Cricket Star Slot Game
This exciting game is based around the Cricket World Cup and set in a packed cricket stadium. The game’s ambient sounds, which include the audience cheering and sporty jingles, along with a background image of the pitch and stands, really make this come to life. You may be a bit shocked when you first hear the crowd go wild for one of your wins, as if you’ve just won the cup yourself! The characters are nicely animated and cover all the main positions in cricket, which may be a little confusing if you don’t know the game, but the paytable will help there. The game’s Wild Wickets feature is great fun and the fact that winning symbols disappear to drop in replacements can lead to big cascading wins.
Cricket Star is one of Microgaming’s 234 Ways to win games, so it has plenty of winning combinations and you don’t have to worry about pay lines. You have a stake range from 50p to £5, so this game requires a certain amount of confidence but also keeps the cost contained. Despite that, the maximum win is a huge £105,000! In the base game, you’re looking for the well paid Scatter symbols that also trigger free spins. The characters represent iconic cricketing figures with the strips of various nations. The most valuable is the batsmen, down to the umpire and the crowd themselves. Each one is very colourful and has a border to keep the appearance easy on the eye.
The Wild Wickets are a great, instant feature which simply means that reels can be turned completely wild. Essentially, reels 2, 3 and 4 will turn randomly wild and this includes a guaranteed win! This is one of those simple, quick to play features that you can just sit back and wait for. The Wild symbol is the Cricket Star logo, so keep an eye out for it during the base game as it substitutes for all except Scatters. For something more engaging, there’s the Free Spins, triggered if you get 3, 4 or 5 scatters. The game awards 15, 20 and 25 free spins for these, respectively. These will not re-trigger but they do make the most of the Rolling Reels.
The Rolling Reels feature is a built in game element, where you can get multiple consecutive wins from one spin. Whenever you get a winning symbol set, the symbols disappear in a small explosion and then more symbols drop in to replace them. If these new symbols form a win, the process repeats and more drop in! Even Wilds can set this chain reaction off. Even better, Rolling Reels award up to a 10x multiplier if they occur during the free spins round.
This is a fun game with an exciting atmosphere, but actually has quite a laid back play style, as the features are very streamlined. Even non-cricket fans will enjoy the way it plays, but may find the symbols confusing at first.