Tennis Stars Slot

Tennis Stars

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There are tens, probably hundreds, of sports-themed slots but very few of them focus on tennis and even fewer can be described as high-quality, lucrative games. Playtech’s 5-reel Tennis Stars, however, is a nice exception to this rule – it has 40 pay lines, Scatter and Wild symbols, bonus features, and free spins.

Tennis Stars is, obviously, a tennis-themed video slot and it is rather basic, at least at first sight. Its graphics are simple and it has a distinctive retro vibe and appearance that reminds us of the classic video games from the 1990s. Its bonus features, on the other hand, can be compared to the ones found in many of the contemporary-looking slot games today. Moreover, as a Playtech creation, Tennis Stars has a smooth gameplay and it runs beautifully in-browser on every laptop or desktop computer. The game has 5 reels with 4 rows of symbols which allow for the inclusion of all 40 pay lines. Logically, the prevalent color is green and the symbols are tennis-themed, as well – tennis balls, rackets, tennis shoes, and more.

Players can enjoy great freedom and customization when it comes to wagering. They can activate 1 or all 40 lines, while the bet limits will depend on their preferred currency. In US dollars, for example, the minimum bet per spin is $0.01 while the maximum can reach the staggering $2,000.

Special Symbols

The pay table of Tennis Stars includes the typical for Playtech playing cards (from Nine to Aces in this case) which serve as the lower values. There are also tennis balls and tennis shoes that, just like the card icons, pay out whenever 3 or more of them land on an active pay line. There are two higher paying symbols, the male and the female tennis players. For a winning combination, you will need at least two of them to fall on an active line.

The Wild symbol is very interesting in this game as it appears only on reels 2, 3, and 4. It comes in the form of a trophy and substitutes for all symbols with the exception of the Scatter. When 3 Wilds land on reels 2, 3, and 4, they also trigger the free spins feature and reward the player with winnings worth 10 times the total bet.

Tennis Stars also has a Scatter symbol, which means that it does not have to land on any particular pay line. This symbol is represented as crossed tennis rackets which pay out whenever 2 or more of them appear anywhere on the reels. And if 3 Scatters land on the reels, they trigger the Championship Bonus.

Tennis Stars Slot Paytable
Symbol Two on a payline Three on a payline Four on a payline Five on a payline
10 0 5 20 100
10 0 5 20 100
J 0 10 25 250
Q 0 10 25 250
K 0 20 40 400
A 0 20 40 400
Tennis Balls and Tennis Shoes 0 25 50 1000
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5 50 500 5000
Scatter 2 5 25 100

Bonus Games and Features

Playtech’s Tennis Stars video slot has a Gamble feature which allows you to double your winnings. After each winning spin, you can click the Gamble button and you will be presented with a face-down card. You will need to guess correctly whether it is black or red – a correct answer doubles the sum, while a wrong one means you lose your bet and return to the main game.

Unlike most video slots, this one gives free spins not with the Scatter, but with the Wild symbol. Whenever 3 or more trophy icons land on the second, third and fourth reels simultaneously, they trigger 15 free spins which come with a 3x multiplier. In addition, the player receives a cash prize of 10 times the size of the total bet. If during any of these 15 free rounds, you get Wilds on reels 2, 3, and 4, you will get another set of 15 free spins.

Along with the free spins which can be re-triggered, you can enter the Championship Bonus when playing Tennis Stars. This feature is activated when at least 3 Scatter symbols fall anywhere on the reels. A new screen appears and you are asked to choose whether you want to play Men’s Singles or Women’s Singles. Then, a game of tennis against the computer starts and you have to serve, picking either a Flat Serve or a Slice Serve. The round is then played out.

The Championship Bonus Game includes 6 rounds and it ends when you win 4 of them. You can win and lose points, but you will always win the match. The result, in the end, will determine the cash win, while any Aces you get during the match will add a multiplier. The maximum prize you can get from the Championship Bonus Game is 250 times the total bet.

Conclusion

When it comes to the quality of the graphics and animations, Tennis Stars is quite simple and unpretentious, so it can be easily mistaken for a low-quality, basic slot. But it offers really great bonus features, as well as two Scatter symbols – the crossed tennis rackets and the Wild trophy which, in fact, functions as a second Scatter. These make the slot extremely entertaining even though the sports theme may not look so attractive at first. Additionally, the game has a theoretical Return to Player of 95.55%.

Tennis Stars
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Reels:
5
Bonus Rounds:
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Jackpot
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Graphics:
4.6 / 5.0
Theme:
4.7 / 5.0
Features:
4.7 / 5.0
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