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 football teams you get to play as. And whilst this Football Champions Cup slot was created just in time for the EUFA European Championship 2016, it was upgraded in 2018 for the world cup, so now the whole world is represented.
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.
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, much like in Pragmatics The Champions slot.
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.
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 Football 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 plenty of zing to their mobile video slots.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.05|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||From 6 to 24 Free Spins / Instant cash at end of tournament|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Scatters, Free spins, Click Me Bonus|
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
It's basically a turn game - first you pick one of four positions to shoot at your opponent's 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 the screen, doesn't it?
Free Spins Tournament Game: 3 scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 trigger the free spin bonus rounds. There is 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 do 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.
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 are some decent wins here, and fans of the sport will enjoy a decent football themed casino slot.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 1, 2018 - Rating