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Released September 2020
The Star Bounty slot game can be found at casinos offering Pragmatic Play software. Pragmatic Play should now be considered an established software provider, with a fairly prolific output. As a standard Pragmatic Play do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game help file. For a provider that are not currently licensed within the UK market and therefore are under no obligation to publish these figures this is a significantly progressive move. The House Edge for Star Bounty is 3.4%.
Star Bounty has 6 reels and each reel has 4 symbol spaces in it. Instead of paylines you form wins when you land 3 or more matching symbols across 3 or more adjacent reels. There are 4096 different ways to win in total.
Theme – This slot has a science fiction theme. There are space villains and space bounty hunters all co-existing in a world where giant space crafts loom in the sky.
Wild – The Wild is the “Rainbow Shape”. It will substitute for all symbols other than Scatters. Wilds only appear on reels 2-6.
Scatters – You need to land 3 or more of the Free Spins symbols to trigger the feature.
Missile Wild – The “Missile Wild” symbol is part of a random feature. It can land on any spin and when it does it will fire onto a random number of symbols, turning them into Wilds. Missile Wilds can only land on reels 2, 3 and 4. During the Free Spins feature there is a chance that the Wilds will come with a 2x or a 3x multiplier.
Free Spins – The number of Free Spins you get is equal to the number of Scatter symbols that triggered the feature. Before your spins begin you will receive a respin, during which all the Scatter symbols will remain stuck in place whilst all the other symbols respin. If another Scatter lands it will stick in place along with the triggering symbol whilst the remaining reels spin again, giving you a chance to repeat the process. This continues until you fail to land an additional Scatter or once the reels are filled with Scatters. If you can add additional Scatters then you will receive additional spins, 1 per additional symbol. Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
Buy Free Spins – You can pay to play the Free Spins any time you like. If you choose to do so you will need to spend 75x the bet and you will be awarded between 3 and 6 triggering Scatter symbols with all additional Scatters acquired through the respin process.
As much as I like the look of this slot I don’t find it quite as entertaining as many of the Pragmatic Play releases in recent weeks. You get Free Spins and a few Wild features but nothing as exciting as I have grown used. However, the house edge is low, so it is worth a look for anyone interested in the sci fi theme.