If you are in the mood for love, you’ll find romance with Microgaming’s Starlight Kiss. The title says it all. You have all the ingredients here for a perfect love story: a damsel waiting for her man, the Romeo who wants nothing more in the world than his Juliet, and loads of chocolates and roses to lift your heart.
The graphics set the tone of the game perfectly. The most interesting visual elements are the icons, with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a love letter serving as low value symbols, and the waiting woman and her suitor as symbols with a high value. No sweeping love story is complete without a grand mansion, and the slot has one too that appears as a scatter. The top symbol is the couple together in a warm embrace, and the game’s symbol appears as a wild.
When you play Starlight Kiss, you realise that it is a casual, breezy slot, just as the title suggests, however, this takes nothing away from the seriousness of winning handsome rewards, of which there are many.
Things get rolling with the free spins feature that is activated when three mansion symbols appear on the reels. This will reward you with fourteen free spins, and each win accrued during this stage comes with a 2x multiplier. The good news is that the more mansion symbols you land, the more free spins you receive.
The highlight of the gameplay is the Romance bonus, which may just rekindle your belief in true love, with a generous dose of fun.
To activate the bonus, you first need to land the bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4, after which you are taken to a moon lit garden. Here you will be asked to choose 3 out of 10 screen objects. Some of these objects contain cash rewards, while others contain ‘Hearts’ that fill up a special multiplier. The more ‘Hearts’ you fill, the bigger your reward.
Starlight Kiss offers quite the romantic trip even on the small, compact screen. In fact, the intimacy of the smartphone adds to the allure of the slot, where you get access to all the features. The graphics also appear a bit sharper on the HD screens.
Some Love and Fun
Starlight Kiss is an ideal slot to play if you are looking for some charming, romance-filled fun. The gameplay is simple enough while rewarding at the same time. The graphics and the background score will set the right mood, which is quite relaxing as well.
It may not be grand or have the big cash rewards of some of the other romance-themed slots, but Starlight Kiss manages to hold its own, with an old-school charm, reminiscent of Gone with the Wind.