Bicicleta slot review (Yggdrasil)
We have revisited this 2018 online slot game to get you in the mood for soccer again! Please put on your hippest soccer shoes, warm-up and sprint on the fresh-smelling grass: it's time for Bicicleta! The name Bicicleta is synonymous with the so-called Bicycle Kick, an impressive half-twist that only the most skilled strikers can perform.Play Now
Due to the Coronavirus, a lot of football/soccer competitions have come to a halt
This slot machine is a clone of the insanely popular Vikings Go Wild video slot. And that means that the free spins bonus round, with the sticky wilds and retriggers, is hugely exciting.
Will you score the winning goal in injury time with Bicicleta?
Bicicleta gameplay and features
Bicicleta has 25 paylines and a playing field of 5 reels with 4 symbols. The payout rate of this slot machine is 96.3% – well sufficient. The variance is medium, and you can mainly score massive profits in the bonus game.
The symbols consist of a mix of soccer players and card symbols. Yggdrasil has not chosen to transform existing football stars into symbols. So we see a tough-looking punk, a lady (?) with Rasta curls and two other pretty ‘boys.’ The soccer players are the premium symbols and yield between 250 and 175 coins with 5 of the same on an active payline.
The card symbols (with a nice soccer motif on it) are worth between 50 and 80 coins with five identical ones. All symbols are stacked. The wild symbol replaces all symbols except the scattered Free Spins symbol.
The bonus features of Bicicleta
This video slot has two bonus features: the Trophy Award and the Free Spins Bonus.
The Free Spins Bonus
This bonus can be activated in two ways:
- If you have 3, 4, or 5 Free Spins Symbols scattered on the screen: you are awarded 8, 16 or 24 free spins, respectively.
- By hitting the Trophy Award: 8 – 12 free spins are yours.
During the Free Spins Bonus, all football players have an essential role. Every time they appear on the screen, they will try to score with the famous Bicicleta Kick. If this succeeds, they will turn into a Sticky Wild for the rest of the free spins.
Sometimes you manage to collect almost a screen full of wilds, so every spin turns into a Super Big Win – that’s our cue to do a little victory dance behind our pc.
The Free Spins Bonus of this video slot, therefore, harbours considerable potential. Regularly you land prizes of 100 x or 200 x your total bet.
The downside, of course, this bonus doesn’t drop that often for this reason.
The Trophy Award
The ‘cup’ symbol only appears on the 5th reel and may drop on the reel’s position.
This cup can appear in the base game as well as in the bonus round.
If this symbol appears, you win a credit prize or free spin:
- In the base game: up to 1,000 coins or 8 – 12 free spins.
- In the bonus round: up to 1,000 coins, 1 – 4 free spins or a Sticky Wild Reel.
Our verdict on Bicicleta
Although this is an obvious Vikings Go Wild (one of Yggdrasil’s most popular slot machines) clone, Bicicleta is a delightful and, above all, exciting slot game nonetheless.
The Free Spins Bonus is top-notch, and it’s also a big plus that you can win this bonus in 2 different ways.
Although they might have exploited the potential a bit more, the soccer theme is very well-developed and executed. For example, you have to shoot penalties to determine the number of free spins or something in that direction.
This slot tailors football lovers and slot players who like some risk. The score:
3.5 out of 5 stars