Players would be forgiven if they thought Yggdrasil’s Bicicleta slot game was all about bicycles and motorbikes, as that theme could not be further from the one that has been provided by the Scandinavian game developers.
In fact, Bicicleta is all about the sport of football and the art of producing an overhead kick and scoring an outstanding goal – who would have guessed! Football (or soccer) is a truly global sport and one that almost everyone in the world will know about, even if their knowledge of the game is a little scratchy.
The game is played across a number of continents and provides players the chance to travel the world as they look to have a kick-about with some of the best football stars in the world.
Our Bicicleta slot review found that this particular Yggdrasil title follows the rather standard five-reel, 25 payline combination, although the wins are worth up to $1,000. However, despite its standard format, there is nothing we can take away from the slot game at this moment, as it means it is still relatively easy to play.
The stake can be adjusted with ease, as well, as players are able to place bets as low as 0.01 (0.25¢) per spin, whilst the maximum bet (which is also available by a designated button) stands at 4.0 ($100) per spin.
Players can use ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Spin’ buttons from the game panel at the bottom of the reels, whilst the settings tab will allow for a number of other options to be customised.
There are a number of symbols to be matched within Bicicleta, with card suits – Diamonds, Spades, Clubs and Hearts – all forming the lower-valued symbols, whereas the footballers in the different coloured kits represent better payouts. The Red-kitted footballer is the star man as he pays out at 250x the original bet when 5 of a kind are landed.
Yggdrasil may have followed standard procedure when developing this title, however there are still a number of Bicicleta bonus features players can get behind.
The ‘Wild’ symbol can substitute all other icons and provide players with the chance of winning some rather payouts via winning combinations (although they will not be quite as big as what the footballers are earning today!), whereas the ‘Free Spin’ icon does it exactly what it says.
The ‘Free Spins’ icon will award players with either 8, 16 or 24 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 symbols appearing in any position on the reels. However, that is not the end of the free spins feature, though, as they will be rewarded if they manage to obtain the trophy on the final reel.
If the trophy lands, between 8 and 12 free spins will be awarded, whilst a random win of up to $1,000 could also be rewarded instead. Unfortunately, this is rather random and players can not choose which they would prefer.
In addition, during the free spins bonus feature, Bicicleta will also provide players with the opportunity to earn sticky wilds via the footballers on the screen. Each player (in the different coloured shirts) will try to hit the back of the net with their own overhead kick and for those that are successful, they will become a sticky wild for the remainder of the game. If the aforementioned trophy is landed on the reels in this round, though, then players have the chance to play with a reel that is full of wilds that can turn into sticky wilds.
RTP (return to player)
96.3% is the return to player rate (RTP) for Yggdrasil’s Bicicleta slot, which is rather strong as players can expect to pick up frequent wins, especially with the rather cool bonus features that are available in the slot game.