Is it Game, Set and Match that ‘Centre Court’ will be a big hit? I haven’t seen that many slot games with a tennis theme but there’s no double faults here in this release from Microgaming. They’ve been putting out some great slot games for nearly two decades and they’re certs to go far in any tournament they enter.
Thankfully unlike the real thing, you don’t have to queue for hours on end to be able to get to Centre Court. This is a five reel slot game with three rows and nine paylines. I like the way that as you add paylines, you’re shown just where they are. You’ll forget it pretty soon so make sure you have a look at the paytable as that has all the information you need.
You can play between one and ten coins on each line you choose to play. That means the cost of playing ‘Centre Court’ ranges from £0.01 to £22.50. Not a bad range and you should find a level to bet at which you’ll be totally comfortable with.
The symbols in the game are a mixture of theme-related ones and the ten to Ace card symbols. The latter are at least given a bit of a revamp with a tennis ball and net thrown in for good measure. Theme related symbols are two male and two female tennis players. There’s also a Match Point symbol and the wild symbol in this game is the championship trophy. This substitutes for all other symbols with the exception of the scatter symbol which is the tennis ball with ‘scatter’ written on it. The symbols are basic and rather unimaginative. The same goes for the soundtrack which is a bit repetitive but at least when the reels land it’s kind of like the sound of a tennis ball hitting the ground.
It’s possible to gamble your wins and as usual this is the guess the next card. Double up by guessing the correct colour or quadruple your win by guessing the next colour. Nothing to do with the theme apart from Centre Court being written on the top card.
Playing the game is pretty straightforward with all the control buttons down at the bottom of the screen. There’s a regular and expert mode as in many Microgaming releases. The main difference in the expert mode is the ability to set five or ten autoplays.
You need three of the scatter symbols in order to trigger the Centre Court bonus feature. This is a free spins game and you’re awarded 18 of them to try and win some great cash prizes. That’s made even more possible by the fact that all your winning combinations can be increased by a multiplier that can go all the way up to 5x. It’s also possible to get another set of 18 free spins if you can get three more scatter symbols. The wild symbol is stacked during the free spins so that will really help bring some more wins in.
This is a pretty standard slot game. The graphics aren’t the greatest you’ll see nor is the soundtrack. The main highlight here is the bonus game and with stacked wilds and the ability to retrigger the free spins then you can get some good wins.