Powered by the Asian-themed game creators Red Tiger gaming, Five Star has five reels and three paylines. Five Star has dynamic surprises at each turn. The gameplay may be simplistic and the feel overwhelmingly retro, but there is unmistakably more to this game than what players would conceive at first sight.
Five Star has the look of a classic, old-school fruity. Three, four or five cherries, lemons, oranges and plums award three, six and twelve coins.
The grapes are the next highest to pay out, awarding payouts of fifteen, thirty or seventy-five coins followed by the melons that bestow thirty, sixty or ninety coins. The flaming lucky Seven awards players sixty, ninety or 150 coins, with the Five Star icons boosting player's coffers with a maximum of 300 coins!
Sadly, there are no free spins on offer to players in Five Star, yet there is a chance players will be awarded a re-spin following any winning combination formed. These are slightly odd affairs in the that all of the icons will land in exactly the same place as the original winning spin.
In effect, players will be paid for the same winning icon multiple times. Meaning that players can boost a winning payout by up to ten times. The re-spins can be randomly triggered following any triumphant win, including ones that feature the Five Star icon that doubles as the game's scatter.
Five Star is a pretty conventional fruit machine re-boot, albeit one with an extraordinary feature in the form of the re-spin – get on a roll with a high-value icon here and some very tidy payouts are potentially possible. The graphics are as lustrous as players have become accustomed to with any Red Tiger Gaming slots. The electronic audio matches the frantic gameplay.
If punters prefer slots with an abundance of extras and features, then sadly Five Star will be something of a disappointment. If gamers are after a classic fruity with a twist, then Five Star is one they should give a go.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring