The number of casino slots featuring a sports theme is quickly rising to match that of casino slots bearing an oriental theme. Nevertheless, there are as many sports fanatics in the world as there are adults above 18.
There are sports themed slots for everyone themed on football, rugby, cricket, car racing and much more. Cricket Star slot is an innovative video slot designed and powered by Microgaming. Cricket is a stellar and popular sport in the UK, India, New Zealand and Australia.
This game is also complex and fans will spend half their lives trying to comprehend its rules. This notwithstanding, the sport forms a great motif for a casino slot.
Playing Guide Cricket Star Slots
Like the sport this slot is based on, Cricket Star is a complex game, but in some ways it is easy to play though. It is offered with 5 reels each with three symbol positions and 243 ways to win.
Unlike many video slots from Microgaming, symbols on this game have been designed to match a cricket theme. You will, therefore, meet batsmen, bowlers, umpires and fielders in action. You will also meet a group of fanatics cheering on their favorite team, a coach and a cricket ball.
How to Play this Pokie
- If you know nothing about cricket, do not fret – I too know nothing.
- This game is offered with standard Microgaming game controls thus ensuring that newbies will only need to set their bet amount, click spin and watch the action roll.
- Like other games from this developer, there are autospin and gamble options which add merry to your gaming. Push autospin to set reels into automatic spins and gamble to multiply your wins.
- Still on your control panel is a settings button which lets you adjust game sounds, animations and graphics quality.
Paytable of Note
- You will get a reward whenever three or more matching symbols fall next to each other on adjacent reels.
- Scattered ball pays highest at 625x your total bet for every five of a kind on any position on your reels.
- This is followed by player icons – batsmen, fielders, umpires and bowlers – which offer 25x, 12.50x, 10x and 8.75x coins bet respectively.
- Coach, Fans and other icons offer between 4x and 7x for every five of a kind respectively.
- There are high chances of spinning multiple winning combinations on a single spin. Get your bat ready for a thrilling game.
- During base games, symbols that form part of a winning combination disappear and others appear to replace them. This feature is christened rolling reels and it increases your chances of winning. It is one of the attractions in this game.
- This game’s logo is wild and substitutes other symbols, except scatters, to complete wins.
- Wilds may appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 thus giving your multiple wins. In a single spin, you can have as many as 40 wilds on your reels.
- Besides standard wilds, reels 2, 3 and 4 may completely and randomly turn wild guaranteeing you a win.
- Cricket ball is scattered. Spinning 3, 4 or 5 of these on adjacent reels will award you 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively.
- During free spins, rolling reels may award you multipliers of up to 10x. You cannot re-trigger free spins.
There are a couple of unique features that make this game great. Again, standard bonus features have been improved to ensure that players find something to come back to. Irrespective of your level as a gamer, you will find Cricket Star a top pokie to play.
**Review of the free online PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android version of the Microgaming Cricket Star slot**