Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here comes Big Time Gaming’s Starquest slot. Yes, it’s yet another space-themed game, but its 6 reel, 117,649 Megaways-to-win grid is out of this world. To be honest, this game isn’t easy to get into- even for us pros. But if you think the 243 ways-to-win slots aren’t crazy enough and you’re looking to try something a bit more extreme, then this 96.2% RTP slot could turn out to be a profitable escapade in space.
You’re in space, with an unusual looking slot grid. The thrill of going beyond what most other slot players have seen has definitely set your heart pumping. This 11760 Megaways-to-win game is out to do the undoable. How to get started?
Despite the crazy numbers, getting started with Starquest is easy. Set your stake in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. The bet size starts at £0.20 per spin, to a maximum of £40. It’s not a cheap penny slot, but 20p per spin for 117,649 paylines is more than pretty good. There are no additional settings to adjust your bet size, and after setting your stake, you’re ready to spin.
Auto Play can be accessed through the looping button next to the Spin button, and you can choose how you would like your game to spin.
The reels will look a bit unusual at first – they don’t always have the same number of symbols. One could have 3, another could have 4. The maximum number of symbols a reel can have is 7, and how many you actually get can change with each spin.
From highest to lowest value, the symbols in Starquest are:
Full Reel Wilds: Woman Space Fighter
From the base game, spinning 6 SQ Crests will get you 15x your stake. It’s not a lot and nothing to write home about. However, when you go into the Wild Reels, there are multipliers that can boost your win handsomely. Starquest isn’t really about winning one big jackpot with a one time stroke of luck. It’s more about frequent wins that add up – that’s what those gazillion paylines are really for.
If 117,649 Megaways-to-win is not special enough, then check out Starquest’s extra features:
Once in a while, a lady space fighter will take over an entire reel, transforming all the symbols into Wilds, and can count as 5 icons. Wild reels can occur from Reels 2 to 5. Wilds also come with multipliers that can increase your win up to 6x.
These are kind of like free spins, except that these are all about Wilds. One Wild Reel will trigger give you a free spin, or re-spin. If you get another Wild Reel, you’ll get another re-spin with the Wilds held in place, and each time they will have a multiplier that’s 1 bigger.
Alright folks, we’ll be frank. Starquest is kind of lame when it comes to graphics. There’s this standard shot of space and this bulky looking reels and rather uninspiring symbols of red gems and such. The lady space fighter in the Wild Reel is kind of cute in that tight, hot, jump suit, but overall, the look and feel of this slot does feel rather dated.
For those who enjoy crazy payline combinations to the extreme, then this 117,649 ways-to-win slot is worth checking out. Starquest’s rather unusual 6 reels setup that can have a varying number of symbols with each spin will also be something new. The game’s look and feel is not so outstanding, and is relatively sparse on its special features. However, that’s not what Starquest is about – it’s more for experienced players who have the patience to warm up to a new slot format, and to reap in the rewards that can only come with a dazzling 117, 649 paylines.