SG Digital, Skywind & Fantasma Games: on the spin – slots round-up

As a number of new gaming titles grace the CasinoBeats inbox, sit back and get to grips with a select few new slot games, from the likes of SG Digital, Red Rake Gaming, Fantasma Games, and Skywind Group, in one handy bite-size chunk.

Invaders Megaways – SG Digital

SG Digital has launched its flagship igaming title of 2021, with Invaders Megaways released via a period of exclusively with 888casino ahead of general release on June 15.

Invaders Megaways is a six-reel slot that includes a feature on every spin and a uni-cow experience within the base game. 

During the game, a UFO will land on each spin to select a random symbol to turn wild when landing on reels two to five. When a player hits four or more Scatter symbols to win free spins, a random picture symbol is selected to act as a wild for the entire round. Each has its own modifier, ranging from expanding wilds to increased megaways. 

During the base game the uni-cow makes an appearance, which results in all reels showing between seven to 10 symbols, resulting in up to 1,000,000 megaways. 

“There has been plenty of interest internally with this one, with a lot of show-and-tell regarding the game’s development. A new and innovative Megaways game always creates a bit of a spark and this one builds on the legacy of Invaders, an old favourite.

“But as soon as we started teasing out the look and feel of the new game through some animations, it was clear to everyone that it looks phenomenal. We haven’t produced a game as aesthetically pleasing as this one for a long time and we have set a benchmark for ourselves with this one.” – Rob Procter, SG Digital’s content specialist director.

Bounty Showdown – Fantasma Games

Enter the wild west and aid a small town under attack from three raiders in Fantasma Games’ Bounty Showdown, a 5×3, 10-fixed payline slot which includes a double bonus respin feature and shadowdown free spins that incorporates a gatling wheel bonus mode. 

To help defeat the raiders, players are given three bonus features, including a bonus wild that appears on all reels and substitutes for all symbols. If two land during the base game, the double bonus respin feature is activated.

Line wins are evaluated and paid out first, before the two reels where the bonus wild symbols land are locked and the rest of the reels re-spin.

If three, four or five bonus wild symbols land during the respin feature or the base game, 10, 15 or 20 showdown free spins are awarded respectively. The feature starts with a gatling wheel bonus game which plays automatically.

The wheel has 16 positions, each with a multiplier value from one to 100. Players receive three spins on the wheel, with a multiplier selected at the end of each spin. These are then added together and the free spins get underway.

“The game punches hard and when it does, it’s a great result for the player. That combined with the classic wild west graphics and music makes the whole experience feel just right for players who love classic slot games.

“This is another example of how we create games that go beyond gambling due to the engaging narrative that sets the scene for the action that takes place across the reels. This is a great addition to our portfolio, and we look forward to seeing players enter the bounty showdown.” – Tianzhi Zhou, game producer at Fantasma Games.

Max Dangerous and the Lost Relic – Red Rake Gaming

Red Rake Gaming has released Max Dangerous and the Lost Relic, a 5×4, 50-payline which includes cascading reels and a free spins bonus mode. The title includes five different meters which trigger special features, such as whip, plane, skull, hat and chalice. 

During the whip feature, a symbol and multiplier will be awarded. All the instances of this symbol in the reels, in addition to wilds, will be transformed into the chosen multiplier. All of those multipliers will be combined to form a larger multiplier, which will be used to increase the bet. 

Furthermore, in plane mode, the plane moves along a row from left to right, replacing all the symbols with new ones of the same type. 

The sticky wild symbols appear on the reels in the skull mode. Each has three lives. Every time they are involved in a win, they lose a life. When all three have been used, the symbol will disappear. 

Additionally, in the hat feature, the first three symbols in the second reel will be replaced with wilds and three more will be placed in the upper positions of the reel that are not yet visible.

Big Buffalo Megaways – Skywind Group

Skywind Group has ‘beefed up’ its Big Buffalo title to include the Megaways mechanic for its latest release, which will be lie and exclusive to PokerStars from June 17 ahead of a global release on June 24.

The 7×5 Big Buffalo Megaways, which offers players upto 117,649 ways to win, includes a ‘stampede of features’ such as free spins, buy in and ante bet. 

During the base game, the free spins mode is triggered when between three to six scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels awarding up to 100 spins. When the wild symbol lands on any reel but the first, and participates in a winning combination, it will transform into a wild multiplier. 

The buy in feature can be activated by players, for a cost of 100x the bet, and immediately starts the free spins feature. Players can also choose the bet and see the cost of free game triggers. This mode can only be activated between spins and during the main game.

Moreover, the ante bet feature doubles the chances of free spins for an additional cost. The ante bet price is displayed on the screen for the next spin.