Power Stars is yet another traditional type of online slot machine but don’t let that put you off just yet. Not only will you encounter the usual symbols like various types of fruit, 7’s, and bells, you will also encounter shiny yellow stars with the ‘power’ to yield huge wins!
While it’s another classic slot you’d find in Fixed Odds Betting Terminals around the country, it differentiates itself by boasting an expanding Wilds feature which is very exciting.
The structure of Power Stars makes it accessible to all players no matter what size your bankroll for slots is. With 5 reels and 10 paylines it provides bet per line options that range from just £0. This means you can activate all paylines for more chances of winning and a spin will only cost you £0. The odds of winning are pretty good too as Power Stars boasts a 95.
Same Old Symbols and Sounds
The Star is the main symbol here and you’ll not be surprised to learn that it acts Wild and has the ability to substitute for any other symbol on the reels to further boost your winnings. Joining the Star is a 7, Bell, Watermelon, Grapes, Plum, Orange, Lemon and Cherries – much of the same line-up as in Sizzling Gems and Sizzling Hot Deluxe.
The 7’s pay most with five of them on a payline rewarding you with a 100x win, with the bell being next highest at 50x, followed by the Watermelon and Grapes which pay 20x, the Plum and Oranges which pay 15x, and the Lemon and Cherries which only pay 10x for five.
The sounds are nothing new from Novomatic as we have heard them in other slots like Dolphins Pearl Deluxe and Just Jewels Deluxe which becomes pretty frustrating. In fact, if you’re an avid Novomatic slots player you probably hear the tune ringing in your ears when you aren’t even playing slots as you’ve become so accustomed to it!
While there is no fancy free spins mode or pick ‘em game to enjoy, Power Stars does boast an expanding wilds feature which provides the opportunity for huge wins and plays just like the one in the Starburst slot machine from Net Entertainment.
Whenever you land the Power Star Wild symbol it expands to cover that whole reel and then locks in place for a re-spin to provide you with additional winning opportunities – only ending when the re-spin fails to result in a win. Remember this symbol can only land on reel two, three or four, and should you be fortunate enough to lock all three of the reels Wild you’re pretty much guaranteed a huge win on the re-spin.
Ready to Gamble?
The gamble option is a common fixture in online slots by Novomatic and can be utilised in Power Stars to turn little wins into large wins. At the end of every winning combination you can choose to collect the winnings or gamble them.
The gamble option sees you presented with a card flashing between red and black along with a button for each colour. Your task is to select the colour of your choice attempting to time it so that colour shows when the card stops flashing which will result in your winnings being doubled. However, time it wrong and those winnings disappear into the stars!
I was pleasantly surprised at how regularly the Wild Star landed on the reels and thus turned them Wild as I achieved an 8x and 14x win within ten spins of each other.
I’d definitely recommend giving Power Stars a go, it’s up there with the Xtra Hot online slot as my favourite traditional styled slot machines from Novomatic with each boasting a generous bonus feature unlike many of the others which simply offer Wilds and a gamble feature – that’s just not enough for me!