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I love Aussie Rules footie, so why not get my well-trimmed claws into 1st Down slot, an American football romp? I’ll have a crack at any ball game, as long as I can re-fuel with a sausage roll or a meat pie. Gridiron, don’t they call it – isn’t it just footie with lots of padding? I can see my mate Jackaroo Jack having a chuckle. The pitch always looks a bit small to me, the players can’t be that fit.
Well, that’s enough ribbing of my American cousins for a while, let’s look at the slot shall we?
Prepare to get your motor revving over a bonus game where your football team takes on the opposing team, in a live-action blow-by-blow challenge for winnings.
Look and Feel
Get ready for the electric atmosphere of a buzzy live football showdown. You’ll hear the roaring crowds and soak up the vibe of a packed stadium.
You will need to choose the look of your game by selecting which of 8 different teams you want in the game. Each team comes with its own logo and look, so prepare to switch up your game’s feel as you swap identities. Go on, you footie chameleon!
The 1st Slot Down slot is a high-energy dose of competitive sport over 3 rows, 5 reels and a hefty 30 pay-lines. That make the Grand Spinn slot with its one pay-line look a bit thin, doesn’t it? Mind you, that game also has a few nice surprises. If you like lots of lines by the way, you could also try the Pandas Run slot as that has forty of them.
Will you score a succession of touch-downs or will your quarter-back get sacked by the opposing team?
You start by choosing your team. The choice of tough-sounding crews is all part of the pre-match fun. You can run onto the field as the Cyclones, the Stags, the Stormers, the Diablos, the Comets, the Sabres, the Hawks or the Bobcats. Where are the Wombats? This obviously isn’t the Superbowl.
The logo of your chosen team is the highest scoring icon which is worth x15 your wager for five on an active pay-line. Go Stormers!
A trio of quarterbacks, mid-play, and a helmet and ball are the other top scoring icons. The standard Ace through Jack of the card deck takes up the lower value symbol positions.
The Wild, which only crops up on the middle three reels, is an NFL-style shield icon that subs for all icons, except the Scatter. Gold and silver coins make up the Scatter, with each showing a multiplier value of between x 1 and x10 and is key to the bonus game.
You unlock the game’s secret weapon, the live game experience, when you land five Scatters anywhere in sight. You’ll whizz to a new screen where your team appears to play a few minutes of American football.
You’ll come face to face with the opposition on a clip of real game play. Your ultimate aim is to bag a touchdown or a field goal. Score in either of these ways and you will win a reward of x6 or x3 the coin value.
If your team messes up and loses the ball or fails to land a goal, then the feature ends.
There’s no substitute for getting down and dirty in a footie match, Aussie, or otherwise. Inspired Gaming’s 1st Down slot has delivered a game that sits squarely in the red zone where you’ll feel the high octane energy of a big game with the video footage.
There’s a world of sports-themed slots out there and this one is a nice little addition. Live sports while you spin the reels…now that’s what I call Icing the game.
Wombat Score 4.5 out of 5
A bit of sport on the sofa with a snack in the paws- what could be better?