Bicicleta is a 5-reel, 4-row fixed 25-pay line online slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming are the latest software company to jump aboard the 2016 UEFA European Championships bandwagon, with the release of this footie-themed slot … and yes, despite that odd title, this is a footie-themed slot. Without further ado, we'll explain why Yggdrasil Gaming have chosen 'Bicicleta' as the title of a footie-themed slot, and it's not wholly because Yggdrasil Gaming like to do things a little differently. 'Bicicleta' is the Portuguese, Spanish or Romanian word for bicycle – but it is also how the Spaniards and the Portuguese describe the 'bicycle kick' – the shot in football where a player kicks the ball over his head with his feet high in the air. This usually ends up with a goal unless you support England, in which case it ends up with a ball in Row Z.
All the symbols used in this game are football-related – a selection of mean and moody looking footballers, plus playing card suits (not values for once) suitably football-ified. There are twenty-five lines in play, and that is a fixed number – you cannot choose how many you want. You can choose your coin size though – anything from 0.01 to 4.00. This gives you a range of bets from 0.25 to 100.00. When you're ready to hear the referee's whistle, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest possible winning pay-out is for three diamonds or clubs, which will win you five coins. The top prize is awarded for five of the red-shirted footballer, who will win you 250x your line-bet. Result!
A symbol containing the word 'wild' is the (go on … guess) wild symbol in this game. This symbol subsitutes for any symbol aside from the Free Spin or Trophy symbol.
A football is the free spin symbol. You can land free spin symbols anywhere on the reels and you will win – three symbols win you eight free spins, four symbols win you sixteen and five symbols win you twenty-four. During free spin mode, each player symbol that lands may turn into a sticky wild. Sticky wilds remain on the screen until the end of the free spins.
The trophy symbol only appears on the right-hand-most reel. If it appears in the base game, then you win between eight and twelve free spins or up to one thousand coins. During free spins the trophy will win you an additional two to four free spins, or up to one thousand coins, plus access to the wild reel feature. In this feature all the symbols on one randomly-chosen reel from reel one to reel four will turn into sticky wilds.
We don't like to use the phrase 'hastily' cobbled together – especially when it comes to describing a slot from Yggdrasil Gaming who usually put a great deal of time and effort into their games – but this is a very basic affair with disappointing graphics and gameplay that is only a few degrees above the standard 'wilds and scatters' type of slot. This slot is like England's participation in the 2016 Euro Champs – it's nothing really to get excited about!