Novomatic’s five-reel 10-payline online slot, Spinning Stars is certainly one for the traditionalists. Although its 1980s arcade-style soundtrack is certainly lively, Spinning Stars is not very animated, in the strictest sense of the word.
For Spinning Stars, Novomatic at bet365 NZ have trimmed away the excess that comes with the majority of internet slot games these days to create a vintage game in terms of both its overall look and its game play.
More Fruit than Stars
For the most part, Spinning Stars is truer to its traditional fruit machine theme than its title, which seems to have nothing to do with anything except the wild symbol. So, while players who like a little more action might find Spinning Stars a bit boring, old-school slots lovers are sure to enjoy its lemon, berry, orange, plum, cherry, watermelon and “7” symbols.
The Spinning Stars background is a simple blue and purple design that looks like an exploding star or supernova and symbols are set in a clean blue reels with a gold trim.
Special Spinning Stars Wild Symbol
The only actual star, aside from the supernova in the background, to be found in the Spinning Stars slot is the wild symbol. But it’s an important star because Novomatic has put a unique spin of the Spinning Stars wild.
In addition to serving the usual function of standing in for any other symbol to complete winning payline combinations, the Spinning Stars wild has another, more interesting feature. If wild symbols appear on both Reel 1 and Reel 5 simultaneously, the games only major visually detailed feature is triggered.
A third wild is then placed in the centre on Reel 3 in Row 2. This must be where the “Spinning Stars” part comes in because all symbols adjacent to the central wild begin to spin in a clockwise direction. After each of seven rotations, winning combinations may be landed. And wins, although they may not necessarily be large, are guaranteed thanks to the presence of the original two Spinning Stars wilds still in place.
Coin Options and Betting Limits
Spinning Stars players are able to wager one coin on each of the 10 paylines and may adjust the denominations of their coins, which range in value from 0.01 to 10 credits. The maximum jackpot up for grabs in this 95.11% RTP slot is 50 000 credits – i.e. 50 times the base maximum wager of 100 credits per spin.
Spinning Stars Gamble Feature
The Spinning Stars Gamble Feature is not part of the slot itself but is an option that players may elect to use for a shot at increasing their winnings. After each winning spin, the Spinning Stars “gamble” button, beside the “start” button, flashes yellow and players who feel like a little more risk can click it.
A new screen then appears, where Spinning Stars players are given the opportunity to guess the colour of a face-down playing card to increase their wins. Guessing incorrectly, however, will cause them to lose money.