Who are The Champions? Whoever you choose them to be, and hopefully, with a little luck you’ll end up scoring the winning goal.
The Champions mobile slot is a 25 payline game that puts you in the heat of the world cup as you get to score goals for huge multipliers and win up to 100x your bet with a penalty shootout.
But before all that, you’ve got to pick your team. This is a nice little extra that does nothing to the gameplay but is a nice touch for Football slot fans the world over.
Depending on which team you choose, the colour of the kit, gloves, shoes and bonus symbol will change to reflect your home team. Because what is sports if not a mean to revel in national pride?
The second thing you’ll have to do is choose one case on this 5×3 reels slot machine.
If a football (the highest paying symbol) lands on that case, you’ll increase the multiplier for the next 10 spins. These are not free spins by the way.
The Champions slot has no free spins, but it does have 11 levels of multipliers. You get to level 11 by hitting the football into your chosen game before those 10 spins are over.
It then resets the counter to 10 and keeps increasing the multiplier. Level 11 gives you an inspiring 20x multiplier which is no small sum.
The whole point of this slot game is to try and increase that multiplier to at least level 5 with 8x multiplier – that’s when you’ll start seeing wins of over 50 times your bet.
But it can be slow going between getting those winning goals, so thank god for the simple click me Penalty shots bonus game.
You go against what can only be described as the Peter Schmeichel of slot goalkeepers.
He usually saves 3 out of 5 goals at least, often even saving 4. The reason for this is that if you manage to get all 5 goals you win 100x your bet, whilst with only one or two goals, you only win 5x to 10x your bet.
Penalty shots are meant to be frustrating – even when watching the real thing, it’s edge of your seat stuff.
Ultimately The Champions slot bonus is keeping you ticking along for the real win; you getting those goal scores on screen by guessing where the football will end up.
And you know what? We didn’t even miss the free spins, because this low to mid variance slot gives you enough wins that you don’t feel cheated.
However, if you do end up missing the bonus games, your best bet would then be to play on Top Strike Championship by NextGen instead.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.5% / 96.5%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 125|
|Max win||2,500 on one payline|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Increasing Multi-Level Multipliers, Click Me Game|
Symbols Pay Adjacent: Whilst the symbols still pay left to right on a payline, they also pay when they are adjacent to each other.
So you get a 3 of a kind win on reels 1, 2 and 3, but also if the symbols are on a payline on reels 2, 3 and 4 and on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Wilds: The Champions slot logo is wild and replaces all other symbols to create a win.
Momentum Progressive Game: Despite the name, this has absolutely nothing to do with progressive jackpot slots.
Instead, you select a spot on the reel. It doesn't matter where, it's all down to luck, but after every spin, you can choose to change it, or leave it where it is - which is better than the hot spots on Reptoids slot, for example.
If a football lands on that spot, you increase the multiplier for 10 spins. If you land a ball again during those 10 spins, you increase the multiplier again and reset the counter to 10.
If you run out of 10 spins, the multiplier goes down again to 1x.
If you achieve level 11, any further footballs that land on your spot will simply reset the number of spins to 10.
These are paying spins, you simply get the 'momentum' of getting bigger multipliers.
Penalty Shot Bonus Game: Hit 3 bonus game scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you'll trigger a simple click me game.
You get 5 penalty shots onto the screen; the more you hit the more you win.
In a world where all the football video slots look alike, it's nice to see Pragmatic Play studios give you a little originality.
And we are not just talking about being able to choose where the 'bonus' space is, but the fact that you get to choose your team colours.
After all, there's only so much you can do with a game around the greatest game on earth.
That said, the real draw with The Champions game is the increasing multiplier when you hit a winning goal time and time again.
You'll rarely get to hit that 20x multiplier, but we've hit 12x often enough to see our account get a nice little boost.
Not as personal as the Microgaming Dream Date Slot, but the features are much more effective.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating