The football star slot game was released in time to celebrate the staging of the world’s greatest sporting tournament in Brazil, 2014. The super footy game is an online experience from casino games giant Microgaming that takes its inspiration from the beautiful game. Microgaming have such world class properties as Thunderstruck II and Jurassic Park in their extensive squad of slots games, so their latest title is bound to be a championship contender.
From the first whistle, Football Star shows its class. The game’s five reels are placed on the turf of the pitch, against the backdrop of a vast, multi-tiered stadium. The terraces are packed with spectators, whose cheers and chants provide the soundtrack to every stunning strike and near miss.
Football Star’s reels feature bright renditions of footballers, frozen in action poses. When the reels align, the symbols burst into life: strikers connect with their ambitious overhead kicks, goalies complete spectacular saves at full stretch, and a referee brandishes the red card that could change the fate of the game.
Microgaming have done a terrific job of capturing the excitement and drama of match day with the sleek presentation of this game.
Every football aficionado knows that all the tricks and fancy flourishes in the world are no use if you can’t hit the back of the net, which means, in this strained metaphor, that Football Star needs a solid set of features and bonuses to back up its deluxe presentation.
The base game features rolling reels, so every winning symbol disappears after paying out and is replaced with new symbols and another chance to win. Football Star’s colourful logo serves as a wild symbol. These appear on the last three reels and are usually stacked, so players can often score a hat trick of winning combinations with one strike.
Football Star has other features to keep the game exciting, at unpredictable intervals, a football player bursts out of the game’s foreground to blast a shot into one of the reels, turning the whole stack wild. There’s also a free spins game, triggered by scattering three or more football symbols on the board. With up to twenty five free spins and cumulative multipliers for consecutive wins, this is an opportunity to score big returns.
Microgaming know the score when it comes to slots games, so it’s no surprise that Football Star is a quality effort. Beautiful to watch, technically excellent, and with filled with all the joy of the beautiful game, this one’s a winner. Back of the net!