Basketball Star on Fire Online Slot Review

Provider
Pulse8 Studios
Type
5 Reels
Min / Max Bet
0.50 / 100.00
Volatility
High
RTP
96.12%
Release Date
26 February 2021

Basketball Star on Fire Online Slot by Microgaming and Pulse8 studios is a revamped version of the 2015 title, Basketball Star by the same studio. A court primed for action forms the backdrop for reels that feature basketball players battling it out for the win as symbols. Special gold coin symbols lead you to jackpot prizes and rhea game’s bonus features are free spins and respins.

Game Symbols

  • A whistle, a playbook, sports drinks, sneakers, and a gold medal are the low-paying symbols.
  • Basketball players in action poses are the high-paying symbols.
  • The wild is the game logo and substitutes for any other symbol aside from scatters and coins
  • The scatter is a basketball that triggers free spins.
  • Coin symbols help trigger a special respin feature.

Bonus Features

Hyperhold

If 6 coin symbols appear on the reels, the HyperHold feature will launch and the triggering symbols will become sticky for as long as the feature lasts. The other positions on the grid will be emptied and you will be granted 3 respins. If any coin symbols appear during respins, they will reset your respin count to 3. The feature ends when you are out of respins or you will the entire grid with coins.

Once the feature is done, if the grid is only partially gilled, you will be awarded the combined value of the coins which can conceal random cash values or the Minor, Mini, Major, or Mega jackpot prizes that pay 15x, 20x, 50x, or 100x your bet, respectively. Filling the entire grid with coins will award you the grand jackpot that pays 1000x your stake.

Free Spins

You can claim 10, 15, or 25 free spins if you land 3. 4 or 5 scatters on the reels, respectively. Reel 5 will be stacked full with wild coin symbols for the duration of free spins, making it much easier to activate HyperHold and giving you more wins, more often. If you land another 3 or 4 scatters you will be awarded an extra 10 or 15 free spins.

Our Verdict

Basketball Star on fire slot is a competent production, but have all the changes made it better? The look and feel of this title are identical to its predecessor’s. Simple clean graphics form a cohesive basketball environment with atmospheric sound effects. The gameplay and features are significantly different. Hyperhold is the core of the slot and offers up the maximum winning potential of $250 000, while free spins give you amazing winning chances with a wild reel.

The original Basketball Star was enjoyed by many and completely changing the features and offering a slightly reduced potential may not deliver the intended result in terms of player engagement.