Get In The Mood
The World Cup 2018 is nearly upon us and everyone’s asking themselves the same thing, can England do it…is it possible? No, probably not. What is possible however is getting into the World Cup spirit by playing our two footy mad slots games here on Wizard.
Bicicleta is a five-reel casino game with a champions league feel to it, all you avid football fans will notice this immediately when opening the game. A packed football stadium dominates the backdrop of the 5 reels, while football styled card symbols and football players populate them. Now, this is a Yggdrasil creation so you can expect nothing less than crisp graphics with a simple and smooth gameplay. Players may have the opportunity to trigger the bonus round ‘Extra-time Bonus Boost’ which will only enhance your potential cash winnings. There’s certainly no hanging about when scoring cash in this one!
Next up is the Champions Goal slot machine by the developers at Elk Studios. A game in which has a very similar design and layout to that of Bicicleta also sporting 5 reels, Champions Goal also has an electrifying stadium that beams through the opacity of the reels. The symbols themselves are made up of classic football kit numbers, players and fans. This is arguably the more World Cup-related slot out of the two due to the variation in colours and the inclusion of county flags. Champions Goal also includes some brilliant bonus features such as the 3-way unique betting strategies where you can use the jumper, the leveller and the booster!
The Tournament Facts
So, you’ve got your games to get you in the mood for the big occasion in Russia, but what about the actual tournament itself? We’ve dug out some interesting facts about the 21st FIFA World Cup!
- The 2018 FIFA World Cup will see 32 teams compete and for the very first time in Russia. Iceland and Panama are two of those 32 teams, making their World Cup debuts.
- There will be 12 venues across 11 Russian cities where all the games will be played, two of the stadiums being based in the capital, Moscow.
- Each host city is to be represented by specifically elected ambassadors, the elects will either have some relation to the city or it will be their birthplace.
- The hosts have never been able to surpass the group stage of a World Cup, could this potentially be a first on home soil?
- Those who wish to travel to Russia to join the atmosphere but don’t have tickets will be able to visit designated FIFA Fan Fests, where all the action will be caught on big screens accommodating thousands of fans. An occurring sight of the past tournaments.
- Wolf Zabivaka the official FIFA World Cup 2018 mascot was designed by Russian student Ekaterina Bocharova, the symbol was chosen by an online vote, the symbols of tournaments have become prominent figures throughout in recent years.