust is a space and gemstone inspired slot machine, which Microgaming offers. The game has 5 reels, can form a total of 40 lines on them, and it manages to look good, even though the implementation of the space theme is not that well chosen. The symbols are just poker cards and gemstones mixed in, two very boring choices being made here. There are a couple that look better, like the one that shows a galaxy or the game logo, but that’s it. The game offers stacked wild symbols, scatters and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
It’s a game with a fixed number of lines, 40 total. You are the one that chooses the number of coins and the value for each one though. You have up to 10 coins to use on a single line, and their value can go up to $1. What you end up with is a $10 maximum line bet, which automatically turns into a total bet of $400.
If you happen to use the maximum bet, you’re going to get a reward of up to $10,000 from a single combo, which can turn into a top prize of up to $400,000 if you have the triggering stacked wilds fully visible on all reels.
Stardust Slot Features
One of the symbols which don’t show you a poker card or a gemstone is the Stardust Logo, which is a stacked wild symbol on all the reels if obtained in the base game. You will sometimes get all the positions of a reel taken over by a wild, while other times it will be none, or maybe just one or two. When wilds occupy positions together, on the same active line, the combination they form will pay anywhere between 60x and 1,000x. Obviously, wilds are going to be useful as replacements as well.
There is one other symbol in this game, which I suggest you pay attention to. It’s the image of a galaxy, perhaps that of Milky Way, and it is a symbol which you need present on the reels and forming a combination, in order to get a prize of up to $5,000. At times though, this symbol will be used to trigger a collection of gemstones from the reels. This happens when the Galaxy symbol is present on reel 3. If that happens, then you will collect one gem from each of the five reels (if they have gemstone symbols).
To access Stardust free spins, you need at least 10 gemstones to be collected, the maximum number being 13. You get one free spin for each gemstone. The stacked wild is going to be super stacked when appearing o the 4th and 5th reels.
Theme & Design
You can see that it’s a well made game, with quality graphics and icon, but the choice of symbols is not a happy one. You’re getting the stars and planets in the background image, a galaxy in one of the major symbols, a logo, four gemstones (colored in green, yellow, red and blue) and Royals (from 10 to the A).
Stardust does offer a good set of features, but its theme choice is the part that will disappoint many of its players.