Power Stars

Power Stars has a clever gimmick in the form of its Wild symbol, but it falls short of expectations with its poor return to player (95.54 percent) and medium volatility.
Power Stars - Unknown - Fruits

Power Stars – Power Stars has a clever gimmick in the form of its Wild symbol, but it falls short of expectations with its poor return to player (95.54 percent) and medium volatility.

Power Stars RTP 95.54%

Slot function Slot description
Slot Provider: Unknown
Slot date created: 2008
RTP: 95.54%
Features: Configurable winlines, Autoplay, Gamble feature
Power Stars themes: Fruits, 5-Reels
Popularity: Medium
Available on: Mobile, Desktop
Win lines: 10

Review of Power Stars

Theme and plot of the story

Power Stars makes advantage of the images and style of a fruit machine or one-armed bandit to create a winning combination. Plums and bells, fortunate sevens, and cut watermelons are some of the symbols used.

When it comes to slot machines, these symbols are as ancient as the trees themselves, and as such, the theme is a tried and true one that, in this instance, is reasonably well performed by the team at Novomatic.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

The graphics are decent and have the definite advantage of being eminently clear and easily read. The symbols have distinct outlines, while the backgrounds are a simple red with a few gradients and stars tossed in for good measure to keep things interesting.

The animations are extremely basic, but they accomplish the task for which they were created – emphasizing winnings and lending a satisfying weight to the spins.

The noises are a little rudimentary, and there is no accompanying music CD included with the slot. Given the often poor quality of slot-based music tracks, this might be a significant benefit.


Power Stars is a five reel slot with three reels and ten win lines. The win lines are oriented in both ways, letting the player to win with combinations that begin on either reel one or reel five, depending on the situation.

On top of that, there is an expanding Wild that may be used to generate respins, but there is no extra feature in line with the one-armed bandit theme of the slot.

As a consequence, the gameplay is good, although it may be a touch lacking in variation for those looking for something different.

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

The Wild symbol acts as a replacement for all other symbols and grows to occupy the whole reel on which it is shown. It then causes all of the other reels to be re-spun.

The Wild symbol appears exclusively on the second, third, and fourth reels.

There are no bonuses or free spins available in Power Stars.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

The return to player for this game is 95.54 percent, which is much lower than our standard of around 96 percent for average.

The range of bets available on the site we tested ranged from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.05 if the player chose just one win line to a maximum bet per spin of $/£/€500.00 if the player chose all ten win lines, with the least bet being $/£/€0.05 and the highest bet being $/£/€500.00.

The volatility of this game is medium, which makes it a poor fit for our favorite slot machine methods, which we will discuss below. Our techniques have a tendency to concentrate on slots with greater volatility.


With a few contemporary twists thrown in, Power Stars is a respectable example of an older-style slot machine that has been updated.

Despite the lack of bonuses or free spins, the gameplay is rather straightforward, but the growing Wild and respins provide a fascinating twist to a more standard bonus game format.

In this slot, the return to player (RTP) is the most significant drawback; at 95.54 percent, it is much below average, and the medium volatility does little to alleviate the disappointment.