Microgaming's best sports themed slots

Microgaming's best sports themed slots

Sporting themed slots are always popular as they easily capture a player's imagination. Over the years, Microgaming have developed a number of different sporting themed games for their customers to play and we have brought you the very best of them right here.

So, from Football to Fishing, Cricket to Track and Field, we are delighted to bring you our list of the very best Microgaming sports-themed slots. Best of all, you can play all of these sports themed games at any of the Mega Moolah casinos!

Sure Win (Horse Racing)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 25 (non-selectable)
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.25
  • Max Bet - 125
  • Jackpot - 140,000
  • Free Spins - Yes - Up to 24 with up to a 4x multiplier

A mobile friendly horse racing slot that has been designed in a cartoon format and with a tongue-in-cheek approach to the sport. Sure Win has proven to be a real hit for Microgaming drawing a large number of players thanks to its high jackpot prize and easy to follow game-play. The Wild comes with a 3x multiplier and is the best way to land some of the bigger wins in the base game. One nice option is your choice of rewards in Free Spins which range from 24 Free Spins with a 2x multiplier down to 12 Free Spins with a 4x multiplier.

Shoot! (Football)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 50 (non selectable)
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 100
  • Jackpot - 51,948
  • Free Spins - Yes, between 10 and 35 Free Spins with a 2x multiplier

The Shoot! Slot is based on a famous football magazine that was popular in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s in particular. Released in June 2016, this slot celebrates that golden era of football and features some of the biggest names from those eras including Johan Cruyff, Pele, Kevin Keegan and Diego Maradona. The Shoot Bonus game offers you a chance to win cash or play one of two bonus games, a Free Spins Bonus (10 to 35 Free spins with a 2x multiplier) or a Magazine Bonus feature which offers larger cash prizes.

Rugby Star

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243 Ways to Win
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 50
  • Jackpot - 120,000
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 25 Free Spins with up to a 10x multiplier

Released just prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Rugby Star is one of a number of different sports in Microgaming's "star" series of games. All games offer a very similar structure and bonuses although the jackpot size on each does differ from game to game. The slot features Rolling Reels and Stacked Wilds with over 40 Wilds stacked on the third, fourth and fifth reels. You can also turn up to two reels completely Wild when you land the Wild Pass feature. During free spins you have a Multiplier Trail in play which can increase your multiplier from 2x up to the maximum 10x for successive Rolling Reels wins.

Hot Shot (Baseball)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 9 (selectable)
  • Volatility - Medium to High
  • Min Bet - 0.25
  • Max Bet - 90
  • Jackpot - 9,000
  • Free Spins - None

This is a very simple slot to enjoy which doesn't come with any bonus games or free spins, but focuses solely on retro-slot gaming. Based on a baseball theme, the slot features a number of baseball and American themed symbols on the reels. You can select up to nine lines to play (the more you select the better) and there is a top jackpot prize of 9,000 coins. The slot is a little dated nowadays (it was first released in 2008), but it still offers fun retro slot gaming and a decent jackpot prize.

Cricket Star

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243 Ways to Win
  • Volatility - Low
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 50
  • Jackpot - 105,000
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 25 Free Spins with up to a 10x Multiplier

This is another slot in Microgaming's sporting "star" series of games this time based on Cricket. It features Rolling Reels and has 243-ways to win, as opposed to the standard pay lines. Wilds are stacked on the third, fourth and fifth reels and the Wild Wickets Bonus can trigger at any time to turn one of the three middle reels completely Wild. You can win 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins which each come with a multiplier trail which awards increasing wins for successive Rolling Reel wins.

Centre Court (Tennis)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 9 lines
  • Volatility - Low
  • Min Bet - 0.09
  • Max Bet - 45
  • Jackpot - 112,500
  • Free Spins - Yes, 18 Free Spins with a 5x multiplier

Based on the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon), this slot was released back in January 2014 on mobile and is a low volatility slot which offers 18 Free Spins and a 5x multiplier when you land three scatter symbols on the reel. It is a somewhat basic slot that doesn't have any other bonus features other than a Wild symbol which can replace any of the higher or lower value symbols on the reels.

Football Star

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243-Ways to win
  • Volatility -Low to Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 50
  • Jackpot - 105,705
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 25 with up to 10x multiplier

This is another slot in the Microgaming sporting "stars" series and like the others it is a game that has 243-ways to win instead of pay lines and a sizeable jackpot of over 100,000 coins. Rolling Reels is in operation in the base game and free spins and Wilds are stacked on the third, fourth and fifth reels during the base game. The Striking Wild shot can occur on any spin and when it does it turns the third reel entirely Wild and guarantees you a win on that spin. Three, four or five scatters triggers 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins with a Multiplier Trail in play allowing the multiplier to increase on successive Rolling Reel wins from 2x up to 10x.

Reel Spinner (Angling)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 15 lines
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.15
  • Max Bet - 11.25
  • Jackpot - 112,500
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 20 Free Spins with up to a 5x multiplier

Released in July 2016, this is a deep-sea angling slot which has a total of 15 fixed lines and a medium volatility. Three scatters triggers free spins where you get to select your boat (which awards you between 8 to 10 free spins, then you cast a line into the ocean which will trigger a multiplier of between 2x and 5x your win. Free Spins also have the advantage of having Stacked Wilds in play which increases your chances of a sizeable win.

Breakaway (Ice Hockey)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243-Ways to win
  • Volatility -Low to Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 50
  • Jackpot - 105,705
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 25 Free Spins with up to 10x Multiplier

Although its name doesn't follow the same formatting as the other slots in the "stars" series from Microgaming, Breakaway is a slot that is part of that series and it is based on the sport of Ice Hockey. The slot is almost identical to the Football Star slot, down to the same sized jackpot and the in game features, apart from the Breakaway slot obviously has its symbols based on an Ice Hockey theme. That means you get Rolling Reels, Stacked Wilds and a Multiplier Trail in the Free Spins Bonus round.

The Umpire Strikes Back (Cricket)

  • Reels - 3
  • Lines - 1
  • Volatility - Medium to High
  • Min Bet - 0.10
  • Max Bet - 10.00
  • Jackpot - 1000x
  • Free Spins - None

If you loved the old-style fruit machine slots that you used to play in pubs and clubs, then The Umpire Strikes Back will be a slot you love. This 3 reel, single pay line slot offers a jackpot of 1000 times your bet and the features include Nudges and Holds, a Shift Bonus which will rearrange the reels into a winning spin on random spins and the Let 'Em Spin option which allows you to either hold symbols, or let them all spin for a guaranteed win. If you are a cricket loving fruit machine fanatic, then this is the slot for you.

Soccer Safari

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 30 lines (selectable)
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.01
  • Max Bet - 600
  • Jackpot - 2000x
  • Free Spins - Yes, 5 Free Spins with the first and fifth reels completely Wild.

The 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa and Microgaming fused football with South Africa's most famous animals for their Soccer Safari slot. As well as a fun and unusual base game to play through, there is a Go For Goals Bonus which allows you to pick one of three teams and one of five players which will see you receive a random coin amount multiplier by the players value for your cash prize. Wild Free Spins offers five free spins with the first and fifth reels both completely wild for the duration of the bonus. On the final spin, the centre reels are held and reels 1 and 5 spun, and it is possible to re-trigger the bonus on this final bonus spin.

Basketball Star

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243-Ways to win
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.50
  • Max Bet - 50
  • Jackpot - 120,000
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 25 Free Spins with up to 10x Multiplier

The Basketball Star slot is another in the series of Microgaming's "star" series of games and this one is a direct copy of the Rugby Star slot, simply with the symbols and features changed to represent the sport of basketball. That means you get the same Rolling Reels, Stacked Wilds and Multiplier Trail features and you also get a Wild Shot Bonus which can turn up to two reels entirely Wild and lead to some big base game wins.

Reel Strike (Fishing)

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 15 (selectable)
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.01
  • Max Bet - 75.00
  • Jackpot - 10,000x
  • Free Spins - Yes, up to 7 free spins with up to a 7x multiplier.

Reel Strike is a deep sea fishing slot which can be played from just 0.01 per spin. The game has a Wild symbol which can substitute for all symbols on the reels, including the scatter which is relatively rare in Microgaming slots. Five Wilds also lands you a 10,000 coin jackpot prize. Five of the Bonus propeller scatters will give you a chance at Free Spins where you select from six boats to select a number of free spins (between 2 and 7) and then another beat will allocate you a multiplier of between 1x and 7x the standard win.

Alaskan Fishing

  • Reels - 5
  • Lines - 243-Ways to win
  • Volatility - Low
  • Min Bet - 0.30
  • Max Bet - 15.00
  • Jackpot - 121,500
  • Free Spins - Yes, 15 Free Spins with a 2x multiplier

This slot is based on big-time fishing in Alaska, one of the premier fishing hot spots in the world. It offers 243-ways to win and a low starting bet of just 0.30. There are two bonus features, a Free Spins round which awards 15 Free Spins with a 2x multiplier and a Fly Fishing Bonus game which allows you to earn a win of between 2x and 15x your total bet. This is a lower variance game which offers regular smaller payouts but the chance of a sizeable win if you can land the jackpot.

Track and Field Mouse (Track & Field)

  • Reels - 3
  • Lines - 1
  • Volatility - Medium
  • Min Bet - 0.10
  • Max Bet - 10.00
  • Jackpot - 50 Win Spins
  • Free Spins - None

This is a somewhat unusual slot based on mice doing track and field sports. It is a single line, 3-reel slot which doesn't award cash prizes initially, but when you land Win Spins, you get taken to a different set of reels which guarantees you a cash prize on every win, each of which is based on a multiplier of your stake. The game is a more retro, fruit-machine styled slot which has nudges and holds in play as well as a Shift Bonus feature which will arrange the reels into a guaranteed win and a Let Em Spin bonus which allows you to click spin to land a guaranteed win on that spin.

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