We have a lot to learn from the stars in the sky. When you look up into the clear night sky, it’s hard to believe that there are 88 different constellations up there. And if astrology is to be believed, our zodiac signs and the movement of the stars, planet, and sun all have an influence on our lives—especially when it comes to luck. You don’t have to believe in astrology to enjoy Lucky Stars by 1×2 Gaming, all you need is a love for simple but fun slot games.
The game is designed well but parts of the board don’t really appear to match the theme. The font is a bit oddly futuristic and the lines look kind of like a neon sign. That being said, Lucky Stars is still a good-looking game, and it’s particularly easy on the ears.
Getting started with Lucky Stars is pretty simple, but understanding all of the different features and bonuses can be tough. This game has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 9 paylines. Unliked most games, however, some paylines actually pay higher than others. To learn more about the paylines, symbols and rules in Lucky Stars, click the “?” button in the bottom-left corner of the game or the “Paytable” button in the bottom-right corner.
The symbols in Lucky Stars are all related to astrology. Instead of each symbol holding a different value than the next one, all of the symbols in this game are worth the same amount. Here are the symbols: fish, ram, bull, crab, bow and arrow, twins, girl, Libra scale, scorpion, goat, lion, and wave. Matching 2 symbols on a payline gets you 1 coin, 3 symbols gets you 3 coins, and 4 symbols gets you 7 coins.
The wild symbol substitutes for any symbol but the bonus round symbol, and always acts as the symbol that gives you the largest payout. If you land one bonus round symbol, you trigger the bonus game. The rewards in the bonus game are based on your stake and the number of active lines.
If you match an element to a related symbol (for example, matching the wave symbol with the water element) on a payline, you get an extra 50% added to your win. There are four different element symbols—Earth, wind, water and fire.
On the far-right reel, there are 3 random multipliers. These act as part of your winning line and multiply your winnings by their respective numbers. Regular symbols can also have multipliers on them which will stack with the mulitplier symbols.
To play Lucky Stars online without spending cash, all you have to do is go to 1x2gaming.com and find the game in their “Products” section. This will take you to a list of their games. Since 1×2 Gaming offers their slot games for players and vendors to try without risk, they don’t allow you to play for cash—you’ll have to find the game at a casino for that.
The slot games on 1×2 Gaming’s website run on Adobe Flash Player, which means you won’t have any luck when it comes to playing them on your smartphone or tablet. There’s also no downloadable version of the game for mobile devices.
This game looks a bit complicated at first, but it’s easy to understand once you’ve played it for a bit. Although it has all the elements of a standard slot game, there are many unique features in Lucky Stars—the element symbols, the multipliers, the easy to trigger bonus game—that give it a fresh feel compared to many modern slot games.
Having all of the symbols pay the same amount is a bit odd because it makes it so it doesn’t matter which symbol you get. In the end, though, this just means you don’t have to spend as much time and energy learning the game’s symbols.
The board is also designed nicely, although having it tied into the theme a bit better would have been nice. The background music is very quiet and calming, a great change of pace from the extra-loud, extra-bright slot games that try to lure you in with over-the-top production.