Cricket themed games

The imminent start of the new English cricket season will be welcome news for all fans, although cricket fans are more fortunate than some sports enthusiasts, in that there are generally matches being played somewhere in the world that they can follow – and bet on if they are so minded.

However for fans in the UK, the county cricket season is particularly important, and already people are wondering whether Warwickshire will retain the title they won last year, but whether you are a fan of English County Cricket or of international cricket, you should enjoy the slots game The Umpire Strikes Back.

As the name indicates, this is a slots game which is designed to be liked by fans of the game in any country – not just England. However the classic pub style that many features of the game replicate will certainly make it a nostalgic treat for any cricket fans in the UK who also fondly remember playing fruit machine games in pubs.

The reels are a mix of cricketing imagery, including the eponymous umpire, cricket balls, bats, helmets and pads, alongside classic pub slot machine images of fruits. Furthermore, the three reels, one pay line format of this slots game is another throwback to the classic days of pub fruit machines, a bit of nostalgia which online casinos like have been playing on.

However one area where The Umpire Strikes Back is very much a modern day slots game is the maximum jackpot it offers – a hugely impressive $10,000 (which no one ever won by playing a fruit machine in a pub). The bonus game is also an excellent modern feature of this slot, activated by securing three of the cricket balls on your reel, and involving three different games that can move you along different coloured trails. The colours are red, yellow and blue, and each offers different benefits – but you can move between them rather than sticking to one if you want. Either way, this is a slots game that cricket fans based anywhere in the world should really like.