- A (mostly) unique slot with fun features
- A traditional design that could use more dazzle
- Great ideas but the execution could be better
5 Star Knockout slot is a new release from Northern Lights. They’ve gone with a pretty traditional design here, with some classic symbols including sevens or the common hearts, clubs etc… While a traditional design can work well, I do think this one is just a bit bland and needs some drama and bling to spice it up. You’ll see above the meters at the bottom, more on these later, there’s a set of 5 reels and 3 rows, giving you a total of 20 pay lines. All you need is a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols that are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Diamonds or Spades
- Hearts or Clubs
- Blue Seven
- Silver Seven
- Red Seven
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5 Star Knockout Slot Bonuses and Features
Win Spin. These are respins, triggered at random, and guarantee a win by continuing until that happens. They can also be used to trigger the free spins bonus.
Free Spins Bonus. Whenever you land a star, it will fill the meter of the corresponding symbol; all symbols apart from the scatter have a meter. You can land up to 5 of these scatters on a single spin. Fill one or more meters and the free spins bonus will trigger, giving you 5 free spins. If you manage to fill more meters during the bonus, another 2 free spins are given. Additionally, any full meters including the one that triggered the bonus will have the corresponding symbols removed from the reels. 5x multipliers can also be awarded at random to increase your wins.
5 Star Knockout slot from Northern Lights has some really interesting features that, in theory, sound great. I think the bonus is very unique (excluding their other title All Star Knockout), and it sets the slot apart from most competitors. The bonus is a bit hit or miss though, because you can trigger it and remove the high-value symbols, which will still help you trigger more wins as there are less symbols, but they won’t be very valuable. Even with a 5x multiplier payouts are reasonably low. All in all, I think there’s a lot of potential here and I really like some of the concepts, but the execution could be better and payouts could be much higher to make it more enticing.