The Football Star Slot Machine puts you at the front of the team – do you have what it takes to power the ball home and win the match?
Football Star Features
- 243 ways to win pays out for any combination of symbols on the grid
- Stacked wilds have the ability to ramp up the wins from any spin
- Striking wild mechanism can hit at any time powering out the prizes
- Rolling Reels gives you the chance to win again and again off a single spin
- Hit the three or more scatters mechanism to enter the feature round
- Successive cascades earn multipliers up to 10x in the bonus
Sports themed slots have always been popular. However as most slot manufacturers are American, most titles have tended to be built round American sports. However Microgaming seized the moment in 2014, creating a game in line with the World Cup that gives you a whole load of good wins off the reels together with a red hot bonus round dripping with free spin action.
The visuals on Football Star are spot on. The reels are set in a background that looks every bit like a football ground complete with floodlights, a well-kept pitch and a ready to go crowd. The reels themselves are located in a compact grid, featuring symbols that look every bit like some of the current stars of the moment including Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Balotelli. There are even the icons of the beautiful game here too including football boots and referees.
Sound-wise, Football Star gives you an audio palette that makes you feel like you could actually be sitting in the stadium at an important international cup match. There are cheers, jeers and whistles as the action thunders through the reels. In addition to this there is a bass heavy musical track that uses lots of synths and drums to create that cool edge to the proceedings that reminds you that you’re spinning a slot where there’s a whole lot of money to be won.
The main game in Football Star uses a 243 ways to win system. Microgaming has favoured this mechanism on a number of their top slots, ever since they introduced it with their flagship title, Thunderstruck II back in 2010. It pays out a prize for any consecutive combination of three or more adjacent symbols reading from left to right on the grid. In addition to this you can adjust your wager size to find the perfect bet weighting for each spin.
Football Star has some more tricks up its base game sleeve. The first is the stacked wilds that appear on the final three reels of this online slot machine. These can help make any spin into a massive multi way winner that knocks out the top prizes. In addition to this there is a cascading win system, known as Rolling Reels. Any combination you hit on the reels, instantly pays you out a prize before disappearing from the grid. This leaves spaces into which the symbols above can drop forming new combinations and triggering the whole process again.
At any moment during a Football Star spin you can hit the Striking Wild mechanism. This starts off with an animation where a footballer comes and powers a ball into the reels – this can turn any of the middle three reels completely wild, giving you the chance to hit a massive payout trophy. The only downside to this feature is that the Rolling Reels are turned off for its duration.
Stop in three or more scatters to gain access to Football Star’s free spin round. The more scatters you hit, the more spins you’ll receive. These take place on an enhanced set of reels where the Rolling Reels mechanism is still in place – the only difference is that successive wins through this mechanism are subject to a multiplier that racks up a notch with every win on a single spin, up to a maximum of 10x. This is where you can grab the lucky run with Football Star and walk away with that trophy cup full of cash.
Slot Professor Says
I am a big fan of Football Star. This slot machine for me captures the fun and frenetic play that is a signature element of this fast paced sport. There is everything you could want in terms of a fantastic atmosphere from this slot game together with some first class graphics – when it comes to game-play this title is spot on, giving you the total package and a game you’ll return to time and time again.
The thing about many of the 243 ways to win games from Microgaming is that they tend to be a little bit tight on the prize side. This isn’t the case with Football Star, which compensates for its chewed down pay-table with a number of quality mechanisms that pick up the slack. Most noticeable is the Rolling Reels feature that can turn even the most innocuous looking spin into a true waterfall of cash. With all the action available on the reels of Football Star this isn’t one of those slots where it is absolutely imperative that you make your way into the bonus round. Play out your spins at any stake you like and go for death or glory.
You just need one mighty cascade with the stacked wilds working well for you to nail home a big winner from any spin. This machine has what it takes to blow a ton of cash into your pockets at any time – don’t worry about feature rounds – just make sure you hit that spin button.