Get ready for a real football match as this Top Strike Championship mobile slot dares you to bet against your own team.
You’ve got to love a football World Cup year; it means we get plenty of football slots to celebrate the best sport in the world.
This Top Strike Championship slot is actually the second football game by NextGen in 2018, the first being the iconic Foxin Wins Football Fever, because clearly someone at this studio is excited about the summer tournament.
Needless to say, if you’re not a fan of football, this isn’t the game for you. From the green pitch to the boots, gloves and whistle symbols, everything here screams of the best game in the world.
The base game of this 20 payline slot isn’t massively exciting, we’re not going to lie.
Other than trying to guess which real-life footballers inspired the high paying guys on the reels, this is all about catching those three scatters and getting to the Top Strike Championship bonus games.
That said, there are a few quick wins to be had the base game thanks to the wild which naturally comes with a 2x multiplier; something you might remember from older slots like Thunderstruck and the surprisingly good Agent Jane Blonde.
Look you can get anything from 10 to 20 free spins with enough scatters, and that’s fun. But the free spins themselves offer nothing more interesting than a break to your wallet.
Except for the fact that there is one extra symbol on the reels which, if it lands, will have you chase the golden cup.
First you’ll have to make a treble bet and guess correctly which three teams will win. If you do, you’ll move to the Knockout stage bonus which has four rounds where you guess which team will make it’s way to the final.
Every stage has cash prizes on offer – we got over 200 times our bet on this particular game, so it got our attention.
Which makes any spins that aren’t leading up to that – so base game basically – feel a little boring and the free spin wins aren’t that impressive as the value of the symbols decreases.
A problem other football games have had in the past including NetEnt’s Football Champion’s Cup game.
The only place you can truly win really big is when you get to that mini-guessing game and hope your team goes all the way.
And trust us when we say that guessing with your heart or head doesn’t matter much. This is a random tournament where England could beat Germany (crazy we know) and Panama could score a hat trick on Spain.
With this NextGen slot, it’s usually best to let random luck decide and you might just end up with the golden cup.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||5.01% / 94.99%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Max win||21,500 coins|
|Free spins||10 to 20 Free Games / Treble Bet Bonus Available|
|Bonus rounds||Scatters, Wilds, Click Me Bonus, Scatters, Multipliers|
Wilds: The wild symbols replaces all other symbols on the reel and comes with a 2x multiplier if used to create a win. It will not replace the scatter symbol.
(Stage 1) Scatters and Free Games: 3, 4, or 5 golden cup scatters will trigger 10, 15 or 20 free games.
The symbols change a little, as do their value, with a slight decrease on most 5 of a kind wins.
You do seem to get a few more wilds though, create some wins, but to be honest, the point of these isn't to get symbol wins but to catch the other bonus game.
(Stage 2) Treble Bet Bonus: If you find the golden ticket scatter during the free spin you'll trigger the real Top Strike Championship bonus.
Here you select 3 of 6 teams to make your treble bet. Each team that wins which you've guessed correctly will pay out cash amounts and you'll generally walk away with between 5x to 14x your bet.
(Stage 3) Knockout Stage Bonus: If you win all three of your treble bets you move on to the knock out stage.
There are four rounds. In each round, you just got to pick just a single team that will win its respective match. If you guess correctly you move on to the next round where bigger cash prizes can be won.
Each round can win you between 20x to 150x your bet, especially if you manage to guess the final winner of the tournament.
We suspect that this Top Strike Championship slot review may have lost a star had we not experience the potential of the bonus games first hand by getting that massive 200x our bet win.
And you might not; you almost always get the treble bonus when you enter the free spins, but not often hit the knockout stage, so don't be too disappointed.
Budget carefully and remember that most soccer games tend to end with 1-0 scores more often than the more exciting 6-4 score. But if you're a true fan you'll appreciate a sports slot well done.
And if you want to continue on your world cup fever, then Bicicleta by Yggdrasil is also worth checking out.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 13, 2019 - Rating