Powered by Realistic Games, Goal is a 5 reel, 10 payline football themed slot. Simply designed, it comes with stacked symbols and a re-spin feature where reels can transform into one randomly chosen symbol. Kick off, on all devices, from between 20p and £100 per spin.

As far as design goes, Goal is pretty basic fare – a football ground forms the backdrop to the reels which are enclosed within a set of goalposts. Symbols include purple, blue, red and white gemstones as well as boots, whistles and balls. The trophy is the most lucrative symbols. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline for a payout of 50, 100 or 250 coins. It’s worth noting here that winning combinations can be created from right to left as well as left to right.

All of the symbols can land fully stacked – if all of the 5 reels contain a fully stacked symbol, you’ll trigger the Goal! Bonus feature. A light will then flash across the reels – push the button to stop it. All of the other reels that don’t include the chosen symbol will then spin again and land with 1, 2 or 3 of the chosen symbol.

A new payout is made once the re-spin has been completed and all of the symbols added to the cluster. Get a high value symbol here and some decent rewards are possible.

If we were to describe Goal in footballing terms we’d say it was like an England performance in a major tournament. On the surface, it looks perfectly fine and full of potential – after some initial thrills, it developed into a familiar pattern of play which is solid enough without offering much in the way of flair or inspiration. When hoping for something a bit different or special, it leaves you disappointed.

Goal is pretty basic fare, both in terms of design and features and we found it a little monotonous. It’s not exactly an own goal but you’d hardly describe it as an end to end thriller either. If you’re looking for football-related thrills, we’d point you in the direction of Net Entertainment’s Football: Champions Cup instead.