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Shoot! - A Slot Machine Inspired by the Long-Running Football Magazine

Shoot! is one of the longest-running football magazines in the UK. First published in 1969, it has grown into the most popular football magazine in the country, reaching a high of 120,000 copies per week in 1996. It was affected by the rise of digital, and ultimately reborn as an interactive publication in the early 2010s. Still, it is one of the iconic publications, fondly remembered by all football fans in the country, partly because of its great content, and also for its format. Features revived in Shoot!, a slot machine built to honor the golden age of football press.

Shoot! slot machine

The Shoot! video slot machine was built by Isle of Man based developer Microgaming, released in May 2012 - one year after the magazine's transition into the digital world. Today, the game is among the most successful Royal Vegas online casino games, both in the desktop version and Royal Vegas Mobile. With its amazing atmosphere and beautiful graphics, not to mention its compelling mechanic, Shoot! appeals to all Royal Vegas players, no matter if they are football fans or not. It's a great game to play free, or for real.

A compelling mechanic

The game has five reels, three rows, and 50 win lines. Its reels are filled with symbols related to the golden age of football, as well as others related to the magazine. The players featured on the reels of the game are legendary names from the sport's past: Pele, Best, Maradona, Cruyff, Beckenbauer and Keegan. The whole game has a retro look and feel, reminding of the glorious times of the magazine.

A multi-level bonus game

Shoot! comes with a multi-level bonus game, triggered by three or more scatter symbols landing anywhere on the screen. First, players will be required to pick four cards of an available total of 12, revealing the prizes hidden hidden below them. These prizes can be either cash rewards, free spins, or may trigger the Magazine Bonus round.

Once all the cards are picked, players will proceed to the game's second bonus stage. If the prize revealed was the free spins, players will get the chance to spin the reels up to 35 times at no cost, with all wins doubled. But if the Magazine Bonus round is triggered, things get even more interesting.

Players will be required to select one of the 12 magazines at hand, and continue picking until they find one of the two red cards hidden underneath. All magazines have various cash prizes concealed.

Shoot! is a welcome addition to the Royal Vegas Casino's game library. It can be played free of charge, or for real, along with hundreds of other games on various topics.