Join four dubious characters for a reel heist on the slot from Fantasma Games. Riviera Star will take you to a luxurious casino at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea where unbeknownst the others each of the four colourful characters has planned the perfect heist. How will the lawless night of gambling and madness end? Time to spin the reels and trigger Respins and Superstar features as well as a free spins round for a quick getaway with up to 1,975 times your bet.
Riviera Star is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can get in on the heist on desktop, mobile or tablet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP 96.26%.
The visuals are all that you can expect from a slot with a plot taking place in an affluent town on the riviera. The reels are set in front of the entrance to the casino with a red carpet laid out for the numerous wealthy guests visiting the casino on the night of the planned heist. The scenery will move to the inside once you trigger the free spins feature. A pacy acoustic tune played by a big band is the main audio.
The low-value symbols are all associated with the four characters – champagne bottle in a cooler, smouldering cigar in an ashtray, an intricate clip with a wad of cash notes, a Rolex watch and a golden ring with a dollar sign – awarding 0.75x to 1.2x your bet for a single five of a kind. The four characters are the premiums – a man with sunglasses, a man with a cigar, blonde lady with a white hat and a red-haired lady peaking over her sunglasses. Hit five on a line to win 2.5x to 4x your stake.
A golden star marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular symbols, while a black casino chip acts as the scatter. Minimum three are needed to trigger the free spins.
Fantasma created not just a modern, lush looking game with a storyline but also included features that lead up to the big heist. The action starts in the base game when you hit any win. It will trigger the Respin feature, locking the winning symbols in place and spinning the other positions again to potentially land more symbols that connect to the locked win or even new winning combos. The feature continues as long as new winning symbols land in connecting positions. Once concluded, the total win is evaluated and paid in one amount before the next spin starts.
The tension and suspense levels are rising at the start of a new spin when the golden star in the slot logo randomly moves to a random position on the reel two to four to trigger the Superstar feature. The golden star will stay as a sticky wild on the reels with three lives. Any losing spin will strike off one life while a wild landing will increase the overall win multiplier by x1, no limits. The feature ends when you have no lives left.
Get ready for the main event when you collect three scatters within one game round in the Bonus meter on the left of the reels (bottom for mobile players). You will get 10 Free Spins which can be indefinitely retriggered with the same mechanic. The Superstar feature will be active throughout the feature with the Star Wild turning into a moving multiplier wild. It will move to a new position anywhere on reels two, three or four after each free spin. The multiplier starts at x1 and increases by x1 every time a standard wild lands on a free spin, no limits. The multiplier will not reset until the end of the feature.
Fantasma Games created with Riviera Star a luxurious slot with stunning graphics and visuals but somehow forgot to give it a decent win potential. Well, it is not all bad with the maximum in the free spins peaking at 1,975x the bet, which indicates that the slot will be good for more frequent wins in the 100x to 250x range. Still, something that anyone would accept in any session.