As a number of new igaming titles grace the CasinoBeats inbox, sit back and get to grips with a select few new slot games in one handy bite-size chunk.
Frozen Gems – Play’n Go
The 5×3 video slot puts players in the shoes of an intrepid explorer, separated from his crew during an arctic mission, who discovers hidden gems in the icy wasteland.
The game aims to provide a twist on the payways mechanic that allows symbols to be split on a special bonus reel, unlocking up to 8,748 payways, as well as unlimited cascading multipliers.
Featuring frozen bonus symbols on top of the reels that, once unfrozen, apply unique effects on the reels below; a constantly available multiplier also increases by one on each additional cascade.
All bonus symbols are frozen and need three winning symbols or scatters on the corresponding reel to be freed and trigger a unique effect on that reel!
Bonus wilds transform all symbols to wilds. Furthermore, splitting scatters separate all symbols into two or three, increasing the number of ways to win.
If the player lands three scatters they trigger the frozen spins feature which awards nine free spins. If additional scatters land within the round then it awards one extra spin.
“2021 will see us deliver more fun and innovative games like Frozen Gems. 2020 has been a resounding success for our partners, and for us, even in the face of some adverse conditions in the industry, and beyond.
“We made a promise to our operators, and we delivered. Next year we’ll set our aim even higher and, with their help, we’ll reach even more goals.” – Martin Zettergren, Play’n Go CPO.
Candyways Bonanza Megaways – Stakelogic and Hurricane Games
Developeed by Stakelogic alongside its Greenlogic partner Hurricane Games, the second slot off the production line allows players to immerse themselves in a world of candy, where they will find 512 ways to win with every spin.
Furthermore, the title also boasts a selection of bonus features including free spins, super stake and gamble.
Ten free spins are triggered when three free spins scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels. During the bonus round, a free spins multiplier of between x2 and x100 if added for each addition scatter symbol that lands. If more than one scatter symbol land, the multipliers are added together.
Candyways Bonanza Megaways is hooked up to the super stake system, and permits players to purchase the bonus in markets where it is approved.
Players can also gamble their winnings. They can bet on the card colour or card suit – the former potentially multiplying their win x2 and the latter x4.
“We have long had a vision for Candyways Bonanza Megaways and by working with Stakelogic have been able to bring that vision to life in a way that has far surpassed our expectations.
“It is a truly incredible game, visually but also in terms of the fun, entertainment and big win potential it provides. We are beyond proud of Candyways Bonanza Megaways and look forward to seeing players enjoy the sweet experience it offers.” – Damion Warren, CEO at Hurricane Games.
John Hunter and the Mayan Gods – Pragmatic Play
This 3×5 video slot sees the return of Pragmatic Play’s intrepid hero as he treks across the Mayan jungle in search of treasure. Fearsome gods await players as they look to aid John Hunter in the search for Temple Scatter symbols upon the reels.
A golden mask acts as a wild symbol, which can land on reels two, three or four. If a wild lands and forms a winning combination, it will expand to fill the entire reel.
Three or more scatter symbols will trigger the free spins mode, which is progressive, upgrading in level as more wild symbols land. As players upgrade their level, symbols become upgraded to more high-paying ones, potentially triggering wins of up to 2,500x a player’s stake.
“Pragmatic Play’s hero returns in John Hunter and the Mayan Gods, as players look to uncover temples and progress through the Free Spins levels.
“Creating this iconic igaming series has been a very exciting journey and we feel confident that this latest adventure will be warmly received.” – Yossi Barzely, chief business development officer at Pragmatic Play.
Faith – Pariplay
Pariplay invites players to join Faith on her next adventure to save the world from an extraterrestrial invasion in its new slot title based on the character from Valiant Entertainment Comics.
During the base game, when a wild symbol lands on the grid, it adds a locked frame to its position on the reel. Once all positions on the reel have locked frames, the reel transformers into a sticky expanded wild and awards the player three respins.
If the player lands three or more scatter symbols, then they trigger the free spins feature and are awarded 12 free spin.
Once the free spins is complete, if no full reel of locked frames occurs to trigger the sticky expanded wild respin then the reel which is the closest to being full is completed automatically and triggers the feature.