Football Glory online slot by Yggdrasil brings the feverish excitement and glory of the soccer pitch to a 5x4 slot format. The excited roars of an enthused crowd and the image of a packed football stadium create appropriate ambiance as soccer player symbols dash across the reels in pursuit of goals. The game’s special features include free spins, sticky wild symbols, random coin prizes, and a symbol collection feature to help you find the back of the net.
The four soccer player symbols are lined up below the reels and each one has a colour-coded Glory meter next to them. When soccer player symbols are involved in winning combinations, the corresponding glory meters will begin to fill up and once a glory meter is full, you will receive 7 free spins and the player will be in Superstar Mode for the duration of the feature. In Superstar Mode, the player symbol will always turn into a sticky wild when it appears on the reels.
Landing 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols will reward you with 7, 14, or 21 free spins, respectively. In addition, you will receive a free spin bonus of having all the players in superstar mode for the duration of the feature, a sticky wild added to the reels, a stack of sticky wilds, 1-3 extra free spins, or 5 extra silver and gold cups added to the reels.
Any player symbols that appear on the reels during this feature will attempt to score a goal, if they are successful, they will transform into wild symbols that remain sticky for as long as free spins lasts.
Silver trophy symbols can randomly appear on reel 4 and gold ones can appear on reel 5. When these symbols appear, you will have to choose from 5 options to receive a mystery prize.
In the base game, the silver trophy could award you 50-1000 coins and 7-21 free spins, and the gold trophy could give you 250 -10 000 coins, 7-21 free spins, or an All Stars Free Spins Glory Boost. During free spins, you could get 50-1000 coins, 2-4 free spins, a wild reel, or 1-2 extra wilds from the silver trophy. If the gold trophy appears while free spins are active, you could win 2-4 free spins, a wild reel, or 2 extra wilds.
Football glory slot has a winning combination of features, but the basic overall slot experience could turn out to be an own goal. The presentation of the slot relies on bright, simple graphics and realistic crowd noises to convey the football theme, which is done to good effect. The slot’s appearance does, however, feel lacking due to the graphics which feel a bit dated and underwhelming. The base game offers good potential as the silver or golden cups can land at any point and the longer you spin, the closer you will get to activating one of the players’ Superstar Modes which could result in a very profitable free spins round. The base and bonus games are fairly similar, so the addition of the free spins bonuses adds a sense of differentiation that helps break up the gameplay experience.
The features are great but experiencing all of them can be a frustrating pursuit as they do not land as frequently as one would like in order to experience the game in its fullness. Ultimately, Yggdrasil seems to have played it safe with this title that may only hold any significant appeal for hardcore soccer fans.