Microgaming are aiming to score a slam dunk with their latest online slots game, Basketball Star On Fire. This five reel, 25 payline online slot game takes players to the court of America’s second favourite sport, where they can take aim for the jackpot of x2,500 their stake.

Sports are a popular theme for simpler scratchcard-style games, but Basketball Star On Fire is a full-fledged online slot, which keeps the action flowing with bonus features like Scatters, Wilds, Free Spins and the exciting HyperHold re-spin mode.

Pros & Cons

  • Two bonus games
  • High max bet
  • Good RTP
  • Sound design is a little lacklustre
  • Relatively low jackpot
  • No recognisable basketball stars

How to Play

Set your bets with the Plus and Minus symbols at the bottom of the screen, or just click the Max button to bet the highest amount possible, then click the Spin icon at the centre of the control bar to set the reels spinning. Win by matching three or more symbols from left to right along the game’s 25 paylines. Basketball Star adds variety to its online slots play with two distinct bonus games: the HyperHold feature, where players try to fill the reels with Coin symbols to rack up big wins, and the Free Spins feature, where players get up to 25 free spins and can earn extra free spins by landing more Scatters.

Symbols

Just like other sports-themed games – like NetEnt’s popular Football Champions Cup –  Basketball Star fills its reels with symbols that will be familiar to fans of the sport. The lower paying symbols are made up of basketball accessories like the referee’s Whistle, a pair of classic high-top Sneakers, and a winner’s Medal symbol. The big payouts come from matching the symbols featuring the basketball stars themselves. These symbols all show illustrations of players in action and they spring into animated life whenever you hit a winning combination.

The Basketball Star logo is wild and substitutes for any other symbol except Scatters, of which there are two types. Landing three or more Basketball Scatter symbols across the reels triggers the Free Spins game, while landing six Coin Scatter symbols triggers the HyperHold re-spin feature. Each Coin symbol has a value on it and all Coin values are added up to give a player’s total winnings at the end of the HyperHold feature game.

Bonuses

Basketball Star On Fire has two main bonus features, the Free Spin game and the HyperHold feature.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation
Free Spins

Three or more Basketball Scatters triggers the Free Spins game. The number of spins you receive depends on the number of Scatters:

  • 3 Scatters triggers 10 free spins
  • 4 Scatters triggers 15 free spins
  • 5 Scatters triggers 25 free spins

During the Free Spins game, the fifth reel is replaced with Wild Coin symbols. You can re-trigger free spins by landing three or four Scatters during the Free Spins game

HyperHold

When you reveal six or more Coin symbols anywhere on the board, the HyperHold feature is triggered. The Coin symbols are held in place and three re-spins are triggered for the rest of the board.

Every time another Coin symbol lands, it’s held in place and the re-spin counter returns to three. Once you run out of re-spins or fill the entire board with Coins, the game ends and you win the total value of all the Coins on the screen.

Basketball Star Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 25 5 0.25 20 - - 96.45% 50,000 2021