Online casino content developer Skywind Group has been left wanting more, after liaising with former German international footballer and captain Lothar Matthäus.
Starving to excite sports fans and slot players around the world, the 3×5, 15-line slot has been developed in close collaboration with Matthäus and follows long hours of studio recording.
“Lothar Matthäus is a dedicated, driven and hard-working man. He is exceptionally talented. His energy and commitment to perfection was of great benefit, and we are so happy and proud of the game that resulted,” Uri Cohen, Skywind Group vice president of games and content, said of Lothar Matthäus – Be a Winner.
Praising a “close relationship and ongoing partnership” that “can be seen in every aspect of the game,” Matthäus’ autograph can award players with free spins, with his “thunder kick” bringing random wilds.
Oren Cohen Shwartz, Skywind Group managing director, explained: “Sport themed branded video slots games have an appeal not only for casino players but also sports punters who are passionate about sports. The cross-sell opportunity is also appealing to operators.
“No sports fan is ever silent in a thrilling game. That’s why this was the perfect opportunity to bring out an all new bonus game that really lets you channel your enthusiasm.
“Cheering on the stands of a football stadium encourages the players on the field to push just a bit more. Shouting ‘goal!’ into your microphone in this innovative, never before seen bonus game, might encourage a cash prize”
Adding: “Sports are a very important form of entertainment and should have the same opportunities to be expressed and experienced in different ways.
“The propensity to latch onto something familiar, that a person can relate to, is a trait rooted deep in human nature. Slot developers will often try to craft their own stories, but on a psychological level, players usually get more excited by a well-known name, characters like the legendary Lothar Matthäus whom we all know and love, and a familiar story behind the game.
“Lothar Matthäus – Be a Winner is a game that proves that a football themed brand game can have a fresh, young and modern look with innovative features.
“It brings the football field’s enthusiastic atmosphere and kicks the slots into action. This game will appeal to a vast range of players, not only to football fans.”
To celebrate the new partnership and igaming title Skywind produced the below video.