Basketball Star is an online pokie that was developed by award-winning Microgaming software. This sports/basketball themed pokie first arrived in casinos as recently as November 2015 and it was launched simultaneously across Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms, plus it was also launched on mobile. You can play on this game in the real money mode and in the free play mode. It has 5 reels & 243 ways to win per spin and is the latest in a series of similar sports themed pokies from Microgaming.
If you enjoy playing on this game you may also want to check out titles such as Cricket Star, Football Star and Rugby Star, all of which arrived in casinos at some point in 2014/15. You can place a bet on the Basketball Star online pokie from just AU$0.50 and the max cost per spin is fixed at AU$50.00. The two main special symbols to keep an eye out for on this game include the Wild Symbols and the Scatter Symbols. The Wild Symbol is the Basketball Star Logo and the Scatter Symbol is the Basketball. The only symbol that the Wild Symbol will not substitute is the Scatter Symbol.
The Wild Symbols can cover just one position on the reels, or they can fill an entire reel from top to bottom. These huge Wild Symbols are otherwise known as Stacked Wild Symbols or Stacked Wild Reels and it means that up to as many as 40 Wild Symbols can appear on the reels at any one time. These Stacked Wilds can only ever show up on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the three middle reels).
The Wild Shot Feature is an exciting special feature which can trigger randomly during normal play. When this triggers, up to 2 of the reels (reels 2, 3 and/or 4) will be transformed into Stacked Wild Reels. A guaranteed line win will be awarded each time this fun little bonus feature is triggered.
When 3 or more of the Scatter Symbols land in any position across the reels the main Free Spins Bonus Round will instantly trigger. Just 3 Scatter Symbols showing up will trigger 15 Free Spins, 4 Scatter Symbols showing up will trigger 20 Free Spins and 5 Scatter Symbols showing up will trigger a maximum of 25 Free Spins. During this exciting Free Spins Bonus Round, an Increasing Multiplier can boost each line win by up to a maximum of 10X.
Don’t forget that this pokie also has Microgaming’s Rolling Reels™ feature. Each time a line win occurs during normal play or during the Free Spins Bonus Round, the winning symbols that appeared in that particular line win will instantly explode and disappear from view. This will cause even more new symbols to fall down into the empty positions from above and this can generate another line win. The Rolling Reels™ Feature will only ever stop when there are no more new line wins in view.