Soccer fever explodes in 11 Champions online slot by Microgaming and Gameburger studios. The 5x3 reel slot is set against the background of a soccer pitch with a special reel hovering above the main reels and a display that shows the game’s different jackpot amounts sitting off to the left. The base game gameplay is enhanced with special features like respins and multipliers. A sizeable jackpot bonus awaits the sure-footed player.
When you start playing you will notice a soccer player at the bottom centre position of the reels, with a highlight on the position. This player is the champion and his actions are dictated by the Action reel which spins horizontally every time the main reels spin.
The symbols the action reel can land on are BLANK where the champion does nothing, DRIBBLE or PASS where the champion moves to an adjacent or non-adjacent position or SHOOT where the champion activates the Blazing Wild Streak feature.
Each position that the champion moves to is highlighted and this will come into play later. When Blazing Wild Streak is activated, a respin occurs and each highlighted position is replaced with a wild symbol.
A random multiplier is also applied which is decided by the action reel during the initial spin.
If 3 bonus symbols appear on the three central reels, the jackpot feature activates and the reels are replaced by a 3x4 grid of golden shield symbols. The jackpot indicator to the left of the reels also changes and each of the mini (15x), maxi (40x), major (200x) and grand (5000x) jackpots get 3 empty spaces next to them. You will have to turn over the shield symbols to reveal the symbols beneath them and these symbols will randomly fill a gap next to one of the jackpot amounts. Once a jackpot amount has all 3 of its gaps filled, that amount will be paid out to you.
11 Champions assembles a near-ideal combination of elements to deliver an exciting slot game with great appeal. The Audiovisual presentation of the slot machine features all the standard fittings of soccer genre titles, smooth animations and crystal clear commentary and crowd reaction sounds accompany you while you play There is an additional nice touch where you can change the colour of your champion’s kit to more closely resemble your favourite soccer team.
The action is spread evenly throughout your gameplay experience with the Blazing Wild Streak bonus feature making the base game a continuously thrilling event with a potential near half that of the grand jackpot at 2200x your stake. The bonus game is a refreshing change from the standard free spins and introduces a welcome level of interactivity. Microgaming has a definite goal-scorer on their hands with this title, with features and potential that will appeal to more than just soccer fans.