Nobody could ever really mistake me for being some sort of horse racing enthusiast, but that fact didn’t stop me from playing this new Playtech game. AP McCoy: Sporting Legends incorporates the horse racing theme fully, but it also operates as a compelling online slot game in general at the same time. To say that I’m not a fan of the sport, I still thoroughly enjoyed spinning the reels of this slot game.
Main Game and Paytable
Accessing this Playtech slot game will present you with a layout of five reels and three rows, so it provides a standard video slot design. Alongside this, Playtch has added a set of 243 ways for you to win. You do have the ability to change your wager in the game, with options of between €0.25 and €1,250 to choose from.
I already expected to find some high-quality graphics in this game – it is, after all, a Playtech offering. AP McCoy: Sporting Legends starts with symbols of playing card images from 10 through to A. Then comes a symbol of a trophy, which can pay out up to 500x your wager. The same can be said about the jockey’s hat and the race club sign. There’s a symbol of the horse rider in action and finally, AP McCoy can pay out up to 2,500x your stake.
As well as the base gameplay, this slot features some intriguing specialities, starting with the wild icon. There are three wild symbols, all of which substitute for all other icons except for the scatter. Therefore, it can help you to form winning combinations on each spin.
There’s also the inclusion of a scatter symbol, which is present in the shape of the Bonus Wheel. This one appearing anywhere on reels one, three and five will trigger the Bonus Wheel round. In this round, you need to spin the wheel to win cash prizes or a boost to the game’s free spins round. Each spin of the wheel can award five extra games, a +1 boost to the wild multiplier in free spins, a +1 boost to the win multiplier in free spins or a cash prize of up to 1,000x your stake.
The free spins feature of AP McCoy: Sporting Legends comes enhanced with modifiers that come from the Bonus Wheel round. Win multipliers of up to 7x and wild multipliers of up to the same amount can be in action for it.
Finally, there are three progressive jackpots included in the slot, and any spin of any amount can trigger The Sporting Legends Jackpot. This includes spins without any wins involved. There’s a Daily or Weekly Jackpot, which need to be won within their time limits. The Sporting Legends Jackpot can be won at any time. Entering the jackpot round will guarantee a win of one of the three.
I’ll admit that AP McCoy: Sporting Legends wouldn’t normally be the kind of slot that I’d automatically go for. Yet, Playtech has done a great job with this one. The inbuilt features make it ultimately more appealing, while the graphics from this developer ensure that there’s enough visual appeal at the same time.