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Microgaming celebrate Rugby World Cup with Rugby Star online slot

While there’s still two weeks until the Rugby World Cup kicks off, there’s just under one week until Microgaming’s Rugby Star slot is released.

On September 9, all our favourite Microgaming casinos will offer the new slot that will keep Rugby fans satisfied until the Cup kicks off. These include;

About Rugby Star

The sporting fanatic’s dream in slot form features 5 reels with 243 ways to win and an ambience to make you feel like you are watching a rugby game live from the stadium.

It is quite similar to Microgaming’s Football Star, only the game is rugby not soccer (as us Aussies like to call it). It also includes similar features on the reels, but they have been slightly modified, so it is worth checking the slot out if you liked Football Star.

On the reels of Rugby Star

The graphics of Rugby Star are animated and quite stunning, without being comprised on mobile devices if you are a smartphone or tablet player. Featuring trophies, helmets, players, boots and more, everything you need to be Rugby Star is on the reels, though the bonus features are what make this slot exciting.

Rolling Reels

Also known as Collapsing Reels, we are glad Microgaming kept this feature from Football Star for this slot. When you spin a winning combination the reels will explode and new symbols roll or collapse into place to give you another chance at another win. It is almost like a mini free re-spin and occurs in both the base game and during the Free Spins feature.

Stacked Wilds

Wilds can appear Stacked on reels 3, 4, and 5 and you can score up to 40 Wilds in one spin.

Wild Pass

Similar to Football Star’s Striking Wilds but better, the Wild Pass feature triggers at random and turns two out of the three middle reels Wild, rather than just the single middle reel.

Free Spins

We love that Rugby Star also keeps the generous amount of free spins that Football Star has. Players can spin 15, 20, or 25 free spins by landing three, four, or five Scatter symbols respectively. There is also the increasing multiplier feature that sees consecutive wins during the free spins score you a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and then 10x.

While this does seem like a remake of Football Star, Rugby Star will get you in the mood for the Rugby World Cup, which commences on September 18.

Additionally, Rugby Star will be available on both the Quickfire platform, compatible with desktop and laptops, as well as the HTML5 platform, which is compatible with mobile devices.

If you’re looking for other great video slots games by Microgaming, the company also recently launched the original slot, Hot as Hades, which is now available to play at Raging Bull Casino.