Global Cup Soccer Slot
The subject of this spot is a sport which is called ‘soccer’ by one nation of 300 million people, and ‘football’ by billions of people around the world. If your idea of football is a sport which involves people using their feet and a ball (rather than chasing after an egg), then this traditional 3 reel slot from Rival Gaming could be one for you!
The first thing you will notice about this slot is that the reels look different. Instead of the usual white background that you will find on 3 reel slots, the reels on this one are made to look like the grass of a soccer pitch. You will also notice the cheerful tune, which involves some brass instruments and does not quite sound like anything associated with soccer at all.
On the top right of the screen, you’ll see a bold logo with a lot of flags curving around either side of it. These flags include those of many previous winners of a certain global soccer competition which copyright reasons probably mean that this slot can’t mention. These include Germany, England and France.
Even though the reels are made to look like grass, some effort has been made to make these look curved. There is also a light effect over the top, like you’d see on the old 3 reel mechanical machines. The symbols are basic, and include a referee blowing his whistle (strangely, this is the top paying symbol), a ball, gold cup with a globe on top (hmmm, I wonder what this could be representing!), silver and bronze cups and some bar symbols in the usual 3, 2 and 1 format.
On the left of the screen you will find the pay table. In traditional style, this lays out the prizes for 1, 2 and 3 coins for each of the symbols. If you look at the numbers you will notice that the top symbol pays proportionally more for the 3rd coin. This means that the overall returns of this game will be higher when playing 3 coins.
Beneath the reels and pay table are the slot controls. You can choose your coin size from 1c through to $10, the number of coins you get to spin from 1 to 3 and whether to spin automatically – or to click the red spin button each time.
Winning on the Global Cup Soccer Slot
The top prize for this game is a healthy 2500 coins – assuming you are playing the recommended 3 coins per spin. This is for lining up 3 of the referees on the single win line. Next comes the soccer ball, which is worth 600 for 3. There are also prizes for 1 and 2 balls anywhere on the reels. You will get 3 coins for 1 and 15 coins for 2.
There are 3 types of trophy, which have individual as well as combination payouts. 3 of the gold ones are worth 300 coins, 3 silver 240 coins and 3 bronze 180 coins. If you hit one of each type you get 3x your spin amount, with 5x that amount for bronze, silver and gold in that order from right to left.
Bar symbols come next, with 3, 2 and 1 bars paying 120, 90 and 60 for 3. There is also a 15 coin prize for 3 of any type of bar on the win line. This slot does not have any wild or special bonus symbols.
Overall Experience with Global Soccer Cup
Jokes about soccer / football aside, this is a simple game which does have a certain entertainment factor. The happy tune, grass covered reels and chance to win up to 2500 coins on a single spin are all positives. I am not sure this game has what it takes to keep you engaged for the long term, though for a quick spin, it does have a certain charm.