Football Star is a soccer based online slot from MicroGaming. On the reels you’ll see a series of images from a game, including players shooting, heading, saving and performing incredible overhead kicks. A referee also stands firm on the reels and is joined by a pair of boots, a stadium and a star backed football kit.
This slot uses the all-ways winning system, giving many more chances than usual to land a win. Wins can quickly turn into multiple wins as the rolling reels format is in play too. The game has stacked wilds, making those win opportunities even greater. The main feature of the game is a free spins bonus round, where large multipliers come into play.
Like many online slots today, this plays out with a 5×3 reel configuration. The game uses the all-ways winning system. This means that you’ll win when landing symbols on consecutive reels from left to right, regardless of the position on the reels. This gives you 243 ways to win on every spin and this comes at the cost of 50 coins. Coin sizes are from 1c and up.
Whenever you land a win the ‘rolling reels’ format comes into play. This will see the winning symbols disappear and the symbols above will fall into their place, with new symbols at the top of the reels. Each subsequent win will see these symbols disappear too and as you long as you keep winning, the reels will keep rolling. All of these additional wins due to the ‘rolling reels’ come at no extra cost.
The five footballers in action are the highest paying symbols. A player in red shooting is worth the top prize of 500 coins if appearing on all five reels. Next is a green-shirted player heading the ball, worth a top prize of 250 coins. A yellow-shirted player volleying the ball pays 200 coins, while a goalkeeper in action is worth 175 coins. The most spectacular overhead kick strangely pays the lowest at 150 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the referee, the stadium, the boots and the kit.
The wild symbol shows the title of the slot against a flaming orange background. This wild is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. These are no normal stacks however, as there are more than 40 wilds in total at the game. This can lead to many spins where much, or even all, of the right-hand reels being completely wild.
As well as these stacked wilds you’ll also find an added wild feature in the game. This is the ‘Striking Wilds’ feature. This will see reels 2, 3 or 4 turn wild and guaranteeing you a win. Any wins with the striking wild will not see the rolling reels feature come into play.
The final symbol in the game is a football itself and this acts as the scatter. Land 3 or more and you’ll win an instant prize as well as entry into the free spins feature. The number of spins won is based upon the number of scatters used to land the feature. 3, 4 or 5 scatters will win you 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively.
During the free spins you’ll see a ‘multiplier’ meter at the top of the screen. Wins will start at 1x, but each subsequent ‘rolling reel’ win will see this multiplier increase, ranging through 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and the maximum 10x.
The backdrop to this soccer themed game shows the inside of a stadium, with many thousands of fans ready to enjoy the game. The game has a real action-packed feel throughout. The symbols are all nicely designed and each player comes to life with animation whenever you land a win. The game is high on colour throughout too and the atmosphere is only added to by the sound of the crowd throughout.
This MicroGaming designed slot is entertaining from start to finish. The combination of the all-ways winning system with stacked wilds in the base game is a rare one and can lead to some big wins at any point. The addition of the ‘striking wilds’ only improves the base game further. The game is improved further by the feature, where multipliers come into play alongside the rolling reels. With the explosion of colour and the impressive graphics too, there is a lot to like about this game. This slot will appeal to more than just soccer fans.
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