Take part in an intergalactic football tournament in Universal Cup, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Leander Games. Your top player here can deliver multiple stacked wilds. Look out too for the pick me bonus and a free spins feature where every free spin is a guaranteed winner. Go for goal, on all devices, from between 20p and £100 per spin.

A futuristic football stadium filled with extra-terrestrial fans is the setting for Universal Cup. On the reels you’ll see A to 9 royal symbols alongside 4 footballing aliens. The best of these is the blue creature (who looks like he could have appeared in the hit movie Avatar) who will get you 25 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline.

Those same payouts are on offer from the trophy which is the game’s wild – it can land on all 5 reels and substitutes for everything bar the scatters. There are 3 special extras on offer in Universal Cup:

  • Universal Cup Wilds feature – the top paying ‘Avatar’ footballer can randomly turn into a stacked wild (or better still wilds) on any spin.
  • Manager Bonus feature – this pick me round is triggered by landing 3 of the Bonus symbol on the same spin. Pick from the selection of managers to reveal cash prizes.
  • Free Kick Spins Bonus feature – you’ll receive 7 free spins if you land the free spins symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. The Universal Cup Wilds feature is in play during each free spin so expect to see plenty of stacked wilds. You’re guaranteed to create a winning combination on each free spin.

The design here is nicely done and there’s a sweeping, operatic backing track which you’d expect to find in a Norse epic rather than a football themed slot. It works well enough though. There may be a futuristic look to Universal Cup but this is actually a very traditional game.

You’ll have seen these features in plenty of other slots. The Free Kick Spins Bonus feature offers the best opportunities thanks to the stacked wilds that land on every free spin. We wouldn’t describe Universal Cup as a world beater. It’s a perfectly steady, if rather unspectacular take on the football-themed slot. If you like your footie, you cannot go wrong with Yggdrasil Gaming’s Bicicleta.