Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play and Skywind Group: on the spin – slots round-up

This week's on the spin includes titles from Lucksome, Relax Gaming, Play’n GO and iSoftBet’s latest Hold & Win game. 

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 Yggdrasil’s roaring title, Pragmatic Play’s spicy reels, Skywind Group and Betsoft Gaming’s spooktacular titles, and Playson’s wild adventure.

Raptor Doublemax – Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil takes players on a Jurassic adventure with this 5×3, 25 payline slot with features such as free spins, a free spins gamble, cascading reels and a golden bet.

The game is set in a world before humans, when great dinosaurs roam the earth competing to be top of the food chain. 

Featuring cascading reels, more giant dinosaurs drop into view after a win, with the removal of all winning symbols. Furthermore, an extra wild card is also added after every win with this dropdown feature.

Moreover, if players land three or more scatter symbols, they’ll activate free spins,  giving them the option to gamble before using the feature. Winning the gamble awards more free spins, however, losing demolishes all winnings, and the hunt continues.

Additionally, when the player enables the golden bet, it increases the stake by 25 per cent, whilst also doubling the chance to trigger free spin doubles where, with every consecutive win, the multiplier increases x2 with no limit.

In certain jurisdictions, free spins are also available to purchase throughout the game.

“Raptor Doublemax gives valiant fans a chance to demonstrate power and determination as they gamble for more in this enrapturing slot, with the constant chance to win huge prizes. With the dropdown feature of the game, wild symbols occur more often, as does the chance to secure more wins.

“Raptor offers a truly exciting and player centric mechanical experience, and I am confident that Raptor will resonate well with our partners, and their player communities,” said Stuart McCarthy, head of product and programs at Yggdrasil.

Chilli Heat Megaways – Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play invites players to put on their dancing shoes and join the festivities in this 6×2 to 6×8 slot with up to 100,704 ways to win, including features such as a tumble mechanic, respins, multipliers and modifiers.

Bringing an upgrade to the original game, Chili Heat, the provider has turned up the temperature to deliver a Mexican street party experience to remember.

Now featuring a larger grid and refined graphics, the game is set to spice things up featuring tequila, mariachis and wild hot sauce symbols to help deliver a Mexican celebration.

The game’s tumble mechanic removes winning combinations from the reels and replaces them with new symbols, leading to more wins and tumbles.

Additionally, like any Megaways title, the main feature revolves around the respins where a multiplier increases with each tumbling win. Players can trigger the respin feature by landing six or more money symbols, which contain modifiers that are carried into the round.

These modifiers include locks, which allow players to unlock additional reels and arrows that enable them to expand the reel directly below to display seven symbols. The value attached to the money symbols at the end of the respin round is added to the overall payout.

Lastly, an ante bet feature gives players the opportunity to double their chances of triggering the respins mode at a cost of 25 per cent more than a standard bet.

“The first iteration of this title went down an absolute treat with our players, so it felt like a suitable time to give it a repurposing,” said Yossi Barzely, chief business development officer at Pragmatic Play

“We are thrilled with how the game’s festive theme, refined graphics and innovative mechanics combine to bring something entirely new to our portfolio and hope that it is well received by our audience.”

Alive! Megaways – Skywind Group

Skywind Group takes players on a spooktacular adventure in this monstrous 6×8, 200,704-payline video slot with features including free games, win multipliers, retriggers, Play It Your Way feature and prizes up to x10,000 the total bet.

Dangling spiders and coloured gases escape pipes brings to life a classic horror movie setting, with an additional tube reel on the top of the grid with scrolling symbols.

The unlimited multiplier free games feature is triggered by three or more scatter symbols landing anywhere on the reels.

Meanwhile, the Play It Your Way feature is triggered at the end of the unlimited multiplier free games. During the feature, the player has the choices to either collect the win and end feature immediately, to activate the Bank It feature to bank a part of their win, or to gamble the win for one of the five available gamble options. 

If the player chooses to use the Bank It feature, they save the defined amount of money regardless of the outcome of the Play It Your Way. To save the part of the money won, the player may bank it and gamble the rest of it.

Furthermore, the extra chance feature is triggered by any winning event. All symbols that form any part of a winning combination may be removed from both main reels and top tube reel.

Additionally, the double chance feature doubles the chances of the unlimited multiplier free games for an additional cost.

Players also have the option of the bonus buy feature, where they can buy 10 free games of the unlimited multiplier free games mode, activating it immediately for the cost of x2,000 coin bet or x100 total bet.

Book of Darkness – Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming has released the most magical of its slots with this 5×3, 10-payline slot with three free spins features including scatter free spins, clash for power and shadowform.

The magic of this slot comes from three free spins features: the scatter free spins, clash for power and shadowform.

Acting as the wild and scatter is the book of darkness symbol, however, this does not appear within the various free spins games. 

The scatter free spins is activated whenever three, four, or five book symbols land, awarding an instant prize and a number of free spins. When three book symbols appear, it awards a prize of x2 the bet as well as 10 spins; four book symbols pays x20 and 15 spins, and five awards x200 and 20 free spins. 

Moving onwards, the book pages will reveal the symbol that will serve as a special symbol for the duration of the bonus feature. If the special symbol appears on three or more reels during the free spins, it expands over the entire reel for more potential wins.

To trigger the Clash for Power feature, players must land the Huntress, the book, and the Dark Wizard consecutively in a straight line. The book symbol must always be between the icons. When the feature begins, players must predict who they think will win the battle between the Huntress and the Dark Wizard. 

Furthermore, each time the Huntress or Dark Wizard lands, they expand over the reels and fill their respective hero metre. The first one to fill their meter is the winner.

Lastly, the Shadowform bonus feature awards 10 free spins. If the Dark Wizard won the Clash for Power, five symbols will expand. However, if the Huntress was the winner, she awards a x5 multiplier for every win that includes the Dark Wizard, Huntress, Crystal or Ring symbols.

Buffalo Power Megaways – Playson

Playson brings a wild twist on its original Buffalo Power title with this 6×2-6, 46,656-payline video slot with features including a Megaways mechanic, bonus game jackpots and free spins. 

In a twist on Playson’s original title, Buffalo Power: Hold and Win, the game offers players even more ways to win with the Megaways mechanic.

In the game, the scatter symbols appear as mountain peaks, providing a minimum of 12 free spins when appearing in groups of three or more during the main game. During the free round, players can also reactivate the feature to enjoy further free spins.

The game’s wild symbol, the buffalo, substitutes for all symbols except the scatter, bonus and power, and appears in the main game only. Meanwhile, the wild x2 symbol doubles the win of each payline that it is part of, and appears during the free spins only.

Furthermore, the bonus game is triggered by players who land six or more light bulbs or engraved buffaloes, with three respins granted at the start of the round. The main attraction, however, is the title’s highest paying symbols, buffalo wilds.

“We’re charging into view with a jam-packed new gaming title designed to ramp up the thrills with the Hold and Win Bonus Game on a Megaways field, stunning graphics and sounds

“Following the success of our original smash-hit, Buffalo Power: Hold and Win, we can’t wait to see what players think of the series’ latest exciting iteration,” said Vsevolod Lapin, head of product at Playson.