Basketball Star is one of the few Microgaming games to be inspired by basketball, a sport that seems to be most popular in the United States. The slot will take you into the middle of the action, on a basketball court, where you see the various players, fans and the objects which are used by the teams. The action is pretty nice, and it shows that Microgaming is the developer behind this title. The features give you stacked wilds, a Wild Shot feature with wild reels, a scatter, free spins and Rolling Reels which can bring multipliers. You have a game with 243 ways to win here, and payouts can be up to $12,500.
Betting and Prizes
You get 243 ways to win, which are placed on 5 reels. 50 coins are required for a minimum bet, and you can take the wager up to 500 coins, in which case the line bet would be at 10 coins. Coin denominations don’t have much of a range though, starting at $0.01 and reaching $0.10. The top line bet is at $1, while the total is at $50.
You get the top prize with help from the scatter symbol, which can pay 250x the bet easily if it appears enough times on the reels. With five symbols in place, the jackpot is at $12,500.
Basketball Star Slot Features
Stacked wild symbols are part of the reels 3, 4 and 5. Over 40 wilds are present on the reels of this slot machine. Wild symbols are only used as substitutes, and they can replace regular symbols, but not scatters.
A Wild Shot feature can give you up to 2 wild reels, and it’s something that happens at random. A guaranteed win comes with this feature.
Rolling Reels are also an important part of Basketball Star. The feature allows you to form more combinations during the same spin. You do this by forming a regular combo, and then the symbols which were part of it will go away, so that new ones can come in and hopefully get you more wins. This keeps happening until no more wins are formed through the new symbols.
The final feature is based on the scatter symbol with the Ball, which will award you the biggest prizes, and will also be used to trigger free spins. If you have 3, 4 or 5 Ball symbols in any position, you can get 15, 20 or 25 spins for free. The Rolling Reels feature will have multipliers when it is used during free spins, and they start at 1x, but can go as high as 10x if you have enough consecutive wins.
Theme & Design
It’s an excellent design quality, that much I’m sure you will be satisfied about. There are only themed icons inside, with a background image which shows you the court and all the fans that are in the stands. As icons, there are various images with players that try to score or go past one another, and there are also images with shoes, medals, tactics and water bottles.
Basketball Star going to be a slot machine that will be most appreciated by someone that actually loves basketball, and so I recommend you try it if you feel that way about this sport.