Posted on November 2nd, 2016
Football is, without a doubt, the one most popular – and most followed – sport of the world. And this is not only an estimate made by fans – there are statistics showing that the number of football fans all over the world has exceeded 3.5 billion. With such a following, it’s not a surprise that this sport has perhaps the biggest impact on popular culture (outside the US, of course, where the very term “football” refers to a completely different sport). Football stars appear in ads all over the place, selling us everything from sneakers to video games. But football stars appear IN video games, too – like the one I’ll be presenting to you today.
Meet Football Star
You can try the Football Star online slot at Euro Palace Australia free, or for real if you like. It has five reels, three rows, and 243 ways to win – a format preferred by millions of players all over the world. It was released in 2014, days before the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Still, its release date is just in part responsible for its success at the Euro Palace and beyond. Its atmosphere, its beautiful graphics, as well as its compelling mechanic were the factors that turned it into the successful game it is today. Football Star constantly tops the popularity charts at the Euro Palace, meaning that there are tons of football fans playing there.
A compelling mechanic
Rolling Reels is a feature introduced to the Euro Palace long ago – a feature that doesn’t stop appealing to its players. The games with this feature will see all winning symbols disappear from the screen, allowing other symbols to fall into their place. This often triggers a whole cascade of wins. Paired with the “Multiplier trail” feature – this is active during the free spins in Football Star – the Rolling Reels can lead to quite some wins. During Football Star’s Free Spins, the maximum multiplier you can reach with cascading wins is 15x.
A tribute to the sport itself
Several more slot machines were launched in the wake of the FIFA World Cup in 2014, but most of them focused on it being held in Brazil – mixing football with the carnival feeling, the thing that makes Brazil famous in any other year. Not Football Star, though – instead of showing its players under-dressed dancers doing the samba in the streets, it focuses on the sport alone. All its reels are football-related, and its sounds and visuals make its players feel like they are really at the stadium. It’s a great game to play for football fans and slot machine enthusiasts alike.