Basketball Star is a slot machine which was released by Microgaming, and which naturally is inspired by one of the most popular sports in the United States, by basketball. The game takes you in the middle of a basketball match, showing you the reels as if they were placed in the middle of the court. The slot offers a good layout for a modern title, placing 243 ways to win on 5 reels. The biggest payout advertised inside is at $125,000, which should be a good jackpot for anyone.
Betting & Jackpots
The bets that the game asks for are a bit too high for my tastes. While most slots with this many ways to win will need 25 or 30 coins, this one asks for 50 coins. You can use multiple coins per line, up to 10, so the largest wager is at 500 coins. Luckily, the value of the coins isn’t very high, going only from $0.01 to $0.10. This would allow you to wager up to $50 each round of the game.
Normally, the top prize in this game is worth $12,500, and it comes from the scatter symbol. On rare occasions, during rare spins, the multiplier of the round can be as high as 10x, which would give you a chance to land a jackpot of $125,000.
One of the features to look forward to, the wild symbol is used in stacked mode here, on the reels 3, 4 and 5. The developers have added more than 40 such stacked wilds to the reels, and hopefully this will bring you plenty of new wins. Wilds do not replace scatter symbols.
A randomly triggered feature, Wild Shot will bring you up to two wild reels, out of the middle three. You will have a guaranteed win this round, if the feature triggers.
Perhaps the most important symbol of Basketball Star, the scatter symbol has as its image a basketball. Having such symbols in multiple positions on the reels will bring you prizes. They can be as low as 5x the bet, or they can go up to 250x.
3, 4 or 5 Basketballs also bring you 15, 20 or 25 free games, which have Rolling Reels. This feature drops symbols which are part of wins, and brings new ones as part of the same paid spin. Each consecutive action of this type, from the same spin, will increase the multiplier. It can go as high as 10x.
It’s a pretty good design, many of the symbols showing basketball players in the middle of a match, fighting their opponents for the ball, or scoring. Some of the symbols are just related to the sport, with medals, boots or water bottles among their images.
You need to be a fan of basketball in order to enjoy this game, but there should be plenty of players that love this particular sport.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Basketball Star
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 243 Ways to Win
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.50
- Maximum Bet ($) 50.00