Playtech is good at delivering quality slots that draw inspiration from sporting legends, with three of the prime examples being Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven, its follow-up Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends, and Ronnie O’Sullivan: Sporting Legends. In the latest installment of its sports-themed suite, the software studio pays tribute to yet another legendary sportsman, the Irish horse racing jockey Tony McCoy.
It is fair to say the software developers have gone above and beyond when crafting this addition to their sports-related collection. The game was released in 2019 and became an instant sensation among the members of the reels spinning community.
This probably has something to do with the progressive three-tiered jackpot AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is linked to. Here you have the chance to compete against the odds to win three appetizing prizes – the Mega, Weekly, and Daily pots. Let’s see what else this Playtech release has in store for players.
|AP McCoy: Sporting Legends Slot Summary|
|Paylines||243 Ways to Win|
|Wild Symbol||Orange Wild, Blue Wild, 3x Wild|
|Scatter Symbol||Wheel Scatter|
|Bonus Features||Bonus Wheel with Free Spins, Modifiers and Cash Prizes, Winning Line Free Games, Power Play|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of AP McCoy: Sporting Legends Slot
There are many merits to this installment in Playtech’s hugely popular series, starting with the fact AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is the first slot from the collection to feature a voiceover and animations with the man himself, the horse racing legend Tony McCoy, who has broken records by earning the Champion Jockey title twenty times in a row.
This time around, the game builders of Playtech’s sister company, Ash Gaming, have decided to tone things down a notch in terms of design. The reels and the background they rotate against are rather clean, yet elegant.
The grid is set against a simple dark background, with small-scale wins being awarded by five stylishly designed royals – A, K, Q, J, and 10. A and K pay 10x, 50x, and 200x the coin bet for three to five matching symbols. The most Q, J, and 10 can yield amounts to 100x the coin bet.
The jockey legend McCoy is understandably the highest payer in this feature-rich slot. He awards cash prizes of 2,500x, 250x, and 100x the coin wager for combinations of three-, four-, and five-of-a-kind. The symbol with McCoy riding a horse is the next best payer, awarding up to 2,000 the coin bet for five alike icons.
The Race Club badge, the jockey racing helmet, and the champion trophy are the mid-tier symbols in AP McCoy: Sporting Legends. All three share the same payouts, namely 25x, 100x, and 500x the coin stake per spin.
At least three identical symbols must appear on adjacent reels for you to receive a payout. The matches must begin from the leftmost reel but the exact grid positions of the symbols are irrelevant. The wins are multiplied by your coin bet, which is equal to your total wager divided by 25 according to the paytable.
Bonus Features of AP McCoy: Sporting Legends Slot
AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is rich in special features, including four different wild symbols that can stand in place for any other icon except the scattered bonus wheel. Three of these wilds can appear in the base game as well as during the free spins and the Power Play features. When part of a winning combination, the 3x wild produces treble payouts during free spins but its multiplier can escalate to 7x.
Perhaps more interesting is the wheel-of-fortune bonus game hosted by the legendary horse racing jockey himself. This one triggers whenever 3 wheel scatters land on the first, third, and fifth reels simultaneously. McCoy prompts you to spin the wheel for the chance to win 5 additional free spins, cash prizes of up to 1,000x your total stake, extra multipliers on your wilds during free spins or a +1 boost on your wins multiplier during the bonus rounds.
The fortune wheel can also trigger the Winning Line Free Games, a special feature that starts with 10 free spins. Your bonus rounds are enhanced by the multipliers you have earned with the help of the bonus wheel. Your payout and wild multipliers can reach 7x each.
This sports-themed slot is also equipped with the trademark Power Play feature, which can only be found in Playtech’s games. You can unlock it by clicking the Power Play button under the reels. This gives you a choice from two options – 5 free spins at 10x your total wager with a win accumulator and 5 free spins at 20x your total stake with a win accumulator, wilds on non-winning spins, and an additional Super Spin. The wilds on losing spins pile up to be added on the reels during your Super Spin.
Much like the previous installments in the Sporting Legends collection, AP McCoy gives spinners the opportunity to bag one of three progressive jackpots (Daily, Weekly, and Mega). The windfalls can occur on any spin (including losing ones) and at any bet level. The Daily Jackpot resets automatically if somebody wins it before 9 PM. The weekly progressive runs until midnight each Friday. Higher wagers increase your chances of entering the jackpot game.
AP McCoy: Sporting Legends is an absolute must-try even if one is not keen on horse racing. The slot is overloaded with features, not to mention it gives players the chance to walk away with a Grand Jackpot that can reach six-figure amounts. The fortune wheel bonus can also be extremely lucrative, especially if the pointer stops at the section with the cash prize of 1,000x your total stake. Trust us, this is one Playtech release you simply do not want to miss.