Cricket Star by Microgaming
We’re not sure whether slots developers think of players as being particularly inactive but it is fair to say that unless you’re a fan of football – or soccer depending on where you’re from – there are slim pickings when it comes to sport themed slots. One developer that is always looking to buck that trend is Microgaming and they prove their point with Cricket Star, a game that we thought would take longer to surface given all of the other untouched sports out there! In fairness, the developer likes to throw in a dash of romance around Valentine’s Day and Santa generally makes an appearance on the reels around Christmas, and this game appeared just in time for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. So, let’s see whether it hits us for six or is out for a duck.
The action kicks off at a fast pace – think T20 rather than test matches – thanks to the use of 243 ways to win as the standard betting pattern. All you’ll need to do to get the reels rolling is choose a bet amount and opt for either manual spins or auto play, then it’s time for action. Another feature that is sure to catch the eye within the first few spins is the use of rolling reels, allowing players to gain exceptional value from a single spin, especially with so many active combinations.
Wild Wickets for Guaranteed Wins
While you’re happily spinning away with the rolling reels, it can come as a surprise when the Wild Wickets feature is randomly triggered. A set of wickets appears above reels two, three and four and a ball is bowled. Whichever wickets are taken out will see the corresponding reel turned into a wild stack and it will remain that way until you hit a winning spin, so it always represents good value.
You’ll be after the white cricket ball scatter in order to enter free spins and more scatters make for more spins. Specifically, two, three or four scatters are worth fifteen, twenty or 25 free games respectively. Rolling reels continue to play a part during the feature round but could be considered even more impressive as consecutive wins will build up a multiplier meter that tops out at ten times.
If you’re into games that represent good value then Cricket Star is a hit whether you’re a fan of the sport or not. See how everything on the game comes together for yourself by playing instantly here at Games Mania!