European Football Season is back after a three-month shutdown, bringing with it the usual goosebumps, glory, laughs, arguments, and drama, all at their climax. Speaking of drama, let us not give in to the temptation of giving you details about the dramatic fall of the Manchester’s greats over the last weekend, and instead focus all our attention on the latest developer to capitalize on the preseason hype, Yggdrasil.
Football Glory is not the first soccer-themed slot from Yggdrasil. There was the bicycle kick-inspired Bicicleta released back in 2016, which, on the surface, might seem like what the developers have revisited and revamped to build the latest one. We mean, both slots utilize the same 5X4 25-payline grid setup, not to mention the noticeable carryover of gameplay concepts, including a quartet of players who score goals in the bonus round to award wilds, the wild reels, and the random awards that complement base play. That’s not the case, however, because Football Glory is just a mere re-skin of the original game in Yggdrasil’s Vikings series slots, Vikings Go Berzerk.
Play Football Glory For Free — Mobile & PC
We are back to scoring goals for wild wins with Yggdrasil! Play Football Glory for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96.1%
- Volatility: Med-High
- Bet Range: €£$ 0.25-100
- 25 Paylines
- Wild Substitutions and Transformations
- Bonus Round
- Coin and Free Spins Rewards
- Code: HTML5
- Platforms: iOS, Mac OS, Android, Windows, Linux, etc.
Overview, Basic Rules, Math Model
The langskip, where the original was set, has been replaced by a frenzied football arena. As cliché as it gets for football-themed slots, but well justified because, where else would it be. The dressing room, perhaps? Uhmm, Nah! Anyway, players get 25 paylines to match identical symbols on, with anything from 0.25 to 100 units on the currency they are using on the line.
The math model stats will instantly be recognizable to someone who has played Vikings Go Berzerk. A default Return to Player percentage of 96.1% coupled with mid volatility, meaning that you should expect frequent payouts. As for the potential, it was and still is nothing to complain about at five thousand times the players bet.
Instead of getting four Vikings who accumulate rage whenever their symbols are involved in a win, you get four soccer players who collect glory points. They are all probably picked out from one of those generic soccer video games, but you might want to memorize each of their faces as you will also find them on the paytable as the top-payers alongside a bunch of filler card icons. Fill any player’s bar to unlock seven rounds on the house with that player in Superstar Mode. Important to mention, the glory bars remain inactive during the bonus round, which we will come to a bit later.
Filling a player’s meter to unlock the said free spins might take a while, but a glory boost is added to a random player’s bar once the game finishes loading. Also, a glory boost can be awarded by the cup symbols as you will come to see.
Once the seven free spins session commences, all appearances of the triggering player will turn into sticky wilds.
Match three, four, and five free spins symbols on the grid to unlock seven, fourteen, and twenty-one free spins. Every player symbol appearing on the reels here has the chance to turn wild by scoring a goal. Also, each free spin is preceded by a bonus, which might be additional sticky wilds, wild reels, up to three free spins, or a silver or gold cups.
Gold & Silver Cups
The player gets to play for one of five prizes whenever the silver cup or golden cup is landed on the fourth reel & fifth reel. Needless to say, the prizes are different in the base game and the bonus round, with the most coveted ones being up to 1000 coins for the silver cup and up to 10000 coins for the golden cup.
Football Glory — Our Verdict
As NetEnt has proved time and again, re-skinning an older slot to expand the portfolio of games is not a bad thing entirely. That said, Football Glory will appeal to those who would like to try out Vikings Go Berzerk’s potent algorithm away from rage and gore or those diehard soccer fans looking to indulge in something more relatable.