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Here’s another game in the hugely successful Book of series from Novomatic. Games such as ‘Book of Ra’ and ‘Book of Maya’ have been massive hits and now we get ‘Book of Stars’ and again success has been phenomenal.
We certainly get around with these games. One minute we’re in Egypt, the next South America and now it’s the infinite world of the stars and that’s a journey that never reaches its end.
The game has 20 paylines on its five reels. The reels are transparent and you can see the stars in the background. The paylines aren’t fixed so you can just work out a financial budget and enjoy playing the game.
Symbols in the game include a priceless ring, some impressive looking busts of ancient gods and the Book of Stars that holds many a mystery inside its pages. There’s also the Ten to Ace playing card symbols which are the low paying symbols here.
The wild symbol is the aforementioned Book of Stars and it doubles up as the scatter symbol. That’s a replica of the other ‘Book of’ games but if something works then why change it. You certainly won’t mind when the wild symbols substitutes for other symbols and gets you some good wins.
Before you start playing the game, try to find out as much as you can about it. That’s easy to do by just having a good look through the paytable. That has all the information you need to know about the payouts and the bonus game. Also have some free games to see just what it’s like to play the game without having to spend any cash.
Another handy feature in the game is the autoplay feature. Chances are you’ll be wanting to play this game for a fair while so that helps if you want some time away from the screen. All the main control buttons are down the bottom of the screen so operating it is no problem at all which is always useful.
If you can get three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels then this triggers the Free Spins round. With it being anywhere on the reels, this means that you don’t have to be activating all the paylines to trigger the bonus round, just one will do. Once triggered you win ten free spins.
If you’re wondering what’s in the Book of Ra, then you’re about to find out. Before the free spins begin the Book of Ra appears on the screen and its pages begin to turn. When they stop turning one of the symbols in the game is revealed and this will be the Special Expanding Symbol during your free spins. This will make a few appearances during the free spins round and can certainly get you some good wins.
The ring symbols only make an appearance if you decide to activate the Extra Bet feature. Note that this does add to the cost of a spin so be careful not to overdo it and have it wreck your financial budget. The rings only appear on the second and fourth reels and can substitute for other symbols including the Book of Stars and the chosen expanding symbol. That really increases your chance of getting some good wins.
It’s also possible to re-trigger the free spins if those scatters turn up in triplicate again and there’s no limit on how many re-spins you can receive.
There’s also a Gamble Feature here but be careful with this. Once you get a winning combination you can double that by correctly guessing the colour of the next card drawn. Get it wrong though and you lose your win. You can have five successful correct guesses but to do that your level of luck has to be sky high, just try it with a real pack of playing cards and see how difficult it’ll be to hang onto your winnings with one correct guess after another.
Another great game from Novomatic. This series of games just keeps on coming up with the goods. The game play is similar just the theme and symbols change. The game really has a fantastic look to it. There are definitely some good profits to be made here, especially if the free spins can be re-triggered. Be careful with the Extra Bet and the Gamble Feature, don’t overdo the Extra Bet and remember how hazardous the guessing the next card routine can be.