Basketball is one of the most recognizable sports in the world. The top basketball players in the NBA have a massive fan following all over the world. It is not surprising that there are a lot of players who are looking for basketball themed casino games.
Pulse 8 Studios is catering to this demand by coming out with a basketball themed slot game titled “Basketball Star On Fire“. In this game, players are taken to the basketball court for some great slam-dunk action.
You will find a traditional 5×3 grid with 25 paylines for this game. Players can start betting from $0.25 and can go as high as $100.
This is an impressive betting range and should be enough to encourage high rollers to wager in the game, especially when they can win a maximum of 2,500x their stake. That can result in a $250,000 jackpot for a lucky winner.
The symbols are all thematic in this game. Players will hope to score medals, energy drinks, energy bars, whistles and basketball boards. But the most valuable symbol is the player in the red jersey. He looks a bit like the Chinese basketball star Yao Ming who played for the Houston Rockets.
There are three other players, shown in various action poses. They are all the big earners for the game. There is also a wild symbol in the form of the logo and the scatter is a basketball. You will also find a silver basketball, which triggers the HyperHold feature.
The game has some pretty interesting features. The HyperHold feature is activated by six or more silver basketballs appearing anywhere on the reels. They are locked in place and a bonus game begins. When this occurs, the reels are empty of anything except the silver basketballs. Players will be given three spins to try and add more silver basketballs to the reels. Anytime they get one, the spins are reset.
The bonus game ends when the grid is full of basketballs or players don’t score a basketball in three spins. Players then get the total of all the basketballs scored. Each basketball has a cash value while their amount determines the jackpot they’ll get. This can go from Mini (15x) to Mega (100x) Players who fill up the grid get the Grand Jackpot of 1,000x.
The game also has the usual free spins from scoring the scatters. They can get a maximum of 25 free spins. Overall, Basketball Star On Fire is a nice basketball themed game but one drawback is that it has a low RTP of 92.36 percent.