Starlight Christmas Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
We have another Christmas game release to keep the Christmas Spirit within the casino industry. Each studio likes to make sure at least one festive slot is released every year. Today’s by the studio Pragmatic Play, which has had an incredible 2022. With so many games, it is hard to list them all. Some stand out more than others, but all are well-produced and detailed. My most recent game review was for the game titled ‘Sweet Powernudge‘, which has a max win capped at 5,000x and a Free Spins feature with an active Multiplier Reel. Today we are learning all about ‘Starlight Christmas’, which is available to play now!
The original game is titled ‘Starlight Princess‘, originally released on 10th September 2021. Both games use an anime theme, with a Princess character who appears on the right side of the reel set. The game background has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The princess has had an outfit change to a red dress and a Santa hat. The golden reel set has Christmas wreaths and snow. All symbols use the same original artwork, with snow on the top. The artwork is very vibrant, with colourful symbols and vibrant Christmas decorations to spot. The soundtrack that plays as you spin is perfect for the theme choice. I think this slot is perfect for the holiday season, with the fun decorations added and new sleek visual aspects.
Starlight Christmas has a setup of 6 reels by 5 rows; this includes scatter pays of 8 or more matching symbols. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.5% and a max win capped at 5,000x. You can bet from £0.20 to £100.
Starlight Christmas Symbols & Pay Table
There are 11 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by Yellow, Cyan, Green, Blue, and Red shaped gems. There are also 4 premium symbols, which are represented by Stars, Moons, Hearts and Suns with a detailed border. In addition to these regular symbols are a scatter symbol and a heart multiplier symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Sun premium, which pays 10x to 50x for clusters of 8-9 to 12-30. The scatter symbol and Multiplier symbols appear on all reels.
Starlight Christmas Features & Mechanics
Whenever a Multiplier symbol hits, it will take a random multiplier between 2x to 500x. When tumbling ends, the value of all Multiplier symbols on the reel set are added together. The total win on that spin is multiplied by the total Multiplier.
There is an active Tumble Feature on all spins; all symbols part of winning combinations are removed from the reel set. The remaining symbols fall to the bottom of the reel set, and empty positions are replaced with new symbols which fall from the top. Tumbles continue on a spin until no more winning combinations occur.
Landing 4 or more scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Free Spins feature. Awarding 15 Free Spins, during spins when a Multiplier symbol hits and the spin has at least one win. The multiplier value is added to the total Multiplier. For the duration of spins, whenever a new Multiplier symbol hits and results in a win, the total Multiplier is used to multiply the win. Whenever 3 or more scatters land during a Free Spin 5 additional spins are awarded. This bonus feature can be purchased for 100x your chosen stake.
There is an optional Ante Bet available. Betting 25% more of your chosen stake will double your chance of landing the Free Spins feature naturally.
Overall, I think this slot is a fun release by the studio for Christmas and gives us a Starlight Princess sequel. The artwork sticks with the original, now with adorable Christmas decorations added. Such as Santa Hats, snow and wreaths. The princess character is on the right side of the reel set, with a new festive outfit choice. Symbols are the same art work, now with added snow above each. Each symbol has a unique animation which plays when part of a win. These visuals are very vibrant and stick with the original game but with some impressive changes. Now onto the features & mechanics
For features we have a Multiplier Symbol, which can show a random multiplier between 2x to 500x. A Tumble Feature with all winning symbols disappearing from the reel set and new symbols falling. The main attraction is the Free Spins feature. During spins Multiplier Values are added together and used for all wins on that spin. You can purchase this feature for 100x and there is an Ante Bet option. Be sure to try out the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.