Football Star is a bright and appealing football slot by popular developer Microgaming. It was first released in 2014 and has since enjoyed modest success with slots players, although for obvious reasons its biggest appeal is slots players who love football.
It’s a nice-looking game with bright, cartoonish graphics and some interesting mechanics at play. It might not stand out as one of the all-time greats but underneath the hood, there’s plenty to enjoy in this colourful slot.
Football Star is 243 ways to win slot which means players have plenty of winning opportunities in this slot game. Symbols on the reels include a variety of football stars – identifiable by their differently coloured shirts – as well as a pitch, some football boots, and a kit. The highest paying symbols are the yellow-shirted footballer, who will score you up to 10x your bet for five symbols on a line, while the blue shirt will score you up to 5x your bet and the yellow shirt just 4x your bet.
There are a few special features at play in Football Star to keep gameplay interesting and entice you to keep spinning the reels. One of the best is the striking wild feature, a bonus which randomly triggers to turn one of reels 2, 3, or 4 wild – guaranteeing you a win. Features like this, which hit the slots randomly, are always a welcome way to spice gameplay up between bonuses.
There’s also the popular free spins mode which is triggered when three or more scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels. Players can win 15, 20, or 25 free spins for three, four, or five scatters on the reels.
Football Star is also notable in that it features Rolling Reels, a cascading feature which means that when winning combinations land on the reels those symbols disappear and new ones fall into place, making room for players to win more than once on a single spin.
Football Star works well on mobile devices including both iOS and Android, making it a great choice of slot for players who prefer to play while out and about. It runs smoothly and the bright graphics are well rendered and smooth on any device.
Football Star offers an average return to player of 96.29%, meaning that for every $/€/£100 players spend on this slot they can expect to win back around $/€/£96.29. This is around average and so certainly shouldn’t put any keen fans off. It’s also a medium variance slot game, meaning it’s well balanced and great for players of all playing styles.
While no doubt Football Star’s primary audience will be slots players who love the great game, it’s an interesting slot that might make a few fans outside this obvious target market. It’s fast paced, with plenty of bonuses and wins available, and the bright and colourful graphics will no doubt hold wide appeal.