Football Star Slot Details
Football Star is an online slot game created by Microgaming. This slot game was released in time to celebrate the world’s leading football event in Brazil, 2014. Football Star contains 5 reels and 243 ways to win in place of standard slot paylines, allowing any matching adjacent symbols to be counted as a winning combination on the reels. Football Star contains free spins, Rolling Reels and Striking Wilds in the way of bonus features. Additionally, the Football Star Promotion Draw that took place in 2014 added an element of authenticity to the slot’s football World Cup Final theme.
Game Play and Bonus Features
Football Star plays out against a backdrop of a large three-tiered football stadium which is packed with spectators. Above the reels are bright spotlights and below them is green turf, making the design of the slot resemble a world-class football stadium itself. On the reels, players will find colourful, realistic symbols related to football, including a football pitch, football boots, a kit, a referee and 5 football players from different teams and nationalities, all of which are accompanied by themed sound effects and animations.
The flying football serves as the game’s scatter symbol, with 3 or more of these scatters needed to trigger the free spins game and award 15, 20 or 25 free spins. The ‘Football Star’ logo is the game’s wild symbol, which can substitute all symbols except for the scatter to complete winning combinations on the reels. The bonus features in Football Star include Striking Wilds, which randomly turn one of the three centre reels wild during the base game, and Rolling Reels, in which winning symbol combinations disappear and more fall from above to fill their places.
Football Star Promotion Draw 2014
In 2014, a Football Star promotion was held for players of the slot. The Football Star promotion ran for a month, from the 8th of May to the 8th of June, and was held as a promotion for the football World Cup Final in Brazil and the Football Star slot itself. A number of online Canadian casinos took part in the promotion. To enter, players had to wager at least £20 or a currency equivalent amount on playing the real money Football Star slot at their chosen online casino. For every £20 wagered, players received one entry into the Football Star Promotion Draw. The draw took place on the 12th of June 2014.
Football Star Promotion Prizes
In keeping with the football theme of the slot, the Football Star Promotion offered players the opportunity to win a prize of tickets to the esteemed football World Cup Final held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner of the Football Star Promotion received return flights for 2 people from London’s Heathrow airport to Brazil, as well as accommodation at the Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, private transport facilities to and from the stadium, the hotel and the airport, and 2 tickets for the football World Final, which took place on Sunday the 13th of July 2014 at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.