Feel Like a Football Star in NetEnt’s New Super Striker
The beautiful game of football, also known as soccer in some parts of the world, has been captured in many ways. For those who are able, one of the biggest joys of football is simply playing the game. It doesn’t matter whether that is as a professional player or as an amateur player, football can be enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages.
However, those who get to make it as a professional footballer and have the opportunity to play in front of big crowds are in the minority. For many of us, we do not know the feeling of scoring a goal and running to celebrate with the crowd. Thankfully, there are ways for everybody to get that feeling ranging from video games to slot games.
While football video games allow you to participate in various forms of the sport, such as being a player or a manager, nothing beats the feeling of celebrating a big win when you also gain financially. Football betting is a good example and many casual gamblers choose to back their own team every week with a bet. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose but by having a bet it adds an extra edge to the match.
Now, imagine you could combine the excitement of football and betting into one game. It sounds fantastic and now it is possible thanks to NetEnt’s new Super Striker slot game. Before we take a closer look at Super Striker, let’s have a little background on the developer.
For those who are new to the world of online slots games, NetEnt are a leading developer. You can trace the origin of the company back to 1963 when AB Restaurang Rouletter was established by Bill Lindwall and Rolf Lundström. Between 1986 and 1991, the company provided slot machines to casinos across several countries, including many in Eastern Europe. However, things changed in the early 1990’s and the business quickly turned their attention to online gaming. In 1996 Pontus Lindwall started Net Entertainment and 9 years later the name was changed to NetEnt, the brand we know and love today.
NetEnt Slots are among the most popular available online today. They continue to produce many of the new leading online slots games such as Super Striker, which we will come to in more detail shortly. You only have to look at hey current list of the most popular online slots games available today and you are sure to see at least two, if not more of NetEnt produced slots in the list. Starburst is a great example and this is often ranked in first place when people discuss the best slots games ever made. It was first released in 2013 and has gone on to achieve great success. Another of the finest online slots games currently available is Gonzo’s Quest. Again, you will find this game highly recommended by most online gamblers. This is another of NetEnt’s slots which was released in 2013 yet continues to be played by millions of people.
So, it should come as little surprise to see NetEnt develop what is a tremendous football slot game. The market has been crying out for a high quality football slot game and finally it has arrived thanks to NetEnt. The question is, what is so special about the new Super Striker slot and why will you feel like a football star when playing the game?
Released in April 2020, there were big expectations for Super Striker as it was released towards the end of the major European club football season and ahead of the 2020 European Championship. As we all know, circumstances around the world saw an early end to some of the European football leagues and the postponement of the 2020 European Championship. However, there is no need to despair as the Super Striker slot game is here to fill the void.
From the first second you click on the game at an online casino, you immediately feel part of the action as the crowd being to roar. For those who have had the pleasure of attending a big football match in person, you know exactly what it is like to be inside the stadium when the players enter the pitch. Well this time, it is you who is entering the pitch and you can see the crowd around you and ticker tape begins to fall as you are cheered by the fans. There is also a commentator who informs you “the world is going crazy for Super Striker, the new star signing for team NetEnt.”
Following this introduction, you need to be ready to play as you are the new signing and in control of the action on the pitch.
As the Super Striker game begins, you are met with a simple 3 x 3 reel which is presented in front of a football pitch. You can see the fans around the side of the pitch and can hear them cheer and roar throughout the game. The sound effects are excellent and will sweep you along when playing Super Striker making you suddenly feel part of the action.
In terms of the mechanics of the game there are three main types of symbols on the reels of Super Striker. These are football boots, footballs and football players. The aim of the game is to try and get as many of the same symbol on the screen at the same time. In terms of playing football, if you get three of the lowest ranked symbols think of this as an easy tap-in from the edge of the six yard box. The top symbol is the ‘super striker’. You will see he is celebrating a goal and is in gold colour, like the medal you would get for winning the World Cup. If you manage to get three of these in a row it is like scoring a spectacular overhead bicycle kick into the top corner to win the World Cup for your country. You can win 100 times your stake and that is something definitely worth celebrating. In fact, you will probably be running around the room with your shirt over your head in celebration of your success and that’s exactly how it feels to be a football star.
When playing Super Striker, you will notice golden football symbols on the reels. These play an important part in the game and when you land on one of these it will reveal a coin win worth 10 times or 20 times your total stake. There are also standard football symbols which look like a regular football and if you get three of these or a mix of the golden football symbols it will trigger the free spins feature.
You will now be faced with any strikers dream, an empty net with which to score a goal. The good news is you will have multiple attempts to find the back of the net in style thanks to the number of free spins you have won. At this stage of the game, all of the symbols are golden footballs and each stage of the game produces a bet multiplier between 1 time and 50 times your total stake. This will be added at the end of each level and provides a great opportunity to win a significant amount of money.
The action does not stop there and you also have the chance to back yourself by placing a side bet. For many football fans, one of the main aspects of football is having a bet. NetEnt have included this option in Super Striker and before you spin the reels you can place a bet on which symbol you think will appear on the screen. Those who have played NetEnt’s Scudamore’s Super Stakes will recognise this feature from that game and it has transferred nicely to Super Striker.
To get started simply click on the bet slip which is located to the right of the reels and select one of the eight regular symbols. You can also guess the number of symbols you think will appear on the reels in a set amount of spins. The higher the number of symbols you predict, the higher the potential returns but as with football betting, the odds will not be in your favour the higher you go. If the predicted number of selected symbols appear on the reels in the required number of spins, you win the bet. Yet another reason to jump and celebrate when playing Super Striker.