Launched in 2018, the year when a World Cup is set to take place, Top Strike Championship is available from NextGen Gaming and it’s one of two slot machines to feature a football theme this year alone. It looks like a pretty typical sports themed game design wise, but let’s check out the rest of the offer to see if it’s worth it.
You’re going to be playing on 5 reels and 20 active lines. You get paid as much as $250,000 in a single very lucky spin, though individual wins go up to $12,500 only. This game features wild symbols, a scatter, free spins and Treble Bets that can help you reach the final stages of the bonus game.
Betting and Prizes
It’s not that much work setting up a bet in Top Strike Championship. There are 20 pay lines in the slot, and with wagers going from $0.20 to $100, you’re basically deciding that each line gets between $0.01 and $5.
If we’re looking at the game’s biggest rewards, you can get paid 2,500 coins by forming a combination of the right symbols, and that could mean $12,500 cash. Since the slot has 20 lines, it promises to offer payouts of up to $250,000, though it’s not going to be easy to fill all positions with the same symbol. In the end, the RTP ends up at a below average 94.99%, so that’s one area that I’m not happy about.
Top Strike Championship Slot Features
One of the symbols that seems a bit more elaborate is the one featuring a Wild logo at the bottom, a football in the middle and a ring of nation flags at the top. Obviously, this is going to be a wild feature and it’s going to be used in several ways. As a substitute, it will be included in regular wins and that’s the usual way to take advantage of it. At times, you might get multiple wilds arranged on their own line and paying you as much as 2,500x.
The scatter is even easier to spot, being the only one showing off a Gold Trophy in the form of a football. Whenever at least three of these symbols are visible, you’re going to be awarded free spins. 10 to 20 free games are accessible this way.
If Golden Tickets appear on reel 5, during free spins, you are awarded the Treble Bet Bonus, with a chance to add to the total wins of the feature. You’re placing a bet on the outcome of three matches, and you win if you guess the winner.
The Knockout Stage is another one where you try to pick the winner and see if the team advances to the next round. You can try to get all the way to the final this way. The further you go, the better your payout from the free spins.
Theme & Design
This is a slot machine that’s designed after the idea of the World Cup, and so its major features are built on the same competition and way of advancing all the way to the final. The graphics are standard ones, with a large stadium shown behind the reels, with footballs, trophies, logos and players present among major symbols. The lower symbols are showing playing cards, so they’re even less interesting.
Top Strike Championship could be improved in several ways, either by making it stand out more with its features or graphics, or by boosting its theoretical RTP. As it is, it’s a decent game for someone that loves football, but the rest of the players have better slots to try out.