The colours are bold, the symbols are big and the stakes could be high in this straightforward and simple free slots game from makers Blueprint. There are no fancy backdrops and no over-complicated themes - just no-frills fun and a chance of winning big. It may not be the best graphically, due to the lack of an Egyptian or animal-filled theme, but Winstar is as addictive as they come.
Reminiscent of the slot machines of old, this classic reel game is one that you will keep coming back to for more. There are no complicated gamble options or over-the-top symbols that you sometimes need a degree to understand what they can or cannot do for your winning potential. It's just simple, unadulterated fun.
Waves of Winnings
The standard set-up of five reels and three rows with just ten fixed paylines couldn’t be simpler if it tried. And while it has become an all too familiar standard for most slots games, the galactic backdrop, with its twinkling stars and shallow waves visible through the transparent reels, provides the perfect surroundings for the progressive jackpot available to those wishing to play big.
There are no surprises when it comes to bones of this slot game. The usual 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace are all present with accompanying low-value prizes. And the four high-value symbols all come in the form of silver, red, green and blue stars - keeping with the galactic backdrop.
Going for Gold
Alongside the high-value stars there is also the spinning gold and/or multi-coloured Winstar symbol. This is the only special symbol in this slot game, and with it comes a wealth of opportunity. Always appearing stacked in the reels, the spinning Winstar symbol comes in very handy. Each time it lands on the reels, all of those symbols will spin and turn into identical ones, giving you a greater chance of winning. Of course, it doesn’t happen every time, but when it does expect to be repaid kindly.
Progress to Power
Whilst there are no special features like scatters or wilds as such, or gamble options to double your money, there is the very tempting progressive jackpot. From above the reels, this little gem will give you a glimmer of hope. But there is only one way to win. When you initiate game play by placing your bet, you may notice that on some of the spins there will be gold framing the reels.
If you are lucky enough to see every reel framed in gold, then pack up the PC, mobile and tablet - whichever you are playing on - and buy yourself a treat, because you’ve won the big bucks! And it’s as simple as that.
Winstar may not be the most sophisticated of slots, as the graphics aren’t ground-breaking and the gameplay isn’t challenging, especially with the auto-play option, but with a return-to-player rate of 96.44 per cent, it will make you want to keep spinning all day long and into the next day as well.
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