Euro Golden Cup is a football themed slot from Genesis Gaming – it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline game that just like a major tournament sees you progress through the levels in the hope of reaching ultimate glory. Goodies on offer en route to the trophy include free spins with stacked wilds, transforming symbols wilds and a penalty shootout feature that awards multiplier prizes. Available across all devices, play from between 25p and £250 per spin.

Instead of playing cards, the lower value symbols in Euro Golden Cup are football shirts bearing the numbers 14 down to 9. Joining them are a quartet of players, the best paying of which will get you 40 times your total stake if you manage to land 5 on a payline.

The golden football is the wild – it appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substitutes for every other symbol bar the scatter. Look out too for national flags – when matching flags hit on reels 1 and 5, you’ll win a trophy which will help unlock further features.

The ref’s whistle is the scatter – 3 or more of these trigger the Play Maker Free Spin feature. Here you’ll receive 10 free spins with stacked sliding wilds. If any part of the stacked wild appears, it will slide to fill the rest of the reel. You can trigger another 10 free spins here if the scatters land again.

After you’ve collected 15 trophies (thanks to the matching flags), you’ll unlock level 2 and have the choice of the Play Maker Free Spins or the Striker Free Spin feature. The Play Maker Spins are the same except the number increases from 10 to 12.

Opt for the Striker feature and you’ll get 10 free spins but this time with Striker Targets – each target will transform into another random symbol. The payout is made after all the targets have been replaced. Once again you can re-trigger more free spins if the scatters hit giving you 20 free spins in total.

Once you’ve collected 30 flag trophies, you’ll open up level 3. Here the Play Maker feature offers 15 free spins with a further 15 potentially. The Striker feature still offers 10 free spins but every Striker Target will turn wild.

You’ll also have the option of choosing the Penalty Shootout feature – here you’ll have 5 shots at goal. Miss and you’ll receive 1 time your total stake. Convert and you’ll win 2, 3, 4 or even 5 times your total stake.

The opponent will also have a number of penalties. If the opponent scores more than you, then no extra multiplier is applied. If the scores are level your wins will be doubled. Convert more spot kicks and you payout will benefit from a 5x multiplier.

Euro Golden Cup isn’t the most visually sophisticated slot you’ll ever come across but it does offer some decent animations and a proper roars of the crowd to herald a win. The flag trophies aren’t the easiest to come by but they can certainly deliver once you manage to unlock level 2 and especially level 3.

Even the first round feature is a decent one thanks to the sliding wilds which can certainly enhance your winning chances.

If you’re looking for a warm up for this year’s Euro 2016 extravaganza, then Euro Golden Cup should fit the bill. It may not go down as a legendary, Brazil 1970 style slot, but it offers enough entertainment for a decent tournament run. If you like football themed slots, NetEnt’s Football: Champions Cup and Push Gaming’s Ultimate Dream Team are better options.