Powered via Foxium software and available at Microgaming sites, 20-Payline video sci-fi slot Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion features an unusual reel set-up presenting a beehive-like 1-2-3-3-4-3-3-2-1 formation.
It’s set on the frozen fictional planet Oratorio, against a background of purple heavens plus the moon as part of a strikingly original look.
Lyra is playing 80s rock music to save the planet from Erion, in an intergalactic sing-off! But our animated heroine needs your help to keep her opponent entertained for hours, as she watches over things from her keyboard
How to play
Spin from 10p per go all the way up to a high-rolling £100 a pop. Equally, as players have come to expect, Astro Legends is fully mobile-optimised for play on the go. You win when you form a cluster of at least five similar symbols, which makes a refreshing change from the standard Payline structure.
The half-dozen standard symbols include the playing-card values A, Q and K, alongside three gemstones; the amethyst, garnet and peridot, of which the garnet is the most rewarding.
Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion Slot special features
With no free spins round here, your bonus features are as follows:
The multiplier Wild only rocks up on three red cells and does its usual thing of substituting for other icons. If a win involves this symbol, a random multiplier of 2x to 5x applies. If a winning combo has more than a single multiplier Wild, values are combined.
This perk activates at random – and often – after a winning whirl. Contributing icons stay where they are as a fresh spin takes place. The process repeats itself should a matching icon or Wild affix itself to the cluster. This goes on until there are no matches to add, or the entire screen is full.
Technically, you could boost your winning 15x via this perk.
Lyra Spirit bonus round
A Stardust Bubble can show up on any whirl. Lyra bursts this to uncover between two and 10 points, which go into the Stardust Collection meter over the reels. After you’ve collected 100 points, the feature activates.
In this platform mini-game, a wolf runs down one of a trio of paths, gathering gemstones as he goes. But Erion stands in the way, and if the wolf crashes into him, bang goes one of your hat-trick of lives.
Work your way up through seven levels, reaping greater rewards as you do so. Make it through Level 7 with some lives intact and a nice little earner of 20x stake awaits.
You won’t find a jackpot here; instead maximum haul is a tidy 15,000 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player is more than acceptable at 96.63%, while the middle-of-the-road variance nicely balances the size and frequency of wins and means that, at the same time, you won’t get through your bankroll too alarmingly quickly.
With its brilliant design, and from an up-and-coming operator, Astro Legends is definitely one to try if you’re after a highly innovative game.
What’s more, it’s more straightforward to play than you might have thought given the unique reel set-up, and very user-friendly. And if you’re a fan of 80s music, you’ll adore the synth-funk backing music!
It’s also rich in features to guarantee hours of entertainment, and these offer something different to the usual free spins rounds. Out of this world!