Cricket Star Slots Review
Get ready to play Cricket Star slot, the game of the century! Hit the ball for some great scores and delight in cheers from the crowd. And just like the real deal, Cricket Star slots is a fast-paced game that will have you on the edge of your seat. It’s time to put your sporting skills to the test with this popular Microgaming slots game.
Theme and design
The game centres on the theme of cricket and all the symbols are cricket-related. The Cricket Star slots design is simple, which makes it easy to understand, and if you know how to play Golden Tiger, you’ll appreciate why simplicity wins every time.
Our Cricket Star review found that the graphics and effects are colourful and sharp. Although the symbols are illustrative, they’ve got enough detail to be realistic which cricket fans will love. A stadium surrounds the reels, and the sound effects add to the atmosphere.
There are five reels in total, paying left to right and a total of 243 ways to win at Cricket Star slots. As well as matching the different cricket symbols, you’ll want to look out for the Cricket Star (the wild symbol), the white ball (the scatter) and a random Wild Wicket bonus. Once you’ve unlocked the free spins bonus by landing three or more scatters, you’ll also be treated to Microgaming’s signature Rolling Reels feature for even more opportunities to win.
How to play Cricket Star slots
To play Cricket Star using your euros, dollars, sterling or Indian rupees, you’ll need to set your bet and then decide whether to play Cricket Star manually or use the autoplay function. You can also try the Cricket Star demo mode first to get used to the game and understand how the different features work. After setting your initial Cricket Star slots bet you can always adjust it by toggling the Bet button below the reels to adjust the coin size and the number of coins.
Once you’re ready, just hit the spin button to set the reels in motion. You can also check the payouts at any stage during the game by looking at the “View Pays” section. This gives you a summary of how much each winning combination will pay based on your bet as well as all the bonus features available.
To win a payout in Cricket Star slots, you’re looking for three or more matching symbols across the reels from left to right. The highest-scoring player symbol is the green/yellow batsman - land five of these for 500 and, with the maximum bet of 50 coins, you’ll be looking at a top payout of 25,000. Here’s how the rest of the symbols pay out:
Keep your eye on the white cricket ball because that’s the secret to the higher payouts. Not only does the ball score 12,500 for five, 2,500 for four and 250 for 3, but it’s also the scatter symbol (identified simply with the word ‘scatter’). Hit three of these to trigger up to 25 free spins which combine with multipliers and Rolling Reels for some excellent payouts in Cricket Star slots, depending on your initial stake.
The Cricket Star logo is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. The wild can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 and can be stacked to cover the entire reel, leading to some top prizes.
There’s also a Wild Wicket which is triggered completely randomly at any point in the game. This transforms the 2nd, 3rd or 4th reel to be completely wild, introducing some guaranteed wins, although the amount you win will depend on the symbols appearing across all five reels. Note that the Cricket Star slots Rolling Reels feature is not activated during the Wild Wicket.
Sporting symbols and features
Sporting symbols used in the game include bowlers, batters, wicket keepers, fans and, of course, an umpire to keep things running smoothly - all representing different cricketing nations such as India, England, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies and South Africa.
The white cricket ball is the secret to unlocking the free spins. Three cricket balls will give you 15 free spins, four will give you 20 and five will give you 25 free spins. And that’s not all. Once the free spins feature is set in motion, the Rolling Reels feature comes into its own, giving you a potential 10x multiplier and an opportunity to score some big wins in Cricket Star slots.
The Rolling Reels feature works by replacing the symbols on the winning payline and can appear in both the base gameplay as well as during the free spins. After each win, the reels collapse and new symbols replace the original winning symbols, giving you another chance for a win. This can happen several times in a row and is the reason why the Cricket Star slots Rolling Reels bonus is key to some great wins during these free spins - if you ever play the Prosperity Ox slot game, you’ll know that it’s during the free spins that these bonus features play a much more important role.
The multiplier of up to 10x is then added to any Rolling Reels win during the free spin mode to add to the excitement and a shot at the big prize.