Ultimate Dream Team is a soccer (or football) themed slot and it looks really great. The graphics have been very well done and we particularly like the football players and their facial expressions. Rarely have we seen characters in any video slot with so much facial detail and expressive faces. To have that in a football themed slot strikes us as even more unusual, but a nice treat. The backdrop is formed by the stadium, which creates the right atmosphere for a game with such a theme.
You’ll find the low-paying A to J card symbols on the reels as well as a slew of soccer players with different values. The one that always comes stacked three high is the highest paying soccer player, giving you 800 coins for a five-of-a-kind win. This guy aside, there’s not much action in the base game. He can reel in some bigger wins, if he shows up alongside the wild symbol (the soccer ball) or matching soccer player symbols.
We get two scatters in this slot: the signed shirt and the football manager. The latter is of the grim looking nature, earnestly approaching the match, it seems.
The signed shirt will appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 and trigger five free spins. The key feature here is the appearance of more signed shirt scatters. Whenever that is the case, they will transform into the most suitable symbol to give you a win, though there’s still no guarantee that a winning combination will be possible. Thus, the shirt can turn into a soccer ball wild, a playing card symbol or any of the soccer players.
The more interesting feature is the Dream Team feature, triggered when the manager appears anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. Here you’ll be able to pick among 12 shirts, making this very much a pick-me game. Random coin wins are awarded with every player that you pick and move to the team sheet, though it is also possible to score a 3x multiplier as well as the boost symbol that will double the value of all players. You will want to avoid the yellow card. Should you pick two of them, the feature will end. If you manage to pick out a whole set of players, you’ll be rewarded with 30x your stake.
The theoretical RTP (return to player) for Ultimate Dream Team is 96.50%, which is good value. Ultimate Dream Team is definitely a good-looking slot and the game will get you in the mood for the next World Cup for sure. The features are well thought out, but they don’t show up often enough. In 400 spins we’ve seen the free spins twice, though we also managed to get them almost three times in a row during 10 spins. During more than 500 spins we didn’t manage to get the Dream Team feature once, which is really a shame. Should you find yourself in a situation like that, we suggest you try your luck on another slot. If you manage to score each feature at least once without having to spin 1,000 times, we would recommend that you enjoy it while it lasts and then look elsewhere for more rewarding games. This slot has a very good theoretical RTP, but you need a long time to balance the gameplay.
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