The Cricket Star online pokie from Microgaming first appeared online in February 2015 and you can now find this game at almost every perfectly secure Microgaming powered casino. This game has a Sports/Cricket theme with 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin and it was launched simultaneously across Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms. Australian players can play on this game for real cash prizes, plus it is also available in the free play demo mode.
The Wild Symbol on this pokie is the Cricket Star Logo and this can appear stacked to fill an entire reel from top to bottom when landing on reels 3, 4 and 5 (the three end reels towards the right). It is possible to have more than 40 Wild Symbols on the reels at any one time and when this happens you will receive some kind of huge payout. The other special symbol to keep an eye out for when playing on this pokie is the Cricket Ball Scatter Symbol and this is the only symbol that the Wild Symbol will NOT substitute. The Wild Symbols do not actually have a value on their own and the top-paying symbols are the Scatter Symbols
This game has Microgaming’s Rolling Reels™ feature this can trigger multiple line wins from just one paid spin. Each time a line win occurs, your prize will instantly be paid out and then those winning symbols will then automatically vanish from the reels. Additional symbols will then drop down from above to fill those empty positions and this could trigger another new winning combination. The Rolling Reels™ feature will only stop when there are no more new line wins in view.
One of the most exciting things about this pokie is the Free Spins Bonus Round and this will only ever trigger when three or more of the Cricket Ball Scatter Symbols land in any position across the reels. 3 Scatter Symbols appearing anywhere in view will trigger 15 Free Spins, 4 Scatter Symbols appearing anywhere in view will trigger 20 Free Spins and 5 Scatter Symbols appearing anywhere in view will trigger a maximum of 25 Free Spins. The Rolling Reels™ feature is also active during the Free Spins Bonus and this can boost line wins by up to as much as 10X.
The other notable feature available on this pokie is the Wild Wickets™ feature and this can only ever trigger randomly. Once triggered, a Cricket Ball will be bowled on to the screen, smashing one of the three middle reels (reels 2, 3 or 4) into a completely Wild Reel. The Rolling Reels™ feature is NOT active during the Wild Wickets ™ Feature and each time this fun little bonus feature does trigger, players are guaranteed some kind of prize. The wide betting range lets you place a bet anywhere from AU$0.50 up to as much as AU$50.00 coins per spin. This game has an exciting theme for all players to enjoy and there are many different ways for you to win prizes.