Slot game designers use many themes, and it’s no surprise that football is one of the most popular. It’s the most popular sport in the UK, if not the world, so casinos know there is an audience out there, ready and willing to play.
Let’s look at some of the best football-themed slot games you can play.
We all dream of our team having a super striker. They seem to be in short supply these days and rather expensive, so why not try out this slot game instead? It’s from NetEnt, who produce some fantastic slots.
One look at this slot will get you in the mood for some football-related fun. The background is a football stadium with the pitch and both goals in full view. Symbols include golden and red football boots, a player celebrating scoring and others simply with the word ‘goal’ written up to three times.
There are no free kicks here but plenty of free spins to be won in the bonus game, where there are also lucrative multipliers available. There’s also a Bet Slip that offers players some side bets, such as how many symbols of a particular kind you can get in a set number of spins. There may only be three reels in this game, but it’s as action-packed as a local derby.
If all of this has got you looking to play some football-related slots, then a trip to an online casino will see you have lots of popular slot games to play.
Are you looking forward to the World Cup later this year? Of course, you are, but did you know there’s an Animal World Cup? Well, there is this slot game from iSoftBet that has 243 different ways to get a win.
Competitors have come from all around the world to take part in this competition. It’s held in the middle of a forest (not Nottingham), and those playing include a bear, a French bird, an English bulldog, a Brazilian cat and a Spanish bull. No sign of anything from Italy, though.
It’s a colourful game with lots of cheering from the crowd. There are up to 20 free spins to be won, so that’ll get you cheering, too. Even more perhaps if getting a 20x multiplier.
With this slot from Inspired Gaming, the bonus is that you can choose a team to follow. That could be Madrid, Barcelona, United, City, Chelsea, Islington (it seems the ‘A’ word can’t be used) or Liverpool. Scoring goals can win you cash prizes in this five-reel game with 20 fixed paylines.
Symbols include players, a referee’s whistle (no sign of VAR) and boots. Keep an eye out for the gold trophy, as that’s the wild symbol. That can help get you some wins but only appeared on the second, third and fourth reels.
The Match Day Bonus is triggered if at least six football symbols end up on the reels. They all have multiplier values that are then added together. The highlights of a game featuring your team is then shown, and each goal your team scores sees the multiplier value awarded. There’s also a bonus if your football team wins or draws. A great little game to play.
Knockout Football Rush
Here’s another football-themed slot game that is based around an international tournament. No animals this time, though!
This comes from Habanero Systems and has just three reels with three rows and a total of six fixed paylines. That’s not many, but this game still gives the player plenty of exciting moments and some good wins too if your luck is in.
The symbols include a pair of football boots, a goalkeeper’s gloves, the referee’s whistle and a football, so nothing too original here. That’s made up for, though, by the animation that each of the symbols has. You’ll love it when ‘Big Win’ flashes up on the screen.
It’s the football that is the most important symbol as it’s the wild symbol. This appears at random, and a player boots the wild ball at the screen, and it ends up on the bottom row. It then keeps moving up a row until disappearing and hopefully gets you some wins along the way.
Look out for the penalty animation, and hope you fare better than England usually do. There are also multipliers in play to boost your wins. You’ll notice there are no free spins on offer in this game, but the wilds and multipliers make up for their absence. That’s certainly going to be the case if the multiplier gets as high as 60x.