NetEnt has released the long-awaited, first sports-branded slot Scudamore’s Super Stakes. From the moment NetEnt and Peter Scudamore first announced the collaboration, players have been eagerly waiting for the release.
Scudamore’s Super Stakes is a 5-reel, 3-row slot which presents the exciting horseracing experience and 15-year-old career of the world’s most popular and renowned 8 times champion, the jockey Peter Scudamore MBE.
NetEnt stated that this was the right moment for the game to take off, with the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National just around the corner.
Theme and Gameplay
The slot features the most unique theme ever, one that has never been portrayed in any other slot. It features racing highlights from races where Scudamore won 1,678 times, including the Kentucky Derby, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Dubai World Cup, Melbourne Cup, Breeders Cup and Royal Ascot.
The Scudamore theme is depicted in detail, both throughout the symbols and the gameplay. Punters can take advantage of the Scudamore Wild, which acts as a replacement for other symbols in the formation of wins, except for the Scatter. As horseshoes appear stabbing symbols on the reels at random, 2 to 5 symbols get randomly transformed into Wilds.
But the peak of the gameplay is the Peter’s Classic Cup, triggered with 3 Trophy Scatters. This is when the reels expand to 5×4 and the game gives you 32 ways to win. The players get to choose a horse and bet on it and root for it to win. The horses need to move one stop at a time, up to the 4th and final stop so the player can win the corresponding prize. The horses and jockeys move as the player lands certain combinations of symbols and forms winning combos. The Peter’s Classic Cup, as you can notice, is a real match for the theme since it involves real horseracing and horse betting. This is when you can win the highest payout, of up to 5,000x the stake.
But NetEnt also included the innovative Bet Slip option, with which you can buy tickets and wager on a certain symbol to land on the reels within a fixed number of spins. This feature mixes sports betting and slots gaming, which is awesome.
Comments by Scudamore and NetEnt
Scudamore said that he collaborated closely with NetEnt, sharing his experience and capturing all the thrill and excitement of horse racing. He added that he is proud his name was put to the game, mostly because it is NetEnt’s first-of-its-kind slot.
NetEnt said about Scudamore that not only is he a true legend but he also has an incredible personality that permeated his knowledge, character and charm into the game.