The Superbowl has got nothing on the 1st Down slot game where you're the star of the field, and your teammates can help you claim the winner's trophy by scoring points against the opposition.

The makers of the slot, Inspired Gaming, have made the playing experience as immersive as possible by using video clips of live matches and the ability for you to play alongside your favourite team.

Our Verdict:

1st Down brings the excitement of American Football to life on mobiles and desktops, and you're sure to be cheering along with the crowd that fills the stadium before you.

We love the fact that the software developer behind the 1st Down slot - Inspired Gaming – has chosen to forgo a traditional free spins bonus in favour of a more interactive special feature that offers you sizeable cash prizes for helping your chosen team to score points.

You can also score money by creating winning combinations using American Football-inspired symbols and wild substitutions.

Whatever the size of your budget, anyone can join the field for a piece of the action in 1st Down as you can wager as little as 10p and up to £100 per spin.


The playing area of the 1st Down slot includes five reels, thirty paylines (N.B., all of which are active throughout), and three rows of symbols.

The backdrop is that of a massive American Football stadium which is packed with cheering fans. Once you've picked a team, the lights go down, and the background colour changes to match the colour of your chosen team.

The payouts are identical regardless of which team you select, and you can change sides at any point provided the reels aren't in motion.

The eight teams that you can choose to play within 1st Down are the Cyclones, Diablos, Stags, Hawks, Bobcats, Comets, Stormers, and Sabres, and the symbols that are used for the game alter according to which side you pick.

Once the game gets underway, you get the chance to win prizes by landing three or more matching symbols including the players, American football helmets, footballs, playing card symbols, and your team's logo.

Although you can't change the number of active paylines in the 1st Down slot game, you can choose to turn on Turbo Mode, reverse the buttons for left-hand play, view your game history, and mute the music.

Wild Symbol:

Extra winning opportunities are available through the wild symbol, which is the American Football Trophy. It can land on the middle three reels of 1st Down only and is able to replace any symbols apart from the scatter when a win is possible.

Bonus Features:

The Virtual Games Bonus Feature is the highlight of the 1st Down slot, and once it's triggered with five or more of the gold coin symbols (which also come with win multipliers of up to x10), you get to try and score field goals and touchdowns in return for cash rewards. But if you miss or throw an interception, it's game over…