Champions Slots is a great football-themed game from Pragmatic Play, which gives players the chance to choose their team and change it if they fell like it during the game. All the teams are the participants in the 2018 World Cup. Whenever the team is selected the colors of the symbols on the reels will change according to the chosen team’s kit.
The background of the reels is spectacular – the epic stadium is shown at night time under the purple starry sky. The powerful projectors are lighting up the pitch like it’s a giant concert. A recurring animation is the football on fire, which is soaring behind the game’s title with a blazing comet-like tail.
The gameplay includes 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines. Coin sizes vary from 1 cent to 50 cents. The maximum number of bet coins with which a spin can be entered is 10. That makes the maximum possible bet 125 dollars or 250 coins. Players can also profit from a big, profitable paytable, a wild, a bonus symbol and several generous bonus features.
All the paying symbols have 3 winning combinations – between 3 and 5 matching symbols. The following payout values are active for the maximum possible bet. The best paying symbol is the wild logo The Champions symbol, which features a golden cup trophy on its icon. It pays 400, 2500 and the game’s top prize of 5000 dollars.
The football offers 250, 1000 and 2500 dollars. The jersey brings 150, 500 and 1250 dollars. The football boots award 125, 250 and 1000 dollars. The goalkeeper’s gloves grant 125, 200 and 750 dollars. The referee whistle gives 75, 125 and 625 dollars. The Ace provides players with 25, 125 and 500 dollars, while the King and the Queen – with 25, 100 and 500 dollars.
The wild logo symbol can replace the rest of the symbols in the game in order to form winning combinations. The only symbol that can’t be substituted is the is the Bonus symbol, which depicts the word “Bonus” with golden letters and the flag of the player’s selected national team on the background. This symbol can show up only on the second, the third and the fourth reel.
When 3 bonus symbols are acquired, the Penalty Shots Bonus feature will be initiated. 5 penalty shots will be awarded and each penalty will present the gambler with 4 targets. Scoring 1 of the 5 penalty shots will award 5 times the total bet, scoring 2 of the 5 shots will pay 10 times the bet, scoring 3 of the 5 will provide 15 times the bet, scoring 4 of the 5 will bring 25 times the bet and scoring all the penalty shots will award 100 times the total bet.
The most original feature of the game is the so-called Momentum Progressive Game and it is connected with the golden target symbol, which is surrounding one of the symbol positions on the reels. When the football symbol appears on the target position, a “goal” will be scored. The 10 spins that follow a goal will feature a multiplier prize increasing the acquired earnings.
Every time a goal is scored, the multiplier will be rising up to the point when the eleventh goal is scored and the multiplier becomes 20 times. Afterwards the number of spins will be reset back to 10. If during any given batch of 10 spins, a goal is not scored, the whole process will begin from scratch.
Champions Slots is a visually terrific game from Pragmatic Play, which has an admirably crafted football theme, overwhelmingly generous bonus features and a profitable paytable that can award big prizes.