Football: Champions Cup
NetEnt couldn’t have released the Football: Champions Cup at a better time, being primed for release right around the time of this summer’s UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. The game is a bit more generic with its graphics than most others, but that won’t matter once the football gets started. Played over 5 reels and 20 paylines, the slot contains a wagering range, which stems from 20p up to £100, and contains a top prize which is worth over 1,000x your total bet.
Of course, wilds appear in this slot, and as usual they can replace all other symbols, save for bonus icons and scatters. Those bonus icons can trigger one of two very special football themed bonus rounds in this slot.
Land 3 or more of the bonus icons on the reels and players will get the trigger the nightmare scenario for all football teams – the dreaded penalty shoot-out. The Penalty Shoot-out bonus is played over a total of 5 rounds. First up, you must choose where you want to slot the ball from one of the 4 available spots. Then you must try and save the ball from the opposition. Players can pocket goals by scoring penalties and saving their opponents. Once all 5 rounds have been played, the team with the highest score wins. If it is a tie, a sudden death round begins. Multipliers and cash prizes are awarded in this bonus.
Land 3 of the trophy scatter icons on the reels on the second, third, and fourth reels and you will trigger a free spins bonus. The free spins bonus takes place over 4 stages (from the Round of 16 to the Final), and you advance the other stages if you beat your opponent. A stage consists of 6 free spins, wilds (giving you goals), scoring wilds (giving your opponent goals). The final score is counted after the 6 spins in each round.
Football: Champions Cup may be generic in appearance, but in terms of its special features, there has never been a football slot like this before.