AP McCoy: Sporting Legends Slot Machine
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Following NetEnt’s footsteps which have dedicated a slot to Peter Scudamore MBE, the eight-time champion jockey, Playtech has developed a slot which also tackles the horse racing theme, inspired by another world’s popular jockey, Anthony Peter McCoy. The title itself implies that McCoy will be the protagonist in this slot, but you will also see several other interesting symbols on the reels. It is beautifully designed and will definitely intrigue you.
You won’t see as many features as you would hope from a slot release nowadays, but the ones present in AP McCoy: Sporting Legends will be worth your try. To begin with, it features one of your favourites: Multipliers. You will get the Multipliers through the Wilds, only during the Free Spins feature, but still, they will really be a valuable addition to your wins.
In the base game, you will see the three different Wild representations, which can substitute for all regular symbols except for the Scatter symbols. The Scatters are the symbols that display a bonus wheel, and as they appear on reels one, three and five, they trigger the Bonus Wheel.
When you trigger the Bonus Wheel you get to spin it for cash prizes of up to 1,000x the total bet, 5 extra Free Spins or boosts to your Wild or Win Multipliers during the Free Spins. The Free Spins, on the other hand, can give you a Wild Multiplier of up to 7x and a Win Multiplier of up to 7x.
On any spin, including the no-win spins, you can randomly trigger the Daily, Weekly or Sporting Legends Jackpots. The bigger the bets you make, the higher your chances are of triggering the jackpots. You need to remember that entering the Jackpot Game guarantees you a win on one of the three jackpots available.
Playtech has also given you the possibility to purchase the Power Play accumulator. The first option is to get the Accumulator which will give you 5 Free Spins and $12,500.00 or 10x the max bet rewards, while the second option is the Accumulator Plus which gives you 5 Free Spins, Wilds on no-win spins and one Super Spin, as well as rewards of 20x the max bet or $25,000.00.
Theme & Design
When it comes to the game’s design, we found several similarities with the aforementioned slot by NetEnt. You will see the main protagonist, the jockey as the highest-paying symbol, then you will see him on his horse during a race, then you will see a symbol that reads Race Club, the jockey’s helmet and his trophy. Also, you will see the playing-card symbols which are not fitted to the theme.
Wagering & Paylines
Since there is the Power Play bet involved in AP McCoy: Sporting Legends, you can start betting with $0.25 but your bets can go up to $1,250.00. You make winning combos by matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right. All wins shown in the paytable are multiplied by coin bet, which for the total bet is 25.
Therefore, for the highest symbol McCoy, you can win $62,500.00 for the max bet, but the developer mentioned that the wins can go up to 1,000x the stake. For the max bet, this means that the maximum win potential in AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is $150,000.00. There is a below average RTP, though, of 95.03% which is a little bit discouraging.
The theme in AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is not entirely original and unique because as mentioned, NetEnt has portrayed it not so long ago in one of its slots. However, we can give Playtech credit for the features it involves since there is so much going on on the reels. The maximum win potential is not the greatest, but it may still motivate players to try and hit it. Overall, we could say that this is a decent slot, but not as impressive as other contemporary slots can be.