On the spin: Slot launch round-up

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It’s certainly been a busy 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.

Oryx Gaming – Battle Dwarf

Developed by Oryx’s remote gaming server brands Golden Hero and JTG studios, Battle Dwarf is the second title in the supplier’s catalogue that brings the Japanese pachislot experience to Europe, combining a 3-reel, 5 fixed-payline with an arcade-style title.

Packaged in a theme that takes players deep into the mines to dig for breath-taking jewels and fight against fierce dragons, the firm stresses that the new introduction comes packed with a number features that have proved popular in Asia and particularly the Japanese market.

Matevz Mazij, managing director of Oryx Gaming, said of the new game: “The release of Battle Dwarf cements our position as a trailblazer in the gaming industry, as it is only through our content that European players can enjoy the thrill of the pachislot gaming experience.

“Battle Dwarf offers our partners an exciting concept that will capitalise on the increasing popularity of Japanese games in Western markets, and we are certain its performance will be outstanding across the board.”

Play’n Go – Inferno Joker/3 Hand Casino Hold’em

Releasing two new titles on the same day, the gaming content supplier has unveiled a brand new slot titled Inferno Joker alongside a table poker game, 3 Hand Casino Hold’em.

Inferno Joker is a 5×3 grid slot featuring classic slot symbols including gold bars, lucky 7’s, fruits and more, providing a blend between classic slot gaming and modern designs and features. 

3 Hand Casino Hold’em follows the gameplay of poker in its traditional form but allows the player to play three hands at the table simultaneously, tripling their chances of achieving winning hands.

Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n Go, stated: “We are well-known for our slot prowess, and Inferno Joker is a strong addition to our extensive portfolio. 

“With the release of 3-Hand Casino Hold’em we are highlighting, not only the variety of entertainment that we have to offer but also showing that we are bringing the same creativity and innovation that we bring to our slot to our table games as well.

“We are entering the final throes of 2019, it’s important for us to finish just as strongly as we started and with what we have planned, that’s exactly what we’ll do.”

Kalamba Games – Zombie Queen

With big wins buried in a haunted graveyard, in the 6×4, 50 payline slot, walking multiplier wilds, a new feature in the supplier’s cabinet, enters reels during the base game to maintain player interest and build win anticipation. 

Kalamba’s monetisation boosting HyperBonus and HyperBet also feature, which it states offer an even greater thrill for players by allowing them to buy into the free spin round or adjust the value of the wild multipliers in the reels.

After any win sequence, the Zombie Queen appears on the screen offering more chances to win payouts of up to 1930x the original bet.

“The Zombie Queen brings the fun filled graveyard theme in this spooky slot to life and we’re certain her character will be an instant hit with players,” noted Alex Cohen, COO and co-founder of Kalamba Games.

“The new walking multiplier wilds in Zombie Queen, coupled with our proven signature features, make this a highly engaging title for any portfolio, offering multiple levels of anticipation and excitement that boosts operator revenues with strong player retention rates.” 

NetEnt – Twin Happiness

Striving to add an Asian twist to a tried and tested NetEnt slot, the 5-reel, 3-row entry sees at least two of the reels synchronised and linked together. 

During the spin the reels can expand to become triplet, quadruplet or even quintuplet reels on 243 ways pay configuration. Twin Happiness also includes Wild symbols, which appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substitute for all symbols.  

“As our first authentically designed Asian slot, we are really happy with the results. The linked reel mechanics remain the core of this title, but the Asian-style graphics and sounds will appeal to old and new slot fans alike. We’re expecting it to be a go-to game for many players.” said Bryan Upton, NetEnt director of games.

Evoplay Entertainment – Reign of Dragons

Designed to be HTML5 mobile-perfect for handheld gaming, Reign of Dragons takes players into a universe of dragons and their masters – four charming ladies, each representing the elements of fire, air, water and earth. 

The 5-reel, 20-payline slot’s big wins are triggered when the earth’s elements combine, unleashing the true power of the Reign of Dragons gameplay. 

Alex Levchenko, CEO of Evoplay Entertainment, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching our most magical story yet! An enchanting soundtrack combined with our latest in graphics create an atmosphere of total immersion, so lean back, relax and enjoy the story play out on-screen while spinning to your heart’s content.”

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