Basketball Star

Basketball-themed online slot games are few and far between but Microgaming have hit a slam dunk with their foray into the popular American sport, Basketball Star. The five-reel game-board does away with fixed pay-lines in favour of the 243-ways-to-win configurations. The game-board is set atop a basketball court, surrounded by screaming fans (presumably upset about their court being invaded by a giant slot game).

As well as a decent Free Spins round, Basketball Star incorporates Microgaming’s Rolling Reels, which means winning symbols disappear and cascading symbols fall from the sky to refill the empty tiles, resulting in potential multi-wins.

Basketball Star Logo

About the Developer

Founded in 1994, Microgaming is one of the major players in the world of online gaming with a portfolio of more than 850 games. A potted history of the company reveals that Microgaming has innovation in its DNA, with some crediting it for establishing the world’s first online bingo, The Gaming Club. Microgaming’s range of games includes sportsbook, live dealer, multiplayer and VR games, as well as online video slots using licensed and proprietary content. Some of the gaming behemoth’s most popular titles include Thunderstruck, Riviera Riches, The Dark Knight Rises and Mega Moolah, a world-record setting progressive jackpot game. More bingo promotions like these games are available for you to see more.

Basketball Star Screenshot

About the Game

The blazing blue and gold Basketball Star logo is wild, substituting for all symbols except for the basketball scatter symbol. Unusually (but definitely in a good way), the Basketball Star wild is stacked on reels three to five.

Free Spins

Spin three or more basketball symbols to trigger the free spins feature. Depending on how many symbols you land, you will be awarded up to 25 free spins. Rolling Reels are in play as in the base game, but during the Free Spins round every further win increases the multiplier incrementally up to 10x.

Wild Shot Feature

The Wild Shot feature is triggered randomly during any spin in the base game. When triggered, two reels will turn wild ensuring a win.

Basketball Star Screenshot

The Verdict

Basketball Star from Microgaming might not have much competition but it definitely leads the table in basketball-themed slots. Although the Free Spins and Wild Shot Feature do much to enhance the gameplay, it is Microgaming’s Rolling Reels that keep the excitement level high during base and feature play where they help to boost the multipliers up to 10x your win. As we’ve come to expect from Microgaming, the RTP of Basketball Star is also stellar at 96.52%. You can't just get board with bingo games like this.

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