Glimmering lanterns float up and disappear, giving you a shimmer of wins in this MegaJackpots Star Lanterns slot. And that’s before we mention the multi-million jackpot.
The MegaJackpots IGT slots are famous for being some of the few progressive jackpot games that allow you to win over a cool million in cash.
The big draw has always been the fact that not only can you win big jackpots amounts, but the in-game wins themselves have always been huge.
But it also means that they can be dangerous games to play and swallow cash faster than you can say Chinese lanterns.
Instead, what IGT have done here is taken a well loved game mechanics, put a new theme, and added a huge jackpot.
The game mechanics is the important thing here; because they’ve taken one of the best, namely from the Balloonies slot machine.
What makes it great is that not only do get little wins often, meaning your game play is prolonged, but there’s a decent chance of getting some decent wins.
That’s thanks to the exploding reels, where winning symbols are replaced by more symbols. Add the fact that you get multipliers with the wilds, which can add up to a potential 30x multiplier on any win.
We love the theme of the original better, but let’s be honest, the original didn’t have MegaJackpots waiting for you.
You can play on the mobile Megajackpots Star Lanterns slot whenever, though generally these jackpots tend to hit around the 800 thousand mark. If it’s over a million, then it’s definitely about to burst.
That said, there’s no doubt that Balloonies has a better return to player rate, because it has no jackpot.
So if it’s anything less, we’d still recommending heading for the cute balloon themed IGT slot game. Still, MegaJackpots Star Lanterns will stay in our ‘to watch list’ for when the jackpot is tempting enough to spin.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||Into the millions|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||7.6% / 92.4%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Max win||32,265 times the line bet|
|Free spins||Between 4 and 14 / Richer Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Exploding Reels, Free Spins, Multipliers, Wilds|
Floating Reels Feature: A little like the tumbling reels you might find in the Pixies of the Forest video slot. Except instead of the winning symbols exploding and tumbling down, they explode and the lanterns float upwards.
You'll get more symbols from below and therefore more chances to get more wins.
Star Multiplier Feature: By far what makes this MegaJackpots Star Lanterns exciting. Namely because every time you get a Star lantern symbol on the reels, you'll get either a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier.
The real thrill comes when you see three stars on the reels, or multiple stars from floating reels wins. These can multiply together to get an incredible 30x your bet win.
That said, it doesn't always guarantee a win.
Free Spin Feature: Get three lotus lanterns anywhere on the reels and you'll get a a simple click me feature where you'll choose between different lanterns.
Here's where you'll find the only difference to Balloonies, as the free spins range from 4 to 14 free spins, instead of 6, to 12 free spins.
These free spins are richer, with easier wins and more star multiplier wilds.
How to win the MegaJackpots Progressive: There's no point hiding it; the more you bet, the higher your odds of winning. That said, every spin, no matter the size, has a chance of winning.
It's just that if you bet 0.40 a spin, you have twice the chances as if you bet 0.20 a spin.
You need to get 4 MegaJackpot symbols in a single spin in order to win. These are hiding behind the star multiplier wild; so as you can imagine, short of impossible to do during the base game.
Your real chance is in the free spins, where those star wild multipliers come more abundantly, and every floating reel win brings a new chance at a new wild, and more MegaJackpots symbols.
The MegaJackpots Star Lantern slot is a wonderful addition to the genre.
It's lower volatility means it's a little friendlier than the other MegaJackpots games, but it still has good odds for big wins if you're lucky with those multiplier and exploding reels.
One to play when the jackpot hits over 800 thousand in cash, otherwise there's always other multi-million jackpot slot games.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 25, 2021 - Rating