Lightning Box has produced a hybrid of two established slot titles with its latest whirlwinding slot title, Stellar Cash Blown Away.
Stellar Cash Blown Away is a 5×3 reel slot with 25-paylines and bonus features including walrus wilds and tornado respins.
96.21 per cent
Low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards, with nine through to Ace. If the right amount of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.16 and x2.66 the player’s stake.
Next up, penguins, swans and dinosaurs depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.16 and x5 the player’s preferred bet, depending on the amount of matching combinations that fall on the same turn.
The highest-paying symbol is represented by a monkey. These symbols can offer between x0.33 and x8.33, depending on the amount of paying combinations that land at once.
Wild walrus symbols are available, substituting for all symbols other than the tornado respin symbols, stellar scatters and boat scatters. This symbol can only land on the fifth reel.
Landing three or more boat scatters will award the player 10 free spins.
Tornado symbols can also land on the reels, triggering the tornado respin feature when one or more symbols land on the reels.
Finally, stellar scatters can drop into play, triggering the stellar cash bonus game if three or more land on the same spin.
When tornado symbols land on the reels, they trigger a respin while removing the lowest-paying card symbol from the game to increase the respin’s win potential.
If another tornado lands on this respin, a subsequent respin will occur as the feature removes the next-highest-paying symbol from the game. These tornadoes also work as wilds, substituting for all symbols other than the boat scatter.
During this free spins feature triggered by the boar scatters, cow symbols can land on the reels. If a cow symbol land on the same spin as a tornado, it will be sucked into its path as a win multiplier increases by a value of win.
However, these cows can escape the tornado randomly, preventing the player from receiving the multiplier upgrade. Collecting multiple cows during the free games can allow for a multiplier value of up to x7.
If a tornado symbol lands on the reels during the final free spin, the tornado respin will be activated to increase the payout potential of the final stage of this game mode. Any subsequent tornado symbols dropping into play will retrigger the respin.
With the stellar cash bonus game, six levels are available. With the first six levels, players must choose one of three stellar symbols, revealing either red crosses, green arrows or a multiplied bet amount.
Players must select a stellar symbol on each turn, with red crosses causing them to lose a life and green arrows progressing them to the next level. Any multiplied bet amounts that are revealed will be awarded to the player before returning them to the base game.
The bonus round will end if a total of three red crosses are revealed, but if players can make it past six game rounds then they will be taken to the final jackpot game mode.
With this feature, players must select from an assortment of stellar symbols which have hidden jackpot values behind them. Once having revealed three identical jackpot values, players will be awarded the respective jackpot prize.
Jackpot prizes available include mini, minor, major and grand variants.
WHAT THEY SAY
Rob Procter, VP of Game Development at Light & Wonder, stated: “Augmenting two mechanics to create a standalone hit that draws upon the innovative features found within each, has produced a slot that has appeal to new customers whilst providing a twist to existing fans of each franchise.”