Gameburger Studios has broadened the horizons of sports-themed games with its upcoming slot, 11 Champions™. Released exclusively by Microgaming, it will be going live at All Jackpots Casino on the 2nd of June this year, and Football fans will think they’ve died and gone to heaven.
But the online pokies game is innovative enough to please even those who don’t share a love of The Beautiful Game and the long list of special features is sure to charm a wide range of players. There is a Blazing Wild Streak™, a Horizontal Action Reel™, not 1 but 4 Jackpots to be won, a Pick Bonus game, and a cool Customisation option that lets players choose the colours that their team will wear.
Deeply immersive slots gameplay will transport players into the centre of a world-class arena in the Football tournament to end all tournaments, the Euro 2020. They’ll be controlling players as they dribble the ball, pass it, and shoot for a goal across 3 rows, 5 reels, and 20 fixed paylines.
A Superbly-Realised Sports Theme
Gameburger Studios has made it possible for the player to move athletes around the field, passing the ball as they score hefty Multipliers. The developer has done an excellent job with the audio effects in 11 Champions™, delivering the kinds of sounds one hears at actual games. Video effects trigger whenever a winning combination is created and the particularly generous payouts get a little added extra in the form of coins seeming to stream out of the bottom of the screen.
The Wild, showing the back of one of the athletes with the word itself imprinted on it, can appear Stacked on full reels and do so on many at the same time. The base game’s rewards are fairly low-key, but this is made up for with the big range of Extras and Multipliers that kick in during the different parts.
The most valuable slot symbol is a No.7 shirt, which increases bets by 8.74X, then the medal is up next, giving players 7.5X their wagers. Then it’s the boot, which delivers 5X the active stake, and the gloves finish things off, rewarding a boost of 3.75X.
Special Features Celebrating Soccer
The bonus features in 11 Champions™ are created by a Champion attachment which can appear on any symbol on the reels. It starts on the bottom middle and then moves according to what combinations of icons form.
The Action Reel™ controls the Blazing Wild Streak™ and 4 moves are possible. A blank blue field sees no change in the athlete’s position, and the red one governs Dribbling. This will move the sportsman to another position on the reels, adjacent to the one they’re on when the feature begins. The orange button is for Passes, and this shifts the athlete to a place further away from the one they’re at initially. Finally, there’s the green field, the trigger for the Multiplier-bearing Blazing Wild Streak™.
When this slots feature activates, 11 Champions™ will grant 1 free respin. And all the points on the reels that have been framed by the sportsman’s movements during the Action Reel™ feature will now turn Wild. All paylines wins will be increased by the Multiplier amount displayed on the Shoot icon.
There are 4 Jackpots available in 11 Champions™, the Grand, the Major, the Minor, and the Mini, and the bonus symbol determines which of these will be awarded. This section of the game starts with 12 cards appearing on the screen face-down, each one linked to 1 of the 4 Jackpots. The player’s job is to Pick 3 of the same type. When that happens, that particular prize will be added to the player’s account.
A Hot New Developer
Gameburger Studios only started up in August 2019, so it’s a testament to the quality of their work that they’ve already caught the eye of an online casino superpower like Microgaming. The two organisations have agreed to a contract that sees the developer providing slots exclusively to the latter.
11 Champions™ Basics
The top prize for this slot is a massive 5 000X multiplier for the lucky player’s active bet and wager parameters are wide enough to please almost everyone. The largest bet per spin possible is 50, the smallest 0.2, and this high-volatility title has a more than respectable Return to Player rate of 95.93%.
From the beginning of June this new slot will be available at All Jackpots Casino on desktop and mobile.