Rugby Star is one of the few games to have a theme that is based on the sport of rugby. It comes from a big developer, Microgaming, and it does a good job presenting this topic to the player. There are only related symbols inside, you have a rugby stadium filled with people in the background, while on the reels you’re going to encounter features like the wild symbols, scatters, a Wild Pass feature, free spins, big multipliers and Rolling Reels. You have a jackpot of $62,500 to go after, but first you need to wager on the game’s 243 ways to win, so that the 5 reels can get in motion.
Betting and Prizes
Though in many other games which offer ways to win you need just 25-30 virtual lines to cover them all, in Rugby Star there are 50 of these lines for you to bet on. All of them have to be activated, and you do this with 1 to 10 coins in each case. Because the coin size gets to $0.50 at most, the line bet will get up to $5. The total for 50 fixed lines will be anywhere between $0.50 and $250.
The free spins can make regular combinations pay incredibly well, up to $30,000, 10x more than in the base game. The base game has its own prizes to give away though, which can get up to $62,500, which can happen if the scatter gets involved while you’re using the maximum bet.
Rugby Star Slot Features
A feature to keep an eye on, in this game and in others where it is offered, the Rolling Reels can make the slot a lot more profitable. It will simply remove the symbols which are forming winning combinations, after they’ve paid you, and then it will bring new symbols on the reels. If new combinations are formed, then the replacement process continues for as long as you keep getting paid. With a single spin, you can go through several rounds of Rolling Reels, each one with its own paying combinations.
The game will come in with stacked wilds for the reels 3, 4 and 5. Getting these on the reels will mean that you have even better chances of landing a wild where you need it. The wilds don’t pay directly and they don’t substitute for scatters.
At times, there will be a random feature triggered, called Wild Pass. You’re going to get up to two wild reels that round, from the three that are in the middle. There will also be a guaranteed win for you.
A lot of players will find the free spins to be the most interesting part of this game. It will deliver between 15 and 25 free spins, thanks to 3 to 5 scattered Rugby Balls. During those free spins, you get Rolling Reels with multipliers attached, reaching even 10x if you manage to get to 10 consecutive winning combinations through this feature. Before you get to the free spins though, there will be a prize of up to 250x the total bet offered, by the scatters.
Theme & Design
The graphics of Rugby Star slot are appropriate in this case, and they feature a variety of symbols. The images will show you a huge stadium, along with trophies, rugby balls, helmets, boots, plus rugby players from different teams. Everything is done in cartoon style, so these are not players that you will recognize.
Rugby Star is a well made game, and a good choice for those that love this sport in real life as well. Microgaming made sure of that.