This slot is set in the far east, so far east we have hit a tranquil lake it seems. But that’s ok for there is a sea of lanterns within our reach to light the way. Join us as we play the beautiful Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns from IGT. There is a lot going on inside this slot, but it has a nice soothing tempo and offers a high win potential. As well as combining a version of the avalanche reels and let’s not forget that mega jackpot!
Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns is a 5-reel, 20 fixed pay line slot offering a variable RTP of 90.99% to 93% to players. Set against a lake background, the reels spin transparently and are full of different styles of lanterns.
All the symbols are in the form of lanterns, starting with the highest which are the four box shaped lanterns. Lower value lanterns are the three circular lanterns with animal shapes on them. The reels spin in a different way too, with the symbols floating upwards and off the reels instead of the usual downwards spinning motion. During the game there is a soothing tune playing along, which is in keeping with the idea of releasing lanterns into the night and a great addition to the game.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns begins at £20 per spin and can be increased to a massive £2,000 per spin. Now this may seem high to some players but remember there is that mega jackpot on offer here. The only thing you can change is the line bet which alters the total bet, simply use the arrows until the bet you want to play with is showing.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol in Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns is a red carousel style lantern. It will substitute for all other symbols except the star multiplier, scatter and of course the jackpot symbols.
Scatter Symbol – A lotus flower with the word bonus underneath it is your scatter symbol on Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns. It will land on reels 1, 2 and 3, and landing three of the scatter on those reels will trigger the feature for you.
Star Multiplier / Mega Jackpot Symbol – The star lantern symbol will only land on reels 1, 2 and 3. It triggers a special multiplier for line wins as well as randomly transforming into the mega jackpot symbol too.
Floating Reels Feature – This feature works in much the same way as the avalanche free fall symbols you may have seen in other games. IGT have adapted it slightly for Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns but the basics stay the same. Any symbols that form part of a win are removed from the reels and new symbols fall into their place. If those new symbols then help create a win they too are removed and so on until no new wins are made. This just means that on every paying spin you have the chance of creating multiple wins which is always a bonus. Now although it is called an avalanche feature, in this slot the symbols are removed, and the new ones float upwards into their place. Still a pretty nifty feature though that’s for sure.
Mega Jackpot Feature – Want to bag that progressive jackpot that you will see constantly building in the top right corner? Then you will need to land 4 mega jackpot symbols on the reels and to do that you need the star multiplier. How does it work you ask; well it is simple? Every time you land a star symbol on Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns it awards a multiplier to any line win, but it may also transform into a mega jackpot symbol too! Get 4 jackpot symbols on one spin or subsequent avalanche symbol fills, to win the jackpot amount.
Bonus Spins Feature – Land three of the lotus flower scatter symbol on reels 1, 2 and 3 to trigger the bonus spins feature. You will be given the choice of three lanterns behind which there are a number of spins. Each lantern will have from 4 to 14 bonus spins behind them and as soon as you make your choice the round will begin. You can’t retrigger the bonus spins as the scatter symbol is not present during the bonus spins round. However, you will find that you have an increased number of star multiplier symbols present on the reels during the round instead. Again, the star multiplier will offer x2, x3 or x5 your bet amount.
Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns is a very serene and slow playing game, in as much as it takes some time for the reels to spin and symbols to land. It certainly gives players a change of pace and a chance to really experience the slot for what it is, a thing of beauty! Main game wins come through often, thanks to the avalanche reels feature. This is a great option for players as it can mean multiple wins on every spin made.