Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be part of a roaring crowd of tens of thousands of adoring football fans? Well with Champion’s Goal, you will wonder no more as you suit up for this 5 reel and 20 fixed paylines slot from Elk Studios. Play for the chance to win up to €200,000 while the screaming fans chant in the background!
Sporting graphics, sound effects and music
The setting for this slot is a massive albeit fuzzy football stadium where you can see the green carpet of the football field and the many levels of the stadium. There are four lower level symbols containing the numbers 8 through to 11 split evenly into a blue background and a red background like football jerseys from opposing teams. The next four symbols are adoring fans split evenly into red and blue as they root for their respective teams. At this point we should mention that blue symbols pay from left to right and the red symbols pay from right to left. There is also the face to face football hooligan and riot policeman symbol, and blinding flare symbol at the top end of the rewards, which are rather odd symbols and go against the spirit of football. The music and sound effects create a heightened level of euphoria and excitement and that includes the roaring fans, which makes you feel like you are in the centre of the action. One minor thing I would change was the location of the spin, coins and setting buttons, which were partially covering three of the spaces which I would move off a little to the side.
A crowd of features
The Champion’s Goal wild symbol can appear on any space and substitute for all other symbols except the ball, trophy and referee. The Derby free spins feature can be kicked off with the appearance of a football, which also applies a 5x multiplier to the following win. When the free kicks collide, all symbols are cleared. The scatter trophy symbol adds up to 3 minutes with 1 extra spin awarded for each scatter. The referee symbol triggers the sticky corner feature where you are awarded a respin in which a sticky wild is placed in each corner.
Since football is a team sport, it is only fitting that when 3x3 symbols from the same team colour appear, the cascading Tifo is unlocked with 3 extra rounds and the chance to score big!
The bets in Champion’s Goal range from €0.20 to €100. The game sports some great features with prizes that alas are not amongst the highest out there with wins topping out at 10x your wager. Still, if you’re an enthusiast of football, then you’ll appreciate the nuances of the game and may find this game your cup of tea.