Holy Diver is the latest online slot offering from games developer Big Time Gaming.
Holy Diver is to launch exclusively with LeoVegas on Wednesday 23 January and with Royal Panda from Thursday 24 January, before being made available to the wider market on Thursday 7 February 2019.
The very first spins, however, will be played by casino streaming sensation Kim Hultman (also known as LetsGiveItASpin), and will be broadcast on CasinoGrounds.com on the Wednesday 23 January at 8pm.
Big Time Gaming states that it’s striving to “rock the online casino sector to its core” via its latest slot release, which has also been more than two years in the making, in addition to being themed around the song of the same name by 80s American heavy metal band Dio.
Featuring BTG’s MegaWays mechanic, which afford players up to 117,000 ways to win the base game as well as 586,971 in the bonus game, as well as being the first to feature its Reel Adventure, allowing the introduction of “complex narratives and interactive characters”.
This has been utilised to create three worlds with three tiers of volatility, controlled by the player by choosing to play the bonus round or to level up and play the base game with a multiplier.
This is unlocked when an animated knight moves along a path below the reels, who, when coming across a treasure chest, opens it to reveal one of four reel modifiers.
Players collect gems hidden in treasure chests, instead of using a scatter symbol to unlock a bonus feature, coming complete with four colours which players must collect to trigger it.
Following which, players are given the choice to play the free spins feature at level one/two, or decline to play the bonus and upgrade to level two/three instead, and return to the base game and play with a x2/x3 Wild multiplier.
If the player triggers the bonus free spins feature at level three the bonus game is initiated with a x3 multiplier in place, with Holy Diver rock song starting to play upon entering the bonus game.
Also prevalent in the bonus game is the knight once again, who fights mystical figures whom once defeated can reveal diamonds to trigger free spins and re-spins.
WHAT THEY SAY
Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming, commented: “Holy Diver is our most complex and comprehensive game to date and is something truly special.
“Reel Adventure is a huge leap forward in slot game development and allows us to take any theme, brand, movie, etc and combine it with a narrative and central character.
“The whole team is very proud of what we have achieved with Holy Diver, and we look forward to launching it exclusively with LeoVegas on 23 January.”
James Ford, head of casino at LeoVegas, added: “The Big Time Gaming team has done it once again. Holy Diver takes online & mobile slot games to an entirely new level.
“This is one of the most entertaining, thrilling and rewarding games that we’ve seen on mobile to date, and we are delighted to be offering it to our players first.”