Stars Awakening is a game set in the space age with five reels and 20 paylines from Playtech. Players need to make combinations of planets and aliens to land cash prizes, and there are some 3x3 giant planets to help you build up your account. The gameplay is straightforward and stays on point. There are no cutaway games or unrelated double-your-money type features. The black background makes this brightly coloured game a delight and helps it to look sharp on mobile, tablet and desktop computer screens. Read our full review below.
A Space Odyssey
Although you won’t spot it right away, Playtech's Stars Awakening is a typical pokie featuring playing card symbols and higher-paying symbols. By the look of it, there is a whole crew of aliens cruising around the galaxy on some official mission. You can probably guess their personalities from the looks on their faces. However, the important information is contained in the letters and numbers, because these aliens are the playing cards.
The real cash in this game is found with the planets. The five planets, which are red, yellow, green, blue and purple, are featured to the left of the screen to remind you what you’re looking for. These are the higher-paying symbols and also the symbols featured in the giant planet feature.
Giant Planet Feature
Probably the biggest draw to this free pokies game is the 3x3 cascading reels bonus. This means that, at any time, the next nine symbols to land on the right-hand side of the screen could all be a single coloured planet, shown as one giant planet. This bonus works like stacked reels do in other games, except that here it is seriously stacked and would struggle to be much more stacked. Land one of these symbols and you are guaranteed to get at least a three of a kind and most likely a four of a kind or more.
However, for real value the blue planet with WILD written across the face is one to look out for. The wild in this game can substitute for absolutely everything, including the scatters. And while the wilds don’t land as often as they could, when they do you have the pleasure of hearing the accompanying sound effects, and they are worth the wait.
Scatter Those Supernovas
In a way, all the planets in this game are supernovas. They all look like they might be exploding stars. Perhaps we’ve landed on the game theme here, but we’re not sure. The most important takeaway from this is that scatters equal respins, and respins is just another word for free spins. To land the supernova feature, players must form a winning combination of scatters. You will need to take a look at the information page on the screen for a concise explanation of the order of the planets. But don’t worry too much about reading all the rules, as this game is very simple to play and easy to enjoy. In our opinion, it would make a good Sunday morning game.
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