Football Star Review
Footie fans, this one’s all yours! Get the kick (pun intended) out of sliding tackles, long distance shot on goals and crowds doing their Mexican waves. This online slot game, packed with excitement and fanaticism inherent to football (or soccer, if you are US based), has some cool collapsing reels as a mean to enhance your gaming experience and boost those winnings. So, on the back of fans’ chanting and cheering, inside a packed stadium let’s go and score some spectacular overhead kick goals.
First off, it requires to be mentioned that this is a five reel, 243 paylines online slot game. As already mentioned, upon hitting the winning combination, the symbols will disappear in a blaze of fire, creating free spaces where new blocks will fall into – much like Gonzo’s Quest – potentially giving you a nice winning streak. There are no multipliers in this game, alas, like there were in Gonzo’s Quest. Still, even so there is a lot to look forward to in this slot game. The symbols are all different football players hard at work, a referee and a stadium, while scatter and wild symbols are a ball and game’s logo, respectively.
The theme of this slot is, surprisingly, not as frequent as you’d expect: not too many football themed slots at this point. This fact makes “Football Star” unique per se, but that didn’t make Microgaming lazy in terms of graphics department. Indeed, this theme proved to be motivating for designers and so we have an array of football-themed backdrops, with a full capacity stadium filling the background. Sound effects mostly consist of fans chanting and some sporting action music. There is a multitude of animations and brightly colored details really bring your screen to life and make this one of the liveliest video slot games out there.
We have a thing for random, out of the blue bonuses, so we were delighted to find that Footbal Star was there to indulge us. Striking Wild will appear every now and then and what happens is that one of the middle reels morph into an all-wild column, and it will keep spinning until you actually win something. Nice! We already spoke of falling symbols that fall in place of the symbols that already won, so you can hope for some lengthy winning sequences. Ball scatter symbols, at least three of them, will win you a Free Spin bonus rounds (10, 15 or 25). This is where multipliers make their first and only appearance in the game.
Those needing their daily fix of football will find a lot to cherish in this online slot installment. Atmosphere of the game is perfectly captured and brought to life on these reels so the entertainment value of football is not lost even for an iota.