Football is a June 2014 team sport-inspired video slot from Endorphina; it was re-released in June 2016. Its themes: sporting event, soccer, personification, visual arts, cartoon, soccer kit, team game, refereeing, referee equipment, bookings, and fandom. Football has a sequel called Football Superstar (June 2018); and it is thematically related to 2016 Gladiators (September 2016). Football’s rival slot games include: Football Star (March 2016) from Push Gaming, Euro Golden Cup (April 2016) from Genesis, and Football: Champions Cup (May 2016) from NetEnt.
The basis for this video slot, football or soccer is a game wherein two eleven-man teams attempt to hurl balls into the rival’s goalposts. Five scattered red or yellow cards are also winning combinations. Four symbols (soccer ball, soccer cleat, goalkeeper gloves, and J) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (analog stopwatch, red card, yellow card, A, K, and Q) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Football Game Characteristics
Football has a 5X3 grid, set on an artificial turf whose three light green patches that alternate with two dark green patches act as reels; eleven symbols, 21 adjustable paylines, seven dominations, six coins per line, 15 to 45 free games, autoplay, a choice of 882 total bets, a side game, two win multipliers, and regular dynamic payouts that range from $0.02 to $4200.00.
Football has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the wild/substitute is a smiling arms-raising head-inspired golden soccer ball trophy; and a free games-unlocking human faced “bonus” yellow referee whistle.
Ordinary symbols: an eyed and toothed brown-and-orange soccer cleat; a pair of smiling human faced-like cyan-and-orange goalkeeper gloves; a motioning human faced blue-and-white analog stopwatch; a motioning open-mouthed trapezoid red card with hand akimbo beside an arrow pictogram; a motioning, alert rectangular yellow card; and four soccer ball-embedded letters—crimson A, yellow K, blue Q, and green J.
Football denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. Coins per line options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Its minimum bet is $0.01; the maximum bet is $210.00.
Example: the $210 bet offers these Football payouts. Two, three, four, and five: soccer ball trophies pay $100.00, $1000.00, $1500.00, and $2500.00; soccer cleats pay $20.00, $250.00, $750.00, and $1250.00; goalkeeper gloves pay $20.00, $250.00, $600.00, and $1200.00; and Js pay $20.00, $50.00, $200.00, and $600.00.
Three, four, and five: analog stopwatches pay $100.00, $500.00, and $1000.00; red, or yellow cards pay $150.00, $450.00, and $900.00; As pay $100.00, $400.00, and $800.00; and Ks, or Qs pay $100.00, $300.00, and $750.00. Five scattered red cards pay $4.20. Five scattered yellow cards pay $2.10.
Three referee whistles give 15 free games, four referee whistles give 30 free games, and five referee whistles give 45 free games. There are X2 win multipliers for substituted combinations, and X3 win multipliers for free games-related combinations.
The “Take Risk” side game is all about selecting a face down playing card that is superior to the face up card on the left; a correct guess progressively doubles the wins until X10, whereas an incorrect guess cancels out the wins. Football’s non-progressive jackpot is X250, which ($210.00X250) is $52500.00.
The good Football software has light brown buttons, an interface lined with numbered paylines, and inclusive menus. Unfortunately, the mobile version has a little mix-up in the paytable. Sound effects include: excited chanting, cheering, whistling and blowing vuvuzela, barking red card, and yellow card’s heavily accented “no!no!no!”
The demarcated soccer pitch in the background aside; the animated 3D graphics include letters dribbling soccer balls, jumping and smirking soccer cleats, celebrating gloves, furious red cards, yellow cards cautioning animatedly, netted symbols, winking and rotating trophy, and self-rewinding stopwatches.
Luck in Football
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Football is 96% and the house edge is 4%.