The makers of 1st Down, Inspired Gaming, first became known for creating virtual sports games before it began making mobile slots in 2015. So, it makes perfect sense that the company's two loves are combined in the 1st Down slot game.
The fact that you can pick your own team from some of the most famous names in American Football is highly likely to appeal to existing fans of the sport, as well as encourage players with no previous experience of American Football to see what it's all about.
1st Down is a five-reel slot with thirty fixed paylines, and it includes wild symbols as well as an explosive bonus game in which you can win cash by scoring field goals and touchdowns.
The 1st Down slot turns your mobile device into a virtual American Football stadium that's packed with fans. Turn the volume up, and you'll hear loud cheering and music as the camera zooms in towards the centre of the pitch to prompt you to pick your favourite team.
You can choose to play alongside The Sabers, The Hawks, The Stags, The Stormers, The Comets, The Diablos, The Cyclones or The Bobcats, and the colour of each team alters the colour of the stadium backdrop once you're ready to start spinning the reels.
The game uses five reels, thirty fixed paylines, and three rows of symbols, and as you begin to play, you'll have the opportunity to create three, four and five-of-a-kind wins with the football players, footballs, helmets, the team logos, and playing card symbols.
1st Down offers a top prize of 250,000 coins and is considered a low-to-medium volatility slot.
Apart from being able to choose your favourite football team, you can also select your preferred bet size, whether you wish to listen to the music and sound effects, reverse the buttons on your mobile device to play left-handed and enable Turbo Mode to spin the reels faster.
The American Football trophy performs the role of the wild symbol in the 1st Down slot game, and it's only ever seen on Reels 2, 3, and 4. The wild has the ability to contribute towards winning combinations as it can substitute for any symbol except the scatter.
The gold coin scatter symbols in the 1st Down slot come with bet multipliers that range from 1x to 10x. If five land on the screen, the bonus game is launched. Virtual sports clips are used to give you football drives during which, your team is on the offence.
Score a field goal, and you receive three times the combined value of the scattered coins. Score a touchdown, and you get six times the combined value of the scattered coins.