|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.01 - 30|
We have to admit that when we first saw the title of this Rival Gaming slot we were expecting to find a five-reel game with high-quality graphics and multiple special features surrounding soccer. Well, what we actually got was a three-reel slot game with decent enough graphics and barely any inclusive special features to activate. That just goes to show that you should never judge a book by its cover. The real question we had though, was whether or not Global Cup Soccer by Rival Gaming is actually entertaining at all. Well, speaking of the visual side of things, it’s actually quite an appealing slot. Gameplay is fairly basic, but that’s to be expected from a 3-reel slot on the whole.
As well as the three reels of the game, Global Cup Soccer also features three rows. Yet, only the middle of these rows is useful, as it is this one that has the single pay line spread across it. Therefore, you’re only able to form wins by lining up symbols across the middle row. While the active pay line is not customisable, the bet that you bring into play in the slot is; first, select a coin between 1p and £10 and then choose how many coins you would like to be in action per spin between one and three. This offers up a maximum bet possibility of £30 per spin.
The background of the reels and the paytable feature a clear representation of a soccer pitch, while various flags of the world can be seen behind the game’s logo. Upon the three reels, the first symbols that you will see come into play are of the single, double and treble BAR additions. There are also three symbols of a bronze, silver and gold trophy, while a football makes up yet another icon on the reels. The referee symbol is the one that provides the highest pay-out, offering to multiply your bet by up to 2,500x over.
Global Cup Soccer doesn’t really feature any kind of special features. It’s mainly a basic 3-reel slot offering from Rival Gaming. That’s commonplace for such slots, however, there is the added perk of receiving win multipliers from the three trophy symbols.
If you manage to form a win that consists solely of the bronze, silver or gold trophies on the pay line, then that win will be tripled. However, if you manage to create a win that consists of a single bronze, silver and gold trophy on the line, your pay-out is multiplied by 5x instead.
We have to admit that we will always expect to see more out of a slot that utilises the soccer theme. Golden Cup Soccer should really be bursting with special features, such as bonus rounds with penalty kicks or free spins with footballers shooting at the goal. That being said, Rival has made sure to use high-quality graphics within the game, and it does offer up some useful bet customisation options. Overall, it will cater to newcomers more than experienced players, and while it’s a respectable effort we feel it’s a bit of a missed opportunity too.