Released in the summer of 2018, Universal Cup Slot from Leander with First Look Games plays on a regular 5×3 structure with 20 set-in-stone Paylines. This game is all about football, but it’s not the sport as you know it, and there’s a unique galactic theme!
Crowd cheers and sweeping, opera-style backing music make up the soundtrack. The action takes place on reels set against a crowded, futuristic football stadium beneath a night-time sky.
How to play
Play Universal Cup Slot from 0.20 to 100 units a go.
Alien-like footballers who play for different sides represent your more lucrative icons, while the 9 through A playing-card values are, as ever, the less lucrative symbols. The highest-paying character is the blue ‘alien’, at 25x stake for five on a single Payline.
Universal Cup Slot Special Features
The trophy icon serves as your Wild here, doing its usual thing of replacing all regular icons – in this case, to help with the creation of winning matches. It can land on any of the reels. Other bonus emblems include the football plus the manager.
Universal Cup Wilds
On any whirl, the highest-paying footballer Avatar icon grows in size to take up the entire reel, turning Wild in the process. This perk kicks in at random, and the Wilds may appear stacked.
Trigger this in the standard way by landing a hat-trick of the football emblems wherever you like on Reels 1, 3 and 5 to put yourself in line for seven free spins. The Universal Cup Wilds perk mentioned above happens on every twirl of the reels, meaning you can expect a win on each go.
You’ll need a trio of the manager bonus icons wherever you like on the central three reels. It involves getting stuck into a pick-me game. Keep choosing from behind nine images until at least one of the prize meters to the left of your screen fills up.
Match champagne bottles, sports cars or referees to scoop one of three instant cash prizes, worth up to 45x overall stake.
With no progressive jackpot, maximum win in Universal Cup Slot is 500x stake.
Return to Player
RTP or Return to Player is a little on the low side here, at 94.17%. But hit frequency is just over 27.31%, so a little more than one in four, and you should find this to be a mid-variance offering.
Universal Cup Slot allows you to take the beautiful game to a galactic level! With three great enjoyable bonus rounds, it is definitely one to try if you’ve had enough of slots based on terrestrial footie.
There’s some nice design here, and clearly, it will be a good choice if you already love football. It may have a futuristic feel, but it’s actually quite a conventional offering, with nothing too revolutionary about any of its features. It also makes for a straightforward playing experience.
So expect something that’s steady rather than spectacular, although not without pace and energy. Try it out for yourself, in free mode first of all, and see whether or not you agree.