Powered by software from Yggdrasil Gaming, Bicicleta Slot presents 25 Paylines playing from left to right, plus five reels across four rows. If you’re familiar with its stablemate Vikings Go Wild, you’ll find the gameplay here very similar.
Set in a football stadium, this June 2016 release takes the sport as its theme, complete with fans who react loudly to what’s happening, and everything is visible through transparent reels. ‘Bicicleta’ is Spanish for bicycle, but it’s also the term used to describe a scissor or overhead kick in footie.
How to play
Enjoy Bicicleta Slot on your PC, tablet or mobile device from just 25p a pop or for up to £50 per whirl.
The high-value icons are a quartet of terribly coiffured footballers from different teams, as indicated by their red, yellow, white and green kit. Among the less rewarding symbols are the four playing-card suit values with football designs. The red-shirted player is worth the most, at 250x line bet for five on the same Payline.
Win in the usual way with three or more symbols in sequence on a Payline.
Bicicleta Slot special features
The large silver Wild bordered in the same colour does its usual thing of replacing other emblems to help create a winning combo. As you’d expect, however, it doesn’t substitute for the other two special symbols in this game, the trophy and free spins icons, which activate different bonus perks.
Essentially, there are two ways of triggering the free spins round:
Scatter free spins
Launch this when you bag at least three of the free spins Scatters. Three of these gives you eight freebies, four bags you 16, and with five you can enjoy 24 wager-free whirls.
While you’re playing this round, if a trophy symbol displays on Reel 5, you get two to four further freebies, or up to 1,000 coins, or the Wild perk, in which all symbols on a single reel (from 1 to 4) turn into sticky Wilds and stay that way for as long as the spins continue.
At the same time, every player symbol landing can also become a sticky Wild after scoring a goal, again staying in place for the duration of the spins. However, if he doesn’t score, it behaves as a regular player icon.
Trophy free spins
Should the trophy emblem rock up on Reel 5 during the base game, you’ll bank between eight and 12 free spins, while the same perks mentioned above will also apply.
Unfortunately, free spins cannot be retriggered to win you more freebies.
The maximum win in Bicicleta Slot is €190,000.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player here is a decent 96.3%, while variance is high. So the potential for some handsome wins could well be offset by some lengthy dry spells.
You’ll particularly enjoy Bicicleta Slot if you’re a football fan, although of course, it’s not the only sport or soccer-themed slot out there. It’s professionally designed and presented, but one or two industry reviewers have commented the graphics aren’t quite as sharp in some of Yggdrasil’s other offerings.
However, the bonus features have been designed with creativity, and it’s a nice, straightforward addition to the similar slots already out there. It may not have a huge range of features, but this game is all about high-octane action and entertainment.
Give Bicicleta a whirl in free mode to see if it hits the back of the net for you.