This Asian-themed game called Star Lanterns MegaJackpots from IGT follows in the footsteps of Cleopatra, Siberian Storm and Wolf Run by presenting punters with a chance to collect four MegaJackpots symbols, after which the game will pay out a massive progressive jackpot prize.
Progressive Jackpot: Yes
Star Lanterns MegaJackpots features an oriental theme along with plenty of bonus features and an all-time favorite amongst players — a progressive jackpot!
This IGT-produced game is a five-reel slot that has three rows and 20 fixed paylines. Those reels are transparent and through them, there are gently lapping waves beneath a night sky filled with floating lanterns. Press “Spin” and you will see the symbols float up rather than down, imitating the action of those lanterns.
The Chinese are known for having added a plethora of inventions to all of mankind. From gunpowder to tea, Chinese ingenuity has certainly had a huge impact on the modern world. Another iconic innovation from them would be the Chinese lantern. Whether it is made from simple paper or more extravagant materials, these bearers of candlelight were used in China during festivals and cultural festivals.
Star Lanterns MegaJackpots pays homage to these lanterns, revealing some basic paper lanterns with some mythical creatures from east Asian mythology – the tiger, the koi carp and the serpent dragon. There are also some more intricate lantern designs, with fancy-looking lights paying more lucrative line bet multiplier prizes.
So, if you are looking to brighten up your evening with some gorgeous-looking and potentially life-changing spinning action, then you won't go too wrong with Star Lanterns MegaJackpots. The game may not have the most exciting of base game jackpots, but it is more than made up for by the MegaJackpots progressive prize kitty and engaging bonus features.
Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns is definitely a great-looking slot and a captivating one to play on for hours on end. The Floating Reels feature makes you want to keep spinning the reels and there’s a huge progressive jackpot to you engaged.
All the standard symbols are lanterns of different shapes and sizes although the spherical ones are the lower values while the larger ones are worth bigger prizes.
The wild symbol is a large ornate, red lantern, which will substitute for all others in a winning combo except for the flower bonus and the star lantern.
This happens on each winning spin and you will see those symbols involved disappear only to be replaced by more floating up from below. More combos can be made this way and the process continues until there are no more wins.
The star symbol appears only on reels one, two and three and each that lands awards a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x for any wins on that particular spin (or set of spins if the Floating Reels is triggered). Each star will also disappear in the same way as a winning combo does. If two or more stars land on the same spin, the multiplier values are added together.
The progressive jackpot is also a win here – each star may reveal a Mega Jackpots symbol which will be added to the empty spaces above the reels. Collect all four on the same spin and the jackpot is yours.
This is initiated by landing three of the flower bonus symbols anywhere on reels one, two and three. You then get to pick one of the three lanterns displayed to reveal between 4 and 14 free spins. It’s not possible to trigger any more spins from within the feature because there are no bonus symbols on the reels.