Starlight Kiss from Microgaming: Slot Review - will love influence the reels?

Ready for Romance? Guide a couple on their quest to make their romance blossom across the reels.

This game is aimed at players who enjoy a bit of romance in their lives and it is based on two star-crossed lovers. It’s not the first romantic-themed game on the market and it certainly will not be the last but there is a lot fun to be had with this game.

The game has 5 reels and 30 paylines and comes with a few nice features. Can you keep the passion alive for this couple as you spin the reels and make them get even closer?

Special Features

For starters, the Wild Symbol replaces all symbols on the reels except the Scatter symbol and it is definitely worth keeping an eye out for as it is one of the highest awarding symbols in the game and is displayed as a Starlight Kiss logo.

The Scatter symbol as denoted by a Mansion logo is even more significant as if you land 3 Scatters across the reels then you will be awarded a 2X multiplier as 14 free spins. Not a bad reward for helping a couple to blossom their romance!

There is also the Romance Bonus feature. This will trigger when you land the Bonus couple symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4. It will transport you to a beautiful moonlit garden where you have to select 3 items out of 10 that are placed carefully around the area. Each item contains coin prizes as well as multipliers, if you increase the romance meter by picking hearts then you will increase the chances of bigger multipliers.

Theme and Graphics

The game portrays the theme of romance and love quite well and the usual stereotypical images such as roses, chocolates, hearts and a moonlit sky really flesh it out more.

The symbols run smoothly on the reels and the animations are cute and I enjoyed viewing the Bonus Round as the garden of love takes you away from the main game and it is wonderfully illustrated.

The music as you would expect is of the romantic sort with a strong piano beat. I found it rather pleasant and dare say it, I was humming along to it at one point!

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 5 reels with 30 paylines, a respectable RTP of 96% and a decent hit frequency of 47% - 48%.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25

  • Starlight Kiss Wild Symbol: 7 for 2X, 150 for 3X, 1000 for 4X, 2000 for 5X
  • Mansion Scatter Symbol: 1 for 2X, 4 for 3X, 140 for 4X, 70 for 5X
  • Man Symbol: 60 for 3X, 350 for 4X, 700 for 5X
  • Woman Symbol: 60 for 3X, 350 for 4X, 700 for 5X
  • Mixed Pay Symbol: 30 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 200 for 5X
  • Love Letter Symbol: 50 for 3X, 300 for 4X, 600 for 5X
  • Chocolates Symbol: 40 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 300 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 20 for 3X, 50 for 3X, 150 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 20 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 15 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 15 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 10 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 60 for 5X

Our Verdict on Starlight Kiss

Starlight Kiss is made by Microgaming and to be perfectly honest I am not a huge fan of romance-based slot games but for some reason, I found this game quite enjoyable to play.

It has a certain charm to it, be it the sweeping music or the great features that the game offers. So give it go and help the couples’ romance grow.

Looking for love? Then look no further!