Football Fans Slot Review

Football is the world’s most popular game. With an global audience measuring in billions, it is a sport that has traversed more boundaries and been universally accepted by more countries and nationalities than almost any other. With major football events such as the World Cup, Copa America and European Championships global events, it is little surprise that Playtech have developed a slot to try and take advantage of this.

That slot is the Football Fans slot and rather than focusing on the players and teams that are on the pitch, it instead takes a look at the colourful legion of fans that support their teams with passion all around the globe.

With this summer seeing the World Cup Finals taking place in Russia, it is likely that interest in the game will peak once again and of course that means more people will be looking for high quality slots to try out based on a similar theme. Let’s take a closer look and see how the Football Fans slot pans out in comparison to other games. The game itself can be played right now at Bet365 Casino.

The basics are that Football Fans is a 5×3 reel slot that boasts 20 pay lines in play on each spin. You can select the number of pay lines you want in play from 1 to 20 and you can set the value of your coins per pay line from £0.01 up to £25, which means if you play all 20 pay lines your minimum bet is £0.20 and your maximum bet is a massive £500.

Let’s now take a look at some of the main features of this soccer-themed slot.

Football Fans Slot Key Features

On the reels there are a mixture of higher and lower value symbols. The lower value are the playing card low symbols, which range from 9 through to the ace and these have been decorated in the Brazilian flag, which tells you that this slot was designed just prior to the 2014 World Cup Finals taking place in Brazil.

Alongside these lower value symbols (which offer payouts of five coins up to 120 coins), there are a number of other supporter themed symbols as mid-range wins. They include the air-horn, the supporters hat, the Cold beer and the two busty supporters. You can win on these symbols with just two on a pay line (though these wins are small) and wins range from 2 coins up to 750 coins.

The highest paying standard symbol are the three cheering male supporters who offer payouts of between 15 coins (for 2 on a pay line) up to 1,000 coins if you can land all five on a single line across the reels.

The Wild symbol is the football and this is the highest paying symbol in the game as well as being able to substitute for any of the aforementioned high, medium or low value symbols to create additional winning pay lines.  The jackpot of 5,000 coins can be won if you manage to land five of the Wild symbols across a single line.

Before you start spinning the reels, you also have another feature available and this is the Grab A Beer Feature. Moving your mouse or clicking on a spot on the reels will see a gold “Cold Beer” ring placed on that spot on the reels. If you can land the Cold Beer symbol in this position on a spin, then you will win an immediate prize of 3x your total bet.  You can elect to move the gold ring at any point and on any spin to any position on the reels if you would like to do so.

The symbol that unlocks the free spins feature is the Football Fans logo and this also awards a cash payout of between 1 and 100x your total wager depending on whether you land two, three, four or five of the scatters on the reels. You do need to land three or more of these symbols however to trigger the Free Spins round.

During the Free Spins game, the Penalty Kick feature of the slot is enabled on each of your bonus spins. This means after every spin, a penalty kick is taken and between 0 and 3 symbols will turn Wild on the reels on each spin. The more Wilds that you can land on the reels with this feature, then the better your chances of landing a bigger value win.

You can also manage to re-trigger your free spins bonus if you can land three or more of the Football Fans logo symbols during your bonus spins. You can potentially keep doing this an infinite amount of times to win limitless free spins. The Grab a Beer feature however is inactive during the free spins bonus round.

Football Fans is a cheerful and unusual approach to the game, featuring more on the fans than the players and game itself and to be fair to Playtech, they have hit the nail on the head here. It is a simple, easy to follow game which captures the essence of being a football fan and which celebrates their passion for the game quite beautifully.


Editor's Review

Although originally released prior to the start of the Euro 2016 tournament, Football Fans is a thoroughly enjoyable slot that can be played at any time. The game has a nice Have A Beer gold ring bonus feature which offers instant wins of 3x the standard bet when landed, as well as a decent 5,000x jackpot size and a playable and potentially rewarding free spins bonus game. This is one of the simpler Playtech slots but it does work well and as such, is definitely well worth a closer look.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:20
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Playtech