Although there are lots of Star Wars slots around, IGT’s version is a relative newcomer on the casino floor. For me it’s one of the best slots for gameplay, but surprisingly, it's not as popular as I would have expected.
Featuring all your favorites, including Hans Solo, Chewbacca and Yoda there are some stunning animated features and video clips that keep the game fresh for as long as you play.
Star Wars slots - took a long time to appear in Vegas, but soon became the biggest slot out there when it was released - still attracts huge numbers of keen players for the big jackpots
As with many of the biggest and best slots in Vegas, they have been keen to keep this one as exclusive to the bricks and mortar casinos for a little while, so it is not yet available online.
The games bonus features are also excellent and certainly some of the best I have seen in the casino recently. Without giving too much away as it is a new slot and so should be played without knowing too much to start with (I’ll update later), in one of the games, you have to levitate (using Jedi skills) objects in the swamp to win prizes
The game has a ‘megajackpot’ that is generally around $1,000,000, but can become much larger
When the game first hit the casinos, if you want to win this you have to play the maximum bet each time (as is often the case). However, the catch was, the game was only available in a 25c slot, which made the minimum bet if you wanted a chance for the jackpot, you have to bet the maximum, which is $3 spin
Now, though, I have seen a few 5c games and even one penny slot for Star wars, so it is certainly more affordable than it was.
More recently, at the latest ICE/ATE online gaming show at Olympia as well as the G2E in Vegas, a new multiplayer version was on display - this looks absolutely fantastic and is certain to be a big hit in the casino.
Strangely, a recent visit to Vegas showed the Star Wars slot to be very thin on the ground. This is very odd, because the star wars slot was incredibly popular, often with lines waiting to play them. The reason why it’s difficult to find star wars slots in casinos is not clear, but perhaps they were charging the casinos too much money to have them installed and the machines went to Asian casinos that are prepared to pay more to have the most advanced technology on the slot floor? Who knows?