Slot Provider Lightning Box Draws Inspiration from Asia to Engage Players with New Divine Stars ReleasePublished July 31, 2022 by Lee R
Emerging slots specialist is offering new titles with a cultural twist.
Specialist slot provider Lightning Box relies on engagement tools popularised in Asia for its latest release, Divine Stars.
Scheduled to debut exclusively on July 27th via Rank Group, Divine Stars will feature Respins, Star Picks, and Multipliers two weeks before its general release. Lightning Box will offer standardized features in Asia across a unique engagement platform.
Imported motifs include Chinese lanterns, lucky red letters, and ancient coins, complementing a wild man symbol that is interchangeable with all other symbols in the slot beside the scatter, which is used to establish winning slot lines.
Players have significant strategic control over their scatter symbols. Landing two or more scatter symbols results left to right in base play earns individual Hold ‘n’ Respin round rewards, with up to three Respins activated to give players a chance of landing five scatters across the reels for more Respins in pursuit of all five scatter symbols.
The collection of all five scatter symbols unlocks a star pick bonus, giving players a mystery choice representing varying spin amounts. Choices can be saved or replayed as bets to win more spins, with multipliers progressively available across free spins.
Adapted Multiplier Rewards
The multipliers are adapted to player preferences, remaining available on up to 10 free spins and capable of reaching 10x base rewards. Strategic player choices affect the pursuit of the Divine Stars max win of 5,000x.
Lightning Box Leader Speaks
Lightning Box CPO David Little lauded the priority of engaging players in the new Divine Stars interface:
“Divine Stars positions the player’s interaction as a key part of its gameplay. We want our players to engage by the title’s lovingly crafted theme and the maximum win available.”
Calculating risks is key to making a game more strategic and less compulsive because it gives players more control and accountability. The approach has already proven popular and sustainable in Asia, as indicated by a Light and Wonder spokesman.
Light Wonder Rep Speaks
Light & Wonder Game Development VP Rob Procter expressed his organisation's optimism in introducing Divine Stars: “the combination of a huge max win present in a popular Asia-themed title will be a hit with slot enthusiasts.”
Bringing over iconic Asian components of engagement to provide a more strategic experience for players looks to be a successful import by Light and Wonder, which should pay off in
engagement and popularity for the emerging slots powerhouse in the coming months.