The 2015 Rugby World Cup is starting in about a month’s time. Microgaming, the leading software provider to Australian online casinos, will launch a new online pokie titled Rugby Star on September 9 to commemorate the event. Earlier this year Microgaming had released a video pokie Cricket Star on the occasion of the Cricket World Cup. Australian online casino players will be hoping that Rugby Star is as exciting and action-packed as Cricket Star. Till the rugby themed online pokie goes live, you may as well enjoy the cricket themed one. Here is a brief recap on Cricket Star.
Cricket Star is a visual treat. The symbols include cricketers in the colours of the different countries that participated in the World Cup. The win animations show the cricketers batting, bowling, fielding and keeping wickets. The umpire and spectators also figure as symbols. You will feel that you are watching a cricket game from a stadium. In fact the reels are set in a large cricket ground and the background audio of the crowds cheering add to the realism. Cricket Star is a 243 ways to win online pokie. The line bet ranges from AU$0.01 to AU$5.00. The total bet is 50 times the line bet. The top line payout is 500 coins and the top scatter payout is 250 coins. You have all the regular Microgaming features like Auto Play.
Cricket Star online pokie has several gaming features. Cricket Star logo is the wild symbol and it can appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. There are more than 40 wild symbols on the reel set to boost your wins. After any payout the symbols in winning combinations vanish and are replaced by new ones. If another winning combination is formed you again receive payouts and the process repeats. The scatter cricket ball symbol awards up to 25 free spins with the trademark Microgaming Rolling Reels feature in which the multiplier increases with consecutive wins. You can reach a multiplier of up to 10 times and the feature can be retriggered. The Wild Wickets feature is randomly triggered. One of the middle three reels will turn wild and guarantee you a payout.
You can play Cricket Star, and the soon to be released Rugby Star, at all Microgaming Australian online casinos. Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Jackpot City are highly recommended. These online casinos offer attractive welcome bonuses and are certified as fair and safe by independent agencies.