Microgaming’s Football Star slot gives you the opportunity to get your football fix, away from the stadium, and at your own leisure.
There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a football slot. Released back in 2014 just before the FIFA World Cup, Microgaming tried to cash in on the whole fiesta that was happening over in Brazil.
The brightly coloured game is set in the middle of a fan filled stadium with sounds of the crowd cheering you along in the background. This does help to immerse you in to the action, and helps heighten the thrills that could be coming on the next spin.
The Football Star slot hosts all the symbols you might expect from watching a live match.
You have the ref dealing out red cards, the striker (which looks very much like Christian Ronaldo), the go faster red football boots, the goal saving goalie, and the luscious green pitch itself.
Along with a few other random action shots of players.
But what you’ll be paying particular attention to here is the stacked wilds, which appear randomly on reels 3, 4 and 5, allowing for some more energetic wins.
Not just that, but you have a feature that you might be familiar with if you have ever played the NetEnt Gonzo’s Quest slot game. The collapsing reels are here, or as Microgaming like to be a little different, the “Rolling Reels”.
Different name, same feature.
This is where on every win you get the winning symbols spectacularly explode and more symbols roll in from above to fill the gaps. It means that you can get a chain of wins for the cost of a single spin on the Football Star slot game.
The most we’ve ever had is 5 wins in a row, but more is possible of course.
One of the great bonus features of the Football Star slot machine is that of the ‘Striking Wild’ bonus.
This appears randomly throughout the bonus game turning one of the 5 reels into a wild reel. Sometimes you’ll win a little, something to cover your bet perhaps, and sometimes nothing at all.
But if it appears whilst you have those stacked wilds on another reel then the wins can be as explosive as a crowd of vuvuzelas.
You’re not going to win huge in the base game, like you could in WMS Zeus 3 for example. This is a medium variance game after all. But it can nicely top back up your casino balance and help you play for longer.Start Playing at Royal Panda »
The second of the slot bonus features (or potentially third if you count stacked wilds) are the free spin games.
Find 3 or more football scatter symbols on the reels and you’ll be awarded 15 free games, get 5 and you get the maximum of 25 free spins.
And why should you keep spinning on the Football Star video slot till you get them? Well, we don’t really think you should, but if you do stumble across them then they have a lot going for them.
Not only do you get a decent amount of spins, you also get the Rolling Reels feature found in the base game and this time it comes with a multiplier trail.
Which on every consecutive win you get your winnings multiplied by 2x up to a maximum of 10x for 5 or more consecutive rolling reel wins.
This allows you to take away more than just your official match program.
Available to play on your Android phone, tablet, iPhone or iPad the Football Star mobile slot gives you the same slot experience just on smaller screen.
With all the same bonus features, free spins, and random wilds, if you fall in love with this sporting addition to the Microgaming video slots collection, then you can never miss out on the action.
We have to admit, we are not the biggest of football fans, personally this reviewer prefers rugby or, as one of the girls in the office shouted, absolutely anything else, far more.
So if you fall within that category, no collapsing reels in the world will make you play this game.
However with it’s colourful theme, explosive Rolling Reels and random wilds, Football Star certainly have more than enough to entertain the average casino slots player.
Be careful to budget wisely though, as your dreams of winning the amounts professional players get paid per day is for from certain. You’ll need some lucky spins and well placed stacked wild for that to happen.
If you’re after something a little slower, but with bigger wins then we recommend the Hall of Gods slot.Play Now at Royal Panda »
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