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.

Lord Merlin & The Lady of the Lake – Play’n Go 

The 5×3, 10-payline video slot that focuses on an earlier time in the great wizard Merlin’s life, specifically the start of his relationship with Vivian, the Lady of the Lake, and includes Excalibur spins along with a wild scatter symbol and gamble mode.

During the base game of the follow-up to 2019’s Rise of Merlin, the chosen expanding symbol can form winning combinations across non-adjacent reels. If the high value symbol is selected at least two of those symbols land and expand. Furthermore, if the royal symbol is selected at least three of them will land on and expand.

Once the player activates the free spins round, the scatter will transform into a wild scatter symbol. This acts like a Wild and substitutes for all symbols.

Moreover, in the free spins feature, when two or more wild scatters land it will trigger the Excalibur spins. Each wild scatter awards an additional Excalibur spin. The chosen special Expanding symbol locks in and can expand on all Excalibur spins.

The game also features an optional gamble round that provides an opportunity to multiply the total prize on any spin in the main game by correctly guessing the colour or suit of a hidden card. The gamble round can be played up to five times in a row.

“Our ‘families’ link games together under a recognisable umbrella; players see this and know that they are going to get the same great entertainment as a game they have enjoyed previously.

“However, familiarity alone will not keep players engaged; each game has to bring something different to the table, otherwise what’s the point?” – Martin Zettergren, Play’n Go CPO.

Cosmic Voyager – Thunderkick

Cosmic Voyager, which invites players on a galactic adventure, is a five-reel, 10-payline video slot that features an expanding symbol and bonus game with free spins.

If the player lands three stacked symbols on the first reel it will trigger the expanding symbols feature. During this mode, any symbol identical to the stacked will become an expanding symbol growing to cover the entire reel it lands on.

Furthermore, if three or more cosmic voyager symbols land during the base game, it will trigger the bonus game, awarding 10 free spins, depending on the amount of symbols that land, with players gaining an additional 10 spin if they land another three voyager symbols during the round.

Star Settler – BF Games

Continuing on the same theme, BF Games has globally launched Star Settler following a three-month exclusivity period with Kindred Group.

The title vows to take players on an intergalactic journey, with the reels featuring all the cosmic symbols one could expect such as planets astronauts, spaceships, probes, artefacts, and meteors.

The 5-reel, 3-row video slot strives to increase engagement levels via a number of features which include expanding hot and cold wilds, free spins and a bonus round where players can pick a win multiplier of up to x50 from six hidden options.

The game is certified in numerous jurisdictions and is immediately available to operators in the UK, Romania and under an MGA licence.

“Star Settler is a thrilling feature-packed title that is sure to have players coming back for more. The game has already proven successful with Kindred’s customers and we are excited about this global launch and offering even more players astronomical entertainment coupled with meteoric win opportunity.” – Piotr Szpoton, CEO at BF Games.

Captain Venture: Treasures of the Sea – Greentube

Captain Venture: Treasures of the Sea is a five-reel video slot with 10-paylines, with the title hyped as encapsulating ‘more features’, ‘more action’ and ‘more treasure’ as compared to the original.

The game comes with a feature titled sea change. After a spin, the reels may sink into the sea and rise again with different symbols, and any new spin that appears are paid.

The anchor drop re-spins feature may occur during an anchor symbol win. Once this happens, some reels then re-spin. The wild symbol does not replace the anchor symbol during this feature.

Additionally, chest symbol wins may add extra gem symbols to the reels during the treasure chest bounty.

During a spin, the treasure map may appear. If this happens, the captain venture symbol triggers the X marks the slot re-spins feature. Within this round, the captain venture symbol will float around the reels and highlight positions. These will add to the overall multiplier.

If the player lands three or more scatter symbols, the mystery multiplier free spins is awarded. After each spin, the wheel will apply a win multiplier and all wins are added.