Basketball Star carries on a sporting series that has become hugely popular over the last few years. Created by Microgaming, with the individual games often released in time for major sporting events, this series includes Football Star and Cricket Star, and you can find all of the games from this series on Spin Palace.
All of the Star games use a similar aesthetic. The backdrop is a basketball court, and the symbols feature generic basketball players, balls, shoes and other accessories. This one actually looks a little more polished than some of the others, although it’s far from our favorite game in the series.
There are “243 ways to win”, which ensures that both big and small wins are never too far away.
The Star pokies tend to have a wide range of stakes available, and Basketball Star is no exception. You can bet from as little as $0.50 per spin, all of the way up to $50 per spin.
There are two bonus rounds on this pokie, one much more worthwhile than the other. The secondary bonus round is the Wild Shot round, which is triggered randomly and will turn up to 2 reels into wild reels. This can trigger some big wins if your luck is in, but it is quite common for you to win nothing at all on this round.
The other feature is a free spins round, with as many as 25 free spins on offer if you land 5 of the scatter symbols. This will typically generate much higher profits and it is very rare to finish this round with anything less than 5x.
Basketball Star is not groundbreaking, but it makes for a nice addition to a very popular series and one that we would recommend to all sport fans.