It might sound more like an arcade game than an online slot, but Champion Raceway is, in fact, a horse-racing themed slots game from IGT that lets you experience the thrill of a simulated horserace while simultaneously spinning your way to prizes across three reels and five paylines.
Champion Raceway manages to maintain the appearance of a classic three-reel slot while also upping the stakes with an innovative and fun special feature called the Raceway Derby. For each Derby Ribbon symbol that accompanies one of the paytable symbols, the respective horse edges its way along the track where the first to the finish line awards either a jackpot or the Victory Lap Free Spins Bonus. There's also a Garland wild symbol which is accompanied by a 3x multiplier, so if you get three wilds as part of a winning combo, the prize is multiplied by nine! You can play this entertaining and highly unique IGT slot on your mobile or desktop with bets of 25p to £100.
More about the Software Provider
IGT is a company that's been working in the casino industry since 1974, and over the years, it's gathered millions of fans through its highly playable slots including Cleopatra, Wolf Run, Da Vinci Diamonds, and Siberian Storm. Some of the most popular slots by IGT are those belonging to the Mega Jackpots series such as Mega Jackpots Isle O' Plenty, Mega Jackpots Star Lanterns, and Mega Jackpots Cleopatra.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Champion Raceway is a very unusual-looking game. The lower half of the screen looks much like a three-reel slot with its images of fruit machine-inspired grapes, lemons, watermelons, oranges, and plums. The paylines are also depicted in gold on each side of the reels. But the top half of the game screen is another matter. It starts with a series of rosettes, each of which is accompanied by a prize amount of a number of free spins, and beneath it is a virtual horseracing track featuring five horses and jockeys.
Aside from the fruit-related symbols mentioned above, Champion Raceway also uses a garland made from red roses which has "3X" written across it, plus all of the symbols except the garland
can land accompanied by a red, pink, blue, green or yellow rosette.
The sound effects are quite traditional, but you can also hear a crowd of onlookers chatting excitedly as they wait for the race to get underway.
Bonuses and Special Features
The Garland wild can replace any other symbol to help create a win on any of the five paylines, and it also triples the value of the prizes it creates. Plus, two Garlands award a 9x multiplier, and three Garlands award 10,000 times your bet!
The remaining symbols in Champion Raceway can include a coloured rosette, and whenever a symbol that has a rosette sub-symbol lands on the reels, the horse with the corresponding colour moves one place along the track. What's so good about the Raceway Derby Feature is that it helps you edge nearer to a bonus prize even on non-winning spins.
Depending on which horse wins the race, you receive one of the following five features:
Red Ribbon – jackpot of sixty times your total bet;
Green Ribbon – jackpot of twenty times your total bet;
Yellow Ribbon – jackpot of ten times your total bet;
Blue Ribbon – ten Victory Lap Free Spins;
Pink Ribbon – five Victory Lap Free Spins.
If you win five Victory Lap Free Games, you get increasing multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x on your first and second spin, 4x, 5x, 6x or 7x on your third and fourth spin, and 6x, 7x, 8x or 10x on your fifth spin.
If you win ten Victory Lap Free Games, you get increasing multipliers of 4x, 5x, 6x or 7x on your first four spins, 6x, 7x, 8x or 10x on your fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth spin, and 10x, 11x, 12x or 13x on your ninth and tenth spin.
Champion Raceway uses three reels, three rows of symbols, and five fixed paylines, and has an RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 92.81% to 96.66%.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Whether you're partial to the odd flutter or you've never watched a horse race in your entire life, Champion Raceway is undoubtedly a thrilling slot to play. Unlike a real race, you don't need to bet on the winner to be able to win a prize, and with both free spins and jackpots of between ten times and sixty times your bet on offer, it's a race you'll want to run time and again!