Football Champions Cup

Football Champions Cup Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

It’s time score that champion goal, and get your team to the final, in this Football Champions Cup mobile slot that is full of fantasy moments.

Fun little details in this NetEntertainment game; you can pick which of the European teams you get to play as. Why European? Because this Football Champions Cup slot was created just in time for the EUFA European Championship 2016.

Also, in the penalty shootout bonus game, the advertising banners in the background advertise other NetEnt slot machines, because why not?

But other than that, the graphics here are not quite as impressive as you might wish. But then, what more can you do with a soccer/football theme slot game after all?

Granted, the icons look like something created for a generic paint program, rather than an award winning game studio, but what really matters is the gameplay.

Penalty shootout or winning the tournaments?

NetEnt tried to convince us, for a moment, that getting extra wilds in the form of footballs floating on screen before a spin, count as a ‘feature’. It doesn’t. That would be getting wilds in the base game.

The two actual features in this Football Champions Cup slot, however, are well worth talking about; namely a click me bonus game that brings equal excitement as a penalty shootout and the free spins.

The first is particularly good fun the first few times you get it, especially as you get that same ‘pit in the stomach’ moment when the opposing team catches your penalty.

But, as you get it fairly often, and can last a while without getting you wins of much more of 20 times your bet, it soon loses a little bit of the drama.

All about getting the Football Champions Cup free spins

And so we get to the free spins tournament, which is cleverly set in stages, much like the Drive Multiplier Mayhem slot by the same provider.

Here is where picking your team at the beginning comes into play; you play in a maximum of 4 rounds, each consisting of 6 free spins each.

But, whether you get through to the next round is dependent on whether you get the right type of wilds on screen, and win the round, and your team gets one step closer to the cup.

We explain it in more details in the Footbal Champions Cup slot features below, but this is probably the only occasion where we will ever see Wales beat Germany, and coming second to France, with Spain and France sitting snugly underneath.

Hey, nothing wrong with a little fantasy sports! Plus you get a huge payoff if you manage to make it to the end of the tournament, up to 500 times your bet, on top of the winnings of the 26 free spins.

Mostly you won’t get that far, but it’s fun to watch, and reminds you that NetEnt still has a little zing to their mobile video slots.

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Mobile slot overview

Mobile Slot releasedMay 2016
Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 20 Paylines
House edge3.18%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 0.05
Min/Max bet0.20 / 100
Max win105,175
Free spinsFrom 6 to 24 Free Spins / Instant cash at end of tournament
Bonus roundsWilds, Scatters, Free spins, Click Me Bonus
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In-game bonus features

Wilds: The Football is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on screen except bonus.

Wild Overlay: We're not sure this technically counts as a feature, but NetEnt says it does, so we shall write about it.

Basically, at any point mid-spin, you might get anything from 2 to 5 footballs jump on screen, and settle as wilds. A bit like the feature in the Lights slot, but less pretty.

You rarely see more than a couple on screen however, so it's hard to get that thrilled, but when five show up, it makes a real difference.

Click Me Shootout Bonus Game: 3 or more bonus symbols anywhere on screen triggers the pick and click penalty
shootout game.

It's basically a turn game - first you pick one of four positions to shoot at your opponents goal. If he doesn't catch your shootout, you win instant cash.

Then it's the opponents turn to shoot, and your turn to save by picking from the same 4 spots. If you save, your multiplier on your wins goes up by one, if you don't you lose that round.

You've got 5 rounds to get the most cash and multipliers, but if you are tied, then the game continues till your not.

What's interesting, and what we didn't realise till we read into it further, is that the more bonus symbols that trigger this Football Champions Cup slot bonus feature, the bigger the multipliers available.

Which tells you how often we got more than 3 bonus symbols on screen, doesn't it?

  • 3 Bonus symbols give you multipliers that start from x1 to x12
  • 4 Bonus symbols give you multipliers that start from x3 to x 14
  • 5 Bonus symbols give you multipliers that start from x5 to x16

Free Spins Tournament Game: 3 scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 trigger the free spin bonus rounds. There are four round in total, each round consisting of 6 free spins.

In order to progress further along the tournament you simply need to win the 'match'. How you ask? Get huge wins? Not at all.

By random luck. The game will randomly give you blue or red 'wild' symbols - you want the red ones, as they give you a goal over your opponent. End up with more goals than the computer by the end of your 6 free spins, and you win the match.

The reason you want to go further along this Football Championship Cup slot is because you want more free spins of course. If you lose the match, that's it you've played your 6, 12 or whatever spins and you are done. No more wins.

But also, because there are top 3 prizes for winning this championship; namely an extra 500 times your bet for coming 1st place, 100x your bet for second place, and 20x your bet for third place.

That's on top of your winnings from the free spins which are laced with extra wilds, by the way.

You rarely get first, but we've hit second and third a few times to know it's within reach. If nothing else, the free spins themselves can give you a healthy 30x to 50x your bet boost to your wallet.


Closing thoughts

Whilst we thought the graphics could have been a little more high class (Champions Goal slot managed it for example), we can still see ourselves playing as our home team during those championship matches which are running a little slow.

The Football Champions Cup mobile slot has a couple of fairly average features, coupled with one amazing free spins tournament that, if it only came a little more often, would have made this a 4 star slot review.

As it stands, there's some decent wins here, and fans of the sport will enjoy a decent football themed casino slot.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 6, 2016 - Rating 3

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