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With the gameboard nestled in the centre of the pitch, you’ll be plunged into the heart of a top European clash with both teams desperate to win.
There are 5 reels set out in a 5×3 configuration and these include a maximum of 20 paylines. You can set the value of each bet but unlike other slots you won’t have to pick an amount per line. There’s a total of 12 different bet levels starting from just 0.20 and rising to a total max bet of 100.00.
The theoretical RTP rate for Champion’s Goal is a fairly lukewarm 95.7%.
Elk Studios also offer the innovative betting strategy feature with this slot, an option you can either decide to use or ignore. If you don’t select a betting strategy, you can play your bet like normal and keep spinning for as long as you’re in credit.
If you want to use one of the preset strategies, there are three for you to pick from: Leveller, Jumper and Booster. The Leveller keeps the bet the same until you’ve notched up five consecutive losses. It then moves up by two levels. If you lose five more in a row, it will climb up two degrees again, effectively playing with 10 times your original bet. This bet resets once you register a win.
The Jumper climbs up by one level every time there’s a win; this continues until you achieve a bet which is four levels above what you started with. This bet resets once you register a loss.
The Booster increases by one level every time you lose and continues until you reach four levels above where you started. This bet resets once you register a win.
Scoring a Goal
If you want to finish in style you’ll need to match up symbols on the reels but all is not as it seems. Unlike other slots, which generally read from left to right only, there’s two different ways to read the reels.
Just like two teams on a pitch, there are symbols of both colours. If you land blue symbols you’ll need to read the reels from left to right and if you land red symbols you’ll need to read the reels in the opposite direction, from right to left.
To get a prize you’ll need a match of at least three running in the correct direction along an active payline. The more symbols you line up, the bigger your prize will be.
However, there are some extras on the reels which can help you to bump up your payouts, starting with the logo tile which is the wild for the game.
If the blue football appears you’ll receive a multiplier of x5 for the next win while Colliding Free Kicks remove all the symbols from the board. If you land a trophy you’ll collect an extra free spin and the Sticky Corner as awarded by the appearance of the referee gives you a Sticky Wild.
To finish off, there’s the Cascading Tifo which is triggered when 3×3 symbols of the same colour appear on the reels. This provides a trio of extra rounds and includes Sticky Wilds, and has the potential to pay out some seriously top wins.
Beautiful in Every Way
Champion’s Goal by Elk Studios is based on an elite game of football, a sport which is often described as the “beautiful game”. And this would be a great description of this online video slot with its vibrant graphics and exquisite detailing. With the whole game taking place in the centre of a stadium you will find it difficult to remain detached, transforming every player into an ardent football fan at least temporarily!
Packed full of features and with multiple chances to win in different ways, Champion’s Goal is one that’s geared particularly towards intermediate and advanced players.