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Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion

One of the best things about Microgaming is how its massive presence in the online casino game industry leads to exciting partnerships. One such collaboration is with Foxium, an exciting young upstart of a studio that is making unique slots that look amazing and play even better. Foxium, through Microgaming, released Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion in 2018 and it is completely unlike any other slot game we have encountered here at JohnSlots. And boy, do we see a lot of slot games!

Even the theme somehow, inexplicably, works. Astro Legends is a retro-futuristic romp that combines groovy vintage tunes with space travel, complete with copious amounts of neon and a synth-heavy soundtrack.

The game looks unusual too, favouring a 22-space game screen organised into a sort of pyramidal shape. Then there’s a particular feature that kind of reminds up of that sidescroller game Robot Unicorn Attack, which took the social media by storm in the early noughties.

Astro Legends, with its bonkers combination of appearance, themes and features, shouldn’t work. Somehow, Foxium has made it work and work very well. Let’s see what this out-of-this-world slot has to offer the players.

  • 1-2-3-3-4-3-3-2-1 reel structure
  • Bet minimum of £0.10; maximum bet £100
  • Maximum win 15,000 coins
  • Special features include Wilds, Multiplier, Re-Spins, Energy Collection feature, Lyra Spirit Bonus feature
  • Return to Player of 96.5%
  • Variance is medium

Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion bonus features

The first thing players will notice about this slot is its shape. Astro Legends eschews the traditional reel structure in favour of a more… interesting shape. Rendered in 3D and accompanied by 80s-style theme music, this game definitely stands out.

It also uses a cluster pays mechanism to reward players, which reminds us a little of slots like Aloha! Cluster Pays and Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt. When clusters of 5 or more symbols appear, the player collects a coin win and multiple clusters per spin can occur.

Wilds

Players will note symbol spaces that are highlighted in red. This is where the Wild symbols can land. These not only substitute for other symbols but also carry their own multiplier factor, to really boost winnings.

Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion Free Spins

There are no free spins per se in Astro Legends, though there is a re-spin feature that makes up for this. Landing a win gives you the chance to trigger a Sonic Respin, where all the winnings symbols remain stuck in place while the ‘reels’ spin again. If more matching symbols line up with the original winning cluster, these too will freeze in place and another re-spin is triggered.

This can, theoretically at least, continue until the entire game screen of 22 symbol spaces is filled up with the identical symbols – now that’s a huge win!

Lyra Spirit bonus feature

During gameplay, players can collect Stardust points, which appear as special symbols. Once 100 points have been collected, the Lyra Spirit bonus round begins.

This is a 7-level mini game, where the player gets to choose which path the celestial wolf travels down. If the chosen path is blocked, the wolf loses one of the three lives it started off with. As it travels, the wolf collects gems, which add up to coin wins. Collecting more gems means bigger and better prizes, and surviving all 7 levels means a x20 bonus is applied to the final win.

Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion jackpot

There is no Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion jackpot available. However, the cluster pays system means adds an exciting element for players tired of the old betline structure and it can pay out a maximum of 15,000 coins.

RTP

Players can expect a 96.5% RTP at Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion. This, combined with a medium level of variance, means that small, regular wins will keep the gameplay going without tanking the bankroll too quickly.

Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion on Mobile

Play Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion on any device. Foxium has made this game playable on desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, for the ultimate sci-fi, 80s adventure on the go.

What does John have to say?
johnslots-thinks

With an innovative theme and exciting bonus features, Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion is an awesome addition to the Microgaming/Foxium library.

Pros
  • Mobile friendly
  • Cluster pays mechanism
  • Unusual and appealing appearance
Cons
  • No jackpot
Rating:
4 / 5