Champion / Action reel / Blazing wild streak
The champion is a soccer player who initially appears at the bottom centre position on the reels, wherever he appears, the position s marked by an opaque ring. The Action reel spins with each spin on the regular wheels and depending on the symbol that it lands on, the champion will perform one of the following corresponding actions:
If the reel is blank, the champion does nothing.
If DRIBBLE is indicated the champion moves to a random adjacent position.
If PASS is indicated the champion moves to a random non-adjacent position.
If SHOOT is displayed the blazing wild streak is activated and all marked positions become wilds, and a respin is triggered with a random multiplier.
There are 4 available jackpots, the grand, major, minor and mini, with values of 5000x, 200x, 40x and 15x your stake respectively. If 3 bonus symbols land on reels 2, 3 and 4, the jackpot bonus game will activate. A grid of 12 golden tiles is displayed and 3 empty spaces are placed next to each amount on the jackpot display. You will have to flip the tiles until you fill 3 spaces next to any of the amounts. The first amount with 3 filled spaces is what you will receive as your jackpot prize.
11 Champions slot by Microgaming is a well-constructed title with an innovative combination of features and decent potential. At first glance, the slot may seem no different to any other soccer-themed title, but once you notice the role of the champion and the action reel in the bonus game, you start to appreciate how much thought went into keeping the player engaged throughout the experience. The graphics are cheerfully bright and attractive and authentic commentary and soccer crowd ambient sounds round up the experience in place of a musical score. An added bonus is that you can choose your team colour, which will affect the colour of the soccer kit of the champion feature.
It is a good thing that the base game is so action-packed, as triggering the bonus game can be a challenging prospect. However, once you do, the possibility of a huge win, depending on your wager, is electrifying. The only issue you may have with this title is the relatively low RTP of 95.93%; however, there is a respectable jackpot to play for.