Carrying on down the football track, we now come to Top Trumps Football Legends. Still a 15-paylines 5-reels slot game, it does not follow in the shoes of Football Stars but more like that of Football Rules, but with a slight difference. Personally, amongst these three football games, Football Legends just fall short of expectancies and end up last in my own preference rankings. So, what are the differences and what's not so good with Football Legends? Lets explore and find out.
5 legendary footballers from the past glorious era are the chosen symbols, along with the usual 10, J, Q, K and A, with Johan Cruyff of the Netherlands being the highest paying symbol of the five. The legendary greatest of all time, Pele of Brazil, is the wild symbol, paying out the usual x10,000 line bet for 5-of-a-kind. A WALL OF FAME symbol represents the bonus trigger, whereby when triggered by appearing anywhere on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously, a Wall Of Fame Bonus game is awarded. Here, you are presented with 16 symbols showing all the great footballers of the past era, each one hiding a cash prize award. Out of these 16, you only get to pick 3, but if you're lucky enough, you get an extra pick, making a total of 4 picks out of 16 symbols. This is a big disappointment indeed. In all other Playtech games where such a selective feature is awarded, the number of picks can vary from 3, 4 or 5 out of 10 symbols, depending on how many symbols had triggered off the bonus game. But here, only 3 or 4 picks out of 16 symbols are awarded, only a quarter of the total selection, so picking out the higher cash prizes becomes so much harder. What you do get after your picks is usually a total win amount that's just isn't big enough to be satisfactory! 3 or 4 picks out of 8 symbols would have been more rewarding and gratifying.
Next, the free spins feature game, triggered whenever 3 or more scatter symbols, represented by TOP TRUMPS, appear anywhere on the reels. You also get to choose 1 player symbol to be the extra wild symbol. 5 scatters anywhere on the reels would still award the same number of 10 free spins, but paying out x250 the total bet. In this instance, the x250 total bet payout is acceptable, but the 10 free spins award is rather a let down, in my opinion, considering that wins without the extra wild are paid only x1 the line bet, not the usual x3 line bet as in other free spins feature games! With the extra wild, however, any wins with it are paid x4 the line bet, which is quite good actually, but not always attainable. At the end of the feature game, you would usually end up with a smaller total amount than what you would usually get when playing with a x3 win multiplier at every spin.
All in all, not a really bad game to play, but not the best either. It will certainly keep you playing for a while, but a time will come when the bonus and free spin feature games do not pay that much and disappointment begin to set in. Then it's time to leave and look for a better game to play. If still interested in football games, the newer ones introduced not so long ago could be better choices, but again, it's all up to every individual's taste and preferences. So, happy footballing! ;)