Watching the masters of the game, one might think that the famous bicicleta is something you can easily do but in reality it takes years of practice to be able to perform such a demanding kick.
Luckily for us, Yggdrasil Gaming provided several skilful footballers in their latest product that will hit the net with ease, landing some rewarding payouts on our balance along the way. Bicicletas is a five-reel slot with 25 fixed paylines themed after the most important secondary thing in the world – football.
The reels are set on an actual stadium, where the stand are full with supporters cheering for your team. Everything is ready for kick-off, so develop a good strategy and lead your team to victory!
What We Love
We simply love the stadium-like atmosphere offered by the 2016 release! The crowd that is cheering for your team, celebrating winnings and booing barren runs, the top-quality graphics make us feel we were actually on the field with those footballers.
The Trophy Symbol feature is our favourite in this slot, since we were lucky enough to trigger it quite regularly, to be honest. The Trophy appears only on reel 5 and offers rewards both during base game and during free spins.
In the base game, the Trophy may reward you with up to 1,000 coins, or up to 12 free spins, while during the bonus round it can reward you with 1,000 coins, 4 freebies and the Wild Reel feature, turning an entire reel into a Sticky Wild, enhancing your chances to land many lucrative winnings.
Free Spins feature is also a neat addition to the game, offering 8, 16 or 24 free spins, depending on the number of Scatters landed. Apart from the fact you might end up with a decent amount of money on your balance, this feature is also interesting because footballers actually perform bicicleta kicks every time they land on the reels! Those who place the ball into the net turn into a Sticky Wild and remain on the screen for the entire feature to increase your winning chances.
What We do not Like
There is very little to say about the downsides of the Bicicletas slot, but one particular thing caught our attention involving payouts in the base game. We did notice that symbols in base game are not that rewarding.
The highest paying symbol offers only 250 coins for five of a kind and if it weren’t for the fact that symbols tend to come in stacks and that Wilds appear quite often making more winning combinations, most of the gamers would probably forfeit the match and leave the stadium.
We also noticed that during Autoplay players can easily lose a lot of money, especially when placing a maximum bet, if they leave their footballers unattended. Those football stars obviously lack discipline so you need to control their performance constantly, unless you want to go bankrupt.
Our final verdict – definitely worth playing! There are plenty of reasons to give Bicicletas slot a try. The visual impression is simply amazing, at least for football fans around the world, with impeccable graphics and great sound effects that keep you on the edge of your seat.
The 2016 release offers plenty of action through rewarding additional features and even though base game does not seem too generous when it comes to payouts, the Trophy feature and the Free Spins feature are the prefect chance for you to win some cash, but first you need to train your team well, so that they can score as much goals as possible and turn many cells into Sticky Wilds.