The 2015 Cricket World Cup is very much on the horizon and with this big sporting event imminent, what better time to announce the arrival of a brand new cricket-based slot. The game is Cricket Star and this 5×3 slot hit Microgaming casinos on the 7th January 2015.
At first glance, Cricket Star looks similar to most other Microgaming slots, but in actual fact, it is rather different. First up, there are none of the playing card symbols in this game. All symbols on the reels have something to do with cricket, from umpires, through to batsmen, bowlers, fielders and wicket-keepers.
When you hit a winning line, the symbols are animated as you receive your payout and in the base game this happens relatively regularly.
The slot really comes alive however when you access one of the two bonus games available.
Land three or more scatter symbols (a cricket ball) across three or more reels then you enter an exciting free spins round where you can increase the amount of cash you win by activating a multiplier, which can be increased to up to a massive 10x what you win on the reels.
Land a few wins with the multiplier at 10x and you can really rack up some of the biggest wins possible on the Cricket Star slot.
However that is not the only bonus available on the slot. The randomly occurring Wild Wickets bonus game can happen on any spin within the base game. When awarded one, two or all three of the middle reels on the slot will turn completely Wild and on your next spin you could earn a massive win, depending on what symbols land on the other reels.
The more Wild Wicket reels you have the better your chance of a big win.