9 Burning Stars™ Review
9 Burning Stars™ is as Epic as it is frenzied. As you can imagine, the slot is set in outer space and all elements represent a different dimension of this vast, hostile environment. At first glance, it is an assault on the senses.
But you very quickly get into the swing of things and start to enjoy the adventure. It's possible to customise this slot in several ways, which has become synonymous with Wazdan productions of late.
You can select your bet totals from a huge range running from just 0.10 to 10,000 making this the perfect choice for high rollers. The volatility of a slot is normally fixed across the whole game. But not this time! You can decide if you want low volatility with regular and small payouts.
Alternatively, you can go for option 2 with medium volatility. Or the final high volatility game with huge payouts but expect to see your balance take a decent beating while you wait. There are also different speeds of play with three settings that determine how fast the game progresses.
The game is beautifully crafted and we couldn't have asked for anything more from the producers. The base game is fairly basic but as soon as you enter the jackpot round, it all takes a turn for the better.
Burning stars, an epic soundtrack and other animated elements come together to create quite the spectacle. If we had to add a negative point to the design aspect, it might be that they've tried to do too much. But in general, we have to hand it to Wazdan for producing a fine-looking game.
When we first started our review, we were expecting an extremely intricate and complicated series of game sequences. However, we're pleased to say that after the initial WTF moment, we soon discovered that there was no cause for alarm. The base game plays out across a 3x3 grid so only 9 symbols can land at a time.
To hit a win, you simply need 5 of the same symbols to land; they don't need to be in any particular order. Getting into the bonus round will require a bonus matrix to fill up with any cash symbols that land throughout the base game and this can take a while depending on the volatility setting.
Players outside the UK can simply buy their way in and get straight down to business. The Hold the Jackpot™ feature is where things start to heat up with massive prize potential.
All of the prize potential is loaded into the bonus round. The base game itself doesn't present a huge opportunity for massive multipliers. But there are still plenty of wins to experience along the way. If you go for the low volatility option, then expect to see plenty of little payouts as you play.
We imagine most people will opt for the medium volatility game to see a good balance of prize payout size and frequency. To see the biggest win, you'll need to be in the jackpot round and see all 9 spaces holding a bonus symbol firmly in place. For this, you will be the proud recipient of a 1,500x payout.
This game isn't exactly an original concept and even Wazdan has produced something very similar before. In fact, just a few months ago they released the 9 Burning Dragons™ game, which is essentially just an Asian-themed version of this slot.
The symbols may have changed but the jackpot round is exactly the same. We love the fast-paced action and the opportunity to customise the game to our liking.
We had nothing really to complain about and enjoyed many aspects of this slot. We're not saying it excited us beyond belief, but it did a very good job of holding our interest throughout our review session.