Subbuteo is powered by betdigital/NextGen Gaming and has 5 reels and 20 paylines. Based on the famous table-top football game which has been around for generations, this branded slot can be played from 20p to £200 per spin on all devices.

You are taken to a football stadium where you’ll see a Subbuteo player on the pitch – with dated graphics and animations (probably to coincide with the age of the Subbuteo game), symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, football boots, footballs, referee whistles, trophies Subbuteo players and Super Sub gold figures. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 5, 25 or 250 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The crowd is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols.

In the base game, Subbuteo offers 3 randomly triggered bonus features – you have the Manager of the Month feature sees you pick from 1 of 4 managers to give you an extra player, kick off where missing players from the 11-man line up are added so the main bonus feature starts, a cash bonus is won or a win spin – the latter guarantees you a win.

The Extra Player feature sees an extra player is awarded as well as a cash prize (more on the extra player below). The New Contract feature simply gives you a cash prize.

Look out for team badge symbols which will add 1 player to the 11-man team line up when they appear – once all 11 players are highlighted, you will trigger the Subbuteo Free Spins feature. You can also get players in the Extra Player feature or from the Manager of the Month feature.

Once in, you will get 18 free spins – every free spin is worth 5 minutes so 18 will take 90 minutes (the length of a football match). Anyway, on every free spin, a random event will take place:

  • Free Kick – reels are spun again to potentially give you a winning combination.
  • Penalty – if you score, you’ll receive a cash prize.
  • Goal – the players on the pitch move around and have an attempt on goal to give you a cash prize.
  • Action Replay – the reels spin again giving you another win.
  • Red Card – 1 of the lower paying symbols is removed from the reels for the duration of the feature.
  • Substitution – 1 lower paying symbol is remove from the reels and substitutes for the higher paying Super Sub symbol. This can award payouts of up to 125 times your total stake.

Once 9 free spins (45 minutes) are played, half time comes with the players switching ends. Then the 2nd half begins with the rest of the free spins playing out. When all free spins are used, you will see your final score on the scoreboard. If you’ve drawn, an additional 6 free spins are played (extra time). If it’s still a draw, a penalty shootout occurs with each goal scored giving you a cash prize of 5 times your stake.

Subbuteo keeps true to it’s original game roots and it’s quite an entertaining slot in all fairness – it’s a medium variance game that offers maximum wins of 225 times your stake on each base game spin as wins of 1,250 times your stake on each free spin! If you like the football theme, I highly recommend Playtech’s Top Trumps Football Stars: Sporting Legends or Yggdrasil Gaming’s Bicicleta.