On Sunday June 4, Juventus and Real Madrid clash for the biggest football trophy in Europe, the UEFA Champions League. Online betting sites will draw high traffic on odds offered for this contest. Players at online casinos will take up football themed online pokies. One of the best is Soccer Safari. It is a Microgaming product available at online casinos like Royal Vegas, Casino Mate and Spin Palace. Soccer Safari was released on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and therefore it depicts the common safari animals engaged with the sport.
The footballer animals include lion, rhino, leopard as the goalie, hog, buffalo and jackals. Deer are the cheer leaders and a pack of hyenas are the mad soccer fans. The elephant and giraffe are the commentators. The zebra is the referee. The Soccer Safari Logo is the wild symbol and also awards the highest line payouts. The symbols are crafted in a comic manner and offer fantastic win animations.
Soccer Safari has the standard 5×3 format with 30 selectable paylines. You can wager up to 20 coins per payline with the coin size varying from AU$0.01 to AU$0.20. These parameters give a total bet per spin of AU$120, which is bound to attract Australian high rollers players.
The trophy symbol awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when two or more appear scattered on the reels. Three or more trophy symbols trigger the Go For Goal bonus game on the second screen. You first select a team and then a player to take the penalty kick. He aims at the chosen corner in the goal. If a goal is scored then a multiplier is revealed, which is applied to the total bet. If the goal is saved, the player is awarded a consolation multiplier.
The zebra symbol appearing anywhere on reels 1 and 5 at the same time trigger 5 free spins. The zebra symbol becomes an expanded wild on these reels 1 and 5 and increases the likelihood of hitting winning combinations. Once the free spins are complete, the middle three reels are held and reels 1 and 5 spin again. If these again have zebra symbols the feature will be retriggered. Soccer Safari also has the Microgaming gamble game. After every winning spin you have the option to stake the amount won in an attempt to double or quadruple it. However a wrong guess will forfeit the payout from the winning spin.