With football being the most popular sport on the planet, it makes sense that there are slots that take inspiration from it. And what also makes sense is when a leading developer such as Microgaming builds on the success of previous titles, which is the case here.
Football Star Deluxe is actually the sequel to hit slot Football Star, and when the sequel was released, it was to coincide with the international football tournament known as the World Cup.
When it’s Microgaming behind a game, you can usually rely on them to come up trumps in terms of the quality of a slot and everything that goes with that. For example, you can’t have a football-based slot machine and not really deliver on the theme in a big way. So seeing a football stadium forming the game’s backdrop tells you everything you need to know about what to expect. And they’re not the only football-related things you can expect to see in Football Star Deluxe.
In this game which has five reels and up to eighty-eight paylines spread across them, boots, shirts, pitches, referees, and players will all make an appearance as icons on the reels. And, in typical fashion, it’s the star striker that can pay the most, with a combination of five paying 6.68x the bet. So, you can see that this isn’t just another generic football slot from Microgaming. They know their stuff about the sport and put this knowledge to work to bring an authentic football-based video slot to the table.
There are five features in this Microgaming slot to play through and work with, and we’ll be honest, if you have played games from this developer before, you will kind of know what to expect. And, in typical fashion, things get underway with the Rolling Reels mechanic, where winning icons are replaced by new ones, which can then lead to chains of wins happening, which can prove incredibly advantageous.
There is a random bonus in Football Star Deluxe, and it comes in the form of Striking Wild. If players appear on any of the game’s central reels – reel 2, 3 or 4 – it means they can turn the reel they land on entirely wild, guaranteeing a win. Any rolls that continue after this guaranteed win will also see the wild reel locked into place.
The trophy is the game’s scatter, and three or more of them on the reels simultaneously will not only trigger the free spins feature but also lead to a payout of up to 252x the active stake. Players will have twelve free spins to play through from the get-go and a multiplier worth 2x the bet.
The Rolling Reels mechanic is also active in the free spins feature, with each roll leading to progress along the Multiplier Trail. For example, one roll can supply a multiplier of 2x, with five rolls leading to a multiplier worth 8x. To add to the excitement, the game is also loaded with super stacked wilds during the free spins feature.
- Football-themed slot game;
- Builds on the popularity of a previous title;
- Several features to enjoy.
- Theme could be more detailed or tailored towards World Cup 2022;
- Top base game prize is on low side;
- Features are nothing new.
Football Star Deluxe FAQs
The maximum payout per spin is 3,200x the bet.
The betting range sees bets start at 18c and max out at €44.
Players can enjoy demo versions of Football Star Deluxe here on Slots4play.
The latest HTML 5 technology is used to ensure mobile compatibility.