Football is described as ‘The Beautiful Game’ and is the most popular sport across the whole of the planet. This soccer based pokie from NetEnt focuses on the international game and starts by asking you to choose the flag of the team you represent. On the slot reels you’ll find symbols representing players, the shirts, boots, goalkeeper’s gloves and the referee’s whistle.
When you enter either of the bonus features, you’ll find yourself bang in the middle of tournament action – will you be the victor? Here are the highlight moments of this medium variance slot:
To enter into the first of the features you’ll need to land three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. You’ll now find yourself on the pitch looking at a penalty shootout. You’ll start by trying to score – simply pick one of the four positions in the net and you’ll hopefully see the goalkeeper go the wrong way. Next you’ll try to save a goal by choosing one of the four positions again.
Every time you score a coin win is awarded, while every time you make a save, the multiplier is increased. You’ll shoot and try to save five penalties, with the aim of winning the penalty shootout. The more bonus symbols you activated the feature with, the greater the potential rewards.
At the end of the feature the potential overall rewards can range from just 20 coins to an incredible 980,000 coins!
To activate the free spins tournament feature you’ll be looking to land the trophy scatter on reels 2, 3 and 4.
You’ll now find yourself looking at a tournament bracket and you’ll see which country your chosen team (you are asked to pick a flag at the very start of the game) has come up against. You’ll now start the free spins round with 6 free spins. During the feature additional blue wilds are added to reels 1 and 2 and each appearance means a goal for the player’s team. Red wilds appear on reels 4 and 5 and signify a goal for the opponent’s team. At the end of the six spins, the team with the most goals proceeds – if a tie, the spins will continue until there is a winner.
If you win the match, you’ll proceed to the next stage – the feature starts with a last 16 tie, followed by a quarter-final, a semi-final and a final. Each match sees an additional 6 spins awarded, while if you finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the tournament, an extra bonus is awarded.
The standard wild is the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 2,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. This symbol will also substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus symbols. The five football related symbols pay between 1,000 and 250 coins and are joined by slick looking playing card symbols in completing the reels.
This NetEnt designed pokie plays out within a huge soccer stadium with a cheering crowd creating the soundtrack for the game. The reels are semi-transparent, meaning the stadium is seen slightly blurred through the reels, while the game logo sits proudly in the background. The symbols in this game add a nice splash of colour. The best visual effects are saved for the penalty shootout – where you are very much in the thick of the action.
Football: Champions Cup is an online gambling machine for all football fans. With a focus on international tournaments you’ll be cheering on your favourite team – and hopefully winning along the way. Both the bonus features are immersive. The penalty shoot-out features all of the drama of the real thing, while the free spins tournament will see you desperately wanting to progress to the next round. If successful in either, you’ll be counting the coins as well as lifting the trophy.