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Basketball Star on Fire Slot (Microgaming)

Basketball Star on Fire Slot (Microgaming)Basketball Star on Fire joins the long list of slots that Microgaming has released in 2021. This particular title was created in partnership with a studio known as, Pulse 8.

Basketball Star on Fire is a sequel to a previous game from the same developer, and this latest version comes with more improved mechanics.

Here is my review of the slot:

Game Set-Up

5 reels have gone into its design, and this comes alongside 25 active lines.

Basketball Star on Fire’s features includes free spins, Hyperhold Respins, and stacked wilds among others.

Betting and Prizes

Whatever amount you choose to bet with goes into covering all the 25 pay lines.

I noticed that with as little as $0.50, I could spin the reels. Highrollers will have lots of fun too since the developer allows a maximum of $100 per spin.

Different prizes are offered by Basketball Star on Fire. One of them is the regular fixed jackpot that goes up to1,000x the stake. You will normally get this prize via the HyperHold Respins.

Then there are the regular wins which are capable of delivering up to 2,500x the stake.

I’m very satisfied with the RTP of 96.12% that the provider has given this highly volatile game.

Basketball Star on Fire Slot Features

The games’ logo features prominently on the reels, and it is what serves as the wild. Whenever it covers an entire line, the wild will pay up to 10x the stake.

However, it also serves as a substitute for the regular symbols. Although it is a regular sized feature, the wild can also land in stacked form during the free ones.

The biggest feature is probably the HyperHold Respin bonus, and this is a feature that is increasingly becoming popular among slot developers.

The feature requires at least 6 Coin scatters on the slot reels, which must all appear at the same time. A lot of the activity revolves around 3 respins, and it is during this time that you work hard to get additional coins.

Both the triggering Coins and all the new ones that you acquire will turn into a sticky mode, prompting a respin to reset each time there are new additions.

To land the 1,000x stake win, you must fill the reels with the Coins, or else you run out of respins. For each coin, there is a prize that could be as much as 100x the stake.

Scatters are also available, and these will help to trigger 10, 15 or 25 free spins. However, before this happens, you need at least 3, 4 or 5 such icons appearing on the reels.

Theme & Design

Microgaming has retained the same graphics style that they used on the original Basketball Star on Fire, a slot that was released in 2015.

The slot uses icons of logos, medals, boards, basketballs, coins, images of players, sneakers, drinks, and some whistles.

The new version looks as good as the original one, and the overall design is great.


Basketball Star on Fire is a great title, and you will love it more if you are a fan of basketball.

Microgaming has used a balanced combination of both top rewards, and great features, not to forget the decent RTP.

Although it has a significant risk, the game is a great choice for all levels of players.

UPDATED ON: by James Worden