Time to go back to court and shoot some hoops in the Basketball Star on Fire slot that promises four in-game jackpots.
If you’ve played on the Microgaming Basketball Star slot, you’ll recognise the theme her. A little generic, but you know you are in the middle of a basketball arena, players fighting to get every point and end up the winners.
And isn’t that all you want to do? Even if the slot game theme is a little generic, at least you know what you are getting.
The whistle, the court, the drinks, the sneakers and the medal are all low paying symbols. Leaving the green, yellow, orange, and red basketball players as the high paying symbols.
Basketball Star on Fire slot has 5 reels and 25 paylines, a lot less than the original game’s 243 ways to win. But wins here are a lot more – you could win up to 2,500x your bet.
The HyperHold feature is the stand-out of this Basketball Star on Fire slot game. “All” you need is 6 coins to show up and then you’ll get 3 respins to get as many coins as you can on the reels – like in the Divine Fortune slot.
Those coins have cash prizes and every time a new coin land, the respins starts back at 3. Three non-winning spins will lead to the end of the round and you’ll win the total amount of cash.
Of course, there are also five jackpot prizes you could have won, from as little as 15x your bet all the way to 1,000x your bet. It’s already more than in the original, and that’s not even the top win.
If the majority of thrills happen in the Basketball Star on Fire slot Hyperhold, the really big wins happen in the free spins.
Why? Because during the free spins bonuses reel 5 will have a stack of coin wilds. Now the whole game has stacked wilds on every single spin, but the coin wild are different.
That’s 4 coins right there on the last reel – meaning that not only will it help you create 5 of a kind wins with the paytable symbols, but only 2 coins in the rest of the reels will trigger the Hyperhold feature – which you can trigger multiple time.
That’s how you get that Basketball Star on Fire top win of 2,500x your win and why we gave this a good slot review. Why we couldn’t give it 4 stars is because we found out the RTP is at a low 94.67% – just a few points of a percentage off our base tolerable rate of 96%.
Close but no cigar.
Still, we’d probably play again if we came across is at a good Microgaming casino sites.
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|Mobile Slot released||March 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5.33% / 94.67%|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 100|
|Free spins||10 to 25 Free Spins / Wild Reel|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wild, Scatter, Free Spins, Wild Reel, Wild, Respins, Instant Cash Wins|
Hyperhold Feature: 6 or more coin symbols trigger the hyperhold feature. You'll then get 3 respins to get as many coins on the reels as possible.
The coins each hold a value of instant cash. When you get a coin you'll get 3 respins again. 3 respins with no coins will end the game and you'll collect the coins amount.
There are also four bonus values available:
Stacked Wild: The Basketball Star on Fire slot logo symbols is the wild symbol and it can come stacked on all reels. It substitutes for all other symbols to complete winning combinations.
Wild Coin Symbol: The wild coin symbols appear in free spins and the Hyperhold Feature. This wild will act as a wild during the free spin and a coin symbol in the Hyperhold feature. It does not show up in the base game.
Scatter and Free Spins: 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will trigger 10, 15, or 25 free spins respectively. Reel 5 is replaced with a special reel containing only wild coin symbols. Respins can be re-triggered with 3 or 4 scatters.
The Basketball Star on Fire slot is a nice addition to the Microgaming slots games, but with a low RTP of 94.67% we had to take away that star, even though we had fun playing.
And that's the thing, the lower RTP is there because you have four instant cash wins you can win in the coin respin feature.
It's not like 2500x your bet max win isn't worth chasing after all, especially as all you need is a few good wild reels and that generous paytable.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 10, 2022 - Rating