Win the World Cup fever in The Champions, a slot machine on Pragmatic Play football. Highlights here include the Momentum Progressive Game feature where your winnings are multiplied by 20, as well as a bonus penalty shot feature allowing you to win up to 100 times your bet. Play on all devices between £ 25 and £ 125 per spin.
The first choice you will have to make when selecting the Champions will be the country in which to play: you will have the choice among the 32 teams of the 2018 World Cup. With filled stands and a field in the background, you will see A, K and Q symbols next to whistles, goalie gloves, boots and a shirt.
The color of these symbols varies depending on the team you choose. Opt for Brazil and you will see a lot of yellow and blue. Choose England and it’s white and red. The best standard symbol is the football – place 3, 4 or 5 of these players on a payline and you will pocket 2, 8 or 20 times your total bet.
The wildest trophy is even more rewarding: it replaces all other symbols except the bonus and offers rewards of just over 3, 20 or 40 times your total bet per payline. The Champions comes with a pair of bonus features:
Momentum Progressive Game: You will see a target symbol superimposed on the reels. You can move this wherever you want. If football falls into this position, you will score a goal and you will progress. For the next 10 free spins, you will get a multiplier that will be applied to all your winnings. Score another goal and the multiplier increases a level and the number of free spins they are active for resets to 10:
- Level 2 = 2x
- Level 3 = 4x
- Level 4 = 6x
- Level 5 = 8x
- Level 6 = 10x
- Level 7 = 12x
- Level 8 = 14x
- Level 9 = 16x
- Level 10 = 18x
- Level 11 = 20x
Play 10 free spins without scoring and you will return to level 1 with 1x standard winnings.
Bonus Feature Penalty Shots – This turn is triggered by the bonus symbol awarded on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same turn. You will then receive 5 penalties. Choose 1 of 4 targets. If you score, you will win a prize. Score 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 penalties and you will receive a payment of 5, 10, 15, 25 or 100 times your total bet.
The Champions is a pretty simple game. The visuals are pretty basic but do the work. The main excitement comes from the expanding multipliers and the penalty shot round. This is not a particularly volatile game and the variance is average, which means that you can win up to 1,364 times your bet on every free spin (with the 20x multiplier).
No developer has yet created the ultimate football slot machine. Champions are not. It’s pretty solid and certainly worth taking into account if you want a match to prepare for the next matches.