Football, Cricket, Rugby.... now Microgaming shoots from downtown with a basketball slot!
'Basketball Star' - the slot name doesn't exactly roll of the tongue, but this 243-ways slot marks the latest in Microgaming's sporty slots and follows hot on the heels of Rugby Star, which was lauched in September 2015 for the Rugby World Cup.
The graphics and general gameplay of Rugby Star left us feeling a little underwhelmed however, so here's hoping it was rushed out to market and that Microgaming can do an even better job of Basketball Star, even though it uses the same engine as Rugby Star.
The Wild Shot Feature in Basketball Star is a carbon copy of the Wild Pass Feature in Rugby Star, but that doesn't bother us! Exploding reels and scatters that can win you up to 25 Free Spins should keep slots players of all levels interested in Basketball Star.
This does not have the hallmarks of a classic sadly, and it would have been lovely to have seen an interactive bonus feature in this slot, with the player shooting for a metaphorical 'three points'... perhaps it could have included a gamble feature too with the player selecting the more difficult/easier shots.
Given their previous, we expect Bet365, BetUK and Slotboss to be amongst the first operators to integrate the slot for real money play.
Wild Shot Feature
2 reels among reels 2, 3 and 4 can turn fully wild at any time.
This guarantees a win and can then trigger the Rolling Reels feature.
3 Scatters = 15 Free Spins.
4 Scatters = 20 Free Spins.
5 Scatters = 25 Free Spins.
If Rolling Reels are triggered during Free Spins, there is a progressive multiplier.