Sensible Soccer World Cup Slot
If you were a fan of the 1990’s computer game – Sensible Soccer – then this Ash Gaming slot is simply a must-play. Ash recreates not only the visuals and sounds, but lets you relive the games, as part of a big money bonus game. This is one of two Sensible Soccer slots, which focuses on the international matches of the World Cup. The other title is Sensible Soccer, Euro Cup – which has a completion based on something like the Champions League.
As well as retro graphics and soccer action, you’ll have some big win opportunities in this game. Biggest of all is a progressive jackpot, which you can win by getting match with 10 or more goals in the tournament bonus. There is also a free spins game, where 3 icons from different world cups have different extra win features. At heart this is a video slot – and you can still win some big prizes simply from lining up the symbols.
Before the Kick-Off – How is the Game Set Up?
Instead of a 4-4-2, this slot uses a 5×3 grid for the reels. 25 win lines, which are non-adjustable, cross this. You can bet for 25c a spin and upward in units of 25c.
There are only 3 higher paying symbols. These are the Sensible Soccer Logo, a stadium and a whistle. The logo is the best paying of all, worth a generous 5000 coins if you hit 5 on a win-line. The stadium is worth 1000 coins for 5, with the whistle just 500. All the symbols need a minimum of 3 from the left to trigger a prize. Playing cards make up the smaller wins, with ace down to 10 in play.
3 Wilds appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. These all look different, and will be familiar to fans of the World Cup over the years. There is the ‘Bull of 2006’, the ‘Cry Baby of 1990’ and the ‘Cheat of 1986’. See if you can combine these tags with the icons to guess who each one is! During the base game, these simply substitute for the other regular symbols – though as you will see they are different in the free spins bonus.
Two Bonus Games in the Sensible Soccer World Cup Slot
There are two bonus games. The main one is a knockout (World Cup) tournament, which is triggered by hitting 3 of the pixelated cup symbols. The other one is a free spins bonus round, which is triggered by hitting 3 of the football symbols.
If you are familiar with the World Cup, then the first screen – where you pick your team – will be very familiar. Teams are split into 8 groups, with 4 teams in each. Each team has a multiplier next to it, based on how strong their chances are. When you click on each team, the prize list to the right will show the amount you could win if your team gets to certain stages.
You will also get a choice between watching the highlights, or simply seeing the results.
Watching the highlights will give you clips of the original sensible soccer game, you’ll see all 3 of your team’s qualifier games in around a minute. If you get through to the knockout stages, you will see the other teams in a chart which points down towards the 2-team final. Each game comes with highlights and your prize gets bigger the further you progress.
Free Spins Bonus
3 footballs get you to the free spins. Here each of the characters from the wild symbols have different extras attached, along with different numbers of free spins.
If you choose ‘the bull’, you’ll get 15 free spins – any time the bull characters appears on reel 2, one or more complete reels become wild. The cry baby only comes with 10 free spins. When he appears on reel 3, the symbols either side go wild, and also the ones below those. The cheat (showing a certain infamous Argentinian gentleman) brings 20 free spins, if he appears on reel 4 you will get 20 free spins.
Deliberately Retro Design of the Sensible Soccer World Cup
The deliberately retro design hides smooth game play and animations. This game has been deliberately created to mimic the original 1980’s game. Compared to the Euro Cup version, this is noisier (the background crowd sounds in particular). Many of the effects including the looping ‘goal-scoring hero’ song in the free spins game are the same.
Should You Go for Gold in the Sensible Soccer World Cup Slot?
Just like the Sensible Soccer Euro Cup game, this is a must-see for anyone who was taken up with the fame of the original game. There is plenty enough action in this slot to keep you entertained – and what can be better than watching your team go to the final of the world cup, knowing that you’ll be winning some big prizes?