Rugby Star Slots - Microgaming
ABOUT RUGBY STAR
Microgaming launched Rugby Star video slot in the build up to the Rugby World Cup 2015, hoping that rugby fans will use their latest title to pass the time before the showpiece tournament kicks off. Played at five reels and housing a 243 way wins format, the September 2015 release brings one of world's most popular sports closer to casino gamers from all four corners of the globe.
If you are new to rugby, the following terms won't matter much, but it is still important to note that high symbols depict players scoring a try, kicking the ball, passing it to a teammate, running with the ball and tackling an opponent. Meanwhile, the likes of silver trophy, rugby arena, rugby boots and scrum cap represent the low icons.
HOW TO PLAY RUGBY STAR
The 243 way wins scheme is no longer a novelty in Microgaming titles and the way it works is that you are awarded a cash prize as long as three or more identical icons appear on adjacent reels, starting from reel I. But, even if this is something that has not been explained in the Paytable, you will notice that all symbols forming a win will disappear after paying out a prize, with other icons falling in their place to create additional winning opportunities.
As far as special symbols are concerned, the game is equipped with Wild and Scatter, represented by Game Logo and Rugby Ball respectively. The former appears stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5, substituting for all non-feature icons. Meanwhile, Wild Pass Feature occurs at random, turning up to two reels Wild with guaranteed wins. Fifty coins is the minimum wager per spin, with coin value ranging from $0.01 to $0.10 and up to 10 credits to be staked per line.
Rugby Star boasts exactly the same bonus rounds as its predecessors Football Star and Cricket Star, but that is hardly a drawback given that the three slots themed on the popular sports offer Free Spins with Rolling Reels and special multiplier, Stacked Wilds and Wild Pass Feature.
The main bonus round is activated when three, four or five Scatters are found in any position. Players are in turn awarded 15, 20 and 25 free games respectively, where Rolling Reels could award a number of successive wins and multipliers up to x10.
Rugby Ball is the Scatter here and while its primary role is to award entry into the Free Spins round, the symbol will also award instant cash prizes. Simply get three, four or five of these anywhere on the game screen and you will receive a payout equal to 5x, 50x and 250x total bet.
Free Spins round equipped with Rolling Reels and special multipliers can see casino gamers land up to 120,000 credits at a time, but there are some nice prizes to be won in the main game as well. For example, five rugby players scoring a try will award 6,000 coins on a ten-coin bet.
RUGBY STAR ON MOBILE
The desktop and mobile version of Rugby Star were rolled out simultaneously in September 2015, and the first impression is that the HTML5 game looks just as good as its online counterpart, especially on the latest tablet and smartphone devices.
The symbols will keep exploding on your mobile each time a winning combo occurs, but if you want to see your display really light up, then try to unlock the Free Spins with Rolling Reels or get a smile from Lady Luck and have Free Pass feature randomly strike while you play the game on the move.