Another football-themed video slot from Playtech, Football Legends is in many ways similar to World Football stars. The main differences are that from a playing point of view this is a simpler, less gimmicky game, possible designed to appeal to an older audience. The second, also in keeping with the older audience theme is that while World Football Stars mainly features players from the relatively recent past, Football Legends is dedicated to the classic greats of the game. The likes of the iconic Pele, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Real Madrid and Argentina legend Alfredo si Stefano are paid tribute to here. Whilst younger players will also be familiar with these names it will only be as legends. The scatters, wilds, free and bonus games however are features which will appeal to slots and football fans of all generations.
The ‘Wall of Fame’ bonus game is activated when you get one each of the legendary footballer symbols anywhere on each of the five reels at once. This will then take you to the gallery of the 16 football greats of years gone by where you can pick three out for the chance of winning an additional cash bonus.
When it comes to the scatter symbols the one which brings the greatest reward is the Top Trumps symbol which gives you ten free games in which you choose your favourite footballer symbol which then behaves as an additional Wild. Any winning combination featuring your bonus Wild immediately gives you a +4 multiplier on your win. Even if you trigger the Wall of Fame bonus game during your free spins you will go back to the remainder of them after you are done. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Wild symbol during regular play is that king of the pantheon of football gods, Pele.
Football legends comes with a gamble button so whenever you win you can choose to either bank the cash or to risk it on a multiplier by randomly generating a card of a higher value than the one drawn. You can then choose to go again and double up if you are still feeling lucky or in the mood for a zero sum game where you either blow your pot or make a bundle of money.
Definitely a video slot worth a spin if you are a fan of the great game and Playtech video slots.