Star Lanterns is one of IGT’s Mega Jackpots slot machine games, and a game which has seen several big progressive prizes paid out over the last year. The slot is loosely themed on Chinese lanterns and contains floating reels, big money multipliers, as well as a top-notch free spins bonus round.
Star Lanterns is available to play in most major online casinos offering IGT developed software.
Look and feel
The slot machine’s floating reel structure works very well with the imagery which appears on its reels. Various Chinese lanterns flood the reels and some of the more colourful ones each contain an animal symbol, including cats, dragons and fish.
Star Lanterns does not look like the average, run-of-the-mill IGT Mega Jackpots slot. Instead, it represents something new for IGT. The 3D graphics are animated backdrop provide an excellent atmosphere to pocket progressive jackpots worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
IGT have ensured that Star Lanterns features 5 reels and 20 paylines for players to bet on. None of those paylines can be altered, but players can select line bets which stem from 1p up to £50, giving the slot machine minimum and maximum wagering limits of 20p per spin, and £1,000 per spin, respectively.
To win a progressive jackpot cash prize, players are required to collect 4 Mega Jackpots symbols on a base game or free games spin. There is also the possibility to bag a second chance at the jackpot prize if players don’t strike it lucky the first time around with these symbols.
Star Lanterns contains a Floating Reels gaming structure. Any symbols which form a part of a winning combination will burst, and be replaced by new symbols from below. This can provide multiple wins on a single spin. Players who land scatter icons will see Star Multipliers attached to their wins, and these can rise as high as 5x in total. The amount is added to all winnings which occur during the Star Multiplier period.
There is also a free spins feature in this slot which impresses. It is triggered by landing bonus symbols on the first, second and third reels. During the feature, players can choose from 3 lanterns to pocket between 4 and 14 free games. The Star Multiplier feature occurs more frequently in this bonus round.