Cricket Star by Microgaming doesn’t have too many fans in the Netherlands and Belgium but still is a big hit on the Internet. The fact that it’s such a big hit online doesn’t have too much to do with the theme of the game and seems to stem from the many possibilities you have in this slot. Very often, the theme of the slot determines the success of a slot but Cricket Star proves that good features and avalanches can get you a long way.
How to play Cricket Star?
At first glance, Cricket Star looks like a chaotic but pretty standard slot. It has five reels and three rows but because of the absence of standard symbols, it looks a bit chaotic. However, once you start playing, the animations will prove to not be too bad as you’re getting used to them. Naturally, all animations have to do with cricket, as the name probably gave away already. When playing, you will come across an animation with the name of the game written on it. This symbol functions as the wild. The ball that says scatter will help you reach free spins. But what about exploding symbols?
Bursting symbols on Cricket Star
After a winning combination has formed, the symbols that are a part of the win will burst. This feature is a so-called avalanche feature. All animations part of a winning combination will explode and the space they leave behind will be replenished from the top of the playing grid. These new symbols can, subsequently, form new wins immediately. During regular spins, this feature already is quite interesting but it is during free spins that this avalanche feature will prove to be really lucrative. Please note that you don’t have to pay for this feature, so you’re essentially getting a free re-spin. Thanks to the 243 ways to win, new wins form rather easily.
Free spins on Cricket Star
You will play free spins on the same reels as regular spins. The only thing that changes is the presence of a special multiplier. When you have a large enough winning streak, your multiplier might actually climb up to 10x. You cannot win extra free spins during free spins but you already have the avalanche function to grant you re-spins.
During free spins, the random feature will not appear. That is, this feature will only become active during regular spins. A maximum of three entire reels can be turned into wilds and you are guaranteed to win. The avalanche feature won’t become active after the random feature.
Pay lines on Cricket Star
Cricket Star does not have pay lines. It does have 243 ways to win and that is especially great seeing as that increases your chances of newly formed wins after the avalanche feature has done its job. Also, the slot has quite a large portion of wild symbols, which also helps your chances. There is no way to change the ways to win but you can still alter your total wager. You can do this by changing the coin value and the number of coins at the bottom of the slot. Also, the slot has an autoplay function which you can use if you want to relax. Cricket Star revolves around the game of cricket but most people will probably play it because of its many possibilities and great features.