Starscape is a five reel slot from Microgaming that has a retro, intergalactic theme. It features a 25 payline set up that gives players 41 ways to land winning combinations of symbols on the reels.
If you’re fascinated by the limits of outer space and interplanetary travel, Starscape’s cosmic theme is bound to pique your interests. This video slot has a user-friendly interface that is complemented by a colourful and crisp design. The game features a range of beautiful backgrounds which depict far off galaxies, colourful nebulas and cosmos.
A Closer Look at the Reels
The five reels are set against a mesmerising starscape found in the far reaches of outer space and this is precisely where all the fun happens. Starscape presents players with a range of brightly coloured, eye-catching symbols, each of which has a certain value attached to them. Players need to line up matching symbols on an active payline in order to win a prize or to unlock an exciting bonus feature.
Like icons in many available MasterCard pokies, the low value symbols in Starscape are represented by the traditional playing card icons 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. Just like you would expect, the high value symbols come in the form of celestial bodies and include the sun, moon, a blue comet and a planet that looks similar to Saturn with its iconic planetary rings.
Whether they’re high value or low value symbols, landing three or more of the same symbol on an active payline will count as a winning combination that will see you walk away with a corresponding payout.
Intergalactic Scatter and Wild Symbols
If you encounter a spaceship on the reels, you’ve spotted the scatter symbol featured in the Starscape. Landing three or more of these space ship scatter symbols anywhere on the screen will activate the bonus feature. Once the bonus feature has started, you’ll be transported to a new screen.
The wild symbol comes in the form of the Startscape logo and will substitute all other symbols on the reels with the exception of the star ship scatter symbol. Any winnings accumulated as a result of a wild symbol forming part of the winning combination are automatically doubled. Keep a keen eye out for the wild symbol, as landing five wild symbols on an active payline, will reward players with 7000x your line bet.
Starscape Bonus Feature
One aspect of Starscape that really appeals to players is its fun bonus feature. The feature is triggered when players land a minimum of three space ship scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Once the bonus feature is initiated, the player is transported to a new screen that features a grid.
The player is presented with a straightforward pick-and-choose game, with the aim of getting four matching symbols. Each pair of matching symbols has a different prize with a certain value attached to it. There’s also a multiplier that can be uncovered during the bonus round, which is a welcome sight for most players who are after an astronomical payout.