Sports themed slot machines are nothing new. That being said, it is not surprising that Microgaming released Basketball Star to online casinos. Games like this often help sports fans that don’t normally play slots.
Graphics and Symbols
The animation used in Basketball Star is eye-catching. The background shows a basketball court. The reels are filled with symbols that represent the sport. In order from lowest value to highest value are tactics board, drinks holder, trainers, medal, basketball players dribbling, setting a slam dunk up and guarding. Each of these players is a separate symbol. The wild symbol is the game’s logo and a basketball is the scatter.
The wild shot feature is the main bonus in Basketball Star. It is a randomly triggered feature that keeps player anticipation high. When it is activated, wild symbols will completely fill two reels at once. The wild reels must result in a winning combination in order for them to be triggered. However, during the wild shot feature rolling reels come into play.
Rolling reels affect the symbols players see on the reels. A winning line of symbols disappears and the symbols on the reels above move down one. When the symbols are moved down, new winning combinations may occur. When they do, players are paid their winnings. The rolling reels feature is activated whenever players get a winning combination of symbols that doesn’t include scatters.
The scatter symbol pays out anytime players get three, four or five of it on the reels during one spin. In addition, players get free spins of the reels. If the scatter symbol appears again during those free spins, the spins are re-triggered. While free spins are taking place, each rolling reels are activated and each one carries a multiplier. The value of the multiplier increases with each instance of winning combinations on the reels.
Basketball Star Slot Info
|Wild Symbol||Game logo|
|Scatter Symbol||Basketball symbol|
|Min / Max bet||0.50 / 50.00|
|Bonus Round||Wild Shot Feature|
|RTP||95% – 96%|