It's not every day that you're going to think of an online slots game as a legitimate arcade game. Then again, it's not every day that a slot machine functions like an arcade game.
On the new Playtech Software release, Tom Trumps World Football Stars, players can actually battle it out with two of seven World Cup national teams. You can select from Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Germany, France or England, and play 1vs1 matchups while winning cash prizes on both sides.
Sure, it's a far cry from the days of throwing a quarter in Pac-Man and chomping ghosts for points. But gaming has evolved in every sense of the world, and there's nothing wrong with letting your hair down and playing an arcade-style game for money every once in a while. Just remember to always bet responsibly.
World Football Stars isn't an online roulette game or anything of that ilk. Although it is technically "chance," players get to test out their skills if they hit three Scatter symbols and make it to the Pass the Ball bonus round. Here your accuracy and speed is tested, having to pass the ball to a kicker to win free spins and multipliers.
The sounds and graphics of this new Playtech release are on par with the classic arcade games of the 1980s. It's nothing fancy, to be sure; it's just an entertaining game with a possible enriching twist.
Any type of video black jack or slot game is always met with a bit of skepticism due to its progressive, luck-based nature. Not that World Football Stars breaks the mold, but you can bet as little as a penny and still end up winning big with bonus games and multipliers.
The game features many of today's top stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, David Beckman, and about 20 other famous players. With multiple paylines, wild and scatter symbols, bonus games and even a chance to double your winnings, World Football Stars is like an arcade game on steroids. It's Pong for the 21st century.