Ticket to the Stars (Quickspin): Introduction
In Ticket to the Stars, Quickspin invites to go on a space-age cruise across the solar system accompanied by a pilot, flight attendant and a droid. It's a high variance slot that comes bundled with several attractive features such as stacked wilds and unlimited multiplier upgrades that can potentially lead to wins close to 10,000 times your stake. At its core, it's a cascading type slot with the Swooping Reels feature in play throughout. It's essentially a chain reaction feature where all symbols part of a line win explode only to be replaced with new symbols, repeating until there are no more winning combinations.
Playable on both desktop and mobile devices, Ticket to the Stars accepts bets from between 0.25 and 100 EUR and comes with an industry standard RTP of 96.52%. While the feature combo is new to Quickspin, the basic 5x3, 25 betline setup is not. In any case, it's a good looking creation with outstanding artwork and a rather tranquil soundtrack go along with it. Visually, the game has a 60s era feel to it mixed with futuristic elements. The backdrop is worth a mention as well, an excellent piece of art with strong aesthetic appeal. There's the silhouette of a couple standing on a platform holding hands, waiting to board the spaceship that will take them on a holiday thousands of lightyears from home.
Ticket to the Stars (Quickspin): Symbols & Paytable
As you spin the reels you'll come across mostly white, blue, green, pink and red gemstones but also more valuable symbols such as luggage, champagne bottles, butler droids, flight attendants and cool looking pilots. Being the most rewarding symbol, it is the pilot that you're looking to land as 5 on a payline yields 20 times your stake. There's a golden wild included as well that is of the same value as the pilot. The wild is also the only symbol that appears fully stacked on the reels.
Ticket to the Stars (Quickspin): Free Spins
The main attraction of this cruise is the bonus. To gain access, you will have to land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols which will go on to give you 15, 20 or 25 free spins to start with. The interesting thing here is the Unlimited multiplier meter that increases by 1 after every third win as well as adding 2 extra spins to your total. The Swooping Reels feature applies here as well and the combination of cascading symbols and growing multipliers makes for quite a thrilling bonus with potential to land wins of nearly 10,000 times your stake.
Ticket to the Stars (Quickspin): Conclusion
Ticket to the Stars is a rather simple slot with heavy focus on the free spins bonus and its Unlimited Multiplier Meter feature. As a result, you'll be facing a volatile slot that can be a little bit tedious in the base game, lacking potential as well as engaging features. We also can't help but feel that the mathematical design is a recycled one although it's most likely just a Déjà vu sensation due to the rather all-around typical Quickspin setup. What we mean to say is, it's not as innovative or progressive as we would have liked it to be. For example, cascading type gameplay just doesn't seem to cut it on a 5x3 reel set.
Ticket to the Stars is undoubtedly fueled with good intent, and overall it's not a bad slot, although we have to admit that without the massive max win potential to entice us, there wouldn't be much else to sucker us in.