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The wombat says: Those slot wizards at NextGen Gaming are in the habit of turning their top games into online scratch cards. Which is exactly what they’ve done with the Starmania Scratch card – their popular gemstone-meets-deep space themed slot. This game sits snugly in what is known to the Powers that Be as the Casual Games section along with the likes of our Boss the Lotto game and 7Up – I can’t think why they are called casual games, maybe that’s the dress code for playing them. Off with the tuxedo then!
Decent wins and twinkling planets are on offer in this cool little game, but will this simplified version live up to the intergalactic success of the original? And will your wins be the size of solar systems? Let’s get scratching and see.
It’s time to cast aside those old fashioned paper scratch cards and try out these new fangled online versions Wombat Fans!
Look and Feel
Get ready for a huge dose of nostalgia, because everything from the design of the symbols to the space age sound effects in this game has been created with a retro ‘space invader’ vibe. All in all, we’d say top notch graphics from NextGen, and for the music; it’s so soothing that this wombat nearly napped off…
This scratch card is as bright as Moirai Blaze– that grid of sparkly gemstones that also sits in the “casual” games category.
Just like with your traditional scratch cards, there are no fixed patterns or strategies that you can put to use here. In fact, it’s all about Lady Luck in this game. Basically, there’s a 3×3 grid that has 9 symbols hidden behind it – and if you match at least 3x of them, you will land a win! It really is as simple as all that. It’s as easy as out Nerves of Steal game too play (even easier actually).
To keep things as authentic as possible, Starmania Scratch gives you the option to reveal these cheeky symbols one by one – but if you’re feeling lazy (like this wombat often does) just click on the autoplay option which will reveal all the symbols for you at once, while you get comfy and just watch the wins rolling in. A cup of tea is optional…
Your lucky symbols on the grid are made up of different types of stars, and these celestial icons vary in size and colour – getting more elaborate as their value increases.
The simple plain blue star will give you x1 your bet for 3x, then it’s x2 for a plain green stars, x5 for the purple stars, x10 for the sapphire blue and gold gemstone stars, x50 for the emerald green and gold stars, x100 for the amethyst and gold stars, and finally the big daddy of the gemstone planets, a whopping x 1000 if you land x3 of the yellow and red ornate planets!
Starmania Scratch on Mobile
All of NextGen’s scratch card games are best played on touch screen devices. Basically if you’re on a mobile or tablet, you can gently rub on the game panel and reveal the hidden symbols. It’s a ruddy miracle! Which means you can sit back and relax and enjoy the scratching away the galaxy while you are on the move.
If you land Starmania Scratch’s top prize you could walk away with around about 1,000x your total bet – which quite frankly, would propel this wombat into whole other galaxy… So if you need a change from your slots, why not give it a go?