Rugby Star – Microgaming Sport Themed Slot with Wild Pass and Multiplier Trail Features
Rugby Star, is the 5-reel, 243 ways-to-win slot released by Microgaming a few days ahead of the opening of the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament. This slot is the latest addition to Microgaming's collection of sport-inspired game contents in the likes of Cricket Star, Centre Court, Break Away, Football Star, and Shoot.
Rugby Star is not wanting in attributes, as it has an abundance of elements that could make a slot playing engagement worth a player's while. Actually Rugby Star does not deviate much from other sport-themed Microgaming titles, which is a good thing because those slots became popular because of their win-boosting features.
Still, this new football-themed Microgaming content has its own innovative way of enhancing the potential win of a Rugby Star slot player. Combined with the Rolling Reels attribute, the unique “Wild Pass” occurrence brings a great deal of excitement, both in the base game and in the Free-Spins bout. This is because the “Wild Pass” transforms the center reel into a Full-Reel Wild.
Like the Break Away ice-hockey themed video slot, the icons of Rugby Star football heroes launch into animated action whenever their one-of-a-kind symbols form ways-to-win combinations. Another Break Away similarity that makes Rugby Star a potential smash hit among Microgaming slot fans, is the Multiplier Trail of the Free Spins Bonus Game.
The Rugby Star Logo is the Wild Symbol. Slot players can expect to see a lot of those, since they could appear as lone Wilds and Stacked Wilds simultaneously as results of a single spin. The Stacked Wilds though appear only in Reels 2, 3, or 4. Optimally, the Stacked Wilds could appear simultaneously in any two of those reels.
The Rugby Ball is the Scatter Symbol that could set off all the gaming goodness of Rugby Star in the set of free-spins round, including the Rolling Reels mechanism.
After all, the Rolling Reels feature is triggered by pay-way wins. The mechanism happens when winning symbols disintegrate and disappear from the screen, creating gaps across the reels. As the reels roll, symbols fall right in, which increases possibilities of creating more winning combinations and triggering more Rolling Reels effect.
Be on Your Toes for the Rugby Star “Wild Pass”
At some point in both the base game and in the free round, a spin outcome will include a full reel image of a rugby player in action. Be on your toes because that image transforms into a Full-Reel Wild. The transformation is the “Wild Pass” feature and it happens only if the Full-Reel Wild is sure to create a winning pay-way combination. Denoting that a “Wild Pass” happening, brings guaranteed wins.
The Rugby Star Soccer Ball Symbol and the Free-Spins Round
Three or more Soccer Ball Scatter Symbols trigger the Free-Spins Bonus Game. Depending on the number of Soccer Ball Scatters that triggered the bet-free game, 15, 20 and up to 25 free spins will be available to the bonus game player. The Wild Pass, the Stacked Wilds and the Rolling Reels mechanism are all active during the free round. In addition, the Free-Spins bout comes with a Multiplier Trail.
Hit Continuous Wins with Every Spin to Create a Multiplier Trail
Rugby Star initially increases the payout of a win or wins by 1x, and then 2x if the next spin consequentially returns with another pay-way win. A continuing increase of value multipliers could go on and on for as long as each succeeding spin, results to at least one pay-way win; and until the Multiplier Trail hits the max of 10x.