The Universal Cup slots game was produced by the Leander slots design company and is leased out by casinos using many different primary casino platforms. Leander Gaming publish the House Edge information for their slots games within the game help files. The House Edge of Universal Cup is 5.83%.
If you’re going to shoot for the stars, the Universal Cup trumps the World Cup.
The Universal Cup game has 5 reels, 20 paylines and you can bet one coin per payline.
The ‘Cup’ symbol is Wild.
There are three bonus features when playing Universal Cup. The first bonus feature is activated randomly and when this happens will change a random number of reels into Wild reels.
The second bonus feature is triggered when you receive the ‘Bonus’ symbol anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing nine Bonus symbol. Click on the Bonus symbols one at a time to reveal either individual symbols or all 3 symbols on the paytable. Keep selecting Bonus symbols until you have the corresponding number of matching symbols to trigger a payout of one of the symbols. Due to the multi-symbols it is possible to win more than one prize from this bonus feature.
The third bonus feature is activated when you receive the ‘Free Spins’ bonus symbol anywhere on reels 1, 3 and 5. When this happens you will be awarded 7 free spins. During the free spins each spin Patrick will change a random number of reels into Wild reels.
Universal Cup is a skin of a game that Leander has used several times for games like Patrick’s Jackpot, Scrooge’s Jackpot and Apollo God of the Sun. But it’s missing the progressive jackpot that these games include and correspondingly carries a far higher House Edge. Universal Cup is a pretty game and has a decent range of bonus features. But why would you want to play this game when it’s charging nearly twice the average House Edge of the games being released right now? And doubly why would you want to choose this game, when you can get exactly the same game, just with a different theme, that includes the chance of winning a progressive jackpot and charges less than half the price of Universal Cup? The only conclusions we can draw is that this was an effort to cash in on the increased interest in football that will unquestionably be generated by the upcoming 2018 World Cup. Not a great reason for delivering a poor player experience.