Shoot is a monthly football (what we call “soccer” in the US) magazine that has been published in the UK since 1969. Shoot! Slots is a terrific new slot game from the people at Microgaming that has a fantastic retro soccer look and feel.
The whole look of Shoot! is soccer from the 1970s and 80s. For hardcore Euro soccer fans, this game is a dream come true. The images used for symbols are all amazing photographs from that era of pro-soccer, and they will bring back lots of memories. The controls are straightforward and familiar to regular slot players, and it is designed well, as we have come to expect from Microgaming games.
This is a robust five-reel, 50-payline game! There is a Shoot Video Slot logo that serves as a wildcard, and with 50 lines in play, as you might imagine, that wildcard makes up a lot of winning combos. Also, because of the many paylines and numerous crossings, even a single wildcard will complete several winning combinations on a single spin.
There are a couple of different bonuses available on Shoot! Slots.
Free Spins – When three or more of the scatter symbol, and old-style football collector’s card, show up free spins are awarded. When they hit, players can get them in lots of 35, which is huge. They can be re-triggered during a free-spin round, which is nice, but a rare occurrence. Because of the large number of free spins awarded, the free-spin round is not as common as it is on many other games. It is an awesome perk when it does hit though!
Bonus Round – The Magazine Bonus Round is a side game aimed squarely at soccer fans. They are presented with a selection of collector cards from which to pick – picking the right card results in bonus winnings. While it is fun to play with your special knowledge of the game, players should be aware that the images on the cards do not affect the outcome of the bonus round – it is a straightforward pick-and-win type of game.
Unfortunately for those of us who live in the United States, Microgaming is not currently a US friendly provider, and their games are not available to us. We heartily encourage Microgaming to return to our shores, but, in the meantime, there are some other great games available for sports fans!
Global Cup Soccer – This is a simple Rival three-reeler, but it is beautifully made and works perfectly, as Rival games seem to always do. Stakes on this one are low, but the action is high and the game is lots of fun for a long afternoon of spinning the reels. Especially if you are a soccer fan! Play Global Cup Soccer at Silver Oak Casino.
Field of Green – This is a fun and great playing game from RealTime Gaming (RTG), a solid US friendly game developer. As with all RTG games, Field of Green is not only fun to play but it works perfectly and looks beautiful! The theme here is not soccer but, rather, good old US style football. The look is all-American with football heroes and pretty cheerleaders. We love this game, and it is one that we often return to. Play Field of Green Slots at Bovada Casino.
If you love soccer, you can always find some great soccer themed games to play. Or you can head over to one of the fine online sports-books and wager on some real soccer games. Or, if your fun-meter can handle it, why not do both? Shoot! Slots is a winner, but in the US, we just cannot get to it yet. But get the reels spinning on one of the other fine sports themed games now for an evening of great fun and excitement!