New balls please. Yes, it’s time to don your whites and head on over to centre court in Tennis Stars. Powered by Playtech, this 5 reel, 40 payline slot comes with a bonus feature that offers 15 free spins complete with a 3x multiplier as well as the Championship Bonus feature which pits you in a match with the computer for cash and multiplier prizes. Start serving from between £2 and £400 per spin.
Tennis Stars comes with 2 main bonus features. First is the Championship Bonus feature which is triggered when you land 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Here you’ll get to awaken your inner Andy Murray or Serena Williams and take part in a tennis match against the computer.
You’ll will always win your match but the greater the margin of victory and the more aces you serve the bigger the prizes on offer. These can reach up to 50x with a 5x multiplier.
Land the trophy wild on the middle 3 reels and you’ll trigger the other feature – it’s a classic Free Games feature where you’ll be awarded 15 free spins. That’s not all though as all winning combinations landed during the feature will be boosted by a 3x multiplier and trebled.
Land 3 trophy wilds during the feature and another 15 games will be added to your tally as well as a cash prize of 10 times your total stake – finally, there’s no limit to the number of times that the free spins can be re-triggered.
As you’d expect from a tennis themed slot, the visuals on show in Tennis Stars offer more than a nod towards Wimbledon – green is the dominant colour. Look out for symbols of tennis shoes and balls, both of which offer 1,000 coin payouts for a five symbol combination.
Land 5 of the male or female tennis player and a jackpot of 5,000 times your line bet will be heading your way. They’re joined by standard playing card symbols from A to 9. The visuals are simple but effective and come with some nice animations. The action plays out to a high tempo soundtrack which matches the sporty theme.
Tennis Stars is a very simple game to play – it’s easy on the eye and the bonus features offer plenty of entertainment. On the variance scale, it sits somewhere in the medium range. If you like tennis, you’ll find plenty to get stuck into here.
The feature rounds make it a very playable even if you find the Wimbledon fortnight a complete snorefest. It’s a typically classy effort from Playtech and we’re more than happy to recommend putting on grabbing your racquet and having a game. If you like sports-themed slots, Microgaming offer you Rugby Star which is a better slot. However, I would stick to Playtech’s most popular titles such as the superb The Avengers.