Football Rules is a Playtech slot game. It has a green background and symbols, such as Goalkeeper, Football Shirts, Referee, Stadium, Fan, Football and Trophy. There are realistic sound effects (crowd cheering) and animations (red card shown by referee). The trophy symbol on reels 1 and 5 opens a bonus game where the player takes penalty kicks in order to win free spins. There’s also a lotto side game called Dollar Ball Jackpot where, after betting $1, 5 out of 49 numbers are picked by the player. If all the numbers match the 5 random numbers drawn, the progressive jackpot is hit. Fewer matches have smaller prizes.
The game Free Kick comes from Cryptologic. The symbols are football items. The football player symbol, which resembles Platini, means 5000 coins in the highest fixed jackpot. Combinations pay left to right and right to left. Red and yellow cards are scatter symbols – two or more offer scatter payouts. The prizes for penalty kicks are bonus credits, not free spins. The players get 5 or 8 shots, with each success paying 3 or 5 times the triggering bet – for yellow card and red card respectively.
Microgaming offers a game called World Cup Mania. It has a different focus – on the drinks (beer) and snacks (burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, fries) for fans instead of on the sport itself. There’s a fog horn for cheering. Everything is vibrant thanks to the bright colors and the sound effects of the crowd and the whistle. In the bonus game you also shoot at the goal, but without a goalkeeper – the different corners of the net mean different bonus credits.