Theme of the Game
Here comes another sci-fi adventure with a whole new universe of winning ways. Coming up in October, Starquest slot brings an amazing 117,649 ways to win. Owing to an uncommon layout featuring 6 reels and up to 7 reel tiles, this slot features the most winning opportunities we have seen from slots in the last few months.
The main character is a stunning space girl reminiscent of Mila Jovovich in The Fifth Element. Apart from being a sight for sore eyes, she will reward you nicely by acting as a stacked Wild.
Watch out for her laser-beam gun as it will add a multiplier or two to boost your payouts. The soundtrack is slightly hectic and gets annoying after some time, but you can always turn it off and continue exploring deep space.
Big Time Gaming are Australian company founded in 2011 by industry professionals that have been in the online gaming business for over 30 years. Their slot games can be characterized as entertaining, fun and light-hearted. Apart from slots their portfolio includes table games such as Blackjack and Roulette.
In a short time BGT has managed to assume an important role in the iGaming industry and now they cooperate with all the major casinos, while for now they hold licenses in Alderney, the UK Gibraltar, and Canada.
How to Play It
The game play looks a lot like one of their previous releases, Dragon Born, which belongs to Megawin series and also features the multi-way win feature that leads to 117,649 ways to win. This is, actually, possible thanks to the specific design of the reels.
The six reels sport differently sized tiles, which means that one reel can be divided into only two tiles, but also into as many as seven. Your guide through this intergalactic adventure, the red-haired space girl can spread across the entire reel and being that she is game’s wild, you will be waiting for her to increase the likelihood of your winning combos.
Except for the cosmic girl, nothing in this slot is related to space, as the rest of the symbols feature gems of different colours (pretty random selection of symbols) and playing card symbols sporting a glassy look, which we must say seems a bit old. The theme they chose offers plenty of possibilities to add new symbols and icons and by the look of it Big Time Gaming didn’t make the best use of it.
T&C Apply 18+
Again we will go back to the main protagonist of Starquest, as she is the one holding all the secrets of the universe.
As we have said, the red-haired girl with a laser-beam gun functions as Wild symbol that replaces any standard game symbol. Still, there are a couple of particularities about this girl. First of all, she appears stacked across the reel to maximise your winning potential.
Secondly, she adds a re-spin and a multiplier when she appears and remains locked in place. Watch out for that gun of hers, as when she fires it up, the multiplier will increase by one. Actually, if during a re-spin, you manage to get another one of these girls to land on the full reel, the first one will remain stacked and increase the multiplier by one.
It seems that the Wild symbol appears only on the middle reels, that is, all reels except the first and the last one, which in turn results in the maximum multiplier being 5x. As for the other special features, we have to wait until the release to see if there will be Free Spins or any Bonus games, though we expect a free play game to be triggered by game’s logo.
Much like the Dragon Born slot, the game will be playable from $0.20 to $40, which is not too much and the Big Time Gaming are not famous for high-paying symbols either.
Still, with 117,649 ways to win and stacked Wilds (imagine the winning possibilities with 4 reels of Wilds and multipliers) and the affordable bet range Starquest might be worth playing.
Starquest definitely turns heads of punters with the astronomic number of winning ways. Thanks to their reinvention of reel layout Big Time Gaming have created their Megawins feature and Starquest is only one of the slots that offer 117,649 ways to win.
When you add stacked Wilds and multipliers to the equation, the numbers start spinning in your head. Still, it remains to be seen whether this will be the actual reality. This is a high variance slot with a low bet range, so let’s not jump to conclusions and wait until its release, which is scheduled for 5th October.