If you were into football in the U.K. between the 70s and 90s, then there was one weekly magazine that became synonymous with the game. That magazine was Shoot! and in its heyday, it would sell hundreds of thousands of copies per week.
Sadly, the magazine is no longer published, but its influence lives on in current publications and its esteemed position within the British footballing fraternity has seen it remain a much loved part of football heritage in the country. Hence it was no surprise when Microgaming announced just prior to the Euro 2016 tournament that the Shoot! Slot would be released.
The slot is a 5x3 reel game with up to 50 paylines selectable to play and you can wager from one up to 20 coins per payline. You can also increase or decrease the value of your coin from 0.01 up to 0.10 meaning a minimum wage of just 0.01 and a maximum wager of 100.00 per spin.
The symbols on the reels are a mix of lower value symbols, which are football equipment and other items such as meat pies, a football and a rattle and the higher value symbols are a number of top players from the 1960's through to the 1980s including the likes of Johan Cruyff, Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Kevin Keegan, George Best and Diego Maradona.
There are two other symbols that are worth noting on the reels. The first of these is the Wild symbol, which is the Shoot logo and this can be used to replace any high or low value symbol to help create a winning payline on any spin.
The other symbol is the Bonus symbol, which features cards of players Bryan Robson and Socrates on the cover. This is the scatter symbol and while two or more of these offers a cash pay out, land three or more and you also receive a chance to take part in the Trade'Em Bonus.
In this feature, you are taken to a screen where you get to make four picks from 12 different football cards. These cards hide either cash prizes or access to one of two bonus games, the Magazine Bonus and the Free Spins Bonus.
The Magazine Bonus is a simple pick ‘em game where you are shown 12 magazines and ten of these hide cash prizes, with two hiding a red card which if selected ends the round and takes you back to the base game. You can keep picking from the magazines until you hit a red card to increase the value of your cash prize.
The great news is that during the Trade'Em Bonus section, with your four picks you can actually trigger both the bonus game features to maximise your potential winnings in this section.
In the Free Spins Bonus you receive a number of spins between 10 and 35 and any win during the free spins round is subject to a 2x multiplier. You simply play through your free spins and any amount you win is doubled by the multiplier to give you your total win.
With a potential jackpot of up to 61,900 coins, this is a game that has the potential for bigger wins and would certainly appeal to players of slot games that offer a sizeable jackpot, though of course, the size of your coin directly relates to the size of the jackpot you would win.
The five bonus symbols across the reels awards the largest base game win of 2,000 coins with the Shoot Wild offering a top prize of 1,500 coins. The top player payout is 500 coins for five Pele's across the reels.
You can play the Shoot! Slot now with $€5 Free and no deposit is required. Available online and mobile, it will be a surefire hit with football fans.
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