Releasing a sports slot is a very hit and miss affair, get it wrong and you can alienate not just fans of the sport, but slot fans too. Get it right and you have a sure-fire game winner on your hands and fortunately of those two categories, the new Basketball Star slot from Microgaming definitely falls into the latter.
What is immediately appealing about this slot is its simplicity. Although it is cram packed full with features, it remains essentially a very simple game to enjoy. This is a 243-ways to win slot, which means that it is simply a case of picking what level of wager you want to bet with. This can be as little as 0.50 per spin though this amount can be increased markedly for higher rollers.
One of the most striking features in the game, and present throughout every feature on the slot is the Rolling Reels feature. Here winning payline symbols will explode and others drop down to replace them, potentially creating additional winning lines from the same spin.
The Wild Shot feature is another bonus game option which is triggered randomly at any point in the base game. When triggered up to two reels turn Wild and in addition, the player is guaranteed a win. When the win is confirmed, those symbols will then explode as the rolling reels feature takes hold creating even more potential wins.
The in game scatter symbol is, perhaps obviously, a basketball and if you land three, four or five of these anywhere across the five reels then you enter a Free Spins bonus round. Here you win 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively and you can increase the size of your total win by increasing the size of the multiplier in operation on the Multiplier Trail feature.
And yes, the Rolling Reels feature is also fully in operation during the free spins round too.
Basketball Star is a fast, fun and enjoyable slot to play, easy to follow and with a jackpot of 120,000 up for grabs, it is one slot that will get more than Basketball fans excited this autumn and beyond.