Football slots games have been attracting greater numbers of football fans to online casino websites in recent years, perhaps because the best of these games offer soccer-starved supporters a fix of the game during the long summer months.
Obviously they will have even greater appeal to those who enjoy both watching football and placing bets on it, but for a football slot to capture the attentions of these people it needs to really provide something engaging and unique. One of the games out there is Soccer Safari, but is it one of the good or the bad ones?
The jackpot offered with this particular five reel, thirty pay line game is $8000, which is not the largest amount for a modern sports themed slot, but is certainly more than respectable – and will surely tempt most people. However it is the football part of Soccer Safari that the game has to stand or fall on, and here it definitely succeeds. Based on the idea of an animal version of the World Cup, with lions taking on cheetahs and buffalo battling warthogs, all watched over by a zebra referee and elephant and giraffe commentary team, the animation utilised in bringing all this to life is very funny and of a high standard.
You also get both scatter and wild symbols on the reels (the World Cup and the Soccer Safari ones respectively) with the former triggering the bonus game when you get three or more on a reel, while the latter boosts your payout by filling in for missing symbols. The Soccer Safari bonus game is excellent, requiring you to test your shooting skills as you try to get the ball in the net from different positions, and if you score a single goal you win one of the prize bonuses – while if you score three you can increase your payout. When you add the fact that Soccer Safari can be played with just $0.01 a line, it is well worth any fan’s time and money to give it a spin.