Basketball Star On Fire
The wombat says: Dig out those hi-tops Wombat fans, because Microgaming (and Pulse 8 Studios) have just released the sequel to their 2015 game Basketball Star – and it’s on fire!
So what’s new? Well Microgaming are making use of their Hyper Hold feature that we first saw in Adventures of Doubloon Island. This will give you wild re-spin streaks – plus, there are also 5 fixed jackpot prizes for you to get your mitts on, worth up to 1,000 x your bet.
I reckon we should hit the court and slam dunk some wins. There’s the whistle…
Look and Feel
The graphics are very similar to the original slot – with the reels set against a backdrop of a massive basketball court. The game’s fans will cheer your spins with shouts of encouragement. What a good bunch they are. There’s also a horn that blasts every now and again – which got right on this Wombat’s nerves truth be told. Still, it all adds to the atmosphere…
Basketball Star On Fire slot has a standard layout of 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 pay-lines. Pretty straightforward compared to something like Bompers from ELK, but there you have it.
You can take your slam dunk spins from 0.50 to 100.00 per spin.
What about the pay-table then? Well, your reel icons are all theme-related. They include; 4 different symbols of players dribbling, another player defending, one jumping, and a slam-dunk. These are your high value icons, while their poorer cousins are made up of some basketball trainers, water bottles, the ref’s whistle and the coach’s blackboard.
Your wild icon is the game logo and it will stand in for all other symbols on the reels to help you make up extra winning combos. Finally, the basketball is the slot’s scatter symbol.
You’ll also see some gold and silver medals hit the reels from time to time. Keep your beady eyes out for them as they are the key to the Hyperhold bonus…
Free Spins and Bonus Features
This sounds a bit complicated at first, but it’s a cool feature that can bring in some good wins. Hit 6x or more of the medals on the reeks and you’ll be awarded 3x respins with your 6 triggering medals stuck to the reels. If you hit any more coins during the respins – these will get locked in place too, and your re-spins will reset to 3.
When all the re-spins have been taken or all of the positions are full of medals, then the bonus is over. The sticky medal scatters will now reveal either a cash prize, or one of the jackpots:
Mini – 15x your bet
Minor – 20x your bet
Major – 50x your bet
Mega – 100x your bet
Hit 3x or more of the basketball Scatter icons and you’ll be given 10 Free Spins to begin with – but these can be re-triggered as you play. And to give you a helping hand, a stacked wild gold medal will land frequently on the 5th reel, which boosts your pay-outs significantly.
Basketball Star On Fire slot is a decent upgrade to the original game – and we are really enjoying Microgaming’s Hyperhold mechanic. It keeps the wins coming in, even on a low wager.
An entertaining game worth a shot! Or even a dunk!
Wombat score: 4/5
Basketball Star On Fire FAQs
- How many bonuses are there in Basketball Star On Fire?
There are 2! Microgaming’s Hyperhold and the jackpot prizes plus there are up to 25 free spins on offer (for 5x Scatters) in Free Spins bonus.
- How volatile is Basketball Star On Fire?
We would say that it’s a medium to high variance slot.