Shoot!

Microgaming has always been known for coming up with innovative slots, and Shoot is no different. If you’re fanatical about football, then this slot will be right up your street. It’s a five-reel, non-progressive game with fifty pay-lines that features famous footie heroes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. To help you create those all-important winning combinations are wilds, scatters, multipliers, free spins, two bonus rounds, and a possible hand-ball from Maradona!

The top jackpot is worth a huge amount of coins – 50,000 to be precise – so it’s well worth taking a spin on the reels if you fancy a trip down memory lane. You can play with as little as 50p per spin up to a massive £100, so whatever type of goal you’re hoping to achieve, this slot should be right on target.

The game’s based on the famous Shoot magazine which started circulating in the late 60s, which might explain why you’ll see the headline “Full-Colour” displayed in the left-hand corner. The graphics are sharp and very colourful, bringing that magazine feel to life, while the throbbing, soaring soundtrack and cheers of fans will have you feeling like you’re in the stands of one of the country’s top stadiums watching a live match.

The symbols used include symbols and legendary players associated with the game such as a Football, Keegan, Best, Collectors Cards, Maradona, Pele, Cryuff, Beckenauer, and a Meat Pie. The most lucrative symbol is the wild which pays as much as 37,500, followed by Pele who pays out 12,500 for five symbols, Best who pays out 7,500 for five-of-a-kind, and Maradona who pays out 5,000 for five-of-a-kind.

Wild symbol:
With Shoot, the wild symbol is the Shoot logo, and not only does this payout in its own right (375 for 3; 3,750 for 4; and 37,500 for 5) but it also substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.

Scatter symbol:
The scatter is represented by the Bonus card, which pays out 500, 750, 5,000, and 50,000 for two, three, four, or five of these symbols.

Trade ‘em Bonus:
The Trade ‘em Bonus Round is activated with three or more of the Bonus scatter symbols, and you’ll need to pick four out of a possible twelve cards to reveal hidden prizes. However, some of these cards can activate one of two other features – the Free Spins round or the Magazine Bonus round.

Free spins round:
If you reveal three or more ‘Free Spins’ cards during the Trade ‘Em Bonus, you will trigger the free spins feature, which will reward you with between 10 and 35 spins, during which all wins are doubled.  Unlike many slot games, the free spins cannot be re-triggered.

Magazine Bonus:
The Magazine Bonus is fun and innovative. On-screen you’ll see twelve magazines laid out in front of you and you’ll need to keep selecting ones until you find a red card.

Our verdict:
If you loved the original Shoot magazine and/or you’re a football-lover, this slot should give you all the atmosphere and memories you’re looking for. It makes a pleasant change to superhero and film-based slots, and it’s packed full of just as many money-making features as many of its competitors.

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