Whenever Microgaming pops up with a new slot game for us to try, we always look forward to finding out more. If you are paying attention, you’ll know the World Cup is taking place once again. It may not seem as if four years have gone by, but here we are – and we can try the World Cup Mania slot from Microgaming to get us in the mood.
Five reels are presented to us here, so you might think there are lots of lines to bet on. There are, but they are also limited to just 15.
Lots of coins are provided for your use and convenience. These go from one cent each to a dollar apiece, so you should be able to settle a spin bet quite easily from that selection.
The symbols offer a mix of all the foods you might eat while watching the game, and football-related symbols too. These include football boots, a nice trophy for the winners, and a flaming football. A flaming one, you ask? We’re not sure why that is, but the main thing to remember is that the football is a wild symbol. Only the bonus symbol and the referee whistle – used as a scatter – can’t be substituted by this.
Scatters often lead to free spins, and that’s the case here. You can win 10 free spins for getting three or more. All prizes secured in this feature will be worth three times their usual amounts. You also get the chance to trigger more free games for getting more of those whistles on the reels.
If you manage to find three bonus icons in any spin, you will go through to play the Bonus Free Kick feature. You get to kick a football towards the net three times. How many goals can you score, and where will the ball end up each time? Depending on your results, your prizes will be displayed for you to collect.
A love of football is a clear requirement if you want to play the World Cup Mania slot game from Microgaming. If you can tick that box, you are well on the way to enjoying some ‘reel’ entertainment.