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Football Star Slot Game Review

Sometimes it seems that there are more football slot games than football teams in the world. And like teams, the games vary in quality from excellent to pretty awful.

Football Star from Microgaming joins the staple of ‘Star’ games which includes Basketball, Rugby and Cricket. All the games have the same formula and all have been successful.

Football Star features action shots showing players shooting, heading and saving the ball. These graphics become animated when forming part of a winning line.

There is also a ref brandishing a red card in your face. The lower value symbols are a shirt, boots and a stadium.


  • Date: May 2014
  • Provider: Microgaming
  • Genre: Football
  • Paylines: 243
  • Max Coin Win: 105000
  • RTP: 96.42%
  • Variance: MED

Shooting Stars

Like the other games in the ‘Star’ sports series, Football Star uses the ‘Avalanche’ (rolling reels) feature. Basically this means that winning symbols disappear and are replaced by new symbolsfrom above, as in games like Gonzo’s Quest.

However, unlike Gonzo’s Quest, there is no multiplier feature in the main base game. What you will see is stacked wild symbols which can appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 to boost your winnings.

As this is a 243 ways to win game, three or more symbols appearing anywhere on the first three (or more) reels will automatically provide you with a win.  There is also the Striking Wildfeature which is another stacked wild reel, this time appearing on any of the three middle reels and guaranteeing you a win.

There’s no rolling reels function when this bonus feature appears.

Lots of Wins

In fact, wins occur quite frequently when you play this game, although bear in mind that you must play for a minimum of 50p a spin, which can dwarf some of the low value wins.

However, get a couple of those stacked wild reels together and you can clock up a big score.

The game really kicks off when three or more of the football scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. 3, 4, or 5 balls activate 15, 20 or 25 free spins. Now when the rolling reels featuregets going, each successive win gains a higher multiplier up to a maximum of ten times your win.

The Sports Star games from Microgaming have hit upon a winning formula, and Football Star is another triumphant effort.

The extra features are what take this game to the next level, allowing it to join the Premier League of soccer slot games.

The free spins are triggered reasonably often – certainly more than a lot of games – giving you a fair chance to win.

Throw in the stacked wild features and the rolling reels, and you’ve got a winner on your hands. This game definitely takes the prize, and offers some top class gaming action.

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