Basketball Star by Microgaming
Fans of both sports and slots have had quite the year in 2015 with a whole host of games from Microgaming to tie in with the biggest events around the globe, which all kicked off with Football Star a year or so ago for the World Cup. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of the series slowing down either as it is now the turn of basketball to be featured in its very own game and it is of course presented here as Basketball Star!
Returning players that are already familiar with other titles in the series will already have a pretty good idea of what lies in store for them here. It all kicks off with 243 ways to win across five reels that are jam packed with symbols that relate directly to the sport. The court, the players and the ball are all in regular view, but some symbols are far more important than others. The game’s logo is one, as it will always serve as a wild card, filling in for any other symbol except the main scatter.
Keep Those Reels Rolling
One of the most important design elements across the Sports Star range is rolling reels and they are in full effect here. Complete a win, either with or without that wild, and the relevant symbols will disappear from the screen with more landing in their place. Land another win with these new symbols and the process will repeat, with no limit on how many consecutive wins can be landed.
Take a Wild Shot
There’s a base game random feature and it comes into play here in the form of the Wild Shot. It’s pretty simple too so won’t interrupt your gameplay, as either one or two reels will turn completely wild before the other symbols fall into place. This does of course work particularly well with the rolling reels feature too.
Free Spins on Basketball Star
No game in this range would be complete without some free spins and Microgaming delivers once more, with three or more basketball symbols leading to the main bonus. Fifteen spins are up for grabs for three and you can raise this number to twenty or 25 for four or five scatters respectively. No matter what you start with, the rolling reels continue to play their part so it will always feel like more than the original amount and wins formed in this manner are even bigger and better thanks to an incremental multiplier meter. Land five rolling reels wins in a row and everything won thereafter will be subject to a rather impressive ten times multiplier!
Basketball Star shares notable similarities with other games in the range – like Football Star – but at the same time throws in a few little twists of its own. If you’re a basketball fan then this one is a no brainer and you can check out how the sport has met the game with no deposit or download at the top of this review. The real money version is live now too and you’ll find it at any of the great gaming brands in the sidebar.