Centre Court is a tennis-themed online slot game created by leading casino developer Microgaming. The game features 5 reels and 9 paylines in a standard slot game format, as well as a number of reel symbols depicting various active tennis players and tennis-related paraphernalia.
The game’s title is a nod to the famous Centre Court of Wimbledon, a name that all tennis aficionados will know. Furthermore, to add to the game’s appeal to tennis fanatics and perpetuate the theme, the game was released on the eve of a major grand slam tennis event.
Game Graphics and Animations
The graphics of Centre Court are simplistic, neat and colourful, and incorporate bold primary shades and fun animations such as unique individual movements of the tennis ball, trophy and match point logo symbols when part of a winning reel combination. The tennis ball will begin to bounce up and down, the trophy zooms to a close-up and the letters of the match point logo move around. Furthermore, the pay table is set on a virtual green tennis court for added effect.
The ambience of the game is also enhanced by fun tennis-related sound effects. When three or more tennis ball scatter symbols drop and trigger a bonus game, for instance, cheerful applause can be heard from spectators, and the game is accompanied by an energetic soundtrack.
Centre Court Reel Symbols
The reel symbols in Centre Court all carry a tennis theme to further enhance the game’s sports-related theme. These symbols include 4 cartoon-style tennis players, 2 men and 2 women, actively playing the game, as well as a match point logo and higher value playing card symbols 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. A tennis ball is featured in almost every symbol.
Centre Court Wild Symbol
The Centre Court trophy is the game’s wild symbol. The trophy can substitute all game symbols except for the tennis ball scatter. Centre Court also has a stacked wilds feature, which allows wild symbols to stack onto the reels on which they appear in order to create even more winning reel combinations for players.
Centre Court Scatters and Bonus Games
The ‘scatter’ tennis ball is Centre Court’s scatter symbol. Dropping 3 or more of these symbols on the pay table will result in a bonus game being triggered.
Players will be awarded a bonus game that consists of 18 free spins whenever they drop 3, 4 or 5 scatters in a particular spin. Additionally, random win multipliers will apply to every free spin and increase players’ wins by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x the original win. The free spins bonus feature can also be retriggered by landing 3 or more tennis ball scatter symbols during the feature.
Centre Court online slots real money Canada also offers a gamble feature, which can be used to further increase players’ winnings. The gamble feature allows players to wager their most recent win in order to claim either double or quadruple the original bet. Players will be asked to choose the correct colour of a random hidden card to double their bets, or must predict the suit of the hidden card to quadruple their winnings.