Added to our roster of Free Play Slot Games here on CR during September 2016, just after the start of the 2016 – 2017 football season, Football Champions Cup is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Swedish gaming Gurus NetEnt.
Released just prior to the Euro 2016 Football Tournament which was held in France, Football Champions Cup should appeal to low rollers and high rollers alike. The game carries two bonus rounds in the form of the ‘Penalty Shoot Out’ Bonus and the ‘Free Spins Tournament’. Both are fun to play and more importantly offer players a chance to hit decent sized wins.
As is the case with slots from NetEnt, Football Champions Cup employs good graphics and sound effects. Whilst many sports orientated slot machine games have not really hit the mark when it comes to gameplay and longevity, Football Champions Cup is actually a decent solid offering. Certainly, it is a slot game that I have no problem playing from time to time, on any of the recommended online casinos here on CasinoRankings.com which carry games from NetEnt.
Okay so onto the bonus rounds. They are not actually too dissimilar from the two bonus rounds which are available on slots such as the veteran Tomb Raider Slot. Meaning one is a pick and click bonus feature in the form of the ‘Penalty Shoot Out’ Bonus, whilst the other is a free spins bonus round.
The Penalty Shoot Out Bonus Round is activated by hitting three or more bonus symbols on any of the 5 reels and 20 paylines in play on a single spin. You are then whisked away to the Penalty Area of the football pitch, whereby you have to try and score a penalty and also save a penalty.
This is achieved by choosing one of 4 parts of the goal. There are up to 5 rounds in total to play on this bonus feature, with like normal football matches, sudden death if the scores are level after the 5th penalty. There is a neat twist though, as the number of bonus symbols you hit determines the bet multiplier in play. 5 symbols can earn you a bet multiplier of up to 16x,
The free spins round is activated upon hitting three or more Cup Scatter symbols. This takes the form of the Euros Knockout stage. If you manage to progress all the way and win the final and subsequently the ‘Football Champions Cup’, enjoy the 500x winnings on offer.