Under starter’s orders – and they’re off! We’re off to the races again in Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from Playtech that comes with stacked wild respins where multipliers can boost payouts by up to 7x. There’s also a free spins round where your payout is doubled or trebled if you manage to back a winner. Play on your desktop, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £625 per spin.
Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends is the sequel to the ever-popular Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven. Just like the original, it’s pretty basic as far as design goes. With racecourse grandstands in the background, you’ll see playing cards, horse shoes, helmets, rosettes and Frankie himself spinning around the reels. The top standard symbol pays up to 60 times your bet per payline.
By far the top payer is the gold cup which is the wild – it replaces everything bar the scatter and offers awards of 5, 400 times your bet if you land 5 in combination. There are 2 features on offer in this trip to the track.
Galloping Wild Respins feature – land a fully stacked wild on reel 1 to trigger this. You’ll be awarded a respin with the stacked wild moving to fill reel 2. If that results in a winner, the process is repeated. These gallops keep on coming until there’s a respin with no winner or the stacked wild reaches reel 5. Multipliers increase with each respin, starting at 2x on reel 2 then rising to 3x, 5x and 7x.
Golden Derby Free Games feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the winning post scatter and you’ll win a prize equal to 5, 10 or 100 times your total stake. Before the free spins begin, choose 1 of the red, green or yellow horses. During the free spins, you’ll only see red, yellow and green horse wilds on reel 5.
Each time 1 hits, the same coloured horse moves 1 place to the finish line in the track above the reels. The free spins continue until a horse reaches the winning post. If your chosen horse finishes 1st or 2nd, your winnings from the free spins are trebled or doubled.
The game also offers a chance to win 1 of 3 potential jackpot prizes – at random. There are Daily and Weekly jackpots which pay out every day or every week. The biggie is the Sporting Legends Jackpot where the really big money is on offer.
You’d be hard pushed to describe Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends a thoroughbred – it’s no nag though either. Expect to land the Galloping Wild Respins at regular intervals. We found it difficult to get past the 3x multiplier though – if you do, some very decent results are possible. The same is true of the free spins which we found to be a real mixed bag.
Frankie Dettori’s second video slot outing is much like his first. It’s not especially flash on the design front but the features offer some potential. If you liked the original, then this sequel should appeal.