There are millions of dedicated football fans in the world, which means it was just a matter of time until another football themed slot appeared. But few thought it would be as interesting and ambitious as 11 Champions!
11 Champions was created by Gameburger Studios for Microgaming – the same brand that powers all of the slots, online Roulette, Blackjack and other great games at River Belle Casino. The new slot is the perfect blend of football themed visuals and interesting gameplay. Using an Action Reel and unique Blazing Wild Streaks, the player truly feels as if they are part of a real football match.
Slot enthusiasts and sports fans will both find something that appeals to them, making this a truly genre breaking experience that goes beyond what is expected. 11 Champions is going live at River Belle Casino on the 2nd June 2020 and is optimised for play on mobile and desktop computer.
The Beautiful Game
The biggest challenge that Microgaming and Gameburger Studios faced when making this game was capturing the feel of professional football. But, capturing that feel not from the perspective of the crowd, but rather the perspective of the athletes on the field. What does it feel like to be a football player, standing on the pitch, and being surrounded by tens of thousands of cheering fans?
It might be all but impossible to truly capture that sensation, but the developers have certainly given it their very best shot. The background art of 11 Champions is the point of view of a football player as they stand on the field, ready to head into a game and give it their all.
Around them a packed stadium roars with enthusiasm, with a full house of spectators sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation. The game sound reflects a packed stadium perfectly, immersing the player in the familiar sights and sounds of a real match.
The high paying symbols of 11 Champions fit in nicely, including a pair of boots, pair of gloves, a player’s jersey, and a champion’s medal. The Wild symbol appears as a golden football, and the Bonus symbol as a trophy. The low paying symbols are 10, J, Q, K, and A. Be sure to check out the neat feature that allows the customisation of symbols, with players able to choose the colour of the digital football team’s jerseys.
Core Game Information
In terms of core gameplay mechanics, 11 Champions uses a 5-reel, 3 row system with 20 fixed paylines. The RTP is 95.93%, it is rated as high volatility, and the hit rate is 25.93%. The maximum accepted bet is 50.00 coins per spin, and the minimum accepted bet is 0.20 coins.
Combining football and spinning reels was a task that some would have thought impossible. But Gameburger Studios have proved the naysayers wrong, managing to work the feel and flow of a football game onto the reels with an expertly crafted system. Using the Action Reel, a player gets to watch their own personal snippet of the game unfold.
At the start of a game, a football player can be seen on the reels, assigned to a symbol. When the reels spin, the Action Reel also spins. The Action Reel will prompt the football player to pass, dribble, or shoot. If the ball is passed, the football player will now appear beside a new symbol, and that symbol will be marked with a frame.
This process can continue until the Action Reel eventually reads shoot, but until that time, numerous places on the reels can be marked. When the shoot occurs, an automatic respin will occur, and all marked symbols will transform into Wilds.
The second feature in the game is the jackpot system. When 3 Bonus symbols are matched, the player is presented with a grid of cards. Cards are uncovered revealing 1 of 4 possible jackpots; Grand, Major, Minor and Mini. The first jackpot to have 3 matching cards will be paid instantly. Note that the exact values of the 4 jackpots can always be seen beside the reels on the left.
Get In The Game
11 Champions will kick off at River Belle Casino at the start of June. Players can enjoy all that this new game has to offer any time after the launch, and can feel what’s it like to be part of a real match!