One thing that there is no shortage of these days is slots games based around the various sports – as their success has led more sports betting fans to hit online casino websites – and a fair proportion of these games are football slots.

This is understandable, as football is one of the biggest sports globally, but it means that there is a lot of competition amongst football themed slots games. One such game that seems to have risen above the general pack is the World Cup-inspired five reel video slot Soccer Safari, but why has this particular game proven such a hit?

A major factor in its success may be the fact that it is funnier than most of the other football slots games, thanks to the central idea of an animal World Cup. The animated buffalo, baboons, warthogs and wolves on the reels are inspired, and this – together with the World Cup idea – gives it an appeal that goes well beyond tribal football affiliations. Indeed, even people who do not like football will probably enjoy Soccer Safari, for the sheer comedy value that it offers, which gives it a wider potential customer base than most football themed casino games.

It also really works as a slot game, offering a fine bonus game where you have to attempt to score goals from different angles – with the chance of scooping prize bonuses should you succeed in doing so. Again this game is naturally appealing to fans of football, but also has plenty of interest to those who care more about casino gambling, and the latter group will also be delighted by the $8000 top jackpot that Soccer Safari offers players. It is also a game which gives you a fine chance of a payout, should you not be lucky enough to take this jackpot, because there is a wild reel icon (the Soccer Safari logo one) to fill in for any icon missing on your reel, and thirty pay lines.