The European Championship marked this week top world events, attracting football fans from all sides of the world in the beautiful city of Paris. Even though as passionate football fans we were eager for the first match of the championship to begin, as passionate gamblers we were more eager to see all the new football video pokie games.
Euro Golden Cup is one of those games that came online just before the Euro Cup and it’s a great chance to get ready for the real live action on the football field. It’s more than obvious that the theme in this game is the world most popular sport, even more revealed by the football symbols and cheering sounds in the background.
This year championship was reason enough for many software providers to launch their own football theme pokie games, so Genesis Gaming decided to introduce Euro Golden Cup to its loyal players.
The video pokie games from Genesis Gaming can be found in a big number of online casinos and we hope the current number will only continue to grow in the upcoming years.
How to Play
Euro Golden Cup has a very simple and standard design with 25 active pay lines that go across 5 reels and 3 rows. This means that the minimum bet per spin is only a small $0.25, but the maximum can go up to a high $250. Once the targeted bet size is set, all that is left to do is hit the spin button and enjoy the match on the reels.
Euro Golden Cup has only one classic bonus game, which is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This may look like a simple feature, but there is a lot more than meets the eye once you go through all the game rules. The bonus feature in Euro Golden Cup can be considered as a progressive bonus game with several different levels.
In order to progress to each following level you need to collect a certain number of trophies, which are added above the reels. A trophy is awarded each time the bonus feature is triggered and each time a flag symbol lands on the last and first reel. There are 3 levels in total to be unlocked with the first one played until 15 trophies are collected, the second level played with 15 to 29 trophies and the last third level is unlocked with the full 30 trophies stacked above the reels.
While playing on the first level, each set of 3 scatter symbols only triggers the Play Maker Free Spins feature, which awards 10 free spins and stacked sliding wilds. On the second level the number of free spins in the Play Maker feature is increased to 12 and the Striker feature is unlocked.
The Striker feature awards 10 free spins with Striker Target symbols awarded randomly in each spin and each of them can transform to one of the other game symbols. The third level increases the free spins number to 15 in the Play Maker feature, adds wild symbols in the Striker Target symbols and grants access to the Penalty Shoot out feature.
This last feature of Euro Golden Cup is the same as a real live penalty game with 5 shots on the opponent goal. Each shot taken awards some credit prize and each goal scored awards up to 5 x bet win. If your player wins, all accumulated wins in the feature are multiplied by 5, if it’s even the multiplier is 2 and a loss means no multiplier awarded.
Euro Golden Cup is yet another disappointment when it comes to the symbols payout value. The biggest possible payout is only 40 x total bet leaving very little space for some bigger wins to happen on the reels.
We were lucky to witness a great deal of the world biggest football sporting events as the Euro Cup and the World Championship on several previous occasions. With each event is seems that the software providers remember to start working on some football pokie game just a few months before the event takes place.
This results in many football theme pokies in the industry, but none of them with a great level of quality. The same case can be seen on Euro Golden Cup, with low visual effects and low payouts. We expected a lot more from Genesis Gaming, but Euro Golden Cup is just another big disappointment.