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You don’t have to be about six foot ten inches to play this version of basketball. This is another great slot from Novomatic who just keep putting out one great game after another. There are plenty of features here that can win you some excellent cash prizes and it’s possible to play this on your PC as well as your mobile devices.
‘Basketball’ is a five-reel slot that has three rows of attractive looking symbols. It has just the nine paylines but that still gives you plenty of chances to land some great winning combinations. Playing the game costs as little as £0.01.
When you do get a win there’s some celebratory animation to enjoy such as balls spinning through the air. You also get to see a silhouette of a player doing one of the kind of fancy shots the Harlem Globetrotters specialize in.
The backdrop to the game does have some images of basketball players with the title of the game above the reels. To the left you can see a player about to slam dunk the ball into the basket to score another vital two points for his team. On the right there’s another player dribbling the ball.
The symbols in ‘Basketball’ are a mixture of those that are theme-related and others that aren’t. We get a gold coin, I guess that’s for the coin toss at the start of the match, a basket, a silhouette of a player and a basketball.
The wild symbol is the image of the basketball court. This has the ability to substitute for other symbols in the game to get you some handy winning combinations. When it does that the win is doubled so this is a really important symbol that you’ll want to see crop up time after time.
It can’t help get you in the bonus game though as it’s unable to stand-in for the Slam Dunk symbol which is the scatter symbol in this game. Five of the wild symbols on an active payline wins you 9000x your line bet. Now that’s worth celebrating for sure.
For more information about the rules of the game and how much each of the symbols pay, have a look at the paytable. Then have some free games and see how the game actually runs once the reels start spinning.
Three or more of the Slam Dunk scatter symbols will get you into the Free Spins round. This sees you being awarded 15 free spins and all wins during those free spins will be tripled. It’s also possible to get more free spins if the scatter symbols make appearances again in triplicate or more.
There’s also a gamble feature in ‘Basketball.’ This appears after you’ve had a win in the base game and gives you the chance to double your win. It’s not compulsory to do so and if you do it’s a good way of sacrificing some healthy wins. If you do accept the gamble, your task is to guess whether the next card is going to be red or black (there’s no suit option here). Get it right and your win is doubled, get it wrong and you lose it. Be careful with this feature, you’re here to win cash not win it and then give it back within seconds.
An enjoyable enough game with some good animation that will please basketball fans. The bonus game is definitely worth playing with its triple wins and chances to re-trigger the number of free spins. Try to avoid the gamble feature unless you’re playing with the smallest of wins.