The Wild Hatter
Golden Rock Studios is the developer of this Asian-themed slot. It will be available for Microgaming casinos only. The slot includes winning re-spins with stacked wilds, win spins and a Comeback feature. The wilds appear stacked and trigger the main extra features in the game. The star symbol transforms into one of the three gods depending on which reel it has landed.
Star Gods is a fun Asian slot with 3 gods landing as stacked wilds who will bestow upon you the riches of the East. The game has nice features and can suit the preferences of every player. Its medium to high volatility and entertaining gameplay ensure that.
Star Gods is a pleasant Asian-themed slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. Players can use wagers in the range of 0.10 to 200 credits for the rounds. They can win from sticky stacked wilds, which award re-spins until a win is scored. There are Free Win Spins that guarantee a win on each round and can be re-triggered.
Another extra feature is the Comeback one which re-triggers the bonus round. The top paying symbol is the pagoda that rewards up to 30 times your stake. Star Gods has medium to high volatility and an RTP of 95.97%. The jackpot in it is 600 times your stake or when playing with the higher stake – £120,000.
The game is set in a beautiful Asian garden with petals raining, trees and pagodas on both sides. The action takes place during the spring. Behind the playing grid, there is a lake with pink water lilies floating on it. The colours here are light and in the pink and yellow tones. The reels have a light-yellow background. On them, you will see the old-style Chinese coins the square cut in the middle.
There are bronze, silver, gold and green Chinese coins at the lower end. The waving fortune cat, the sealed red envelope and the pagoda are the premium symbols. The action is speedy but you will be listening to a tranquil and chilling out tune playing. On the top centre of the grid is the game logo in golden with golden coins spread around it. The graphics and soundtrack are colourful and attractive in an Asian style.
The symbols include 4 Chinese coins at the low end. The red sealed letter, the waving fortune white cat and the pagoda structure are the premium ones. There is a star wild and a gold ingot scatter. The bronze and silver Chinese coins have the same value – 3, 4 and 5 on a pay-line give you 0.40, 0.80 and 3 times your stake. The golden and green perforated Chinese coins reward 0.60, 1 and 4 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 in a combination.
The sealed red letter pays from 0.80x to 6x stake for 3 to 5 symbols. Next in value is the waving fortune cat. Landing 3, 4 and 5 of it on a line rewards 2, 4 and 10 times your stake, respectively. The pagoda is the symbol with the highest value – 3, 4 and 5 of it pays 3, 10 and 30 times your stake. The 10 fixed pay-lines have to form from left to right to bring you wins.
The wild is a star symbol that appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. When it lands, it activates a special feature. The Stacked Wilds reveal a different Asian god- Fu lands on reel 2, Lu – on reel 3 and Shou – on reel 4 only. These gods expand to cover their whole reel.
You will get a Win Respin and its result can bring nothing but positive changes. If you get a winning combination you are paid out and the re-spins end. If there is no winner, the re-spins go on until you get a payout. If you land another wild you will be rewarded with another re-spin. This is for sure regardless if there is a winning combination or not.
The Win Respin can have another outcome that can trigger another feature. If you land a scatter, which you can see on reel 1 only, along with the wild this activates the Free Win Spins Bonus. The latter you can trigger during the Win Respins or any time in the base game. Land a wild and a scatter at the same spin to activate it. Then you get 2 respins which are guaranteed to bring you wins each.
The triggering wild gets stacked and locked in position for the duration of the feature. If you land more wilds during the bonus they also become sticky and expanded. Moreover, each wild adds one more win spin to the ones you got left. If you land another gold ingot scatter, you re-trigger the bonus round and win 2 more win spins. All free spins guarantee a win regardless of how small or large it can be.
There is an extra Comeback feature that helps you re-trigger the bonus win spins. It can activate if you don’t succeed to re-trigger the Win Spins and you have only 1 stacked wild. You can win two more win spins with it.
Star Gods isn’t an innovating game but it is a nice one and can ensure you pleasantly spent leisure. If you are lucky enough the three Eastern gods Shou, Lu and Fu can be at your side and help you score massive wins. The slot has medium to high volatility and can appeal to all kinds of punters. If you like the theme, give it a try playing for free and continue with real play after its release.