Basketball Star Mobile Slot Review
Basketball may not be your number-one played sport… heck, you may not even know the rules… but there’s no denying you know exactly what a basketball looks like… and that you probably LOVED playing around with footballs at school, pretending they were basketballs!
Well, Microgaming, one of the leaders in providing players around the world with a fantastically high-quality range of casino and video slot games to enjoy, day and night, from computers and mobile devices, have recently released “Basketball Star”, a Video Slot centred – yep, you guessed it – all around the sport Basketball!
Basketball Star is a 5-reel slot, and like many of Microgaming’s most recent releases, it follows the 243-ways-to-win pay-line structure, which… actually means there are no pay-lines at all!
Instead, you simply need to match any symbol on three consecutive reels – the positions don’t matter.
The reels are displayed in front of a large sports stadium, which carries on for a LONG time into the distance, and the theme, tone, and style of the slot is spot on – definitely one of Microgaming’s best creations.
First up there’s the Wild Shot feature: this occurs randomly in the base game and can make up to two reels turn completely wild, offering an enhanced chance to make 4-of-a-kind and 5-of-a-kind pay-lines.
Next is Rolling Reels, and this is much like Jungle Jim El Dorado, or Gonzo's Quest, if you’ve played either of them. When you have a win, the symbols that make up the win essentially drop away, being replaced by new ones. It’s kind of like a free-spin, but not all the symbols are replaced – only the ones that contributed to the original winning pay-line.
There’s also a free-spins feature. The free-spins round is triggered by landing three or more of the scatter symbols in view, and do so, and you’ll receive the following:
Three basketballs – 15 free spins
Four basketballs – 20 free spins
Five basketballs – 25 free spins
During the spins, each consecutive Rolling Reels win will increase the multiplier as follows – 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and then 10x.
Pros With three features, and exciting gameplay, Basketball Start looks set to be a fantastic option for slot and sport fans alike!
Cons The design of the slot is notoriously Microgaming, and while this doesn’t affect the game, regular Immortal Romance players may find it repetitive.