Basketball is among the most popular sports in the world – but seriously underrepresented in the world of games. Aside from EA’s NFL series, there are just a few of them that are worth mentioning. This is why the release of Basketball Star last December was a welcome addition to the world of casual games. The game is a tribute paid to the world of basketball that you can play at All Jackpots in Canada.
About the game
Basketball Star is the latest addition to the Sports Star, a series of online slot machines inspired by, and paying tribute to, some of the most popular sports in the world. The first game in the series, Football Star, was released at the All Jackpots in 2014, in the wake of the FIFA World Cup. The next two games hit the All Jackpots in 2015, with the occasion of the Rugby World Championship (Rugby Star), and the Cricket World Cup (Cricket Star). Finally, Basketball Star was released in December 2015 to complete the series, for it to cover some of the most popular ball sports of the world.
Basketball Star can be played free, or for real money, at the All Jackpots Casino. The All Jackpots is a long-standing gaming establishment, with a good reputation and a considerable history. It offers its players not only some of the best sports-themed slot machines out there, but hundreds of other games, great bonuses, and amazing specials, 24 hours a day.
A compelling mechanic
Speaking of a “mechanic” in the case of a video slot machine might seem a bit far-fetched, but this doesn’t make Basketball Star any less entertaining. Usually it functions just like any other video slot machine: players press “Spin”, and wait for the reels to stop. But in this case, winning is not the end, but the beginning: the symbols involved in the winning combination disappear from the screen, allowing others to fall into their place – much like in the case of a reactor-style casual game. This often triggers a cascade of successive wins, especially profitable during the game’s Free Spins feature.
Look and feel
Basketball Star – if it wasn’t obvious from its title – is a game inspired by, and paying tribute to basketball. As such, it has its whole look and feel inspired by the sport. The reels are filled with symbols related to it: players, sneakers, balls, and the entire playfield. The ball is one of the most important symbols on the reels, as it triggers the game’s Free Spins feature. But Free Spins is not the only generous feature of the game – up to two reels can randomly turn Wild during the game, resulting in a guaranteed win.