5 Star Knockout Slot Free Play
How To Play It
Once you click on the Bet button, a new screen opens up, and on it you will find a list of 15 wagers to choose from. The lowest one is worth $0.20, while the maximum bet is $50.
5 Star Knockout comes with 20 paylines, and there are 5 reels which will spin for you. The winning combinations are the usual ones, requiring that 3 to 5 symbols which match should be on the same line, and aligned left to right.
One of the more unusual things about 5 Star Knockout, is that it uses Star Meters for each type of symbol. As you land Star scatters on the reels, up to 5 of them at a time, you will be able to collect them in these meters. They appear to go to random meters whenever they show up.
You start off with an empty board, but there is a Bonus Stars mechanic which triggers then, to populate the meters with a random number of stars.
Win Spins are random, and they are basically respins which keep triggering until you stop getting new winning combinations.
If you can fill a meter with Stars, you will trigger the free spins. At least 5 free spins are won at this point, though additional meters filled will get you 2 more rounds each time, regardless if this happened in the triggering spin or during the feature.
Filling a symbol’s meter will remove it from the reels, so you’re playing the feature with fewer types of symbols, and better odds of actually forming winning combinations.
Finally, a multiplier of up to 5x can be randomly applied to wins formed in this feature.
Thanks to multipliers and free spins, it’s not unlikely that a winning combination would pay up to 4,500x the stake, which is the top jackpot that is mentioned in 5 Star Knockout. If you look at the typical slot that has medium volatility, you will find smaller top rewards in most of them, so I’m more than satisfied with the potential we see in this one.
5 Star Knockout also comes with a high-enough RTP to be worth considering. At 96.09%, it’s a good number, but I’d double check it in the help files, just to be sure. A lot of recent Microgaming slots have been released with an RTP range, which includes lower values as well.
Overall, 5 Star Knockout manages to put out something that feels unique, at least when it comes to gameplay. I’m far less impressed with its theme and graphics.