As a number of new gaming titles grace the CasinoBeats inbox, sit back and get to grips with a select few new slot games as we take a look at Play’n Go’s ZZ Top inspired slot, Live 5’s neon reels, True Lab & Yggdrasil’s mermaid-themed release and NetEnt’s underwater adventure title.
ZZ Top Roadside Riches – Play’n Go
Join legendary rock band ZZ Top as they set off on tour and get a feel for Americana music and life on the road in this 5×4, 1,024-payline video slot featuring a Gimme All Your Lovin’ multiplier wild and a Legs Expanding wild.
Filled with classic Texas-inspired symbols – including sunglasses, buffalo skulls and colourful suits – the game radiates an ‘80s feel and beat.
Wild and bonus features appear in the base game, staying true to the connotations of ZZ Top’s music videos. During the free spins feature, players can trigger one of two special wilds: The Gimme All Your Lovin’ multiplier wild and the Legs Expanding wild.
Band members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard also make an appearance on the grid and will also pop up when the free spins is activated.
“It’s been so exciting working with ZZ Top on this game over the past six months, we were deeply saddened by the news of Dusty Hill’s passing last week. This game is the beautiful product of a great collaboration that I’m sure players all over the world will enjoy.” said Charlotte Miliziano, head of games at Play’n Go.
Wolf 81 – Live 5
Live 5 takes players to a neon jungle where fluorescent wolves glow in this 4×3, 81-payline video slot featuring a free spins bonus with four different free spins to choose from including Win Spins, Moon Spins, Multiplier Spins and Wild Spins.
Set across four reels, players must aim to trigger the free spins bonus by landing two or more adjacent Wolf symbols anywhere among the reels – this will activate respins in addition to the free spins entry mechanic.
Players are then given the option to choose which free spins feature they would like to play: Win Spins guarantees a win for every spin, Moon Spins features cash prizes, Multiplier Spins includes a progressive multiplier, and Wild Spins features expanding wilds.
Respins then come into play as players move along a trail collecting additional free spins along the way. If they manage to hit the top, they will also be awarded with a Random Jackpot Multiplier with a max win of x8,100.
The free spins then play out with the previously selected bonus and the Random Jackpot Multiplier added to the overall win. Players can either play all four free spins bonuses or they can play their favourite one each time the feature is triggered by the adjacent Wolf symbols.
“Wolf 81 is our take on the neon theme and I must say the design team has done a phenomenal job. This is a truly striking slot to look at,” said Lloyd Butler, CEO at Live 5.
“Of course, our talented math team has also played its part in developing glowing gameplay to match. This has been achieved through the Free Spins bonus.
“By giving players the choice of four different free spins to play for, the game becomes more engaging as players work their way through each one until they find their favourite.
“We look forward to seeing Wolf 81 brighten up operator game lobbies and for players to journey down the trail and watch as the reels glow and the free spins and bonuses play out.”
Siren Song – True Lab & Yggdrasil
Yggdrasil, in partnership with True Lab, has called on daring and desperate sailors to join them in the cold depths of the ocean to encounter the mythical Siren in this 5×3, 25-payline slot which includes nudges, emerald and silver free spins along with a Crimson Pick and Click and Steering Wheel of Fortune mode.
Gamers are given the option of the three free spins with varied volatility. Emerald free spins make the sticky skull wilds hold positions until the end of the bonus. Silver free spins place four to twenty fish symbols on the reels, multiplying winnings by the number of the landed fishes.
If crimson free spins have been selected, the key symbols appear on reels one, three and five. The Pick&Click bonus is then granted, with the number of picks equal to the count of the keys.
The keys are used to unlock the treasure chests filled with trophies, including more keys, a prize multiplier and free bets. The Steering Wheel of Fortune is waiting at the end of any of the free spins, with random prizes up to a x10 multiplier.
“Siren Song is yet another ingenious addition to our YG Masters portfolio with an exciting theme and design true to our roots. With its cascading wins, player’s choice of respin features and varying prizes, it adds a fantastic new dynamic to the collection.” said Stuart McCarthy, head of partner programs at Yggdrasil.
“We’re thrilled to release Siren Song, our latest hit through the YG Masters program. With staggering win potential, triggerable features on every spin and an enveloping theme, this is a title that will appeal to all slot lovers looking for a captivating experience.” added Kate Nastyushkina, chief marketing officer at True Lab.
Reef Raider – NetEnt
Beneath the waves, within a shallow rock pool, dwells a rum-coloured crustacean pirate as NetEnt invites players to take a dip in this 7×7 cluster pays slot which incorporates NetEnt’s Avalanche feature, along with an Anchor Drop mode, Cannon Blast bonus, mystery chests and free spins.
A minimum of five adjacent symbols award a cluster win, which in turn triggers the Avalanche feature. The ‘Treasure Trail’ is central to the gameplay: this trail consists of 15 ‘meter bars’.
These bars are initially uncharged, but each time a clam wild is removed from the play area because of a cluster win, one bar of the Treasure Trail meter is charged. The Reef Raider moves along the treasure trail as its meter bars get charged. Furthermore, 15 or more charged Treasure Trail meter bars take players into free spins.
Reef Raiders come with two different wilds – the wild coin and claim wild – which substitutes symbols to form the highest possible winning combination.
Additionally, if a winning cluster contains at least three medium or low win symbols, a claim wild appears in place of one of the removed symbols before the Avalanche. Wild coin symbols can appear on the reels in the main game and in free spins when the Random Wilds or the Cannon Blast feature is activated.
Moreover, three charged bars award the Anchor Drop feature. When this feature is activated in the main game or in free spins, one to three different low win symbols are randomly chosen.
Players can also unlock the Random Wilds feature by landing six charged bars. Once opened, four to eight wild coin symbols are randomly placed on the reels.
Furthemore, nine charged bars award the Mystery Chest feature. When activated, two to 16 medium win and low win symbols on the reels are replaced with mystery symbols. All mysteries are revealed, and potential cluster wins are evaluated.
If 12 charged bars land it awards the Cannon Blast feature which results in a random symbol on the reels being removed from the play area along with all the medium win and low win symbols in the same row and column as the chosen symbol.
Finally, with 15 or more charged Treasure Trail meter bars award free spins, and every extra three charged bars award two additional spins.