Basketball Star Slot Review

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Basketball Star is a basketball-themed slot by Microgaming, one of the leading slot providers working in the industry today and responsible for incredibly popular games like Mega Moolah and Immortal Romance.

Basketball Star is definitely one of Microgaming’s lesser-known slots, but all Microgaming slots should come with a certain level of quality – let’s see if this one does too.

Visuals

Basketball Star takes players to the basketball court, where a huge audience can be seen (and heard) in the background cheering for you, their star player. Symbols on the reels include action shots of basketball players, basketball sneakers, ketchup bottles, and gold medals. It’s a pretty good looking slot with a bright, cartoonish style that fits well with Microgaming’s other sports slots.

Gameplay

Basketball Star is a ways to win slot with 243 ways to win on the reels. If players manage to land five of the slot’s top-paying basketball players symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, they can win up to 12x their bet. It’s a pretty small win for the game’s top-paying symbol but don’t worry – the payouts come in other ways in this slot.

Special features

There are quite a few features to watch out for in Basketball Star, although sadly none of them break any new ground in terms of their mechanics. The slot features Microgaming’s Rolling Reels, which is another way of saying the slot features the Avalanche mechanic. When you land a win, those winning symbols disappear and new symbols will take their place, which means consecutive wins can land from a single spin. This is a fun feature and one that always makes a slot more fun to play. There’s also a Free Spins feature, which is, as usual, triggered by three or more Scatters landing on the reels. This will unlock between 15 and 25 free spins, during which consecutive wins which land on a single spin will net multipliers of up to 10x the win. Oh, and there are also Stacked Wild symbols all over the reels, even in the base game. Sounds pretty good, right?

Return to player

Basketball Star also offers a pretty decent RTP of 96.45%, which means that for every $100 players sink into the reels they should win back around $96.45. It’s not a bad rate by any means, and most players will be happy to play a slot which offers returns like this. It’s a medium volatility slot, too, which should suit the play style of a fairly wide net of players.

CasinoNZ Verdict

Basketball Star follows a similar style to similar slots by Microgaming, with a pretty basic Free Spins feature which is made just a little more exciting by the inclusion of Rolling Reels. It’s fun to play, but there’s little to make this slot stand out from the rest apart from the basketball theme – which will hold appeal to a small niche of players.

CasinoNZ Score: 3/5