Kicking off in early September is the 2015 Rugby World Cup, England will host the competition (although some games will be played at the Millennium Stadium in Wales) and 20 of the top Rugby Union teams in the world will compete to become World Champions.
What better way to celebrate the start of this massive global sporting event than with the release of the superb Microgaming Rugby Star Slot.
Broken down into its basic, Rugby Star is a 5×3 reel that has a massive 243 paylines available on every spin. You can get the reels spinning by wagering just 0.50 per spin, which makes this a fantastic slot for smaller odds players, though higher stakes punters can increase the bet considerably too.
The slot is as packed with features as a rugby scrum is with players. The base game rattles along at a nice pace and the Wilds are stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. Best of all, the size of the stack on each reel can vary, from just a couple of symbols high to an incredible 40 Wild stack.
Another neat base game feature which can be triggered at any point is the Wild Pass feature. When triggered this bonus turns up to two of reels 2, 3 and 4 Wild to help the player create more winning paylines.
Any win in the base game (or free spins bonus) triggers the Rolling Reels feature which sees the winning symbols disappear and the symbols above ‘roll’ down, potentially creating even more wins from the same single spin.
The free spins bonus game is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols across the reels. This triggers 15, 20 or 25 free spins depending on how many symbols you landed. During free spins, you can increase the Multiplier Trail up to a maximum 10x multiplier on your wins.