Power Star was released in 2008 by Novomatic Interactive through its subsidiary named Greentube Internet Solutions. Power Star resembles Novomatic Interactive’s other slot games like Sizzling Gems, Fruitilicious, and Sizzling Hot deluxe slot. There are only three other Power-branded slot games in Greentube’s portfolio namely Power Joker, Pumpkin Power, and Aztec Power.
The term “Power Star” refers to the powerful starry substitute and (when three are on the reels) a free respin-triggering symbol that can appear in a 3X3 square in the middle of the rectangular 5X3 grid. The players aim at matching three, or four, or five symbols on the Power Star’s one to ten pay lines.
Power Star Game Features
With a 4-star rating from Greentube in terms of volatility, the fruit-themed Power Star has nine symbols for the main game namely: number 7, halved watermelon, blue plum, orange, lemon, bunch of grapes, berries, bell, and star.
Opening the Power Star software takes the players straight to the interface, where they set the active pay lines and bet sizes using the “Lines” and “Total bet” icons below the left side of the reels. When the “Lines” icon is pressed, a pop-up appears at the middle of the reels; the chosen number of pay lines is highlighted and the respective uniquely colored active lines crisscross the user interface. Pressing the “Auto” or “Start” icons prompts the reels to spin.
The blue pay line one, which runs from right to left through the centre of the grid, is linked with the $0.01 minimum bet. The pale violet pay line ten zigzags from bottom left to top right, and is associated with the $50.00 maximum bet. However, the “Gamble” round can support a $25,000 maximum bet.
Power Star has dynamic bet sizes; the lowest bet size for, let’s say, pay line one ($0.01) is different from that of pay line ten ($0.10). However, the bet sizes can be calculated by multiplying the pay line number with line one bet sizes—$0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.08, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.80, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. The increase or decrease in Power Star payouts depends with the bet size, so these figures are based on the maximum bet allowable in any line, which ranges from $5.00 for line one to $50.00 for all lines.
THREE, FOUR, and FIVE: 7s pay $500, $2500 and $5000; blue plums and oranges pay $50, $150, and $750; lemons and berries pay $50, $100, and $500; bunches of grapes pay $100, $250, and $1000; and bells pay $250, $100, and $2500. Wild, multipliers, and a progressive jackpot are absent. Fortunately, Power Star has an optional “Gamble” side game (players can ignore it and, instead, collect main game’s winnings) that uses playing cards with various suits to determine results after the player has gambled on either a red or black oval shape.
The simple Power Star interface has colorful line patterns. Players can opt to turn on/off either the background music or classic sounds, or both. The graphics are old school.
Luck in Power Star
A game of chance wherein it is advisable to use many lines, Power Star’s RTP rate is 95.54% while the house edge is 4.46%.