Basketball Star On Fire Review
Over the years, there have been plenty of sports-themed online slots for players to enjoy, and we are talking about the popular Basketball Star, Cricket Star and Rugby Star video slots. Taking this theme to the next level, software providers Microgaming and Pulse 8 Studios have collaborated to bring online casino players in Canada an exciting new game to enjoy: Basketball Star on Fire. With the innovative HYPERHOLD feature™ and other in-game bonus features, Basketball Star on Fire will take players back to the courtside surrounded by a sporty soundtrack and action-packed effects. And it’s available to online casino players in Canada at Royal Vegas, an establishment that’s been around since 2000. In this review, we’ll take a look at what Basketball on Fire has to offer in terms of bonus features and payouts, and we’ll tell you more about the brilliant software providers, but let’s start with the game mechanics and how to actually play this online and mobile casino slot game (yes, it’s available on smaller screens too!).
As with many online casino games from Microgaming, Basketball Star on Fire is an easy one to understand and play, once you have familiarised yourself with the game mechanics, but that’s what we’re here for. The game has 5 reels and 25 paylines and all potential winnings are paid from left to right for symbol combinations landing on an active payline. The bet sizes range from a minimum of 0.25 to a maximum of 100 coins per spin, making it suitable for both new and experienced online casino players in Canada. The bet adjustments and total balance available can all be found at the bottom of the screen, and you’ll also notice an Information button (i), which will launch the paytable and an explanation of the bonus features.
Symbols And Bonus Features
Following the same symbols as its predecessor, Basketball on Fire offers images of a whistle, water bottles, the basketball Scatter, a medal, a pair of sneakers, and a couple of basketball players in various positions. It is, however, the features that are the most exciting part of this game, and we’ll start with the new HYPERHOLD™ feature. Playing a key role in this feature are the various coin symbols. When 6 or more of these regular coin symbols land on the reels, the HYPERHOLD™ feature will be triggered and 3 Respins will be awarded. What happens next is that all the coin symbols will remain in place while the other reels and symbols will spin again, and more coin symbols will result in them being held as well for the next Respin. If it so happens that, after this feature, all the reels are filled completely with coin symbols, the player will potentially win the Grand Jackpot, which is a fixed amount of 100 000 coins.
Another coin symbol that can appear is the Wild Coin. Now, where the regular Wild symbol (that’s also available in this game), will substitute for all other symbols, the Wild Coin will act as both a Wild and a Coin symbol, making its power extra strong. Then you have the Scatter which, when 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels, will trigger 10, 15 and 25 free spins respectively. During the Free Spins feature, all symbols on reel 5 will be replaced with Wild Coin symbols, and we know what that can do! PS: Scatter symbols can land anywhere on the reels for a payout, but you need at least 3, so they don’t have to appear on active paylines from left to right.
Now that we know more about this exciting game, let’s find out about the creators.
About The Software Providers
Behind the success of Basketball Star on Fire, are two software providers: Microgaming and Pulse 8 Studios. Launched in 1994, Microgaming has created plenty of online and mobile casino games for all types of players to enjoy. Pulse 8 Studios, on the other hand, was established in 2019 and has partnered with Microgaming on numerous occasions to create online slots like Relic Seekers, Treasures of Lion City and the latest, Basketball Star on Fire, with the exciting HYPERHOLD™ feature.
Available At Royal Vegas
Online casino players in Canada will find Basketball Star on Fire, among other casino games, here at Royal Vegas. This online and mobile casino was established in 2000 and has therefore more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Royal Vegas offers safe and secure online entertainment and has more than 500 casino games in its portfolio. Basketball Star on Fire is only one of the stand-out online slot games in 2021 and we are sure there are many more to come in the distant future, both from Microgaming and its partner, Pulse 8 Studios.