Power Stars is a fantastic Novomatic slot that is themed on the fruit machines you find at land-based casinos and gaming arcades. The interface is great, the graphics and animations are fabulous - symbols that are part of a winning combination burst into flames - and there is a cool bonus feature too. This slot comes with 5 reels and 10 adjustable paylines. The coin size ranges from 0.01 to 5.00, which gives you a minimum bet per spin of 1p across a single payline (10p across all 10 paylines) and a maximum bet of £50.
Power Stars is a fun slot; the background is a lovely bright red veering towards orange and the paylines listed out on either side of the reels in bright colours. The symbols in the game are the usual suspects: cherries, plums, oranges, watermelons, lemons, grapes, 7s and the bells. The gold star is the wild symbol. This is a special symbol in this game because along with replacing the other symbols to help you put together winning combinations it also plays a key role in the bonus feature.
When you play Power Stars, the starting point for a winning combination is not necessarily the first reel. You can also have winning combinations from the middle reel positions - e.g. from the 2nd to the 5th reels for instance, as long as the symbols land on 3 adjacent reels. The bonus feature in Power Stars is a little different from the free spins fare that you usually see in Novomatic slots. The bonus is centred on the wild symbol in this game. You need to land the wild symbol on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reels. When you do that it expands to cover the entire reel to help you score a win. That is not all; the wild then remains frozen and you get an additional re-spin.
Power Stars also comes with the standard Gamble feature that you see in Novomatic slots. It is activated after each winning spin in the base game and bonus round and has the potential to double your winnings though, conversely, you could lose your winnings from the round too.