Starfire Fortunes TopHit™ Features
Regular gameplay takes place on a traditional 5x3 board with 20 pay lines, where matching combinations must start from the leftmost reel and contain at least 3 identical symbols. Standard payouts range from 0.6 to 3 times the bet on wins from low-value royal icons and 1.2 to 16 times from premiums represented by various mystical objects from the planetarium.
The feature takes the form of a horizontal reel situated above the main grid. It spins together with regular reels and may drop high-value or free spins symbols. Any premium icon that lands fully visible will convert all its matching instances on the standard playing area into Wilds. More identical symbols on the TopHit™ reel during the same spin will add multipliers to Wilds up to x5.
A Nudge symbol is available only on the fifth reel. When it lands in view, it will nudge all partially visible symbols on the TopHit™ reel to trigger the feature.
Starfire Fortunes TopHit™ Free Spins
Landing at least 3 Free Spins symbols activates the bonus round comprising 8 free spins. More triggering instances will award more initial spins. During the bonus, all activated features are persistent, meaning that once-triggered symbol conversion will turn the respective symbols Wild on every spin. Every consecutive appearance on the TopHit™ reel will increase the multiplier by 1 up to x5. Each Free Spins symbol scored adds 1 extra spin.
Golden Bet & Bonus Buy
Players can boost their chances of triggering the TopHit™ feature by activating the Golden Bet for 5 times their active stake. This guarantees the Nudge symbol lands every time, making any partially visible premium icons on the TopHit™ reel appear in full.
It's also possible to instantly start the bonus round in one of two variants:
- A standard random trigger with a minimum of 8 spins for 100 x bet.
- An enhanced version with a minimum of 10 spins and a guaranteed Nudge symbol on the first spin for 500 x bet.
With Starfire Fortunes TopHit™, Yggdrasil continues to expand their series of trademarked features. Like with previous Gigablox, DoubleMax and several more, those mechanisms are usually straightforward and easy to grasp while adding an attractive extra layer to the gameplay. TopHit™ is a clever way of populating the main grid with Wilds without turning it into a random feature. It boosts the anticipation for players who can observe the horizontal reel and count on the high-value symbols landing in full view. And even if they don't, there's always the Nudge symbol available to rectify the situation. Turning the entire experience into a persistent one in free spins builds very well on the base mechanics, significantly increasing the win potential from spin to spin.
The audiovisual side comes with a sleek, detailed setting brimming with astral energy and mystic artifacts supposedly bringing fortune to the player. Nothing too out-of-the-box, but it gets the job done and creates an eerie atmosphere through a soundtrack permeated with choral singing and subtle string notes.