Basketball Star Online Pokie For NBA Playoffs

April 21, 2017


No matter in which part of the world you are, there is no bigger basketball action than the NBA playoffs. The teams have been whittled down to the last eight and so the best are on display. If you want to supplement the real action with reel action, there is an online pokie titled Basketball Star. You can play it at Microgaming powered Australian online casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and All Slots.

Basketball Star is from a series of sports themed online pokies that brings fabulous graphics and animations on the screen. The high paying symbols are basketball players executing popular manoeuvres. The low paying symbols are also thematic instead of the usual playing card icons. They include gold medal, sneakers, energy drink and basketball court. The Basketball Star logo is the wild symbol and it can appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 leading to huge payouts. The basketball is the scatter symbol.

The action begins with the Rolling Reels feature. Winning combinations are first paid out as usual. Then the symbols in these combinations disappear and are replaced by fresh ones falling from above. If winning combinations are formed again then further payouts accrue and the process will continue. The Wild Shot feature can be triggered randomly during any spin. Up to two reels from the middle three will become fully wild and award a guaranteed payout.

Basketball Star online pokie has become popular mainly because of the awesome free spins feature. It is triggered by the basketball symbol. You can win 15 free spins or 20 free spins or 25 free spins, depending on the number of scatter symbols in the trigger. In the free spins the Rolling Reels feature becomes even more powerful. Consecutive wins in the same spin are paid out with increasing multipliers that climb to 10x and then remain there. If you get a spin without any win then you move to the next free spin with the multiplier reset to 1x.

Basketball Star has the popular Microgaming 243 ways to win structure. You can wager up to 10 coins per payline and the coin size can be varied from AU$0.01 to AU$0.50. The total bet is 50 times the line bet. This is a bit high for a 243 ways online pokie, but you have to factor in all the features on offer. The maximum total bet can go up to AU$250 per spin, which will bring in the high roller players.