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The wombat says Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a LeBron James but lack the required the baller skills? Or perhaps you’re slightly on the shorter side (like this wombat) meaning your promising career never got off the ground…
Either way it’s time to hit the courts and give this basketball themed slot a go from Microgaming. It’s a beautifully designed game like the Cash of Kingdoms slot from those toon gaming gurus.
Slam dunk the funk! Let’s shoot some baskets baby!
Look and Feel
As you’d expect, the basketball court makes up the background to your reels and the crowd cheering noisily as the soundtrack will make you feel like you are really shooting hoops while you spin the reels! The graphics aren’t the most impressive we’ve seen but they get the job done and if you like a colourful game then you have hit the jackpot as this is brighter than the Heartburst Jackpot slot and Bikini Party put together!
Basketball Star slot is made up of 5 reels, 3 rows and has 243 ways to win. Bets range from £0.50 to £50 per spin which means this game is ideal for both experienced and novice slot players. It might look pretty traditional, but it leaves simpler games like the Fire ‘n Hot slot machine in the shade!
Your symbols on the reels are all theme related and include everything from a pair of basketball trainers, winners’ medals, a drinks holder and a scribbled on tactics board. There’s also a player dribbling the ball, another player defending, what looks like a set-up player for the slam dunk and then the big daddy – a player slam dunking the ball.
The Basketball Star game logo symbol represents the wild icon in this game, and will land stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. It will do the usual job of replacing all other symbols on the reels (except for the scatter) to make up extra winning combinations for you.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Wild Shot Bonus
This feature occurs randomly in the base game only and when it lands will give you 2 fully wild reels. Nice touch Microgaming!
Rolling Reels Feature
Whenever you land a winning combo in the base game or the free spins bonus, the winning symbols disappear and are replaced from above by new ones – new winning combos are then formed and this continues until no more new wins are made.
Set off the free spins bonus Wombat fans by landing 3x or more of the Basketball scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The number of spins you get depends on how many Scatters you received in the first place:
3 basketballs = 15 free spins, 4 basketballs = 20 free spins and 5 basketballs = 25 free spins.
The Rolling Reels feature is in play during the bonus too, and for each consecutive free fall win you make, the bet multiplier will increase by x1 – going all the way up to 10x! As you can imagine, this can lead to some seriously chunky wins.
We’re big fans of the theme here at Wombat Towers! If you don’t want to pull on your hi tops and head out onto the court, Basketball Star slot really is the next best thing! Practice your dribbling while you earn some cash all without breaking a sweat… The graphics might be a bit outdated in this game but the features certainly aren’t, so don’t miss it!
Wombat score: 4/5
This game is longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that!