NetEnt has some of the most recognizable slot games online. Their games are famous and their characters maybe even more. Who doesn’t know Gonzo or the pig from Piggy Riches and of course the iconic wild star from Starburst. Which is even the logo for this website.
Well, NetEnt now combined all their “Superstars” in their new slot game Superstars.
You will find Gonzo from Gonzo’s Quest, Finn from the Finn and the Swirly Spin, Brute from Space Wars and Space Wars 2, the lady pig from Piggy Riches and to top it off the star from Starburst and Starburst XXXtreme.
The game uses 5 reels that are each 5 symbols high and comes with 45 lines.
All five character symbols and all wild symbols can appear stacked on all reels. The game also features scatter symbols, which are diamonds. And a dice symbol on reel 5, which also counts as scatter.
Superstars comes with a maximum payout of 4.596 times your bet.
Get 3 or more scatter symbols to trigger the bonus feature.
Each scatter triggering the bonus will be converted into a multiplier symbol that becomes sticky on the reels. If you triggered the bonus feature with the dice symbol, this will also be converted into a multiplier symbol, but will also award you a dice roll.
Around the reels you will find a board with empty spots and special bonus spots.
You will get 3 respins. The reels will spin and can only land multiplier symbols or dice symbols. When one or more of these symbols land, the respins are reset.
When dice symbols land you will throw them and move around the board. Landing on a special symbol will award a bonus:
- Finn – adds +5 to up to five multiplier spots on the screen, these are then all combined into one multiplier spot, freeing up more spots for new symbols to land.
- Gonzo – multiplies up to 24 random multiplier spots by x2, x3 or x5.
- Miss Banks – places up to 15 random multiplier spots on the reels worth up to 5x. If the new prize lands on a prize already there, the values is added.
- Space Wars – 3 of the highest multiplier spots are cloned and three extra respins are awarded. Only cloned prizes can land during these respins.
- Starburst – adds a vertical stack of 3 of the same multiplier spots worth between 2x and 5x.
- Extra Spin – landing on the top right square of the board increases the respins up to 4.
- Extra Life – go all around the board (like Monopoly) and get an extra life. When your respins run out, they will reset.
There is also a special wheel spot, which will award:
- 1 extra die
- 2 extra dice
- All multipliers are increased by 1x
- Upgrade – will add x1 multiplier to all empty spots. If the token lands on one of those spots all multipliers are increased
- Random – will move you to a random bonus spot of Finn, Gonzo, Miss Banks, Space Wars or Starburst
- Replay – if you activate a bonus on the board, you will activate it twice
If you manage to fill all the reels with multiplier symbols you will trigger the final game.
The board will now have multipliers worth 25x, 50x, 75x, 100x, 500x and 1.000x. You will get the same dice as scatters triggering the feature and you can now roll them to get the multipliers on the board.
So the bonus ends when you run out of respins or when you played the final game.
Some NetEnt casinos will offer the option to buy the bonus feature for 150 times your bet.
If you are familiar with any of the major NetEnt slot games this really is a game full of recognizable characters. Which is a lot of fun. It reminds me of those Aristocrat slots you see in land based casinos, where they also combine their all stars.
The base game is a bit boring to be honest. Besides the possibility for stacked symbols and wilds, there is nothing really special about it.
But that bonus game, which is of course a hold & respin bonus, is a lot of fun. It uses the basic principles, but adds that board with all sorts of extra bonuses. Which are all really neat and shows of all the different characters.
Of course these types of bonuses are very popular and became most popular because of the Money Train slots. And those games can pay out huge, NetEnt is keeping it more in the average size with almost 5.000 times bet. Which also means it’s more medium volatile, which will please more players.
I think NetEnt created a very fun new game with Superstars. And I would definitely visit one of the top 10 NetEnt casinos and give this one a try.