Powered by Microgaming, Basketball Star is a five-reel online slot offering 243 ways to win, and it is packed with exciting bonus features, exquisitely designed icons, superb visuals, impressive animations, audios with the crowd going nuts in the background.
Before players start shooting hoops to win this game, they should adjust their settings.
Players who loathe manually turning the reels should really make use of the games autoplay functionality, as there are so many other features to keep an eye on, manually spinning the reels can be a little monotonous.
The game's developers have unmistakably spent heavily in making Basketball Star look and sound a feast – the action takes place against the backdrop of a basketball arena, complete with roaring crowds. Icons on the reels include gold medals, sneakers, coach’s chalkboard, drinks bottles and basketball players in a variety of action poses.
The game's logo, that of the Basketball Star logo is the game's wild. There are over forty of them spinning around the reels, and they can appear as stacked symbols on reels three, four and five.
What's even more impressive is that Basketball Star comes with Rolling Reels, so after each winning spin, the winning symbols are blasted away and replaced by the symbols above them, offering players another chance to bag even more winners. During the Free Spins feature, the Rolling Reels really come into their element with even more wins won.
Landing three, four or five of the basketball scatter symbols will activate either fifteen, twenty or twenty-five free spins respectively. As mentioned, the Rolling Reels play out nicely during the free spins with the added bonus of an increasing multiplier whenever players manage to land successive Rolling Reels. This multiplier can hit an x10 and supercharge players winnings!
Players should definitely keep an eye out for the randomly activated Wild Shot feature – when this lands, it will turn up to two reels entirely wild and offers players a certified win.
As you’d expect, there’s plenty of action on offer in Basketball Star – like a good game of basketball, the action flows back and forth courtesy of the 243 ways to win game engine and significantly, with the Rolling Reels. Free spins are much tougher to obtain but can deliver some remarkable results when they do hit – players can win up to 2,400 times their stake!
Visually, Basketball Star looks great. The audios are nicely done. Even the turning of the reels sounds like the bouncing of a basketball on court. NBA fans will adore this game, as will non-sports fans as there are enough compelling features to keep all levels of players experience, either novices or serious gamers, entertained.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring