Top Trumps Football Legends Slots

Top-Trumps-Football-LegendsFootball Legends is one of three games designed in the Top Trumps series by Playtech, and one of two titles that are designed around football (soccer for Americans). The focus here is on the former legends of the sport, not on the present celebrities. You’re going to see famous names like Michel Platini or Pele on the reels, in a retro atmosphere that I think was handled quite well by the developer. The same collectible card format seems to have been used here, something which a sports fan can appreciate.

The Football Legends version of Top Trumps has the same 5 reels as the others, but uses only 15 paylines inside. The game’s various features will make it a fun choice, the free games with multipliers being a big part of that, along with the bonus game, the scatter symbols and the wild. The top jackpot is quite impressive, awarding up to $500,000.

Features of Top Trumps Football Legends

The collection of features is rich enough to keep any player interested, even if they’re not huge football fans. The wild symbol contributes, as does the scatter symbol, the bonus game, free spins and the extra wild they bring along.

A total of six football players appear in the game’s symbols, but only one of them has a special role. It’s Pele, one of the best players of all time, taking the role of the wild symbol in this case. Its substitution ability applies to most symbols, the two exceptions being the scatter symbols. Quite normal for a wild, Pele also delivers the top jackpot, so you want to see this symbol as often as possible and at the same time grouped on the same payline. A jackpot of up to 10,000x is on the line.

The Top Trumps Logo comes next on the feature list, being one of two scatter symbols and the only one that can appear on all five reels. It has two classic roles for a scatter, offering both a cash prize and access to the free spins. The cash prize varies based on the total bet made that round and the number of Logos present. From 1x to 250x the total bet value is the amount you can take home when 2 to 5 Logos are scattered on the reels.

Free Games Feature

You’re going to be rewarded with a fixed number of free spins, 10 of them being offered for 3+ Logo scatters. You also get an additional wild symbol for the duration, which applies a x4 multiplier to payouts won with its help.

Wall of Fame Bonus

The second scatter of Football Legends is going to appear on the 1st reel and on the 5th. You need it to appear on both reels to get the Wall of Fame feature. A wall filled with pictures of 16 legends is shown next, the personalities changing based on the country you selected in the beginning.

You pick your favorites and you get certain prizes from the game as a result, plus a chance at some additional picks.

Betting options and jackpots

Despite the use of only 15 lines, you can bet up to $750 on a single spin of this game. Each of those lines gets up to $50 in wagers, using a maximum of 10 coins and with denominations of up to $5 each.

The reward is very good when you do get the best combo available, as it returns to you 10,000 times what the last line bet was. It should mean up to $500,000, provided that you maxed out the line wager.

Design and symbols

I rather enjoyed the theme and the design of Football Legends, the retro theme being well handled by the developers in this case. A huge football stadium is visible in the background picture, with the symbols that show us players being made to look like cards you can collect and using real photos of the footballers. The playing cards are completely boring and forgettable, but that’s not uncommon for a slot machine.

Symbols: Pele (wild, 10,000x), Top Trumps Logo (scatter, 250x the round’s wager), Wall of Fame Logo (scatter), Johan Cruyff (1,000x), Alfredo Di Stefano (500x), Bobby Charlton (350x), Franz Beckenbauer (300x), Michel Platini (225x), Ace (100x), King (100x), Queen (75x), Jack (75x) and 10 (75x).


Is It Worth Playing?

For a fan of football and someone that actually knows a bit about its history and its past legends, this would be a great choice. It works out just as well for someone that wants to learn more about football and its past.

The Top Trumps Football Legends slot machine is offered through the Playtech platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.