It’s been a busy start to the week for slot launches, with a number of new entrants gracing the CasinoBeats inbox. So, sit back and get to grips with a select few in one handy bite-size chunk.

Microgaming – Banana Odyssey

Soar through space to the Banana Planet with Microgaming’s latest slot entry, developed by Slingshot Studios, the creators of Zombie Hoard and Cash of Kingdoms.

The five-by-three reel, 10-payline online slot follows two astro-chimps as they embark upon a new mission, featuring free spins, expanding wilds and respins, and paying out both ways.

James Buchanan, director of global operations at Microgaming, commented: “We always strive to deliver a diverse, quality content portfolio to meet the needs of our operators, and Banana Odyssey is testament to this. 

“Originally conceptualised by Twin during one of Microgaming’s interactive games concept days with operators, and following a two-month exclusivity period with the operator, the game is now available to our wider customer base. 

“Slingshot Studios have done a tremendous job creating an energetic, fast-paced slot, successfully combining popular game mechanics of respins, expanding wilds and free spins. 

“Engrossed with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a foot-tapping soundtrack, Banana Odyssey is a captivating new addition to Microgaming’s library of games.”

NetEnt – Imperial Riches

Set in a Chinese garden among a world of splendour and serenity, NetEnt is aiming to take players on an exciting journey to the Far-East. 

The five-reel, three-row slot also features the firm’s Avalanche concept, where in both the main game and during free falls feature, symbols fall into position onto the reels instead of spinning.

During the feature, a winning bet line triggers an Avalanche, where all symbols in winning combinations, apart from scatter symbols, light up and disappear to continue until there are no more wins.

“This game is packed with features. We are continuing our jackpot successes this year with Imperial Riches but with our Avalanche mechanic. The three-stage, nested bonuses give players a chance to experience the free falls game, collecting jewels from wins for entry into another coin win feature, and then a Jackpot bonus game.  

“The chance to win one of five realistically-priced jackpots and the beautiful, authentic Asian artwork and theme makes this game speak the promise of fortune for players across the board,” noted Bryan Upton, NetEnt director of games.

Push Gaming – Razor Shark

Development studio Push Gaming submerges players in an underwater world where treasures can be unlocked thanks to the game’s razor reveal and free spins features.

Those that take the plunge will enter an scene where sharks roam the reels, with players swimming among them in search of hidden riches which can be accessed via the game’s four features, as mystery stacks and increasing multipliers join the aforementioned duo.

James Marshall, CEO of Push Gaming, stated: “Razor Shark is a game with huge depth, offering exciting win potential from base game through to its wildly progressive free spins.

“We’ve introduced unique features such as a nudging reveal symbol and ‘razor reveal’ instant win prizes, adding new levels of anticipation and excitement to our renowned volatile and thrilling catalogue of games”. 

Nolimit City – Pixies vs Pirates

The Malta based software provider has debuted its latest igaming entry, with Pixies vs Pirates promising enhanced excitement via the introduction of two new mechanics.

Released globally to all partners, the games strives to give players a “unique experience” via the 729 fixed ways and 6×3 reel game.

xNudge, lauded as the signature nudging stacked wild, increases its multiplier with every nudge, but via the new introduction xWays landing a relevant symbol on screen can randomly award a one that may duplicate to increase the amount of ways won.

Landing both mechanics on the same reel offers a multiplier increase of up to six times.

Per Lindheimer, product owner at Nolimit City, said: “Pixies vs Pirates is our first release with our new xWays feature mechanic, merged with the previous smash hit mechanic xNudge! 

“The two together can create thrilling spins with huge potential! With stunning graphics, especially in mobile portrait mode, this game will keep you on your toes both in main game and the free spins mode.”