The new slot plays on humanity’s shared dream of becoming a star, and is based on the popular format of a television talent show for people who dream of becoming singers. The game was produced with the input of Swedish musician Erik Segerstedt, covering the journey an individual takes on the road to achieving fame in the world of pop.
If you enjoy those televised singing and talent shows, this new slot is perfect for you. It may not make you a star, but if you’re lucky you’ll come away richer.
Music Industry Theme
The game puts the player backstage, with the reels clearly located on-stage. You can see the judges in front of the reels with an audience sat behind them. The reels represent the talented singing hopefuls, and the slot is filled with people that will be needed to help you win the contest by spinning the reels.
Some of the symbols are interesting, like the Wild, which substitutes all the other symbols on the reels. The lower-paying symbols range between the 9 and the Ace, while the more exciting ones come in the form of different stars and a glorious golden microphone. The game’s bonus mode enables players to collect golden tickets from the judges to trigger respins in the base game.
GiG Excitement At Launch
The official press release from GiG states that the developers are very excited about the release of POPSTAR in the wake of three other successful launches. Furthermore, it is noted that Erik Segerstedt had produced all the special sound effects for the game in the build-up to his brand new album, and two original songs are heard directly in-game.
So if you’re an Erik Segerstedt fan, this is an exciting opportunity to hear some unreleased music from the Swedish icon.
GiG’s Head of Product also commented on the game, saying that theme and gameplay alignment are the most critical factors for the success of a new slot. He feels this new game has got the balance just right by giving players the task of helping singers win a contest. The great theme and exciting gameplay are complemented by the opportunity to win big through great symbol combos and the triggering of bonus features.