Star Dust by Microgaming
The first thing that we did when we got our hands on Star Dust was to check the calendar – this couldn’t be right surely! It somehow manages to look both old and new at the same time and, as odd as that sounds, you’ll need to bear with us. Even playing card icons nowadays are often modified to suit the theme of the game but here we’re presented with the old favourites and they’re backed up with a number of jewels and gems. In all, it looks kind of like Starburst from NetEnt but we wouldn’t dare say that Microgaming had taken inspiration from one of their closest competitors!
When you’ve got your head around the various symbols, the next thing on the agenda is of course to spin in as many wins as possible and that isn’t all that difficult here thanks to the inclusion of forty win lines. There’s a wild card too, represented by the extra retro Star Dust logo, and it comes along often to make regular wins even more likely. As is almost always the case when it comes to Microgaming slots, as good as the base game action is, the really big wins are reserved for the bonus round, so let’s get straight to it.
Free Spins with the Bonus Meter
The meter that runs down the right hand side of the page won’t have escaped your attention and the goal there is to fill it up in order to trigger the bonus. Rather than looking to match up three or more scatters, you’re after just one on the third reel. When it does so, any gems on the board – up to one per reel – will fill the meter up and when it reaches the top, you’re well on your way to between ten and thirteen free spins. That’s only the start of the feature though, as the reels will instantly expand and your winning options rise from 243 ways to a massive 1,024 automatically! The game also throws in another nice addition too in the form of Radiant Respins. This feature comes into play whenever you land three or four of a kind. For the former, reels four and five will spin once again without knocking anything off your free spins total for a shot at improving the prize, while the same applies to a four of a kind win, with reel five spinning independently in the search for an improved win.
For a game that starts off looking a little bland, Star Dust soon ramps things up with some great extra features that can lead to some genuinely impressive wins. You can see it all in action with no risk by playing with no deposit or download right here at Games Mania, or go right for the winning potential with cash on the line by heading on over to one of our featured Microgaming partner casinos as displayed in the sidebar of this page!