Football Champions Cup Pokie Review
The Champions League is big business these days, and NetEnt are getting on board the football bandwagon with their Champions Cup pokie. In fact this game is loosely based on the 2016 European Championships and so it features qualifying national teams from around the continent. Choose your team’s flag at the beginning of the game and get ready for kick-off!
The format of this game is nothing out of the ordinary, as it is a traditional 5 x 3 reel game with 20 pay-lines. However there are nice flourishes in the form of the free spins games and the bonus game which add a touch of fantasy football to this pokie. NetEnt never let the side down when it comes to graphics and entertaining game play and this one looks like a winner right down to the final whistle.
About The Game
Coins Range:0.01 to 2.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/No
Overlay Wild Symbols: the football symbol serves as the wild here, and can replace all of the usual symbols to help you win lots of lovely cash. However there’s an extra nugget here which is known as the ‘Overlay Wild’ feature. What happens is that when wild symbols are revealed, additional balls bounce onto the reels to create extra wild symbols. So that means that two wild symbols can become four, leading to increased pay-lines.
Bonus Game: if you can find three or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels then you will unlock the bonus penalty shoot-out game. Similarly to a real penalty competition you must choose where you want to place the ball. Choose from one of the four corners of the goal and if the ball hits the back of the net then you win a multiplier award.
Next you take a turn as the keeper, trying to choose the correct option to save the incoming penalty. Obviously as the peno taker 3 corners out of 4 will result in a goal, but as the goalkeeper you’ve only got a one in four chance of diving the right way. When you fail to either score or save a goal then the round ends and your multiplier awards are added together.
Free Spins: when three or more of the Free Spin trophies appear on the screen then you go into a fun knock-out competition against the other teams in the tournament. Your team is the one you chose at the beginning of the game, and you will face and hopefully defeat your rivals one at a time.
During free spins you take on your opponent in a ‘game’ where every time a Wild symbol appears on the reels it is worth one goal. The wilds come in the colours of the respective teams, and the first team to find 7 wilds in their colours advances to the next round. If you make it to the final three then you are in line for some big prizes.
This game looks set to be a winner with football fans, but its nifty gameplay and entertaining bonus games mean that even those who have no interest in the sport will probably find something to enjoy here. NetEnt know how to make a quality pokie game and they have scored yet again with the Champions Cup game.