Launched in later summer, Playtech’s Stars: Awakening is a futuristic, alien-themed slot game.
Designed using nifty 3D graphics and with plenty of colossal symbols to boot, there is something cheesy but fun about this new Playtech game. Stars: Awakening attempts to see Playtech break the mould in terms of slot design.
Look and feel
Playtech has gone for a very different look and feel to their Stars: Awakening slot. Cheesy but likeable aliens take centre stage in this galactic themed slot, with creative 3D graphics present on the reels throughout.
Playtech are also trying out the 243 ways to win payline structure, not for the first time, though there aren’t many Playtech slots out there with it , so they are moving off in new directions and you can feel that when you play this game.
Stars: Awakening is played over just 20 paylines initially (the 243 lines come later), and none of those can be altered by the player.
Players can, however, opt to wager anything from a base minimum of 0.20 per spin up to a capped maximum of 200.00 coins a spin.
Stars: Awakening carries a top prize worth 500x your total bet, which is not too shabby at all for a slot with a broad but fair wagering range such as this.
Wild symbols appear as planets, and these can substitute for all other symbols in the slot, just as you would expect them, too. The planet symbols can also substitute for scatters, which is another fine example of Playtech trying something different with this slot.
Stars: Awakening sees 3×3 giant planet symbols appearing on the third, fourth and fifth reels, and this will surely help players land five-of-a-kind wins when playing the game since it boosts the lines to 243 ways to win all.
Any winning spin in Stars: Awakening will trigger a re-spin feature. During this Level 1 re-spin, the purple planet becomes a scatter. If players bag another win, they move onto Level 2, which sees the purple, blue and green planets act as scatters.
Land a third win to move to Level 3, where purple, blue, green, yellow and red planets all act as scatters and count towards winning combos no matter where they fall on the reels of the slot. These scatters can also pay out multipliers worth up to 120x if they appear on the third, fourth and fifth reels in combos.