Welcome to yet another exciting pokie from Microgaming. Game On! Animal World Cup 2006 is a pokie that is different from the rest in more than one way. First of all, it is surely not common to see wild jungle animals wearing football gears. Also, even though Game On! is a three reel pokie with just one active payline, it has some features which will make it as exciting as the other pokies that have multiple paylines.
Let’s start off by saying that once again Microgaming produced a pokie that will fit everyone’s budget. The amount invested per spin ranges from 0. 25 to 10. 00, that is eight different levels in total. So, decide how much you want to bet and change this setting by using the arrows on the lower right corner. Once done, you can start spinning and enjoy yourselves.
The most obvious thing will be that you have to line up the same symbols on the middle line in order to make profit. Symbols vary from fruits to items associated with football like referee whistles, football shoes and the world cup trophy. All these give different payout as seen on the right hand side of the display. However, you will also notice that occasionally symbols have a ball displayed on them.
Three such balls visible anywhere on the pokie, not necessarily on the active payline, will trigger the Soccer Safari Bonus Game. This is in fact the most thrilling part of Game On! When three balls are visible, the three balls depicted on the left side just beneath the reels will light up, and the bonus round is initiated. You will then be taken to a secondary screen where you will see a zebra playing for Holland, a wolf playing for Brazil and a monkey playing for England.
Each animal has a metre made up of seven levels associated to it. Each level is equivalent to a multiplier value which you can win. The highest value reaches x1000 and is found on the monkey’s metre. Which of the three is activated takes place at random. Anyway, once there the metre will start flashing and you have to click on stop to see which multiplier value you won. Sometimes you even get the possibility of repeating the bonus game. When the Yes or No repeater feature flashes you can take a second chance at the bonus round should you want to.
Nudge and Hold features
In order to get winning combinations, as well as to get the three balls on your screen, there are the Nudge and Hold features that are activated at random. The Hold is there whenever you feel like one or two reels are what you need, whereas the rest is not. So then Hold the necessary reels and spin again. The held reels won’t move, so then just wait maybe you’ll get the symbol that you were missing.
Nudges, on the other hand, will allow you to push, or nudge, the reels some positions forward. So if you take a look at the symbols next in line by using the sneak peek arrows, you can then push the reels accordingly. You can get up to four nudges at one go, and in the case that you won’t use all of them, sometimes the rest will be held for the next spin.
Moreover there are times when after you’ve used all the Nudges, the same amount used will be given to you again, and this also takes place at random. Finally, if you like taking risks, you might want to gamble the amount of Nudges given to you. By doing so, you’ll get the chance of winning more nudges. Still, if you decide that what you have is enough, you can decide to collect.
All in all Game On! Animal World Cup 2006 is a good pokie. The pictures used are good and even the sounds are pleasant, even though you have the possibility to switch these off should you want to. Personally we enjoy pokies that are a mix between classical and modern, just like this one, and we think you will like it too. Find out for yourselves by trying Game On! for free over here. If you particularly enjoyed the animals, we can suggest another pokie for you to try, namely Bundle In The Jungle, also by Microgaming.