Last year was a great one for football fans. It was the year with a spectacular World Cup, followed by an even more spectacular Premier League season with Chelsea taking its fourth title home. But 2014 was a great year for casino playing football fans, too, as several major names in the business have released football themed slot machines. Perhaps the most notable of them all is Football Star, the first title in the Sports Star series available for free play and real money play at the Royal Vegas Casino.
Royal Vegas is among the best rated casinos in business today. With a long history – it has been founded in 2000 by the Fortune Lounge Group – the Royal Vegas online casino has made its way to the top due to its quality services and focus on its players. Its game library is filled with exciting games provided by Microgaming, its long time partner, with new games added every month.
Football Star was the first slot machine released in the online slots category at Royal Vegas to focus on football itself rather than a team or a sports related publication (like Shoot!, an older Microgaming title). The game has five reels, three rows and 243 win lines. Its symbols and graphics, as well as its sounds, are focusing on the game, making the player feel like being there at the stadium. The symbols on the reels are mostly players and a referee, along with stadiums, shoes, shirts and other football-related ones. The Football Star logo acts as a Wild symbol, standing in for any other symbol except the Football. The Football symbol has an even more special role in the game – three or more of it landing on the reels will trigger the game’s Free Spins, adding a lot of extra cash to the Royal Vegas players’ accounts.
What makes Football Star special is its Rolling Reels feature, freshly introduced by Microgaming. Whenever the symbols are involved in a winning combination they disappear from the screen, with others falling in their place. Any win in Football Star – and all other Sports Star slots – can trigger a cascade of wins. This sounds good in the base game, but it’s even more lucrative in the Free Spins, as with each cascading win a multiplier grows – up to 10x.
Football Star is the best football themed video slot machine launched in the wake of last year’s FIFA World Cup. It had several competitors at the time, from a series of casino software developers, but none of them could measure up to its atmosphere, graphics and winning potential.