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.
Thunder Screech – Play’n Go
Play’n Go has added to its range of mythological themed slots, with its latest introduction based on a legend found in several Native American cultures.
The game centres around the story of the Thunderbird; a creature formed to protect humanity, a symbol of power and strength.
Within the game, wild symbols substitute for all symbols, except the scatter, and only appear on reels two, three, and four. The call feature is activated randomly and adds five to nine wild symbols. Moreover, the strike feature is activated similar to the call mode, upgrading all wild symbols to thunder wild symbols.
Furthermore, the thunder wild symbols substitute for all symbols and only appear on reels two, three, and four. Additionally, the symbol triggers re-spins when landing and is sticky until its multiplier reaches x3. The symbol multiplier always starts at x1, increasing by one between each re-spin.
When multiple thunder wilds are present on a payline, the multipliers are added together for a maximum multiplier of x9. The feature ends when no thunder wild symbol is present.
Scatter symbol on reels two, three, and five trigger five free spins. Wild symbols are upgraded to thunder wild. During free spins, at least one thunder wild is guaranteed to land.
“It’s important to give players new ideas and stories to explore while they’re playing; but, it’s also vital that the game itself is still good enough to keep them interested.
“Many games may be wrapped in a nice theme and have some fun artwork, but then, there’s nothing to hold the players’ interest when it comes to gameplay.
“So, while early numbers might be good, there’s a sharp decline as people play once and then move onto something else. We create games for people to enjoy over and over again.” – Martin Zettergren, Play’n Go CPO.
Labyrinth of Knossos MultiJump – Yggdrasil and DreamTech Gaming
Dreamtech Gaming in partnership with Yggdrasil and the YG Masters program, has debuted Labyrinth of Knossos and invited players on a journey into the depths of a Cretan temple as they look to avoid the fearsome minotaur.
The five-reel, 243 ways title is the first to incorporate the MultiJump mechanic, which sees randomly assigned win multipliers attached to symbols. These can multiply out as they jump from symbol to symbol across the reels, potentially leading to increased wins. The starting multipliers can vary between 2x, 3x and 5x, however these multiply to huge amounts as they jump.
To trigger the bonus game, players need to find three or more bonus symbols, in the form of an adventurous galley ship. In this round, every symbol is guaranteed to have a multiplier on, while the free games feature can be triggered again during the round to land mammoth wins in the mysterious labyrinth.
“The YG Masters program allows us to focus on creating fantastic slot experiences and we’re extremely proud to launch our first MultiJump game, Labyrinth of Knossos. We can’t wait to see how it is received by players all over the globe.” – Halvor Dahl, business manager at Dreamtech Gaming.
Bounty Belles – iSoftBet
The five-reel, 243 payline Bounty Belles follows the journey of iSoftBet’s three glamorous but deadly outlaws as they look to collect the lucrative wanted contracts on their heads.
On any spin, the bounty boost can be triggered with a wild bounty spin, expanding reels three, four and five to add extra ways-to-win, going all the way up to 1,125 paylines.
Three or more special bonus symbols trigger the feature-packed free spins, where players can enjoy expanding reels, Wild bounty and deadman’s draw multipliers. The deadman’s draw sees cards dealt randomly, before they are shot and removed until only one remains, with that multiplier being added to the next win.
The wild bounty is triggered when wilds land on reels one and two, with the feature awarding any further bounty symbols that land on consecutive reels with a cash amount, which can be collected by players instantly.
“Bounty Belles sees players hunting the reels for our fearless female outlaws and the massive rewards that follow them.
“With innovative features and expanding reels to significantly increase the paylines, any spin can lead to players being awarded the significant bounty on their heads.” – Mark Claxton, head of games at iSoftBet.
Mighty Joker Arcade – Stakelogic
Mighty Joker Arcade is said to feature ‘bold and striking’ symbols that players will recognise from the banks of retro slot machines found in casinos and gaming arcades around the world, including fruits, bells and the Joker.
The title also boasts a progressive mystery jackpot that increases every time a player makes a bet with 0.5 per cent of every bet added to the pot. The minimum guaranteed payout is €500 but it must pay out when it hits €5,000.
Players can increase their chance of hitting the jackpot by placing higher stakes. The big win potential does not stop there – the base game has a max win potential of €4,000 and the top game has a max win potential of €12,000.
“Mighty Joker Arcade is a thrilling classic slot that hits the highest possible production value while also providing players with plenty of chances to land big wins in the base game, top game and via the progressive jackpot.
“We believe Mighty Joker Arcade will appeal to fans of classic slots in markets around the world and deliver the thrilling and exciting experience they are seeking each time they spin the reels and watch the fruit, bell and Joker symbols tumble.” Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Stakelogic.