Spinions Game Day Pokie Review


The Spinions (who look suspiciously like Hollywood’s Minions) are back in a football-themed adventure from the designers at Quickspin. This online pokie is known as Spinions Game Day, and it features 25-paylines, multiple bonus rounds and adorable footballers who waddle their way across the pitch.

Total Wager

Spinions Game Day has 16 betting options to choose from. The lowest of these costs $0.10 per spin, while the most expensive is $100. With such a wide range of options, this pokie should satisfy most fans of online gambling.

Adjustable RTP

Like most Quickspin pokies, this game comes with three possible RTP choices. For those who are unaware, the RTP (expressed as a percentage) indicates the average long-term payout of a slot. A 95% game, for example, would result in an average return of $95 for every $100 wagered.

In this case, the online casino host can choose from 87%, 94% and 96%. However, since 96% is about average for an online pokie, the other two options are completely unacceptable.

The biggest issue is whether or not the casino chooses to tell you which RTP is being used. Unfortunately, I imagine that most will keep this information to themselves.

Spinions Game Day Paytable

Next up, let’s take a look at the game’s symbols and payouts. For the sake of these examples, I’ll be using a wager of $25 per spin.

  • Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten – All of these symbols pay $5 for three matches, $20 for four and $50 for five.
  • Whistle and Hat – These symbols pay $10 for three matches, $30 for four and $100 for five.
  • Megaphone – Pays $15 for three matches, $40 for four and $125 for five.
  • Gloves – Pays $15 for three matches, $40 for four and $150 for five.
  • Shoes – Pays $25 for three matches, $50 for four and $200 for five.
  • Spinion Football Player – This is the game’s wild symbol, and it substitutes for everything except the scatter. It also pays $30 for three matches, $100 for four and $300 for five.
  • Trophy – This is the game’s scatter symbol. It only appears on reels one, three and five. If you get three of them, you’ll receive 10 free spins.

virtual reels for Spinions Game Day pokie

Passing Wild Re-spins

This feature triggers when two or more wild symbols land on the reels at the same time. When this occurs, wilds stay on the screen for the duration of the feature. Each time a new wild lands, the player receive an additional re-spin.

When the feature begins, a football will appear on a random wild. On the next re-spin, the wilds move one step in a random direction, and the ball is randomly passed from one Spinion to another on each re-spin. The wild that receives the ball gets a +1 multiplier that applies to all wins for the duration of the feature.

Game Day Re-spins

This bonus triggers when scatter symbols land on reels one, three and five. The player gets 10 free spins, and they can earn another five spins by getting an additional scatter on reel five.

If a wild lands during this phase, it will remain until all free spins have been exhausted. During each free spin, these wilds will move to a new location on the reels.

When two or more wilds are on the screen, a football also appears. For each remaining spin, the ball will pass between the Spinions. The Spinion who receives the ball gets a +1 multiplier, and this lasts for the duration of the bonus.

Buy Feature

During the base game, you can choose this option by paying 60x your wager. When this happens, you’ll immediately trigger the Game Day Free Spins bonus.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Spinions Game Day is a decent pokie that offers multiple bonus rounds to keep players engaged. However, the game’s theme is a blatant rip-off of Minions, and the possibility of an 87% RTP is a major negative.