Tennis Stars Slot Review


There’s lots of great sporting slots to enjoy, but Playtech have taken a brave step in introducing into the slot world a Tennis themed slot. The name is Tennis Stars and as it suggests, it is about the athletes that have become famous the world over for their proficiency at batting a ball back and forth over a net. Playable from just £0.40 per spin, this 5×4 reel slot boasts a couple of potentially lucrative bonus features and a rock solid base game.

There are 40 paylines in play although you can alter this amount (though we would always advise to play the maximum number of lines) and you can also alter the bet per line amount to increase or decrease the value of your bet. The lower value symbols on the reels are the playing card lows from 9 through to Ace, while the two medium value symbols are the tennis balls and shoes and the two players, one male and one female both offer the top base game jackpot prize of 5,000 coins if you can land five of a kind on a single payline.

Any winning cash prize you receive on the Tennis Stars slot can be gambled using the Gamble feature. To gamble, you need to correctly pick the colour of the card drawn from the pack at random. Red or Black. Pick correctly and you will double your win, pick incorrectly and you lose your cash. You can double your wins repeatedly up to a maximum win limit of £5,000 on this feature.  You can play the Tennis Stars slot right now at Bet365 Games but before you do, let’s learn a little about the three key bonus features on the slot.

Tennis Stars Bonus Features

The Tennis Stars slot features a rather unusual Wild Scatter symbol which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. This is the golden cup symbol and it can substitute for all symbols (apart from the Championship Bonus scatter). However the symbol also serves as a Scatter symbol and when you land the symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin, then you earn 10x your total bet as a prize, plus 15 free spins, complete with a 3x multiplier on those spins. Those free spins can be retriggered again if you can land the three bonus symbols on the reels once again during the free spins bonus round.

The other feature is the Championship Bonus and this is triggered when you land three or more of the Tennis Racket scatters anywhere on the reels. This takes you to a Tennis Court when you can play as either a man or woman in a singles match against the computer. Simply select the type of serve to play and watch as the points are played out. Your player wins or loses points, but will always win the match.

Your player wins you cash by winning the match by conceding fewer points and also earns multipliers by landing aces against their opponent. You earn +1 on the multiplier for every ace served up to a maximum of four (for a 5x multiplier). Win a match to love and you get a 50x your usual stake prize, to 15 is a 15x stake prize and to 30 is a 10x stake prize.


Editor's Review

Tennis Stars is a very enjoyable slot to play with a decent sized jackpot and some interetsing features including a Free Spins game and arguably the more entertaining of the two features, if the less profitable, the Championship Bonus feature. The base game plays along at a decent pace and the presentation is excellent, if a little dated nowadays. It is a medium variance slot which will certainly appeal to tennis fans and slot gamers, but it does lack some of the style and panache of some other sporting themed games.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:40
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech