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 darts-themed slots, Stakelogic & Hurricane Games’ ‘ape’ reels, Yggdrasil & Jelly’s roaring reels and Spearhead Studios’ trip to Spain.
Snakebite – Play’n Go
In a collaboration with world-renowned darts player Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, this 5×3, 10-payline video slot sees players step up to the oche.
In the game, the trophy wild scatter symbol can land on any reel and can substitute for all other symbols except dartboards and special Peter “Snakebite” Wright. Landing three or more trophy wild scatters on any reel will award a fixed prize.
Meanwhile, dartboards can land on reels one, two, three and four, while Special Peter “Snakebite” Wright can only land on reel five.
Should the player land two or more dartboards on the reels, and Peter “Snakebite” Wright does not land, an instant prize of either x1, x2, x5, or x10 the total bet will be awarded for each dartboard.
However, should the player land two or more dartboards plus Special Peter “Snakebite” Wright, the snake spins feature will be activated. Here, three free spins are awarded to the player on expanded 5×5 reels. The dartboards that triggered the feature are carried into the snake spins and are converted into instant prizes.
The igaming supplier says that the slots “standout feature” is snake spins, during which the only symbols that can land are the instant prizes, snake snap, Peter pays, and golden darts. If the instant prize symbol lands, it will award a fixed payout that can be either x1, x2, x5, or x10 the total bet; if the snake snap symbol lands, it will duplicate all existing instant prizes on the reels and store the accumulated prize on the snake snap symbol; and if the Peter pays symbol lands, it will add a fixed award of x1, x2, x5, or x10 the total bet to the instant prizes.
Furthermore, each of these symbols will remain on the reels for the duration of the feature, and whenever one lands the counter is reset to three. The feature will end when the free spins get to zero and no re-trigger occurs, or when every reel is filled with a symbol.
“We’re excited to expand our IP portfolio into the world of sports stars,” said Play’n GO’s head of games, Charlotte Miliziano. “We didn’t just want this to be a game; we wanted this to be an event. Peter’ Snakebite’ Wright is renowned for his personality, and in darts, he has a huge following, so we wanted to do that justice.”
Apes of Doom – Stakelogic & Hurricane Games
Stakelogic has again teamed up with Hurricane Games to bring players an all-new adventure slot that will have them going ape in this 4×3, 10-payline video slot, including features such as hot zones, free spins, respins, super stake and a buy bonus.
Firstly, in addition to the slot’s four main reels, the game also features three special multiplier reels that come into action on every spin. Should three matching multipliers stop in designated hot zones, they’ll be added together and applied to the win to create even bigger payouts.
Moreover, if three matching multipliers land in hot zones without a payline win being present, the values will lock in place as players are granted re-spins, with any new wins created receiving the initial boost.
“Having had so much success with Hurricane Games in the past, we’re delighted to collaborate with the team once more to release an exciting new slot that will certainly have players going ape over its massively multiplied payouts,” commented Salvatore Campione, head of Greenlogic at Stakelogic.
“Players have already seen from our previous releases that Stakelogic and Hurricane Games are a match made in heaven. In Apes of Doom, we‘re raising the bar even further to bring players big-money features in our most ambitious release yet.”
Savanna Roar – Yggdrasil & Jelly
Yggdrasil invites the most daring and intrepid adventurers to the hot, dusty African plains to come face-to-face with ‘big game’ in this 5×4, 1,024-payline video slot including features such as four base game modifiers, a respin feature, and a free spins bonus game.
Featuring four base game modifiers, these can be triggered randomly on every spin. These include: ‘Wild Leopard Spotted!’, where all leopard symbols in view turn wild; ‘Rhino Stampede!’, which turns random positions into mystery symbols which transform to reveal the same matching type; ‘Buffalo Charge!’, where any buffalo symbol in view may spread to adjacent reel positions; and ‘Untamed Elephant Spotted!’, where any elephant symbol in view may expand into a 3×3 sized symbol.
Furthermore, the big cat free spins bonus can award players up to 25 free spins. Additionally, this also unleashes the wild leopard multiplier to turn all leopard symbols wild and award multipliers of up to x3, whilst landing the savage lion makes Savanna roar symbols wild. To trigger this bonus, players must land six or more bonus symbols.
Victoria Newbolt, marketing lead at Jelly, noted: “We’re overjoyed to release our first slot, Savanna Roar, as part of the YG Masters program.
“We share Yggdrasil’s vision to raise the bar of the quality, variety and entertainment of mobile gaming, and we believe that Savanna Roar is a strong start to our journey, and there’s plenty in next year’s roadmap that looks pretty tasty as-well.”
The Spanish Life – Spearhead Studios
Spearhead Studios transports players where they can soak up the Spanish sun, food and wine in this 5×3, 10-payline slot with features including wild symbols and free spins as well as card and ladder gambles.
The game’s free spins mode can be accessed by landing three, four or five scatter symbols. The number of free spins awarded – 10, 15 or 25 – is directly related to the number of scatter symbols landed. During the free spins mode, there are no additional free spins awarded.
Furthermore, the four wine bottles in the feature will have predetermined cash values assigned to them. The wild symbol will trigger a cash win for any of the four wine bottle symbols – these payments will happen regardless of the symbols’ positions. Moreover, wine bottle cash value paytable multipliers apply to the total bet amount and all of the four wine bottle symbols can combine to create win lines.
The total amount won during free spins can be gambled in card or ladder gamble. In the ladder gamble, the player’s stake dictates their starting position on the ladder. In case of a win, the player will land on the highlighted step above their current one, however, in the case of a loss, on the highlighted lower one.
Meanwhile, in the card gamble, the player can gamble their win by clicking on a suit colour – red or black – or a suit symbol – hearts, spades, clubs or diamonds. Here, the game will reveal a random card. In the case of a suit colour gamble, if the player’s choice matches the colour of the revealed card then they win double their bet. In the case of a suit symbol gamble, if the player’s choice matches the suit symbol of the revealed card then they win quadruple their bet. However, if the player’s choice is incorrect, the gamble amount will be lost and the game is finished, returning the player to the main slot game.
“The Spanish Life is a game that is close to our hearts, as Spearhead Studios is based in the south of Spain,” commented Kevin Corti, game development director at Spearhead Studios.
“The game is set in a beautiful rural vineyard in the Andalusian hills, an idyllic setting that many people might aspire to.
“The cash-collection mechanic (of fancy wine bottles) in the bonus feature is a new addition to our portfolio and perfectly fits the visual theme. We’re looking forward to sharing it with players.”