Stars Ablaze is the latest retro themed slot machine to hit the market, and it’s coming from a major developer, Playtech being the one that worked on it. It’s not a market that lacked this sort of game, but the developer felt that there was room for one more, and they created this slot.
In Stars Ablaze, the modern 5 reels are only going to be used to get the player in front of 5 active lines. Rewards of up to 7,500x could mean as much as $750,000 cash, depending on the kind of wager used per line. Feature wise, it’s a game that has wilds, scatters and a Blazing Bonus Game.
Betting and Prizes
You have to activate 5 lines during each of the rounds triggered, and so you need to start from a minimum bet of $0.05, each one getting $0.01 in this case. The range of the total bet extends all the way up to $500 though, so you could have up to $100 per line.
With large line bets, come huge potential payouts. Though only a 7,500 jackpot is mentioned in the slot, this can be transformed into a prize of $750,000 if the line bet was at $100. There is a very good RTP of 96.44%, which means that you have the advantage of playing a modern game, even though the gameplay is based on an older type of slot.
Stars Ablaze Slot Features
A simple yet effective feature, in most slot machines you get to play these days, is going to be the wild symbol. Showing us a simple logo that says WILD, this feature will allow you to form combinations using a mix of regular and wild symbols, as long as they’re aligned on a line from left to right. Wilds may not replace the Bonus symbols, and they will not give you prizes directly.
There will be Bonus symbols as well, once again with its own logo showing, but also with three purple stars above it. Landing on the reels 1, 3 and 5, the Bonus symbols trigger a bonus game only if all three symbols are present during a single round.
The resulting feature is going to be called Blazing Bonus. It’s a simple feature, where you have to pick symbols from a row of options, and you get paid up to the point where you locate the Collect message.
As you can see, it’s a pretty simple list of features that you get to play through here. There are no free spins, no multipliers or other advanced features, just a wild, a scatter and a simple bonus game. Still, it’s not a bad offer for a 5 reel/5 line slot machine.
Theme & Design
Stars Ablaze might hint at a connection to the Universe, but in actuality you’re going to find mostly classic symbols on those reels. Even the Golden Star, the one that makes the big payment when forming a combo, will look like a typical symbol that 3 reel games would have in this exact form. Other symbols include the two logos that trigger the features, plus images of oranges, lemons, cherries, plums, watermelons or red 7s. As you can see, there is nothing unusual about the list of features. The design’s quality is not very high either, so if you compare it with other classic themed games, it’s not going to stand out.
The big top jackpot and the high average RTP are the two things that recommend this game, but only if you enjoy simpler slot machines, both in terms of features and graphics.