Playtech's Tennis Stars Pokie Review

June 20, 2014

 

Tennis is a game that's popular all over the world because there's a fairly low barrier to entry. All you need are rackets, a ball and a net to get started no matter if you're playing on grass, dirt, asphalt or just about anything else where the ball can bounce enough to play. The Tennis Stars pokie by Playtech takes advantage of how widespread this game is by putting together an online casino game that will give you a chance to experience all of the high-paced action of tennis while shooting for some big payouts.

Tennis Stars follows a fairly atypical 40-payline format. This isn't a format that you see a lot, but the rest of the game looks pretty normal with five reels and three rows. Coins go from $0.05 to $1.00 in this game, so you'll end up having a minimum bet size of $2.00 per spin which is going to put this game out of reach of a lot of low stakes players. That's no problem since Playtech has tons of games to choose from. This is a very high-volatility game that's geared towards high stakes players who want to go big or go home with medium and large bet sizes.

The trophy is what everyone is going for when they play tennis, and it makes sense that this is the wild symbol in this pokie. This symbols shows up on the second, third and fourth reels only, and they will substitute for any of the symbols in Tennis Stars except for the scattered tennis racket symbol. Five of the man or five of the woman symbol will get you a 5,000x top payout. There are also two ways to win the 1,000x secondary jackpot with five of the shoe symbol or five of the ball symbol.

The first bonus game gives you a change to get some free spins if all three wilds on the screen at the same time. You'll be given a 10x instant win on your entire bet size as well as 15 free turns with a 3x multiplier applied to all wins. If you get three of more of the tennis racket symbol, you'll also get another shot at a different bonus feature with payouts that go as high as 250x. This is a tennis-style bonus game with a chance to win some pretty significant payouts, and it helps to round out the wins in this tennis pokie.