Dive into the action of the latest game releases focusing on football. It’s all because of the upcoming World Cup tournament in Qatar.
Are You Ready for Some Football?
The world of football and its fans are about to come together in yet another gigantic football fiesta. Because of the temperature of the controversial location of this year’s tournament, it will be played before Christmas, which is a bit weird.
However, it’s still going to be a battle between the best of the best and it should be fun. Game providers are of course looking to cash in on the experience and many of them have recently released new football slots.
Below you can read about 7 of them and let’s see if you’ll head to Amazon and order some new gear with your wins.
Time for kickoff!
Firekick! Multi Max – Yggdrasil
The first match out is Firekick! Multi Max by Yggdrasil and right off the bat we can all see that the focus has not been the graphics. That’s fine, but for me personally it will immediately knock off some very important points.
Paylines: 243 ways
Volatility: Super High
Golden Ball Multipliers
Racking up the golden balls like Ronaldo and Messi will set off your win multipliers, so keep those coming.
Add Them Up
When you land one of the balls, it will jump off the screen and add to the multiplier that sits above each reel. Thanks to the tumbling/avalanche reels feature, you have a chance to land more of them and they’ll add up pretty quickly for a much bigger win!
You do have the option to use the buy bonus. Set your bet level and head out onto the pitch for the big wins. It will cost you 70x your bet, which isn’t bad at all.
Gamble for More Free Spins
When you’ve triggered the Free Spins, you can gamble for more. Fittingly to the theme, it comes down to penalty kicks. Pick a corner, fire away and hopefully the goalie will go the other direction.
Win or Lose
Score and you will get another Free Spin. Miss and you will lose them all.
You need to land at least 3 scatters in order to secure 6 Free Spins and if you manage to pull off 5 scatters, you will be looking at 10 Free Spins. Keep in mind that the multipliers are very much in play during the bonus round.
I did enjoy the gamble feature and the multipliers but besides that, not my first choice when it comes to football games.
Spin & Score Megaways – Pragmatic Play
Football match number two comes from Pragmatic Play and goes by the name of Spin & Score Megaways. Just the looks of it gives me more hope than Firekick! Multi Max and seems to be at a much higher level. Let’s say it goes from the English Football League (below Premier League) to Serie A football.
Paylines: Up to 117,649
The diving goalie up top will kick start the wilds for you. When it hits, the way I did in the image above, you’ll always two of them and a nice win.
Buy Free Spins
Paying your way to the bonus round will cost you 100x your bet. You will get a random number of spins between 10 and 22.
Gamble For More
Wanna take a spin on the wheel for more spins? Keep in mind that risking it all also means that you can lose it all. Your odds of succeeding differs depending on how far you go but gets better and better.
- Risking 10 spins for 14 gives you a 62.81% to win
- Risking 14 spins for 18 gives you a 70.39% to win
- Risking 18 spins for 22 gives you a 75.02% to win
Free Spins Fiesta
If you max out the scatters and get 9 of them, as many as 30 Free Spins will be yours. Like you just read, you can gamble and win even more. Every now and then I believe you need to take a chance and in this case it can really pay off.
Bonus Round Multipliers
You will see multipliers in the bonus round, which are very helpful and will add up on the left side of the reels.
This is another game that focuses on Tumble features, Big Wilds, Buy Option and Free Spins. With the same features as the previous game, a better looking game makes a big difference and I definitely prefer Spin & Score Megaways.
Superb Cup – Mancala
If all you need to be happy is the bare minimum and the absolute basics, then perhaps the Superb Cup is just what you need.
The One and Only Multiplier
The simple 3×3 game only has 5 symbols in play and would you be surprised if I told you there’s only ONE special feature? Well, it is, and it’s the Multiplier feature.
Check this out. The only way to get it is to fill the entire grid with the same symbol. It might be easier said than done but I didn’t manage to pull it off so maybe I’m just as bad as this game.
Hot Football – Amatic
Amatic has decided to jump on the “Train of simplicity” with its Hot Football slot. Once again, there are players who love minimalism but I’m not one of them.
Grab a Multiplier
I wouldn’t say the game is wild but there are wilds in there that will result in multipliers. Each of them will double up your win up to a maximum of 8x. Since there’s nothing else going on, challenge yourself and see how many of them you can land. Challenge accepted?
No, thanks number two. Come on, Amatic. Put some effort into it!
Football Cash Collect – PlayTech
With a name like Football Cash Collect, there are some expectations if you ask me. The game also looks like there will be big wins on every single spin but the reality is, based on my experience, that is far from the truth.
Collecting cash is what we’re all here to do and the feature sounds promising. However, once again PlayTech is complicating things. Check this out: To collect all cash, diamonds and +3 on the reels, you need to land a Cash Collect on reel number 5.
I didn’t experience it myself during my test run but hopefully you can explain it to me a bit better when you pull it off. Perhaps it will make more sense to me then.
Win a Jackpot
There are as many as 4 jackpots up for grabs: Grand, Major, Minor and the Mini. You can supposedly win them multiple times but I think the best part is about the jackpots themselves.
According to the game, the prize is “chosen at random”.
I don’t know the logic behind the symbol but if you want Free Spins you need to land 1 or more of the +3 symbol as well as a Cash Collect symbol on reel 5. That sounds unnecessarily complicated, don’t you think?
I had high hopes for Football Cash Collect but unfortunately I think this will be No thanks, number 3. Sorry!
Diego Maradona Campione – GameArt
Growing up, Diego Armando Maradona, was the biggest football star on the planet. He may have passed away a few years ago but his spirit lives on and GameArt recently released the Diego Maradona Campione slot.
Is it spectacular and able to give you as big of a rush as Argentinas number 10 once did? Highly questionable but let’s give it a shot.
Volatility: Very High
All the Teams of Nr 10
If you are a football fan, you can see Maradona representing all of his teams in this screenshot. Boca Junior, Barcelona, Napoli and of course Argentina.
Wilds are a big part of the game and if they can bring you wins as shiny as the trophy used in the symbols then please, come one come all!
If you want, you can use the Buy Bonus feature in this game as well. Just like Maradona, it’s not over until it’s over and if you can’t score on a stunning free kick, you can at least buy some Free Spins.
A Ton of Free Spins Awaits
As normal, 3 scatters will do the trick of getting you to the bonus round and if you like a lot of Free Spins, you’ve come to the right place.
In the bonus round, you can retrigger them and get another 12 spins if you land 3 scatters. You can do this more than once and maximize it all the way up to 96 Free Spins!!!
I think perhaps this game is more for reminiscing about Maradona and the golden days than if you are looking for creative features and monster wins.
It’s fun for what it is and Maradona seems to make a comeback quite often but especially before a World Cup.
Football Blast – Kalamba
With the World Cup around the corner, anything goes I guess. My point is that it’s a bit strange when you create a fruit machine but because of the timing of the release and you want to cash in on the football vibe, just throw in some golden football and hope for the best.
Football Blast might be a fruit machine but at least there are a couple of features that will spice up your experience.
In the base game, shiny golden footballs will get you paid, as long as you land 6 or more of them. During the bonus round, they will lock in place and not only give you a multiplier as well as a cash prize, but also a respin so that you can go and get more of them.
Kalamba’s version of the buy bonus is the Hyper Bonus. Set your bet level, take your pick and off you go!
Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters will send 8, 12 or 15 Free Spins your way. The good thing here, besides bigger wins, is that you can re-trigger them by doing the same thing.
Football Blast might not be the blast you would hope for but it’s not bad considering the type of game it is. Would I go back for more? No, I highly doubt it but since I’m listing new football releases for the World Cup, it’s on the list.
World Cup – Here We Come
Ok, these games might not be the best but they are football slots and they rarely are. It’s difficult to create good sports slot so we can’t expect too much. If you’re in a football mood though or even if you want to get into one, the games can still get the job done.
With that said, let’s get ready for kickoff in the real World Cup and why not pick up some extra cash on the way by slaying these reels.