CasinoBeats has witnessed an abundance of slots released in the past week, sit back and relax as we take you through some of the noteworthy titles to hit our inbox including Nolimit City’s border patrol brawl, Red Tiger’s American escapade, Silverback Gaming’s formidable fiesta and much more.
The Border – Nolimit City
The border is a 6×6 reel slot that provides payout in the form of cluster pays. It’s centred around the US border patrol as trigger-happy officers try to keep drug-running criminals out of state. The title features bonus features such as xWays, xCluster, Mule Spins, Coyote Spins and more.
Emil Svärd, Product Owner & Co-Founder of Nolimit City, stated: “The Border portrays the ruthless divide between two worlds. We’ve truly gone all-out with this slot, being our first cluster game.
“Our xMechanics will be popping off all over the place – keeping players engaged. Pepper-in some fantastic artwork, an eerie soundtrack, and of course some crazy volatility – and you’ve got yourself a seriously bad-ass slot in The Border.”
Within the game, the title includes xWays symbols, which will transform into a regular paying symbol of size 2×2 or 4×4. If more than one lands on the reels, then all xWays will reveal the same symbol.
Moreover, when an xWays lands it will either be two full size symbols or four half symbols.
Alongside the xWays is the xSplit, which can land on reels two, three, four, five and six. This splits all symbols to the left and doubles the symbol size, covering itself in wilds.
The xNudge Cluster Wild is a wild symbol that can nudge both up and down if it is part of a winning cluster. Depending on the winning symbol being above or below, it nudges in that direction and increments the win multiplier by plus one for each symbol it nudges over.
In addition, the game includes an xBomb Wild that substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. An exploding xBomb Wild removes adjacent symbols except for scatter and wilds, increasing the win multiplier by one for the next collapse.
Rock ‘n’ Lock – Red Tiger
Take it back to 1950’s America with Red Tiger’s latest release, which incorporates retro symbols onto 5×4 reels with 25-paylines. Gold and platinum records can also land onto the reels with cash values that are obtainable through the lock the records game, which gets triggered when three or more records land on the reels at once.
Additionally, there is a T-bird character with a leather jacket and shades which depicts the wild symbol for this title. These wilds will substitute for all symbols in the game other than the records.
Landing three records will start the lock the records game with three free respins, four records will award four respins and five will provide the player with five respins. With this game mode, only gold and platinum records can drop into play. Each time a new record lands on the reels, the amount of respins will rest to the initial amount.
Players will hope to land as many records onto the reels as possible with this game mode, as the cash value amounts on all records will be added up and attributed to the player’s payout when all respins have been played.
These gold and platinum records can drop into the base game with a counter, sticking to its position on the reels for as many spins that are displayed on said counter.
Golden Calaveras – Silverback Gaming
Celebrate the day of the dead as Silverback Gaming gives players the chance to win up to x50,000 their stake on a 5×3 reel set with 10-paylines. The game has been launched with Relax Gaming’s Silver Bullet programme and contains many bonus features including a Skull Flip mode, free spins and a multiplier reel.
Raphael Di Guisto, Founder at Silverback Gaming, explained: “With Golden Calaveras we wanted to bring something fresh to our players, with some super-sticky, engaging features.
“We have worked hard to produce a game that feels authentic, from its design and graphics to the gameplay and sounds. We have also included features that are available to offer to the various jurisdictions the game is available in, including a Bonus Buy for those that allow it.
“We can’t wait to launch Golden Calaveras via the Relax Gaming Silver Bullet platform, and we are sure it will be a fan favourite in operator game lobbies from September 27.”
During the base game, as well as the 10 lines, which pay in both directions, if the player lands a symbol on the middle three reels, it will pay out.
Moreover, the game includes a Skull Flip feature, which sees all coins featuring the title’s Golden Calaveras flip over once the spin is complete, showing the same symbol, which when coupled with the game’s over-sized mega skull symbol brings guaranteed wins.
Following each winning spin, the multiplier reel located under the main five reels is activated and the multiplier applied to the next spin if it also wins, with the multiplier increasing with each consecutive win.
Golden Calaveras also features a free spin bonus, with three free spins symbols triggering an instant x20 win and either 10, 20, 50 or 100 free games. Once in the free spin feature, the multiplier reel increases by one on each and every spin plus landing another free spin symbol awards two additional free spins.
Dragon Lair – Swintt
Gallant steeds, fearless maidens and fire-breathing beasts roam a magical realm in Swintt’s latest release that combines 5×3 reels, 10-paylines and bonus features such as free spins and expanding wilds. Symbols come in the form of card royals, joker hats, eagles, horses and golden dragon eggs.
“While our Premium Games are well-known for their straightforward gameplay, iconic graphics and classic casino-style sound, we’ve never seen any reason why including these familiar aspects should be a barrier to including exciting new features,” commented David Mann, Chief Executive Officer at Swintt.
“In our new Dragon Lair slot, we believe we’ve struck the perfect balance between a traditional land-based casino game and a more modern video slot title by adding a range of blazing hot bonuses including expanding wilds and free spins with magic symbol upgrades.
“As such, we’re expecting it to be another incredibly popular addition to the Swintt line-up when it swoops into casinos this month.”
When three or more scatter icons appear anywhere on the grid, players will be rewarded with 12 free spins on a new set of reels, where the expanding wild becomes doubly important.
Now, not only will the special symbol help players complete win lines as new pays are calculated, but whenever it lands, the dragon will awaken and transform the lowest-value icon as an extra free spin is awarded.
When this happens, the current lowest symbol will be upgraded to the one above it in the pay table, with no limit to the number of magic upgrades that can take place during the free spins.
Should players collect an additional three scatters during the bonus mode, they will receive a further 12 free spins.
Book of Golden Sands – Pragmatic Play
Finally, Pragmatic Play has bestowed an Ancient Egyptian slot to expand its ‘Book of’ series with this latest release. Book of Golden Sands presents a 6×3 reel set with 729 way to win, with Egyptian deities and their accessories representing the game’s symbols.
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are excited about the launch of Book of Golden Sands, as we have augmented and adapted the traditional book-style game that many players are drawn to.
“We have included wild multipliers, an engaging feature which awards additional ways in the bonus game, and a universally adored Egyptian theme to create a title that we are confident players will enjoy.”
Wild symbols in the game fill the reels with a multiplier of x2 or x3 attached to them, these substitute all symbols except the scatter.
During the base game, if the player lands three or more book symbols they will unlock the free spins mode. Within this round, a special expanding symbol is randomly selected to be in use throughout the 10 free spins.
Whenever three or more of the special symbols land into play, they expand to cover the entire reel. Additionally, this adds one of these symbols on top of the reels, any future expansions also connect to this additional symbol and increases the winning potential further.