Basketball Star

Sport themed online pokies machines are always popular, and few do them better than industry stars Microgaming. With a portfolio of carefully created games, it’s no surprise that Basketball Star has been a hit from day one. Microgaming knows how to get it right from the theme to the graphics and the soundtrack, and the game itself offers some exciting play – as a game of basketball does – and impressive bonuses.

The Basketball Star is the main character and also the wild symbol. Others include medals, sneakers, drink bottles and coach’s chalkboard, plus players in addition to our hero in various poses, and a basketball is the scatter symbol. The 5-reel layout may look conventional, but this is a game that doesn’t use the standard playline winning area. Instead, a win is any three matching symbols on any adjacent reel, giving an astonishing 243 paylines!

Basketball Star
Basketball Star online slot game

DeveloperMicrogaming
ThemeSports, Basketball
Released2015
RTP96.5%
VolatilityMedium
CompatibilityOptimized for all devices
Jackpot$120,000
Progressive JackpotNo
Bonus roundsYes
Scatter symbolBasketball
Wild symbolBasketball Star logo
multiplier bonusYes
Minimum bet$0.50
Maximum bet$50.00
Min coin sizeN/A
Max coin sizeN/A
Highest payout2,500x
Reels5
Rows3
Paylines243
AutoplayYes
Adjust paylinesNo

A medium volatility machine, a further attraction of Basketball Star is the RTP which is approximately 96.5%. That’s a good return for a slot of this kind. Also, the Rolling Reels feature is one that will attract players looking for greater winning chances, as for any payout the reels move up afterwards creating the possibility of further wins until there is none in view.

With three impressive bonus options and a possible jackpot of up to $120,000, Basketball Star is an online slot that has proved popular with many players and not just the sports fans among us.

How to Play Basketball Star

Available on all types of device and each of the main operating systems, Basketball Star is easy to play and the bonuses are kept simple too, which is welcomed.

The 243 payline format offers excellent chances alongside the impressive RTP, and each of the bonuses is potentially lucrative.

Rolling Reels is activated with every win and is the first of the three bonus games, with the other two described briefly in the special feature section.

This online pokie game is perfect for basketball lovers, with iconic game themed symbols and basketball moves.

Basketball Star mobile slot
Basketball Star mobile slot game

Special Features of Basketball Star

In addition to the Rolling Reels feature there are further special features which include:

  • Three or more basketball scatter symbols triggers between 15 and 25 free spins, with Rolling Reels in play and offering up to a 10x multiplier.
  • A random Wild Shot feature turns two reels wild for guaranteed wins.
  • The Basketball Star icon is always wild offering further possible profit.

A neatly designed game as we have come to expect from Microgaming, Basketball Star is simple to play with an attractive RTP.