The colour of the symbols is dependent on the team that the player has chosen therefore if they were to pick Brazil as their team they would see plenty of blue and yellow. If the players choice is England, the predominant colours would be red and white. Of all the standard symbols the football is the most lucrative and if the player lands 3, 4 or 5 they will be rewarded with 2, 8 and 20 times the total stake respectively. Even bigger rewards are gained from the wild which is represented by the trophy and can replace all the other symbols except for the bonus and rewards the player with just over 3, 20 or 40 times their total stake per pay line. There are also a pair of bonus features up for grabs in the Champions, the first is the momentum progressive feature where the players will see a target symbol that is overlaid in the reels, and the player can move this wherever they wish. If the football lands on the target symbol the player is awarded a goal and they also move up to the next level.
For the next 10 free spins players are awarded a multiplier which increases the level up and the number of free spins they are active for will reset to 10. The levels offer the following 10 free spins and an additional x2 for level 2, x4 for level 3, x6 for level 4, x8 for level 5, x10 for level 6, x12 for level 7, x14 for level 8, x16 for level 9, x18 for level 10 and x20 for level 11. If the player goes through all the free spins without managing to score a goal they revert to level one with the standard x1 pay outs. The second feature is the penalty shots bonus which players can activate by landing the bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reels during the same spin. They are then awarded with five penalties and need to choose one of the four targets on offer. If the player manages to score they win a prize, scoring 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 penalties will see them rewarded with pay outs of 5, 10, 15, 25 or 100 times their stake respectively.
There is no doubt that the Champions is a straightforward and basic slot, and whilst the visuals are basic they do the job. The excitement for players comes from the expanding multipliers and the penalty shot round. The Champions is not a volatile game and sits within the medium range, however, players can win as much as up to 1,364 times their stake on each free spin and this is also complete with x20 multiplier. To date there is no developer that has managed to create the ultimate football slot and unfortunately the Champions doesn’t tick all the boxes either, this said it is a solid game that will certainly get you ready and in the mood for the Russia World Cup 2018.