The numbers are official, no other sport in is watched more than football. Every time a World Cup tournament happens, there is a record-breaking viewership. According to some estimates, football is being played by 250,000,000 people in 200 countries across the world.
Besides that, the first ever professional sport associations was the Football League of England, which was established in the late 19th century. That association exists today and has the popular football leagues under its belt like the English Premier and the lower leagues.
As a result online casinos offer a number of football themed slots. However, almost all of them have the same problem: uninventive and generic game-play. Luckily, this is no longer the case. The old slots have been replaced by better football themed slots. Microgaming has probably the best of them all, the Football Star slot, which proves that football themed slots are getting more and more interesting.
The Football Star slot was released prior to the 2014 World Cup. This tournament will be remembered for Germany’s 4th world champion title and Brazil’s shameful loss against Germany with a result of 7-1 in the semi-finals. Like never before, Brazil was literally destroyed, and to make things worse, it happened on their home ground on their own tournament.
What makes the Football Star slot great is the 40+ wild symbols. There is even a bonus round activated with the Striking Wild symbol where a player attempts a free kick. The reel that he hits turns all the symbols into wilds. The bonus games include free spins with up to 10x multiplier. There are also exploding paylines where the symbols explode and new ones appear forming a winning line.
The Shoot Slot is a more authentic slot because you can see pictures from real-life football legends instead of animated symbols. This makes it one of the more enjoyable football themed slots at the moment. It’s great for slots lovers that like a little football history because they will see legends like Maradona, Beckenbauer, Best, Cruyff, Pele and other. Those of you that are older will recognize the similarities with the Shoot football magazine from the 1970s. Yes, it is actually based on it.
There are many other football themed slots that football and slot fans can enjoy, such as Top Trumps World Football Stars, Top Trumps Football Legends, and Football Rules, all three by Playtech, Sensible Soccer slot developed by Ash Gaming and based on the European Cup, Football Cup by Viaden and many other.
Worthy of mentioning are The Top Trumps slot editions. These are probably the least generic slots you can find because they too include pictures of legends both active and inactive like Ronaldinho, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michel Platini, Wayne Rooney, Alfredo Di Stefano, Pele, Bobby Charlton, Zinedine Zidane and other.