As a sequel to the original Basketball Star, Basketball Star on Fire is a new and improved version that stays true to the original theme but is packed with much more bonuses.
Situation directly on the basketball court; this slot game gives you a direct view of the empty courts at halftime with the players on the reels and the stadium at full capacity. The 5×3 reel has the mega jackpot and smaller rewards listed on the very top.
The grid adopts a very basic design but captures your attention with well-designed graphics. True to its name, the entire grid can be lit on fire when you’re on a roll. At the bottom of the screen, there is also a very basic control bar where the spin button is located.
With a 5×3 grid, Basketball Star on Fire offers 25 pay lines that contribute to a max payout of 2,500x your original bet. The RTP or return to player is a bit lower than the original game, sitting at 96.12%, but is still higher than the industry average of 96%. Another drawback is the boosted volatility rating that is now considered high on the scale.
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The betting range is wide, starting from 0.50 to 100, giving more conservative players and risk-takers alike something to keep them interested. Knowing that the RTP is lowered and the volatility is hiked up, players can only bank on special features to help them reach jackpots and high wins. Let’s take a look at what Basketball Star on Fire can bring to the table in terms of bonuses.
The slot game features the most basic wild card, which is in the form of the game logo. It has the ability to swap out other symbols and also give you a 10x payout if you manage to land enough to cover an entire row. During the free spins, the wilds can stack up to bring you even more wins!
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Basketball Star on Fire features sticky symbols, which can be activated when you land the coin scatters on the grid. You will need a minimum of 6, and this feature will cause the existing coins on the grid plus new ones to hold their place. This is where you can accumulate the jackpots, with the most lucrative one offering you up to 1,000x your initial bet.
If you land the coin scatter 3, 4, or 5 times, you won’t get the sticky symbols on all reels, but you will on the 5th one. You will be rewarded with 10, 15, or 25 free spins, respectively.
You don’t need to be a basketball fan to enjoy Basketball Star on Fire. It gets your head in the game and brings forth a sense of sportsmanship even if you can’t enjoy the game in person. We like the features it offers, such as the sticky scatters, but we would have preferred it if Microgaming stuck with the same volatility or lower. The RTP could also use a boost, but we won’t complain about the 2,500x your initial stake win.