As far as sports themed slots go, Badminton Hero isn’t sporting the most typical look. It’s a game with an Anime style design which makes it appear like it’s heavily influenced by Japanese culture. It’s based on badminton, but it’s telling us a story from some kind of Anime series, it’s not just about the sport in general. It’s also one of the Microgaming releases of 2018, so it’s bound to have a lot of eyes on it.
Wins of up to $120,000 have been announced for Badminton Hero, and you can get them via the 243 ways to win which were implemented on its 5 reels. Rolling Reels with multipliers, the Wild Smash option, free spins and wilds will be part of the game, making the action more appealing.
Betting and Prizes
The absolute minimum which can be wagered for a round of Badminton Hero is $0.50, an amount that will be sufficient to put $0.01 on each line. The 50 bet lines of the game can get a higher amount as well, up to $1 each one in fact, so the maximum bet is $50.
If you look only at the winning combinations which are being formed, you might not be all that impressed, as they pay up to 600 coins, or $600. Take into account multipliers as well, plus the presence of wild reels and Multiplier Trail, and you will understand why the developer is actually mentioning wins of up to $120,000 as being possible inside.
A plus for any game would be the RTP that has been announced in this case. It’s set at 96.45%, so it’s high enough to make the action attractive.
For the most part, I found the big features of the game to be enjoyable and to offer high potential. A good example of that is definitely the Rolling Reels option, particularly in the version that you get for the free spins. For the base game, all it does is remove win symbols, trying to get you more combinations that round. The free spins will see a Multiplier Trail being added, and the wins go up with each consecutive roll that you go through.
A bit more random, but still a major feature which could have big results, the Wild Smash is going to come and transform as many as two reels into full wilds. The middle three columns are the ones that the feature will chose from. Even better, a win is guaranteed thanks to this feature, so it will always pay you.
The last three reels will be the hosts of the game’s stacked wilds. They may cover one, two or three positions on a reel when they’re in view, but either way you can count on them helping out. The ways to win system pretty much guarantees that, since their position on the reel isn’t very important. The game mentions that over 40 wilds are available in total. The last three reels can get these stacked wilds, which will be replacements for regular symbols.
The free spins aren’t missing either. They give you 15 to 25 spins and they need 3 to 5 Trophy scatters to get you there. The Multiplier Trail is added to the Rolling Reels, for the duration of this feature.
Theme & Design
It’s an Anime style sports themed slot, which makes it quite unusual and unique. The game has themed symbols in all positions, which show off things like trophies, players, shoes or other badminton equipment. It’s an enjoyable design, much more so than other sports themed titles.
Badminton Hero is going to give you not only a unique theme, but also lots of features, a high RTP and a big top payout.