Throughout the past week, an abundance of slot titles have debuted across the industry. CasinoBeats has taken a look at some of the best recent game releases, sit back and relax as we tell you about Push Gaming’s Wild West showdown, Habanero’s enlightening extravaganza, Playtech’s zombie survival sequel and more.
Deadly 5 – Push Gaming
Hunt down viscous outlaws in the latest release from Push Gaming. Deadly 5 is a 5×4, 20-payline slot that introduces players to some of America’s most wanted gun-slinging criminals.
James Marshall, CEO at Push Gaming, explained: “The wild west has a proven mass media appeal and adding our Push Gaming style to this popular theme has produced a title that is engaging, innovative and will be popular among both new and existing Push Gaming enthusiasts.
“The ability to have multiple wild reels present within the bonus game can deliver huge win potential and these are awarded in an inventive mechanic requiring wanted posters to align with character symbols. I’m excited to see the reception Deadly 5 will receive from players.”
During the base game, if the player lands three or more safe symbols anywhere on the reels, the Sheriff’s Bonus feature is triggered. Three scatters awards the player with 10 free spins and x3 instant win while five offers 20 free spins and x50 instant win.
In addition, the title includes a Sheriff wild symbol, which is a full reel sticky wild. This will substitute for all paying symbols. Upon entering the Sheriff’s Bonus feature, the Sheriff wild will be on reel five.
Alongside the aforementioned, during the Sheriff’s Bonus, the four high paying symbols act as expanding wild symbols that substitute for all paying symbols.
Above the reels is a wanted poster for each of the four high paying symbols. By landing the symbol that matches the wanted poster, the expanding symbol will be triggered. Once expanded, the symbol will turn into a wild and cover the whole reel for its respective wanted poster.
Laughing Buddha – Habanero
Enter a world full of peace, tranquillity and golden icons in Laughing Buddha, Habanero’s latest slot title which incorporates 5×3 reels with 28-paylines and a maximum win of up to x2,001 the player’s stake.
Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, commented: “Moving away from the intergalactic action of our last release, we’ve developed a more wholesome title that we expect to go down a treat with our players.
“With a peaceful soundtrack that complements the tranquil nature of the title, Laughing Buddha is expected to bolster player engagement with its stunning animations, easy-to-understand features and noteworthy payouts.”
There is a pink sphere wild symbol that will substitute for all symbols other than the golden vase scatter. These wilds can often appear with a multiplier of either x2 or x3 that it will attribute to any winning combinations it appears with.
Wilds can also offer a payout between x1.8 and x35.7 the player’s stake, depending on the amount of wilds that land together on a paying combination.
Additionally, a golden vase scatter is included. These symbols can only land on reels one, three or five, and will trigger a free spins feature if three land on the reels at once. Three golden vases will also offer a payout of x1 the player’s bet.
With the free spins feature, eight spins are initially awarded to the player. The golden vases that drop to trigger the free spins will randomly turn into one of the paying symbols, low or high.
Once they have turned into a symbol, this symbol will expand to cover entire reels and increase the win potential. It will not cover wilds or scatter if they are on the reel it expands over.
The Walking Dead 2 – Playtech
Fans of AMC’s staple series will be glad to see Rick Grimes return onto the reels with Playtech’s sequel title The Walking Dead 2. Daryll, Michonne and Negan can drop onto the 5×3 reel set which has 25-paylines and plenty of bonus features.
Any spin resulting in a winning combination triggers the split reel feature. This shifts all reels from either reel one, two or three.
During the base game, if the player lands three or more scatter symbols it will trigger the free spins mode. Once activated, the player will receive either 10, 15 and 25 walking wild free spins. If an additional two symbols land, the game will retrigger.
Each spin that results in a win will trigger a respin with a wild walker displayed on any of the reels. With each spin, the wild walker moves one position to the left. This continues until it leaves the grid.
The game also includes a feature select screen that consists of five walker heads hanging from a tree. These offer walking wild free spins, multiplier free games, super stacked and coin modes.
In the multiplier mode, each spin resulting in a win triggers the split reel feature. If a wild walker lands on any of the reels, it will appear with a x2, x3 or x5 multiplier.
Alternatively, during the super stacked mode, before the round commences, a symbol is chosen randomly to appear super stacked on the reels throughout the feature. This symbol can not be the scatter.
In the coin bonus game, when triggered with four or five scatters, the game is played with a x3 or a x5 win multiplier, respectively. This feature is played on a 5×5 grid with a walker in the middle acting as a divider.
In this feature, a special reel set consisting of blank spaces, bronze, silver or gold coin, bonus, x2 and x3 multiplier symbols is used.
Forest Fortune – Hacksaw Gaming
Forage for mushrooms, blueberries, butterflies and more in Forest Fortune, the latest blockbusting slot title from Hacksaw Gaming set in a prolific woodland scene with 5×5 reels.
Symbols come in the form of many foragable items such as blackberries, strawberries, ladybugs and beetles. Wild leaves are available in the base game, spreading to different areas of the rels once they have landed in.
These wilds will spread the same number of positions as there are wild symbols on the reels. Leaves will always spread towards the left side of the reels.
Free spins scatters are included, depicted as a butterfly. Landing three or more of these on the reels at once will trigger the free spins feature.
With the free spins mode, three spins are initially awarded to the player. Only the free spins bonus symbols can drop into play during this game, with each symbol that lands resetting the number of spins to three.
Various bonus symbols are available during this feature, with multiplier butterflies, scatter bumblebees, collector tornadoes and blocker leaves.
Each reel has a select progress bar above it. Every time a butterfly or bumblebee lands it will affect the current reel total above its column. At the end of the free spins feature, the payout will be multiplied by the total sum of the numbers above each reel added together.
Bumblebees will max out the progress bar, increasing the chances of winning the maximum payout in the game. Blue butterfly symbols can increase the multiplier value by anywhere between +1 and +100, whereas green butterflies can multiply these progress bar values between x2 and x50.
Finally, Tornado symbols affect all symbols that have landed on the reels in that spin so that their values are added to all five reels’ progress bars.
Animal Carnival – Fantasma Games
Roll up, roll up to the Animal Carnival, where sparkling wilds give hints to where they will land in Fantasma’s latest release with 6×5 reels and 10-paylines.
Tianzhi Zhou, Product owner and Game Mathematician at Fantasma Games, stated: “Animal Carnival promises players a show like no other with wilds, respins, multipliers and free spins. As the star performers take centre stage, players can watch in amazement as the bonuses trigger and the potentially big wins land.
“This is another incredible slot from the Fantasma team, combining striking visuals with thrilling gameplay to ensure that players keep coming back to the Animal Carnival time and time again.”
Animal Carnival has cascading wins, which means winning symbols will disappear after applying their payout, making way for new symbols and increasing the win potential of an already successful spin.
Above the reels, a red curtain will reveal special symbols that will drop onto the reels after a cascading win. Wild stars positions are revealed, but will not activate the sparkle wild feature unless they have dropped onto the reels before any cascading wins.
If a star wild drops onto the reels with a standard spin, the sparkle wild feature will be activated. This causes the star to turn between one and four other symbols on the reels to turn into wilds, with only regular symbols being replaced by wilds.
Additionally, one or more cannon symbols appearing on the reels will activate the cannon respin feature. This causes the cannon symbol to disappear along with three to six other symbols, paving the way for a potential cascading win. Only regular symbols can be removed with this feature.
Landing three or more circus tent scatters will trigger the free spins feature. Initially, 10 spins are awarded to the player, with a win meter implementing a progressive multiplier.
With every three wins, the multiplier value is increased by one. At the end of the free spins, the winning payout is increased by the free spins win multiplier. Landing additional circus tents will award one extra free spin each time.