Novomatic’s Wish Upon a Star Video Slot Review

Wish Upon a Star: Demo

Hope for a timely Christmas bonus or 2 in Wish Upon a Star. Created by Novomatic, it’s a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot that comes with plenty of festive goodies. Stacked wilds trigger a pick me feature. There’s also a free spins round and a hold and respin bonus where you could land cash or 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play this medium variance slot from 25pper spin.

Bright & colourful

There’s plenty of seasonal cheer evident in the design of Wish Upon a Star. It’s bright, colourful and rather jolly. On the reels you’ll see lower value royal symbols as well as bells, a candy cane, candles and a Christmas tree. The smiling woman in the elf’s hat is the most lucrative symbol. This awards 1, 3 or 8 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The gift box is the wild. This can appear on reels 2 and 4 only and performs the usual substituting duties.

Goodies galore

There are plenty of extras on offer in the Wish Upon a Star slot including stacked wilds, pick me prizes, free spins and streak respins with 4 potential jackpots.

Stacked wilds

Land a stacked wild on reels 2 and/or 4 and you’ll activate the Bonus Prizes feature. Choose 1 or 2 of the gift boxes which will reveal a cash award, 10 free spins or trigger the jackpot round.

Free spins

Trigger the Free Games feature by landing the scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin or via the pick and click feature. In both instances, you can look forward to 10 free spins. Landing 3 scatters will result in another 10 free spins (and 20 altogether).

4 fixed jackpots

The Wish Upon a Star Jackpots feature is triggered via the pick and click bonus or by landing 6 or more of the shooting star symbol on the same spin. The triggering stars are held and 3 respins are awarded. Land a new star and it too is held and the respins reset to 3.

Each star comes with a coin value, up to 15 x bet, or a jackpot attached. When your respins are complete, the coins are added together for your total payout. Jackpot stars award their associated jackpot prize – the Mini, Minor or Major jackpots are worth 20, 30 or 50 x bet respectively. To land the Grand Jackpot, you need till all symbol positions with stars – this is worth 200 x bet.

Simple festive fun

Wish Upon a Star is a typical Christmas-themed slot. It’s aimed at casual players looking for a bit of festive fun. The jolly design is simply done and the features offer some nice variety. The variance is in the medium range with top payouts of 200 times your bet per spin.

You can win up to 480 x bet if you get lucky in the Wish Upon a Star Jackpots feature – with an RTP of 97.12%, this game should see your bankroll last a long time. Hopefully you’ll pick up a few jackpot wins to make it worth your while. That said, much bigger payouts, up to 3,000 x bet, are available in Microgaming’s Festive Indulgence slot.

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