Australians are fond of all sports and soccer is among them. The Australian national team known as the Socceroos has participated in the last three World Cups. Therefore the Microgaming video pokie Football Star is popular at Australian online casinos. It was launched to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The high paying symbols are five football players in action. The low paying symbols are other items associated with soccer like referee, football field, jersey and football boots. Using these symbols instead of playing card icons adds to the theme. The Football Star logo is the wild symbol. There are more than 40 wilds symbols on the reels to boost your wins. And the symbols appear stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5. The football is the scatter symbol. Three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels award scatter payouts that are multiplied by the total bet.
Football Stars Structure
Another feature that Australian players will like about Football Star is that it is a 243 ways to win online pokie. This also leads to more frequent winning combinations. The coin denomination ranges from 0.01 to 0.10. This means that Australian players can wager with a bet as small as AU$ 0.50 and as large as AU$ 50 per spin. Football Star does not feature any progressive jackpot. The payout table adjusts for the bet made and gives the total payouts for each win.
Football Stars Bonus Features
Football Star has a Striking Wild feature that can be triggered at random. A football player appears on the reels and shoots a ball at a random symbol on the reels. That symbol then turns into a wild. It is possible to get stacked wilds as a result and reels 2, 3 or 4 can all turn totally wild. Not only does this feature display some football action but it results in massive payouts.
The other bonus feature in Football Star is a free spins bonus round. Three, four or five scatter symbols will award you with 15, 20 or 25 free spins. The free spins incorporate the Microgaming Rolling Reels feature. Every time you hit a winning combination on the reels, the symbols involved in that winning combination will explode and disappear. These will then be replaced by new symbols and you will have another chance to win in the same spin. With every consecutive win in this way the payout multiplier will increase until it is capped at 5x.