Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Slot Review

Expert Rating: 4 out of 5
Review by Review by Chris Taylor Chris Taylor
Last update 10th September 2021
Review by Chris Taylor
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 10th September 2021

Based on the great West Indian batsman and scourge of England bowlers, the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends slot is another release in the sports-themed progressive jackpot series by Playtech. Lara’s batting skills come to the fore in this relatively simple, 5 reel, 1,024 ways to win game. Trigger The Batter Bonus and Lara will hit balls onto the reels and turn up to 6 positions wild for the respin that follows. Better still is the Golden version where the reels on the bonus spin are made up entirely of high value symbols. You’ll also have a chance at scooping 3 progressive jackpots. Find out more in our Brian Lara: Sporting Legends review.

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Mega Jackpot
£153,640.13
Provider
Playtech
Type of Slot
Jackpot Slot
Theme
Cricket
Reels
5
Paylines
1,024
Stakes Range
10p to £500
Bonus Features
Yes (3)
Free Spins/Multiplier
NA/NA
Max Win
Progressive/5,120 x
RTP
96.08%
Volatility
Medium

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Slot RTP, Details and Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 1,024 ways to win

Stakes Range: 10p to £500 per spin

Max Win: 5,120 x stake per spin

RTP: 96.08%

The Brian Lara: Sporting Legends slot is played using 5 reels, 4 rows and 1,024 ways to win. To create a winning combination, you need to land 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols or wilds from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from reel 1.

Bet levels range from between 10p and £500 per spin. Use the + and – keys next to the Total Bet Box to adjust your stake size. Click on the i icon to open the paytable. Payout amounts are displayed as cash values, relative to your current bet level. It’s all very easy to follow.

The Brian Lara: Sporting Legends RTP is 96.08% which is slightly better than average. The actual RTP rate is 94.08% with 2% going towards funding the progressive jackpots.

The variance is in the middle range with the bigger wins coming from the jackpots obviously. Jackpots aside, you can win up to 5,120 x your total stake per spin.

Theme – Audio and Design Features – go into bat with the West Indian legend

Theme: Cricket

High Value Symbol: Brian Lara with Trophy

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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If you’re not much of a cricket lover, a quick primer on the great Brian Lara. The Trinidadian left-hander is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. His score of 400 not out against England in 2004 is the highest ever in international Test cricket. Lara also holds the record for the highest score in domestic first-class cricket after a mammoth inning of 501 not out for Warwickshire in 1994. Lara is a true legend of the game.

The setting in the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends slot is a Caribbean cricket ground packed full of adoring fans and Jamaican, Barbadian and Trinidadian flags. Accompanying the action here is a reggae soundtrack which creates a cracking Caribbean atmosphere.

The reels are made up of lower value A to 10 royals and higher paying cricket-themed objects. They include batting gloves, a helmet and a bat as well as 3 different Brian Lara symbols. The best paying symbol is Brian Lara lifting up a trophy. This symbol spins in stacked formation. Land 5 on adjacent reels for an award equal to 5 x your total stake.

The gold trophy is the wild symbol. This can land on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitute for all the standard symbols when it makes up part of a winning combination. The game comes with 2 scatters, both of which can land on reels 1 and 5 only. There are red and gold cricket balls, both of which can trigger a feature.

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Mobile

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Produced using HTML5 technology, Brian Lara: Sporting Legends is available to play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The simple 5×4 reel layout works well on all devices, including smaller handhelds.

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Bonus Features

Lara’s batting technique was simple but deadly effective. The gameplay here is also on the straightforward side. This isn’t a slot that’s overloaded with extras. There are 3 bonus features to get stuck into though where extra wilds and bonus spins can have a big impact.

The Batter Bonus Spin feature

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The Batter Bonus Spin feature triggers when you land a scatter symbol on the bottom 2 positions on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then see Lara face a series of balls from the bowler.

He smashes these onto random positions on the reels. Between 2 and 6 symbol positions will then turn wild. A bonus spin is then awarded with the newly struck wilds in position.

The Golden Batter Bonus Spin feature

The Golden Batter Bonus Spin feature is very similar to the standard The Batter Bonus Spin feature. Once again, it’s triggered by landing golden scatter symbols on the either of the bottom 2 positions on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin.

The animated Lara again takes to the crease and smashes the bowling to create between 2 and 6 new wild positions. A free bonus spin then follows. The difference here though is that only high value symbols can land during the Golden bonus spin.

Sporting Legends Jackpot feature

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends is part of Playtech’s Sporting Jackpots progressive network. The Sporting Legends Jackpot feature can trigger at random on any spin and at any stake level. 2% of each bet contributes to the jackpot fund with 84.5% going to the current jackpots with the remaining 15.5% going to seed the next jackpots.

That means you’ll have a chance to scoop Daily, Weekly or Mega Jackpots. You can check out the current value of the progressive prizes in the meter above the reels in the real money version (not in the demo shown here at Online-Slot.co.uk). However, here are the actual jackpots in real-time:

Mega Jackpot £153,640.13
Weekly Jackpot £4,839.12
Daily Jackpot £1,138.47

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends Review Summary – a simple jackpot slot

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We love cricket but understand why some people might find the game a little dull from time to time. You could say the same about the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends slot in fact, even though it’s based on one of the most flamboyant batsman in the history of the game.

The only extras are The Bonus Batter and Golden Batter Spins feature. They’re perfectly decent in their own right but it’s not the most exciting set of features.

Like the other slots in this series, the main attraction here are the Sporting Legends Jackpots which can deliver some potentially enormous prizes. If you prefer horse racing, Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends is an option.

I’m still waiting for the great cricket-themed slot. Brian Lara: Sporting Legends isn’t quite it but if you like progressive jackpot action, it worth taking to the crease here. In summary, there are better jackpot slots though such as Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, NetEnt’s Mega Fortune and Big Time Gaming’s Bonanza Megapays.

Pros
  • 3 progressive jackpots
  • 5,120 x stake max wins
  • Superb if you love cricket
Cons
  • No free spins

Brian Lara: Sporting Legends FAQs

What is the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends RTP?

The Brian Lara: Sporting Legends RTP rate is 96.08%. 2% of each spin goes towards the progressive jackpot prize pool.

What is the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends max win?

The most you can win per spin is 5,120 x your total stake. You can win a lot more with the 3 Sporting Legends progressive jackpots. The Mega Jackpot is the biggest.

How do I win the Brian Lara: Sporting Legends jackpots?

The Sporting Legends Jackpot feature are triggered randomly. Guaranteed to win 1 of the 3 jackpots, the Mega Jackpot is the biggest and above £100,000.

Are there any Brian Lara: Sporting Legends free spins?

No, there are 2 Bonus Spin features which sees Brian Lara smash up to 6 cricket balls onto the reels and make those positions wild. A bonus spin then follows with wilds in place. In the Golden version, only high value symbols appear on the reels.