When the football season comes to an end, online casino websites report that they see a sudden increase in their customer base.
Hardly surprising; all those football bettors need something to while away the time until next season. That is also a possible reason why so many football themed slots games have appeared over recent years.
Slots are the most popular online casino games, football is the most popular sport, so why not combine the two?
That is precisely what Microgaming did when they developed the highly entertaining football slot called Shoot, a full 5 reel 50 pay-liner. The name Shoot is derived from the football magazine with that name and some of the game’s features are based on aspects of the magazine.
Just as highly collectable old editions of Shoot the magazine show footballers from as long ago as the 1960s, so too does the slots game, which gives it a great retro feel.
The regular spin top prize is 50,000 coins and if you spin three scatter symbols you trigger the bonus round. This is a game called Trade ‘Em Bonus in which you are shown 12 cards and you choose four of them. Each card reveals a prize which can be an entry to the Magazine Bonus game or the Free Spins bonus. In the Magazine Bonus game you are shown 12 Shoot magazines and you select four of them which might reveal prizes.
There is also a free spins bonus where you can receive from 10 to 35 free spins. These have a multiplayer applied to your winnings and there is a chance to make some very good wins if you are lucky.
Shoot is not a slot game for everyone but there are many choices at your average online casino. If was developed for football fans and is a favourite amongst them, but if football is not your scene then you are unlikely to enjoy playing this slot which is entirely focussed on the sport.