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The wombat says: I’ll never quite understood football, unless we are talking Aussie (No) Rules. I even thought Golden Ball Roulette was something to do with footie when I first saw it, but it turns out I was way off the mark.
This wombat is more of a cricket fan, it’s far more civilised what with blokes dressed in long white trousers and jumpers, instead of skimpy shorts.
Plus, in international competition the Aussie cricket team carries a bit more prestige, unlike in football, where we are most just cannon fodder for the preliminary stages.
But I digress, as there’s no cricket -themed slot in sight for the time being, let’s have a look at NetEnt’s latest Footie game!
Look and Feel
Football: Champions Cup captures nicely the atmosphere in football stadium. You’ll hear fans cheering, and the crowd actually reacts if you win. With big wins the crowd goes totally mad and celebrates like its the decisive goal in the last minute of a match. NetEnt have done really a great job here to capture the atmosphere of major football matches. When you compare it to older games like the Oriental Fortune slot, you really start to realise just how far these slot games have come on.
Football: Champions Cup slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay lines, and is brought to us by those Swedish slot wizards NetEnt. If you don’t know who these meatball eating dudes are, then we suggest you take a look at the Planet of the Apes slot or some of their other amazing creations.
As the game is called Football: Champions Cup, it won’t come as a surprise that the symbols on your reels are all related to the great game. There are plenty of footballs, goalie gloves, whistles, shirts and trophies. The striker is your highest paying symbol, while the trophy acts as Scatter and the footballs are Wild. Then there are the lower paying symbol that are made up of the standard card symbols; J, Q, K & A.
Before you start playing you can also choose your national team! But bear in mind that this is Euro footie, so sadly Australia is not available…
Football Bonus Features
Football; Champions Cup treats its fans with 2 very nice bonus games and one random extra feature.
First, there is the penalty shoot out game which is triggered by lining up 3x or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. It consists of 5 rounds, and each round in turn has two stages. In the first stage, the player must chose 1 out of 4 positions of the goal (basically all four corners) and tries to score. In the second round, the roles are switched and the player is now the goalie trying to save the opponent’s shot. Each respective save will earn you multipliers.
Then there are also free spins. But, instead of just run of the mill extra goes, these features imitates the knockout stages in an international football championship tournament. There are up to four rounds and each round has six free spins. If you manage to reach the final you’ll be rewarded with a hefty extra cash prize. Goal!!!!
The final random feature in this slot are the Overlay Wilds which can add to from 2-5 additional Wilds to the reels, when you least expect it. Cheers NetEnt!
Even though we’re not football fans, we couldn’t help but love this game. NetEnt have done a brilliant job of creating an entertaining game with heaps of atmosphere and top notch features. We’d even go as far to say that Football Champions Cup is one the best sports themed slot games out there.