- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £1
- Maximum Bet: £50
- RTP: 96.45%
- Maximum Payout: 120,000 coins
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Badminton Hero Slot Review
This is probably the first video slot in the iGaming industry themed after badminton, a sport extremely popular in the East, mostly in China, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, etc. Badminton Hero is a five-reel, three-row video slot from Microgaming and it will take you to the central court of the badminton tournament, where you will follow an exciting match and win plenty of rewarding payouts along the way. The Rolling Reels will award you with multiple consecutive wins and they also come with a Multiplier Trail during the Free Spins feature, triggered by three or more Scatters. Thanks to the Wild Smash feature, up to 2 reels will turn Wild on random spin for guaranteed wins.
The two main characters of the badminton match are the highest-paying symbols of the 2018 release. The Violet Player and the Yellow Player are accompanied by the Coach, who is watching their every move. Two Scenes from the match are also among high-value symbols, so that you can see the action on the court. To play badminton, you will need a Racket and a Shuttle, Badminton Shoes and a Strategy Board, where you have to plan your attacks. Of course, the Net is also needed. The Trophy represents the Scatter that triggers free spins, while the Logo acts as a Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols and can also appear in stacks on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Not all of you are familiar with badminton rules, but, fortunately for all gamers, the rules of the Badminton Hero are quite easy. The reels of the Microgaming title are placed on the very court and you are surrounded by a cheering crowd while you spin the reels. The 2018 release features a standard 5×3 layout and benefits from 243 ways to win. Thanks to Rolling Reels, all winning symbols are removed from the screen, making room for new ones to appear and form consecutive winning combinations. Set the bet level and the coin value to wager from £0.50 – £50 per spin.
The Wild Smash feature is randomly triggered and it can happen on every spin, both during base game and the Free Spins feature. Up to two reels will turn Wild for guaranteed wins. The Wild Smash feature can occur only on reels 2, 3 and 4. The Free Spins feature is triggered when three or more Trophy Scatters land on the reels. Depending on the number of Scatters landed, gamers will get 15, 20 or 25 freebies. During the feature the Rolling Reels are active, but they now come with a Multiplier Trail, meaning that every consecutive win will increase the win multiplier.
Microgaming set the maximum possible payout at 120,000 coins in the 2018 release, which is quite good. We reckon that lucrative wins can be expected during the Free Spins feature, thanks to lots of Wilds and Rolling Reels with Multiplier Trails. The Violet Player pays the most, offering 60 coins for five of a kind. Badminton Hero’s RTP is 96.45%.
Badminton Hero on Mobile
Like most of other Microgaming products, the Badminton Hero video slot is playable across all devices. You can enjoy this exciting match from your homes or on the go, playing the 2018 release on your smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. Thanks to excellent quality of the game, the gaming experience is completely the same on any device.
+ Rolling Reels with Multiplier Trail
+ Up to 25 freebies available
+ Authentic theme
– Not easy to trigger free spins
– Cartoonish visuals
This is our first video slot themed after badminton and we were pleasantly surprised. The 2018 release boasts crisp graphics, but we didn’t like the cartoonish visuals that reminded us of Japanese anime movies. The Microgaming title offers plenty of rewarding features, including Rolling Reels, Wild Smash and Free Spins, but our personal favourite is the Rolling Reels with Multiplier Trail, active only during free spins, because here is where you can win big. The Badminton Hero video slot will definitely increase the number of badminton fans across the globe, because it is a very exciting video slot.