With 1024 ways to win this Popstar mobile slot has a fun theme and some interesting free spin bonus games.
Popstar is a 1024 ways to win slot machine with 5 reels and 4 rows of symbols based around a singing competition. You have wilds, scatter and free spins with symbol upgrades.
You can quickly and clearly see what they had planned for this theme. With its American Idol / X Factor feel, what you have here is a singing competition with subtle names like Tony Tamtrum (AKA Simon Cowell) or Spicy B (AKA Mel B from the Spice Girls).
Is the slot game theme particularly well done? Well, not really. All the characters look fuzzy and drawn quickly, with no details or soul. Eric, our main singer and highest paid symbol is literally someone you could happily forget after a drink down the pub.
And then you have Ace to 9 symbols rounding up a total of 11 symbols over the 5 reels and 4 rows of this Popstar slot. We wouldn’t say that we were hooked.
That’s because what you are asked to do is collected golden tickets per high paying character – ie. one of the judges.
Every 6 golden tickets will turn that judge into our singing Popstar Eric. As the highest paid symbol, that means you get progressively richer reels, with more and more Erics popping up all over the place.
Wanna know how often that happens? Not very often. In fact, we played for an hour, entered the free spins round 4 times and once, just once, did we turn one of the judges into an Eric.
It was depressingly disappointing.
It may be that we didn’t have a whole load of luck playing on this Popstar game, and on another day we would have won 200x our bet and walked away happy.
Unfortunately, we walked away frustrated, though you can kinda see the potential here. This is a volatile game so frustration is part of the package – but when only one symbol pays well, you know you are kind of in trouble.
Personally, if you want to collect symbols for big wins, the Yggdrasil Dwarf Mine slot does this far more skilfully. You still need patience, but at least you can see what you are paying for on every spin.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 1024 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.3% / 96.7%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 10|
|Free spins||6 to 14 Free Spins / Potential Symbol Upgrade|
|Bonus rounds||Scatter, Wilds, Free Spins, Symbol Upgrade|
Wild: The neon WILD symbol is wild and can replace any other symbol except the scatter.
Scatters and Free Spins: The microphone is the scatter symbol and 3 or more will give you a random number of free spins:
However, you can re-trigger extra spins using only 2 scatters:
During the free spins, the judges can collect golden tickets found on the reels. Collect 6 tickets and that judge will then turn into the high paying Eric symbols. You can, potentially, turn all six judges into Eric symbols, so you only have one high paying symbol.
This Popstar slot review was hard to write because, at heart, we can see that this casino game has a whole load of potential.
Unfortunately, that potential is locked away behind 5 scatters, lots of free spins, and too many golden ticket collections. It just got boring too quickly.
Add a theme that needed a little fine-tuning to be called truly great, and we can't quite recommend this GiG slot online.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating