Shoot for the Hoop!
While the setting of the game is within a sports hall, the actual reels and rows aren’t introducing anything different to the gaming community, instead choosing to stick with the familiar five reels and three rows interface. Upon these reels are various different symbols relating to the game itself, so you’ll find icons of basketball courts, white sneakers, a gold medal for the victorious team, a carton carrying bottles of water, and various shots of players in mid motion, such as dodging an opponent, preparing to throw the ball at the hoop, and trying to defend the ball against an oncoming attacker.
Fortunately, you don’t need to know any basketball rules in order to play this online video slot, and while it does provide a familiar layout, there have also been a total of 243 ways to win integrated into the game by the developer. This presents a multitude of different ways to ensure you form a winning combination, and these ways to win cannot be altered. However, you do have the option of changing the amount you wager per round, which begins from its minimum level of $0.50 per spin. This can then be increased up to its maximum level of $50, by changing the coin size to $0.10 and the amount of coins to 10.
Duck, Dodge and Swerve
Basketball Star is actually filled with special features for you to take advantage of, and this begins in the first instance with its scatter icon. This is represented by the actual basket ball, and these offer pay outs in whichever location they appear on the reels. However, there’s a further perk to this symbol, as three or more showing up in any location will trigger 15, 20 or 25 freespins (which is dependant upon whether three, four or five scatters appear).
Both the main game and the freespins round contain something known as ‘Rolling Reels’. This is triggered whenever a win is formed. The symbols included in such will explode and disappear, making room for further icons to fall in to their place and potentially form further winning combinations. During the freespins round, this feature will also award up to a 10 times multiplier.
There is also a wild icon in this game, which is represented by its logo. These appear stacked on reels two, three and four, resulting in a potentially huge opportunity to form amazing wins. Of course, as a wild icon, it will stand in for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a win, except for the scatters. And furthermore, there’s a little added bonus to the game, known as the ‘Wild Shot Feature’. This is triggered at random during the main game, and when it is, it will turn up to two reels into full wilds, thereby presenting you with even more opportunities for balance boosts!
Play the Game and Win!
To say that there are plenty of video slots available online which are based on sports is one thing, but to find one amongst these that is unique in its own right and able to intrigue even the hardiest of uninterested sports fans is another. Basketball Star provides not only an intriguing game in general, but its special features are wonderful as well. It’s graphically very nicely designed, and everything ties together really well as part of its overall theme.