There are a lot of slot releases that you can look at and feel like they’re just being developed for the sake of providing new content for punters to enjoy at online casinos. They’re fodder, in other words. But, there are also many video slots that have been put together for a reason. And, that’s the category that Hyper Star falls into.
Microgaming, who are undoubtedly one of the most prestigious names in the industry, team up with Gameburger Studios with one aim in mind. And their idea is to put together a video slot that has all that retro appeal but with enough modern twists so that it’s a game that catches everyone’s eye.
Retro gaming has been in for a while. And, there are more than likely many of you reading out review that enjoys rolling back the years to enjoy some nostalgia. Hyper Star is perfect for a retro slot because while it has the elements of an old school fruit machine, it’s not boring to look at or play.
Instead, the developers work to create a visual masterpiece in which the retro elements can sit, enabling them to combine seamlessly. So, you’re going to see icons, for example, that you will expect to see on a fruit machine or classic slot machine. But then you also have design work that really catches the eye.
And, we’ll just come out and say it because it’s fitting; Hyper Star is also the perfect opportunity for older and somewhat veteran gamers to enjoy what they love but in a modern setting. Also, before we forget, you’re not just getting the standard ten or twenty ways to win either. There are two hundred and forty-three, which again is a nod to the more up to date way of doing things.
Before we tell you about what you can expect to see on the reels, it's probably a good idea to tell you the theme of the game instead of just using the buzzword retro. Yes, there are old-school fruit and slot machine vibes going off, but there are also Las Vegas elements in there.
Therefore, the symbols you will see include images that you could suggest fall on both sides of the coin. So, you get the traditional cherries and red 7s, but there are also playing card symbols and a giant golden dollar sign.
As you will expect, there is a wild icon, and there is also a scatter, but something else that is worth mentioning, and it’s a big deal, is the jackpot ladder to the left of the game. There are fixed jackpots available – Minor, Major and Grand – with the latter producing a massive cash prize.
While it is a bit of a throwback, Hyper Star comes loaded with features and mechanics that aren’t out of place in today’s slot gaming arena. For example, we see Rolling Reels come into play, so any symbols involved in a winning combo are removed and replaced by new ones, leading to repeated wins. When this occurs, players can benefit from multipliers of up to 15x.
The game’s called Hyper Star, so it makes sense that the star is the wild. It will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, acting as a replacement when required but not paying directly. But wait, the wild has another role. As they are collected, it can lead to a jackpot feature being triggered. So, maybe it’s a good thing to have stars in your eyes.
The final feature is the one everyone will be playing to enter, but you will need three or more scatters to grab up to thirty-two free spins. And, as you play, you can add more to your running total, with multipliers also there to boost prizes.
It’s rare we will say this, but in Hyper Star, you have a slot game that has something for everyone. There is the retro feel for veteran games, the Vegas elements for those who love the casino floor, the features for players chasing the excitement and the three fixed jackpots for those seeking out the biggest wins.