Rugby Star is a Microgaming-powered video slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. It’s based on the popular game and has been released just in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Playable from 50p to £50 a spin, there’s plenty of action with stacked wilds, a Wild Pass feature and a Free Spins feature with Rolling Reels. Rugby Star is also available to play on mobile and tablet devices.
In the base game, the action begins right from the first whistle. There are more than 40 wild symbols on the reels to help you win big as well as stacked wilds on reels 3, 4 and 5.
You will benefit from the Rolling Reels feature which plays out on every single win. When you have a winning combination, the contributing symbols disappear to be replaced by new ones – this gives you the chance to win time and time again from every spin.
There’s a Wild Pass feature which is triggered randomly – here up to 2 reels (reels 2, 3 or 4) will randomly turn wild guaranteeing you a win.
However, the main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by getting 3 or more Rugby Ball scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. 3 will give you 15 free spins, 4 gives you 20 free spins and 5 gives you 25 free spins. As with the base game, you will benefit from Rolling Reels giving you multiple consecutive wins. The difference is that the multiplier goes up by 1x after every winning spin up to a massive 10x!
Rugby Star is bound to appeal to rugby fans really but if you forget the theme, it’s actually a decent slot game. The base game can provide wins of up to 1,620 times your stake whilst the Free Spins feature can give you wins of up to 2,400 times your stake.
It’s a medium variance slot which is nicely balanced and a good addition to the Microgaming portfolio. If you like Rolling Reels, it’s used in a number of Microgaming slots such as the high variance Playboy and the iconic Immortal Romance.