The CasinoBeats team has sifted through the duds to highlight some of the standout slot picks released in the last week, sit back and relax while we guide you through Evoplay’s olympian battleground, Play’n GO’s time-travelling tale, Hacksaw Gaming’s monster mash and much more.
Evoplay – Blessed Flame
Evoplay’s latest slot title takes players on a journey through Greek mythology as Zeus, Athena and Hercules are pitted against giant monsters, with Cthulhu leading the pack. Blessed Flame displays a 5×4 reel with 1,024 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x4,162 the player’s bet.
Ivan Kravchuk, CEO at Evoplay, commented: “We’re thrilled to launch yet another story-driven title, with this one taking inspiration from Greek mythology and the great legends of their gods.
“Stacked with a host of engaging features and captivating animations, the new release provides players with an immersive playing experience and insight on the great battles that once occurred between the gods and their legendary adversaries.”
In the respins and free spins features, olympic and giant symbols can be modified to turn into wilds. When olympic symbols turn into wilds, they cover 1×4 spaces on the reels.
When three giant symbols appear parallel on three positions between reels two and three or three and four together, they will turn into 2×3 wilds. This activates the giant respin feature with one spin awarded to the player while the giant wild stays sticky on the reels..
The Olympic respin is activated when olympic symbols appear parallel to each other on reels one and five. This causes these symbols to turn into olympic wilds while one respin is awarded.
When three scatters land to trigger a free spins bonus, a coin of destiny is flipped to see which feature will be awarded, as olympic and giant versions are available, similarly to the respin feature.
In both free spins games, the reels expand to provide reels one and five with an extra row, reels two and four with two extra rows and the middle third reel with three extra rows. This increases the number of ways to win to 6,300.
Three free spins are given to the player with both the giant and olympic free spins. In their respective bonus games, the giant and olympic wilds can appear on every spin, increasing the game’s win potential.
Play’n Go – Fortune Rewind
Time-travel is only a few spins away as Fortune Rewind has players turning back the clock. This slot offers players a maximum win of up to x8,500 the player’s bet on a 5×3 reel set with 20-paylines.
Play’n Go’s Games Ambassador, George Olekszy, stated: “Fortune Rewind is a super feature-rich game where the narrative and features complement each other seamlessly.
“There is always something happening on screen which is really fun to watch. You really find yourself along for the ride with Dr Tempis as she travels from era to era. It’s all about creating an experience.”
On non-winning spins, wild power cells on the board will activate a respin, adding more wild symbols to the reels until a win has been formed.
With any winning spin there is a chance that the game will randomly be taken forward in time as the winning symbols can be upgraded to high-paying symbols that stay sticky on the reels as a respin occurs around them.
During the time warp free spins, only medium and high-paying symbols can appear on the reels as 15 free turns are awarded to the player.
Landing three, four or five scatters will also award a x15, x17 or x20 multiplier for the free spins feature. This multiplier is only applied to wins involving a random symbol that is selected after every three turns and displayed on the side of the reels.
Hacksaw Gaming – Undead Fortune
Enter the spooky season with Undead Fortune, a 5×4 reel slot with 10-paylines that uses walking and expanding wilds to offer players a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s stake.
With the VS walk bonus feature, the symbol expands to fill out the entire reel that it landed on, appearing as a wild. A monster is then presented to the player for a battle. If the monster loses the battle, a multiplier will be attributed to any wins formed by the expanded wild, the monster will then walk to the next reel to its left, repeating the battle process.
This walking vs symbol will continue to walk across the reels until the player loses the battle. When this occurs, the expanded wild still suitutues for other symbols but does not attribute a multiplier and ends the bonus feature once any potential payouts have been provided.
VS expand symbols work in a similar way, however they do not walk across the reels as they expand to cover more than one reel at once with every consecutive winning battle against the monster.
With the curse bonus game mode, 10 free spins are awarded to the player with a higher chance of landing VS symbols.
The tomb game mode presents a separate reel set of 5×4 with only the three middle reels available at first. Standard VS symbols are showcased on the first spin in each middle reel. These will present a monster battle which, if won by the player, will award the player with a multiplier that is collected above the reels.
Each battle that is won has the potential to open the first and fifth reels, awarding multipliers that add together at the top of the board. When battles are lost, the reel the battle takes place on will lock up.
The tomb bonus game mode ends when all battles are lost and all reels have been locked up. At the end of the game, the progressive multiplier gained through winning battles will be attributed to the player’s stake.
ELK Studios – Dropz
This sugary scatter-paying slot release invites you to candyland, as a 6×6 reel set takes players on a sugar rush with a maximum win of x25,000.
As Dropz is a scatter-paying title, it provides payouts for the amount of symbols that are on consecutive rows from left to right. It is also a cascading wins game, meaning symbols in a winning combination will explode and disappear, making way for new symbols to increase the win potential of an already successful spin.
The game has three available levels that can be accessed by landing arrow symbols on the reels. The first level is the base game, set on a 6×6 reel set. Level two introduces another row to make the reels 6×7, while level three makes it 6×8.
Medium and low value symbols correspond with each other for a special multiplier feature due to their colour, for example, strawberries and red sweets can combine to activate a progressive multiplier.
Matching these symbol pairs adds to a pair matching meter in the top right corner of the board. If players can achieve three of these pairs, then the multiplier showcased on the meter will be applied to any subsequent wins.
These pairs will also explode to make way for new symbols and collecting another three pairs will upgrade the multiplier to have a higher value.
With the free spins feature, five spins are initially awarded to the player but additional spins can be won by landing dropz symbols. The reel set will expand to level three’s size of 6×8 for the free turns. The win multiplier stays active for the entity of this bonus game mode.
Booming Games – Crack the Bank Hold and Win
Better hope you’ve got a decent getaway driver as Booming Game’s latest title challenges players with a prolific bank heist. As a 5×3 reel, 20-payline slot, this release allows players to access the hold and win jackpot game mode for illusive prizes.
Two scatters can appear on reels one, three and five. One is a free spins text symbol depicting a police officer. Landing three of these on one spin will trigger the free spins feature.
The other scatter depicts a convict which will trigger the hold and win game mode if three or more land on the reels at once.
With the free spins feature, eight spins are initially awarded to the player while any wilds that land on the reels will stay sticky in their place for the duration of the free turns.
During the hold and win game mode, only singular gold bank coins can land on the reels. These coins will depict a monetary value between x1 and x100 the player’s stake.
Three spins are awarded to the player in a bid to land as many high value coins on the reels as possible. Landing any gold coin symbol will cause the number of spins to reset to three.
Once all spins have been played out, the value of all coins present on the reels will be added together and provided to the player. The game will also automatically end if all 15 spaces on the board have been filled with gold coins.