As one of the leading developers in the industry, Big Time Gaming is renowned for producing some excellent collections of online slots. When one game you make is good enough, you can go on to develop a sequel, and you can even roll things back with a prequel. Well, it's time to stand by your beds, as BTG are back with an entry to what could be a fascinating slot series.
Star Clusters Megaclusters, right off the bat, looks to be an incredibly interesting proposition for punters. A quick browse of the basic information reveals the reels have the ability to expand to eight, and instead of fixed paylines, you’re getting the cluster pays mechanic. And, if all that isn’t enough, it’s worth remembering that Big Time Gaming are the creators of the Megaways system. So, when you see Megaclusters in this slot’s title, we’re more than likely thinking the same as you are.
So, what does Star Clusters Megaclusters bring to the table? Well, for a start, it’s an epically long title that we’re going to have fun typing. But, in terms of the game itself, the slot starts out in a 4x4 setup, which can then move into 8x8. And, yes, you guessed it, you get the Cluster Pays, but in an innovative way, with a chance of wins of a whopping 23,000x the bet up for grabs in a single round. It’s because you’re dealing with such a large game area, which, of course, can get even bigger, which is only going to be even more beneficial.
You’ve got to praise Big Time Gaming for their continued efforts to think outside the box, as shown here. They brought us Megaways, a mechanic that changed the slot gaming scene for the better forever. And now, Star Clusters has many components that combine to deliver another fresh and innovative experience from the get-go.
We always include the Feature Symbols section as standard and talk over the design and the icons you can expect to see on the reels. But, Big Time Gaming must have known this and then developed something completely unique to throw us off.
However, we will persevere in telling you if you’re looking for a theme, you will struggle to really find one here. This is because it’s not really Big Time Gaming’s style or area of expertise. Instead, they’re the masters of gameplay and deliver innovation consistently for players to enjoy.
What you’re getting in Star Clusters Megaclusters is a game area loaded with multiple types of shiny gemstones. And, of course, all the gemstones come in all shapes and sizes, and they appear in an array of colours too, such as ice blue, dark blue, purple, yellow and red.
We title this section Bonuses and Jackpots, but maybe we should have renamed it Innovative Features for this BTG slot. It’s the Megaclusters Mechanic where we will begin because it’s this that can increase the size of the game area, which is what we want to see.
How it works is that when icons are involved in a winning cluster, they will then be turned into a further four symbols of a smaller size, which means the game area is going to increase. IT’s an innovative mechanic, and this is the first time it’s been used.
There are regular and special wilds to be aware of too. The latter are golden in colour and can raise the multiplier by 1x when they appear in a round. And, in keeping with tradition, there is also a free spins feature. But, you will need five or more consecutive reactions to occur to access them.
You will have two games to play through when you trigger the free spins bonus round, but you can add one per round if a reaction occurs.
Star Clusters Megaclusters breaks the mould in typical Big Time Gaming fashion. We see the debut of the Megaclusters mechanic, which is similar in a sense to the Megaways system, and we all know how well that worked out. So, if you want to try something new and fresh, this is your chance to do so.