The group stage is almost over at Euro 2012, but the football action is just beginning to heat up – both on and off the pitch. While the top players in all of European football continue their battle for the continental championship, many online casinos have been promoting their football-themed slot machines in an effort to give players more ways to stay in a sporting mood.
There are dozens of different online slots that use football in one way or another, but some of these games stand apart from the rest. Here is the SlotsGeek.co.uk picks for the top online football slots for Euro 2012:
If your favourite nation has been struggling in the early stages of the tournament, you might be a bit nostalgic for previous glory years. In that case, Shoot! – a Microgaming slot machine based on the classic football magazine – is just the game for you. Featuring some of the greatest players in the history of the sport, Shoot will take you on a journey from the 1960s through the 1980s. With vintage graphics, fonts, and lots of fun bonus rounds that take advantage of classic Shoot! magazine covers and player cards, every classic football fan should play this slot machine. For a list of all Microgaming slots click here.
This game, which is exclusive to William Hill’s online casino, is all about supporting England’s efforts in international competition this summer. Filled with English football fans, the iconic three lions symbol, and football themed bonus games, this slot will keep your blood pumping through Euro 2012, the London Olympics, and beyond. Plus, even if all the national pride isn’t enough to get you excited, there’s a progressive jackpot of over £200,000 for you to shoot for!
In this exciting slot machine (created by Playtech – click here to view a list of all Playtech slots), players have the choice to choose one of six national themes: Euro 2012 contenders England, Germany, France and Spain are all included, along with perennial World Cup favourites Brazil and Argentina. In a fun twist, all of the high value symbols on the reels will be customized to fit the country you choose, with fans decked out in their national colours and flags of the appropriate country being waved. This game is more about the fans than the football, and many of the special features reflect this, such as a “grab a beer” game that gives you a shot at winning a small bonus prize on every single spin.
Top Trumps Football Games
The Top Trumps series of games by Playtech have long been a favourite of football fans. For instance, take the Top Trumps World Football Stars game, in which players can choose from seven different nations full of football stars. Before you start playing, you must choose two nations to face off, with the stars of only those nations appearing on the reels. The game is a few years old now, but it’s still a ton of fun to have English stars like Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and David Beckham face off against Italy’s Totti, Del Piero and Toni, for instance. Other Top Trumps games include Football Legends, World Cup Stars, and European Football Stars (which is especially appropriate for Euro 2012).