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Basketball Star Slot


Basketball Star is a 5-reel video slot offering 243 ways to win. It runs on the well-known Microgaming platform and as expected it is packed with exciting bonus features, beautifully designed symbols, superb graphics, exciting animations, effects and the crowd going wild in the background.  If you’d jump through hoops to get paid for playing basketball, you will love this game. Try it yourself right here for free or go to Microgaming Casinos to play for real money.

Before you start shooting hoops to win this game, you should adjust the bet to suit your playing style. Press the arrow on the “Bet” button, then use +/- to set your preferred coin size, and choose the number of coins you want to play with. In case you would like to play at the highest bet possible, press “Max Bet”. Having set your stake, click on “Start” to spin the reels. However, if you would like the reels to spin preset number of times without any interruptions, press “Au­top­lay­”.

One of the most important symbols is the logo of Basketball, which is wild and therefore substitutes for other symbols, except other special ones giving players more chances at achieving a winning combo. What’s more, the wild icon can appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. And on the top of all this there is a Wild shot Feature that can be triggered randomly turning up to 2 reels wild. This can only happen to the three middle reels and the Rolling Reels get activated too. 

The game also has a scatter symbol, which is a basketball icon and it can give scatter pays and also trigger the free spins round. When three or more scatters land on the reels, players will earn up to 25 free spins with the Rolling Reels feature that gives players multiple winning chances with an increasing multiplier. 

If you like this slot, you should also check out Football Star and Rugby Star

Game Play

Coin Size: Choose the coin denomination.
Coins: Choose the number of coins.
Bet: Set the total bet
Max Bet: Set the highest wager.
Spin: Start the game.
Auto Play: Turn the reels for a number of times uninterrupted.

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Software Microgaming
Slot Type Video slots
RTP Unknown
Special feature Wild Scatter Free Spins
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Basketball Star Slot Reviews by Players


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Sport themes are pretty popular across the male population. Basketball is one of my favorite but I prefer NBA. Unfortunately, I don't watch it nowadays. I like the theme and the symbols in this game, and the background soundtrack is fine too. What I don't like is the fact that Microgaming keeps on the negative trend, cloning old games. We don't see anything new. They change only the theme and I am not smart enough to figure out what's wrong with them, but surely something is amiss.

The only time I played this game, I managed to trigger the Free Spins Bonus round, and I was pretty excited as it happened just after a few spins. You can win 15, 20 or 25 free spins. You need to collect 3 or more Scatter symbols in order to trigger this feature. The multiplier goes from 2x up to 10x during the free spins and they can be retriggered. But I won only 4.30 Euros from those 15 free spins with my 0.50 bet per spin. That's nothing, plus there was no multiplier attached. I have the feeling that the Stacked Wild symbols, which appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, actually blocks the winning combinations and doesn't allow you to win. I saw this in other Microgaming games whereby the Stacked Wilds had blocked wins from appearing.

Now tell me if they really think we are idiots? Probably they don't even care because they keep showing this negative trend in their business politics through their releasing of cloned games! The paytable here looks pathetic, and besides the theme that I like, I am not sure if I can add any other positive comments here. If you manage to collect 5 Scatters, you can win 250x your bet size, not even mentioning how hard it can be to get this. I liked the exploding reels the most, and it's pretty more exciting in this game. For a 243-ways video slot, this one is above average, but probably created just to eat money and to pay like nothing.
raverbabe 559 reviews
United Kingdom


In a similar way to the endless annual releases of sports titles on gaming consoles, Microgaming have continued pumping out these sports themed "Star" slots seemingly without limits. If you've played any of the others such as Rugby Star, Cricket Star or Football Star then you'll know exactly what to expect here - it's the same game engine with a new set of symbols, and I can only presume Microgaming believes fans of a certain sport will be much more likely to enjoy a game if it features symbols related to that sport. Considering how fanatical some men can be about Football I guess they might be right, but as somebody who doesn't care much for sport in general it feels as if MG are simply milking their slot engines for all they are worth with these identikit slot releases.

In its first incarnation which I believe was the ice hockey themed "BreakAway", I absolutely loved this machine. I always enjoyed the "Rolling Reels" option in games such as Thunderstruck2 and Immortal Romance but didn't get to experiment with it anywhere near as often as I would of liked as it required getting into the feature first. I'd seen a handful of games that used the same technique in the main game such as NetEnt's popular "Gonzos Quest" but I felt certain that Microgaming would be able to pull it off better and wasn't disappointed when I played BreakAway.

Basketball Star keeps everything that was great about that game including the huge stacks of wilds and the maximum 10x multiplier during the bonus round which can award up to 25 free spins. The minimum bet is a little high 0.50, almost double the cost of a spin on most 243 ways games. I assume this is necessary because of the likelehood of receiving several wins on a single spin and I think it's still well within the limits of what most slot gamers consider to be acceptable.

This game looks great and the user interface is as polished as they come, Microgaming have been refining their slot designs for many years now and I think it really shows. Most importantly theres a huge range of wins available up to a maximum of 1.2 million coins should you be lucky enough to hit a jackpot spin during the bonus round. It's these huge prizes that put so many MG slots on my favourite list, and Basketball fans are unlikely to find a better game based on their sport.
Afi4wins 1637 reviews
Reviewed on June 4. 2016


How many games from Microgaming do you know that uses the same old basic design concept like in this Basketball Star game? I know of at least 5 other games that have this same game play style, only the icons and soundtrack has changed, but each of the cloned game plays basically the same. Oh Microgaming, what a big big shame! No other game provider has cloned out so many games from just one basic game design! Shows how lazy or uncreative their game designers are becoming! But I'm not really complaining, because Microgaming has never made my favourite game provider list. Not even once!

The Logo is the Wild symbol, comes Stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5, but does nothing more than that, except to substitute as usual. What does 5 Wilds pay you? Substitute those 5 Wilds with the highest paying symbol, and you get a 12x total bet win! Sheesh! The Basketball is the Scatter symbol, paying 250x the total bet, which is still low but not too bad. 3, 4 or 5 Scatters award 15, 20 or 25 free spins with an increasing win multiplier of up to 10x with each consecutive win. Pretty good. The game plays with Rolling Reels, or Free Falls, or Avalanche, or Swooping Reels, all meaning the same way of game play. Why doesn't any game provider call it 'Bursting Reels' or 'Exploding Reels'? That's what it does. Burst or explode, disappears, and new symbols drop in. Nothing to do with falling freely. Nothing to do with avalanches, where the whole row or rows should disappear, nothing to do with swooping either. All using the wrong terminology as far as I'm concerned!

One interesting random feature in Basketball Star is the Wild Shot feature. 1 or 2 reels can be turned into Wild Reels, or Expanded Wilds, or Stacked Wilds, but can only occur on reels 2, 3 or 4. Why the 3 different names for one same feature? Only God knows why! The paytable also states that more than 40 Wilds can be added onto the reels, but has anyone really seen this? The most I've seen is 9 Wilds in three reels, nothing more than that. Yes, possibly 12 Wilds, or even 15 Wilds. But 40 Wilds? That's just a hype and a trick! A play with words, to attract players to play the game! I can even say '400 Wilds added onto the reels', but in truth, never more than 9 Wilds most of the time! Imagine the number of ignorant players trying to chase that 400 Wilds! Hahaha.

But to be fair, Basketball Star can be quite fun to play, with some exciting moments, especially when those Stacked or Expanded Wilds keep appearing on the reels. Payouts should be good with them, but not always, mostly mediocre ones. Why? Because the paytable is so low, so really huge wins are once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.


What do I dislike about this game? Basketball Star plays just like Rugby Star, Cricket Star, Football Star, Cool Wolf and whatever other similarly cloned games from Microgaming. The only difference are the game icons, but all payouts remain about the same - mediocre.

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