2018 has been a good year for football, especially with the world’s biggest footballing tournament taking place – the World Cup. Which meant it was prime time for football-themed slots to appear. Realistic Games answered the call with a slot that can not only be enjoyed during tournament time but can be played all year round, anytime and from anywhere.
This is achieved in part due to the generic symbols that appear across the slot’s five reels. Football Shirts of different colours – blue, red, white and blue, can represent any team, not locking this slot in allegiance to any particular club or country. Other symbols include a Trophy, Football, Referee Whistle and Boots. The reel case is set in front of a goal mouth, giving the sense that we’re taking on the goalkeeper one-on-one. We have fans cheering us on in the background which we hear throughout as we spin these reels.
Unlike other online slots that give us Wild symbols and Scatters, this isn’t the case in Slot It In!. Instead we enjoy Stacked Symbols, a worthy substitute. The symbols come stacked up to three times high and at times even more, adding even more wins to a successful combination over the 10 paylines. It’s not just stacked symbols, this slot also benefits from Adjacent Symbols. Simply put, if the symbols are next to one another, they pay out too. The combination of these two features can pay out up to 500 times our bet, which isn’t too bad for a slot which has no base game bonuses per se.
Just as there are no extra features within the base game, the bonus round on this slot is rather limited, too. But that’s not to say it isn’t rewarding. Instead of free spins or Scatter symbols, the Bonus Round is triggered when three matching symbols appear on each reel on one spin. With stacked symbols as standard, this is easy to achieve. When we trigger it, it’s simply a case of hitting spin and watching lights flash on screen before stopping on a reel. The other reels spin with the potential for matching symbols to land on our selected reel. Differing from the traditional free spins round, this bonus replicates the tension found during a penalty shoot-out, but gives us better chances of scoring a goal.
For such a tactical game like football, we’d expect the Slot it in! slot to match. VAR technology, offside rules, new green cards – the game has changed from simply “kick it into the back of the net”. But, in the end, it’s not how you play but the end result that matters. There’s nothing wrong with a simple slot, so for an escape to football without all the strategy, this is the perfect game. How many you score is down to you.