Launched in time for the Rugby World Cup 2015 and available on Microgaming casinos such as Jackpot City, Rugby Star was created to cash in on rugby’s biggest spectacle, an exciting event that culminated with a well deserved win for the All Blacks. But is this slot as exciting as the event it was created for?
Like Football Star and Cricket Star before it, Rugby Star has a very simple and cartoony aesthetic, but one that works very well nonetheless. There are a few recognisable faces and teams, but the theme is generic at best. Still, that’s not a bad thing, and you don’t need to be a fan of the sport to enjoy Rugby Star.
There are 243 ways to win on Rugby Star and you can bet for as little as $0.01 per line or as much as $0.10. There are some big paying symbols, with the wild paying the most when you get 5 of them in a single payline. In fact, you can win as much as 120,000 coins on the base game alone.
There is a Rolling Reel feature, which basically means that whenever you land a paying wild, you will get a re-spin. This feature is common on the Microgaming sport themed pokies, but it works best here. There is also a free spins round on Rugby Star, with 15, 20 and 25 free spins on offer depending on whether you get 3, 4 or 5 of the scatter symbols, which come in the shape of a rugby ball. These free spins also come with a multiplier thanks to the Rolling Reel feature, which stays active throughout the round.
The theme isn’t entirely relevant here, so whether you like rugby or not you should still get a kick (pun definitely intended) out of this one. It’s not something you will come back to time and time again, but it’s certainly worth a few plays.