Bicicletas is one of the many new video pokie games with a football theme, which came online just before the start of the European Football Championship. The name of the game derives from the famous bicycle or scissors kick, which is one of the most attractive ways for a player to score a goal on some football game.
The animations are on a decent level, but not quite on the level expected for a new pokie game like this one. The background music as the reels spin is not very original and is similar to a few other video pokie games online.
Yggdrasil Gaming decided to make their contribution to the football theme video pokie games collection for this year European Championship. We got used to seeing top of the line video pokie games from this provider lately, but Bicicletas is not on the level expected if you compare it to most of their top pokies.
How to Play
The minimum bet per spin size on this pokie is $0.25 while the maximum can go up to $100. We expected to see an all ways win design, but for some reason the designers decided to go with 25 fixed pay lines. Usually pokie games with 25 pay lines have 3 standard rows and 5 reels, but here we can see a total of 4 rows and 5 reels.
Bicicletas has only one classic bonus feature in the form of a free spin round. Still, there are some extra mini features which add more excitement to the bonus round and the overall game play. The scatter symbol (Football) can trigger the free spins if 3 or more of them land anywhere on the reels. The number of free spins starts with 8 for the minimum 3 scatters, 16 for a total of 4 scatters and a high 24 for the maximum 5 scatters on the reels.
The classic Wild symbol (Wild Logo) can land on reels 1-4 and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter and the Trophy, but can also come stacked and sticky during the extra features in the free spins.
The Trophy symbol is a very important part of Bicicletas and can only land on the last fifth reel. During base play he can award coin prizes ranging up to a maximum of 1,000 coins or trigger the free spins bonus awarding from 8 to 12 free spins in total. During the free spins he has better prizes attached and can award extra free spins, from 2 to 4, a coin prize up to 1,000 coins or the Wild Reel feature.
If the Wild Reel feature is awarded it will transform one of the first four reels to a Sticky Wild Reel for the remainder of the free spins. The designers decided to pay tribute to the bicicleta shot in the free spins so each player symbol that lands on the reels tries to score a goal with this technique. If a goal is scored the corresponding football player symbol is transformed to a sticky wild for the rest of the bonus round.
Bicicletas has a generally weak pay table with a 250 coins highest payout for the top paying football player symbol. There is no multiplier during the free spins and the wild symbol doesn’t have a doubling function. We would say that Bicicletas is a low to mid variance game which doesn’t have any mega big win payout potential.
Even though we are great fans of the video pokie games coming from Yggdrasil Software, their latest release is a somewhat disappointment. The visual appearance and design aren’t very attractive and the entire games seem like it was built in haste in a matter of days. The added fourth row with the 25 pay line design doesn’t go to the player advantage generating lower wins.
The pay table is weak with a 10 x bet payout for the top paying symbol and with no multipliers in the features this just isn’t enough for some memorable payouts to happen. The feature is interesting enough because of the chance to win extra free spins and sticky wilds or a sticky wild reel.
If you are following the latest releases by Yggdrasil Software you will notice that there are many similarities between Bicicletas and Monkey King. But what was great in Monkey King is not used in the right way in Bicicletas, resulting in a mediocre video pokie game, not common for the designers from Yggdrasil Software.