Cricket Star Slots
In the last couple of decades, the excitement level of cricket has risen immensely, in part because of the impact of the relatively new twenty 20 format. Gone are the gentle days where the sound of leather upon willow would interrupt a slow Sunday afternoon. Now cricket has become a high octane, athletic game which is full of drama, excitement and colour. This energy is represented perfectly on the reels of this MicroGaming designed slot, where you’ll find batsmen, bowlers and wicketkeepers in action in their national colours, which include the colours of India, Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand and the West Indies. This game has stacked wilds, a free spins round which features rolling reels and many more ways to win than usual.
The setting for the game is a cricket stadium at night, with the floodlights shining to illuminate the action in the middle. Each symbol shows a player in action and animation kicks in when that symbol forms part of a win line – for example, the West Indian player makes that flying catch, or the umpire raise his index figure to signify a wicket has fallen. The mass of colour on the reels certainly makes for a lively game and this is added to by the crowd noises and the buoyant sound that greet each win. Add in exploding symbols, and you’ll quickly realize that this cricket based slot is one of the most dynamic you’ll find online.
Playing Cricket Star
Cricket Star is a five reel game, but apart from this somewhat standard number of reels, the rest of the slot plays out very differently to your average game. Firstly, there are 243 ways to win, which replaces the more traditional win lines. Here you’ll be guaranteed a win by landing symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, irrespective of their position on the reels. These 243 ways to win come at the cost of 50 credits, meaning the minimum stake for the slot is 50c, although this can go much higher. Every symbol pays out for landing at least 3 in a row, while the top prizes come for a full house of five – the Australian batsmen being the highest paying symbol at 500 coins for 5 in a row.
As well as the additional ways to win, you’ll find that the base game plays very differently. Every time a win is achieved, those winning symbols will now explode and disappear, with the symbols from above falling into their place (new symbols will appear on the top row of the slot). Each time the symbols fall, additional wins can be gained where the symbols will once again explode to be replaced – this will continue until you stop winning at the cost of no additional spins.
You’ll find a handy auto play option where you can set the reels in motion for 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins, as well as instructing the game to continue until a feature, or even set a custom number of spins.
The title symbol is the wild at the game and is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. There are actually more than 40 wild symbols on these three reels, so you’ll find them filling the reels on many occasions. This wild will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter. With 243 ways to win, this can lead to many additional wins throughout the base game.
‘Wild Wickets’ is a randomly awarded feature which will see either reel 2, 3 or 4 turned completely wild for a spin, where a win is guaranteed.
The final symbol on the reels is the white cricket ball which acts as the scatter. Three or more scatters wins you an instant prize based upon your total stake (up to a maximum of 125x), while you’ll also gain 15, 20 or 25 free spins based upon 3, 4 or 5 scatters. During the feature, the symbols will continue to disappear and each time they are replaced, the multiplier will increase by 1, with a maximum multiplier of 10x. The multiplier is reset for each new spin.
For some, the thought of a cricket based slot might seem a little mundane, but within five minutes of playing this MicroGaming designed slot, their minds would be changed completely. This is a slot where the action never stops – symbols explode and are replaced; stacked wilds are everywhere, wins come thick and fast and the game looks and sounds great too. Time to put on your pads, leave the pavilion and start winning!