The sequel of Microgaming’s Football Star slot from May 2014 is planned for May 2020. It is full of modifiers in the base game and even more during free spins. You will relish in wild stacks and growing wild stacks, increasing multipliers and rolling reels!
Microgaming plans the release of the slot for the end of May 2020. It offers much more than the original game even though it looks similar to it. The player has much freedom of choice regarding the number of activate pay-lines. It is one of the most important decisions to make as it determines the RTP rate and bet sizes to select from. Despite the cancellation of football tournaments Euro 2020, you can become a player. Simply spin the reels of Football Star Deluxe and enjoy!
Football Star Deluxe has 5 reels and 5 rows that create 25 symbols landing per spin. Microgaming lets you to choose the number of pay-line to play with: 18, 38, 68 or 88. This determines the stake size and the return to player percentage. So make sure you choose wisely. We recommend you play with the largest number of pay-lines to have the best chances for wins.
The bet varies from 18p to £9 when playing with 18 pay-lines. If you chose 38 lines you can wager from 38p to £19 at the most. Players who have selected 68 active pay-lines can adjust their bet to be in the range of 68p to £34 max. If you opt for the maximal number of 88 pay-lines, you can select from 88p to £44 to be your wager per spin. The features in Football Star Deluxe include Rolling Reels and random wild reel feature. There are also free spins with multipliers and growing wild stacks.
The game has high volatility and an RTP that also varies according to the number of pay-lines you play with. It can be as low as 96.18% with 18 pay-lines, 96.38 when using 38 active lines. The RTP is 96.68% with 68 pay-lines and 96.88% when playing with 88 active lines. This game with football theme has a hit frequency of 32.16%. This means almost 1 ever 3 spins will be a winning round with payouts. The jackpot in the slot is 3,200 times your stake thanks to the multiplier up to x8 active during free spins.
The game takes place on the football stadium as one would expect. It includes related to the Football Championship theme symbols. They aren’t very clear and precise but have the slot game feel. The 5×5 grid with 25 symbols is positioned in the centre of the screen. On it you can see football boots, T-shirts, pitches and referees. You can also relish in 4 different football players with one striker among them.
Here are also the game logo as a wild and trophy scatter. On the right of the grid is displayed the game menu and buttons. On the footer you see wins and bets. To the left are placed the number of active pay-lines and in red is highlighted the chosen by the player one.
During free spins on the right you will see the number of growing wilds, wins and number of free spins. On the left are the multipliers with the active one in yellow.
The low-value symbols in the game are various items associated with the world-popular game. There are football boots, T-shirts, pitches and referees. The premiums are 4 football players. The star striker is the most lucratively paying symbol – 3, 4 or 5 on a pay-line give you 0.31, 1.45 or 6.68 times your stake.
The game logo is the wild symbol that appears super stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 only in the base game and free spins. As usual, it substitutes for other missing symbols except for the trophy scatter.
Part of the gameplay is the Rolling Reels feature. You can also find it in another Microgaming slot – Jurassic World. When you score a win, the symbols that formed it are removed from the grid and new ones drop from above. This lets you create more winning combinations. The reels continue to roll as long as you continue to form new wins and stop once you fail to do so. The only difference with the Megaways system is the pay-lines way of rewarding.
Another feature active in Football Star Deluxe is the Striking Wild mode. When football players appear randomly in the base game, they can turn reels 2, 3 or 4 into fully wild reels. This guarantees you a win. The wild reel fixes in position for all next rolls of the reels. The hit frequency of the Striking Wild feature is 1 in 115 spins and it is active in the base game. It has been modified and improved during free spins.
Land 3 or more trophy scatters in one spin sequence to trigger 12 Free Spins. You will then receive a cash reward as follows
The free spins you play with a 2x multiplier on all wins and the Rolling Reels is part of the game. The latter is even enhanced as each roll after a win activates the Multiplier Trail feature. The multiplier increases on each following win this way:
The maximally increased multiplier reaches 8x and ensures larger wins. But this is not all, super stacked wild symbols can land on all reels except on the 1st one. They trigger the Growing Wilds feature. It increases the wild stack by 1 wild symbol with each free spin. The Free Spins’ frequency of triggering is once every 139 spins on average. Its winning potential is huge as there are plenty of boosters that take part in the rounds.
If you like Football Star and the theme, the sequel offers a greater winning potential and many boosters. It has been improved and can result in up to 3,200 times your stake per spin. There are 4 pay-line options and relevant bets to select from.Wait for the sequel’s release in the end of May and try it. If you are a football fan you can also try NetEnt’s Super Striker slot.