Everybody is suffering from the World Cup football frenzy, except me! That’s because I like to watch football at times but I’m never a big fan or fanatic. Same goes for football video slot games too - I haven’t found a game that I really love yet. Football Frenzy may be a new game to Real Time Gaming stables, but as far as the graphics and game sounds are concerned, it is just like any other football game to me. Nothing new or astounding really. 1 star down.
For a new RTG game, the win values for all the symbols are pretty low, the highest being only 500x line bet. With a Wild, it doubles up to 1000x line bet. The Wild symbols don’t pay anything, but thankfully, the Stadium Scatter symbols pay a nice 500x total bet for 5 of them. Still, hoping for a big payout only from the 5 scatters is just not good enough. 1 star down.
Feature wise, Football Frenzy offers several variants in its base game play as well as in the free spins play. You can chose to play in the Striker Mode or in the Lucky Mode, whereby wins are multiplied 3x in the Striker Mode and lucky free kicks are awarded in the Lucky Mode. Whichever is chosen makes no difference really, but I prefer the Striker Mode for its 3x win multiplier. There’s also the randomly activated Penalty Kick Bonus with a maximum win of 900x total bet! Can this be true? Who knows! Free spins are activated by 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels, up to a maximum of 100 free spins for 5 scatters activation. Sounds good and promising. 1 star up.
In real play, payouts in the main game are almost negligible! Most of the spins are without any win, wins without the Striker Wild symbol pay very little, and only with the Wild symbol can you get something decent. For bigger wins, you need to get those Penalty Kick Bonuses and a lot of those free spins too. The best win I got so far from one of the Striker Mode free spins game is almost 160x my total bet amount, which is pretty good. The other free spins games were not so good. As for the Penalty Kick Bonus, luck is probably the major factor to get any huge wins. I managed to hit the 10x win multiplier on several occasions, on others it’s just the basic 2x. To reach the top 100x win multiplier looks like mission impossible really, but it is possible I guess. Good potential, so no star down/up.
At times, Football Frenzy play like hell, at other times, it pays quite well. But you definitely need a reasonably big bankroll to get the most out of this game, because the free spins do not come so often, the main game doesn’t pay much, and your big wins lie with those Penalty Kick Bonuses and good runs on the free spins. 1 star down.