World over, it is basketball fever now! People are glued to their television sets, watching their favorite team’s fortunes in the NBA basketball league. So, why not take this basketball frenzy into your casino games as well? There are two casino slots games based on the basketball legend, Dennis Rodman, the winner of five NBA championships between 1989 and 1998. Throughout his professional career, Rodman has played for several top teams, even though towards the fag end of his stint, he had developed a bad boy image, inviting nick names such as ‘the Menace’ and ‘the Worm’ from his fans.
The first one, titled ‘Dennis Rodman’ was released by Playtech in 2006. It is a five reel, 20 pay line slot game with 37 winning combinations. The coin denominations vary from $0.01 to $5.00, and the player could wager up to 10 coins per pay line. The reel symbols portray the much publicized eccentricities of Rodman such as Rodman in a bridal dress, him with his face painted white and red hair and Rodman with rainbow dyed hair. A basketball signed by him, and his painted sports car are other symbols on the reels. The red hair symbol has the largest of the payouts of 10,000 coins, if five of those symbols appear simultaneously on an active pay line. In fact, it is also the Wild symbol. The painted car is the Scatter symbol that leads to a potential scatter pay out to the players. That is, three or more scatter symbols activate the free spins bonus round, wherein the player gets 10 free spins. Finally, Basketball is the bonus symbol, and getting three or more of it on any active pay line activate the bonus game on the second screen. In the bonus game, the player has to pick a designated number of basketballs, from the choice of basketballs given, and wins the hidden credits each one of them has.
The second slot game is titled “Dennis Rodman The Worm’s World”. As mentioned earlier, ‘worm’ is the nickname of Rodman. Developed by Vegas Technology and released in January 2008, it is a five reel 20 pay line slot that offers 34 winning combinations. The coin denominations range from $0.01 to $10.00. The players could wager up to 10 coins per pay line. Interestingly, the game symbols on the reels are quite similar to those of the Playtech version. However, the Wild symbol is the wedding dress. As in the Playtech game, the Scatter symbol as well as the bonus symbol here as well is the car and the basketball respectively. Three or more scatter symbols appearing on the reels ensure 15 free spins with tripled payouts to the players, while getting the bonus symbols simultaneously on reels 2 and 4 activates the bonus game on the second screen. Unlike the Playtech version, here Rodman himself shoots basketballs for the players.