Star Appeal – A celebrity centric pokie from Microgaming
A celebrity centric pokie from Microgaming, Star Appeal is an A-list slot with A-list features, but as is so often the case with celebrity culture, is Star Appeal all style and no substance? Find out for yourself on Spin Palace, or read what we thought about it below.
Star Appeal has a bright and starry aesthetic, with game reels that look like they have been caught under the photographer’s glare on the red carpet. The aesthetic is letdown a little by the use of standard symbols, but there are some unique symbols there as well.
The biggest of these is the blonde superstar, who acts as the wild. If you get five of these symbols on a payline then you will get a return of 5,000 coins, and you’ll also significantly boost any other winning symbols that she lands alongside. The photographer and the bodyguard also pay very well, but these are not wilds and they tend to appear very infrequently.
There are 5 reels and 30 paylines on Star Appeal, and you can play for as little as $0.30 per spin. The maximum coin bet is 300, which works out at $75.
There is a game of choice bonus feature on Star Appeal, and one where you have to choose from the 9 stars on the screen. Depending on how you choose, you will unlock a number of free spins as well as a multiplier. There are some extra symbols during the free spins as well, all of which serve to make a free spin much more rewarding than a paid one.
Star Appeal is very flashy and stylish, but it lacks a little substance and there doesn’t seem to be much point to the theme. If you take this away then you still have a big wild and a rewarding bonus feature, but all in all, there are better games out there, especially on Microgaming, and Star Appeal just falls flat in too many places.