Starquest Slot & RTP
Space exploration has been one of humanity’s great challenges for decades. In one of Big Time Gaming’s early releases (launched in 2016), we side with a female astronaut with a blaster pistol who is not only on a mission to see what’s out there but also to defend herself and her research from stranger danger. The slot is called Starquest and it has somewhat of a Star Trek vibe. The only crew member we meet is the spacewoman, and she is surrounded by twinkling stars and dark outer space. The background also shows the surface of an unknown glowing planet.
Even though Starquest is not one of the newest releases on the market, with many successful missions so far, the on-going Artemis program and thrilling images made by the Hubble Space Telescope, space exploration is always a current theme. The visuals are executed so well that you will likely feel like you were drifting across space during play. The audio effects include lasers, eerie tones and even some alarm-like sounds. The reels are transparent and allow a clear view of the backdrop, which makes the game even more immersive.
Starquest Slot Features
- RTP: 96.22%
- Betting Range: £0.20 – £20
- Max Win: 20,000 times the bet
- Similar Slots: Queen of Riches, Space Race, Starburst
Starquest slot: How to Win
Starquest runs on 6 reels which can hold a variable number of symbols. In other words, there are no classic rows, as columns can contain from 2 to 7 symbols. With the Megaways engine roaring on every spin, there are a total of 117,649 ways to win when the reel grid reaches its maximum size.
Select the stake by clicking on the left and right arrow buttons; the Play button spins the reels and there is also an Autoplay option for automatic rotations.
One might think there are no gems in space, but Starquest debunks this assumption. There are three jewel symbols of different colour in the pay-table and on the reels, offering modest payouts. Playing card symbols from 9 through Ace pay even smaller sums, whereas the game logo is the symbol of the highest value, paying 15x the stake for 6 in line. Consecutive symbols, from left to right, regardless of size, will form a win and you need at least two of them. The lady in the spacesuit is the main protagonist and Wild. There are no Scatters or other types of bonus symbols because the special features are mainly propelled by the Wilds.
Starquest Bonus Rounds
Full Reel Wild is one of the features that can bring extra wins in Starquest. When the Wild appears it will cover the entire reel and bring a multiplier which will be applied in the case of a win. The lady astronaut counts as 5 symbols and shows up on the middle reels. When two or more Wilds participate in a winning combination, their multipliers will be multiplied and then applied to the amount won. A single Wild can introduce a maximum multiplier of 5x.
Respin Wilds feature gets unlocked with a Stacked Wild o the reels. One respin occurs with the Wild held in position. If another Wild lands, there will be another respin. The multipliers that come with Stacked Wild icons increase with each subsequent respin.
Starquest Slot: The Verdict
Just like with all Big Time Gaming slots, the potential with Starquest is huge. Unlike White Rabbit or Donuts, this game is not as packed with bonus rounds. Instead, it relies on features that highlight the importunate of a well-designed Wild symbol, something that classic 3-reels slots exploited immensely in their time. Of course, Starquest is no classic 3-reel slot – it has 6 columns and up to 7 rows, creating a staggering number of 117,649 ways to win.
If you join this space mission for the huge wins, you will have to learn how to be patient. Big prizes come rarely; to reach them you will need to pocket many small-time wins as this game is a low variance slot. We believe it’s the more experienced players that will find BTG’s Starquest to be a hidden gem, a game worth trying out. Beginners will likely be bothered by the absence of free spins. Players will often be teased by an occasional Wild until the special features get fully unleashed. Is space the final frontier? Starquest has the answers and so does Labslots.