Football Star Slot
Football Star slot game is the jewel in the crown of Microgaming’s Sports Star series. As the UK and world’s most popular sport, there is barely a slots theme with more universal appeal, especially with male players. With a driving, “We will Rock you” type score, and a constant buzz in the crowd, this slot will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. You can also expect to find all your favourite features from the series, such as the Rolling Reels in the main Football Star game, and the free spins round.
Football Star Slot Background
Football is also known as the beautiful game; a coinage popularized by the great Brazilian footballer Pele. The slot, however, is no more or less beautiful than the other sports star slots. In fact, they all look remarkably familiar. As they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
The symbols displayed in the game show many of our favourite aspects of football such as: man kicking the ball, man kicking the ball in the air, man flying and kicking the ball in the air, and man kicking the ball with his head (which in the game is known as “heading” the ball). Symbols also depict the referee, the arbiter of a football match, as well as a pair of football boots, which are crucially important because of the prominence of feet in the football.
Football Star, like the other slots in the series, is a 3×5 reel video slot with 243 pay lines. This means that as long as symbols match up anywhere on an adjacent reel, then it is a winning pay line. This is how a slot that displays just 15 symbols per spin, is able to have such a remarkable number of ways to pay.
Players can win a maximum jackpot of 105,000 credits on Football Star.
The Football Star symbol is a wild which substitutes for all symbols except for the scatter symbol. These wilds become stacked on reels 3,4 and 5. What’s more, as an equivalent to both the Wild Wickets, and Wild Pass feature on Cricket Star and Rugby Star respectively, you have the Striking Wild feature. Reels 2,3 or 4 can turn wild randomly and give you a guaranteed win. The only downside with this feature is that Rolling Reels will not come into effect.
Speaking of Rolling Reels, it is one of our favourite features in all Microgaming slots play. When you get a win in the main game, you can get multiple re-spins, increasing your wins exponentially. In the scatter-triggered free spins round, the Rolling Reels also play an important part.
Football Star Free Spins
In order to enter the Football Star free spins round, you must get 3 or more scatters (a football symbol) during the main game. The more you get, the better your free spins haul.
3 Football Scatters = 15 Free Spins
4 Football Scatters = 20 Free Spins
5 Football Scatters = 25 Free Spins
Free spins cannot retrigger during the free spins round. However, the rolling reels feature can award a multiplier worth up to 10x.
The scatter symbols in Football Star also pay out healthily in the main game before you’ve even triggered the free spins round. If you get 5 scatter symbols in one spin with a £50 wager, then you will win £12,500.
Football Star Slot
- Jackpot Win TBC
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 96.29%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 0.50-50.00
- Max Bet 50.00
Special Bonus Features
Unfortunately, there is no bonus games round in Football Star. This is something of an opportunity missed, as there are many ways to incorporate small, fun games that help to engage the player. Don’t worry, Microgaming, we’ve got some ideas for you if you ever decide to create a sequel. What about a penalty shoot out round? Or you could have to fend off rioting football hooligans by throwing hot dogs at them.
Despite this lack of bonus games, there are still plenty of features that keep the slot thrilling. We are especially big fans of the Rolling Reels, but the Free Spins round is pretty great as well.