A 5×3 Reel, 243 Ways to win game the Microgaming Football Star slot is perfect for football fans looking to score a little fun with some collapsing reels.
The Football Star mobile slot is bright, colourful and full of little animations that light up the screen. With symbols that fire up on every win and disappear to be replaced by new symbols collapsing from up above, it has the flavour of the likes of Gonzo’s Quest Touch or IGT’s Pixies of the Forest
Except with no multipliers in the base game… and harder to get bigger wins… and the collapsing reels seldom show up… so… actually, not quite like the other two brilliant games.
And yet, it’s not without some merit. This Microgaming slot for phones and tablet may not reach the heights of those two classic games, but it still has plenty to offer the careful gambler.
We couldn’t help but miss the increasing multipliers on the collapsing reels. It would have given us a little more thrill on each win, thinking that maybe a bigger win was just around the corner.
However the stacked wilds on this five reels slot almost makes up for it, helping create multiple wins on several occasions. But, despite this, you’ll need to learn to budget your bank roll with this football slot a little, as the base game wins seldom more than cover your spin bet. These are all here to give you moments of actions as you wait for the free spin rounds.
Though you can get up to 25 free spins if you hit five scatters… guess how often that happens? Right. So you’ll get 15 free spins on 99.9% of the time. What’s great of course is that the collapsing reels continue on the free spin bonus feature and come with a multiplier. So 15 free spins turn into more like 20 to 25 free spins with the mini-goes each and every time.
The great bonus here of course is that you get multipliers all the way to x10. But yet again, the numbers of Football Star slot on mobile fail to live up to expectations as you more than often are just about lucky to hit the 3x multiplier.
Still, you can but hope right? Well sure, but we still would place our bets on those stacked wilds.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.5% / 96.5%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.10|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 50|
|Free spins||Up to 25 Free Spins / Up to 10x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Collapsing reels, Stacked Wilds & Free Spins|
Stacked Wilds: The Football Star video slot logo shows up stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 to great effect. There are a total of 40 stacked symbols on show on the reels, distributed as follows.
Striking Wild: Randomly throughout the game (about every 30 to 50 spins or so) you'll get a striker go for goal, turning the whole center reel wild and guaranteeing you a win. Pretty rather than effective, but usually welcomed.
Collapsing Reels: Every time you win, the symbols that you win disappear and the rest collapse on itself, giving you more symbols from the top. This leads, essentially, to a mini 'free' go, as you don't pay for the extra symbols and you can get another chance to hit paying symbols.
Scatters and Free Spins: The flaming football is the scatter symbol and 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere trigger 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins respectively. Usually you get your 15 free spins, but we've hit 20 a couple of times to know you can. The collapsing reels continue during the free games, but this time, each time you win and get another win, the multiplier meter increases from 1x to 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x.
Hitting that 10x multiplier is the equivalent of hitting the in-game jackpot. Look at it as a faint hope and smile when you get 3x as your top amount.
Football Star mobile slot machine has a great theme, is bright, crisp and works fantastic as an Android slot or an iPhone and iPad slot. The graphics are sharp and the sounds fit perfectly to the atmosphere of a busy football stadium.
It's just a shame then that whilst this mobile slot game hides impressive numbers, it never feel like you are close to hitting the big numbers. All in all it's not bad, but it's certainly not in the top of the collapsing reels mobile slots.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating