As the industry begins to prepare for ICE in London, put your feet up as we guide you through a selection of notable slot releases from the past week including Pragmatic Play’s prehistoric party, Habanero’s fearsome fight, Quickspin’s monster mash and more.
Pragmatic Play – Mammoth Gold Megaways
Take a journey through time to see the wonders of the ice age in Pragmatic Play’s latest snowy slot release, which uses the classic Megaways mechanic.
With six reels and up to seven rows, this title offers a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s stake on a high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.03 per cent.
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, explained: “Mammoth Gold Megaways offers players a huge amount of entertainment in the base game with cascades, multiplier wilds and the ever-popular Megaways mechanic, which work in tandem to deliver high-intensity action.
“The free spins round allows for some direct interaction with a gamble mechanic and the bonus round upgrades the features in the base game by introducing an overall game multiplier for a feature-packed gameplay packaged in a beautifully crafted slot.”
Low value symbols are depicted as playing card suits, with clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades, while dodo birds, bears, hogs, wolves and sabretooth tigers represent the medium value symbols.
High value symbols come in the form of a woolly mammoth. These symbols can offer between x0.5 and x5, depending on the amount of matching combinations that land at once.
Icicle scatters are also available, triggering the free spins feature if three or more land on the same spin.
Landing three, four, five or six scatters will award a minimum of five, six, seven or eight free spins respectively.
When activating the free spins game mode, players will receive a random amount of spins between their respective minimum amounts and a maximum of 14 spins.
Finally, sunrise wilds can drop into play. These wilds substitute for all symbols other than the scatter and appear with multipliers of x2 or x3.
Habanero – Dragon Tiger Gate
This Chinese New Year-themed slot title tasks players with finding wins on a 5×3 reel slot with 243 ways to win. Habanero’s new slot includes bonus features such as wilds and randomly upgraded symbols.
Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, commented: “Delve into a mysterious and dangerous world of ferocious beasts in our brand-new release, Dragon Tiger Gate.
“Our latest slot delivers a spell-binding experience that is sure to capture players’ imaginations, with China’s rich culture providing the perfect backdrop to one of our most engaging slots to date.”
Low value symbols come in the form of playing card suits, with spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts. These symbols can offer between x0.08 and x2.8, depending on the amount of matching combinations that land at once.
Dragon and tiger claws depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.16 and x6 the player’s preferred bet.
High value symbols are represented by dragon and tiger heads. If the right amount of winning combinations land on the same spin, these symbols can offer between x0.32 and x20.
Wild text symbols can also drop into play, substituting for all symbols in the game. These wilds can also offer a payout of x400 for a five-of-a-kind win.
Finally, a Dragon Tiger Gate feature can be randomly activated. This causes one symbol on the reels to be expanded across the whole board, increasing a random spin’s win potential.
Quickspin – Scatter Monsters
Quickspin’s latest scatter-paying slot release takes place in the underworld, where zombies, vampires and demons pave the way for enhanced features. This is a 6×6 reel slot with a medium-low volatility, an RTP between 87 and 96 per cent and a maximum win of up to x1,493 the player’s bet.
This is a scatter-paying slot title, meaning that symbols can payout no-matter where they appear on the reels, as long as at least eight identical symbols appear at once.
The game also has cascading wins, meaning that symbols in a winning combination will disappear after providing their payout to make way for new symbols, increasing the win potential of an already successful spin.
To the side of the reels are three meters, one each for zombies, vampires and demons. Each meter can be filled by landing winning combinations of their respective symbols.
Once filled, these meters will award special bonus features. Firstly, the vampire meter needs 20 winning vampire symbols to activate its feature, which upgrades low value symbols into high value symbols.
The zombie meter needs 40 winning zombie symbols to activate its feature that causes any symbols of one random monster to be added to its respective meter, meaning that combinations have been formed by different levels of symbols.
Winning demon symbols are added to the demon meter, which needs 60 symbols to award its bonus feature, providing eight free spins.
Players can fill these meters multiple times on the same spin, however they will reset at the start of each turn.
Nolimit City – Walk of Shame
In typical Nolimit City fashion, this slot pushes the boundaries with boozy bonuses, crass characters and questionable costumes. This title has a reel set-up of 3-4-4-4-4, 768 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x9,882 with medium volatility and an RTP of 96.04 per cent.
Landing three or four invitation scatters on the same spin will award 10 or 15 spins in the ‘one more’ game mode respectively.
This game mode causes each stacked wild that lands on a free spin to increase a free spins multiplier by a value of one. This multiplier will be applied to the entire payout at the end of the feature.
Landing three invitations with one Mr. E scatter awards 10 free spins in the ‘all nighter’ game mode, while two invitations with two Mr.E’s will provide 15 spins.
Mr.E scatters landing in the base game can turn into xSplit symbols, causing either the row or the reel the scatter has landed on to split, duplicating its symbols and creating more ways to win.
The ‘all nighter’ game mode sees the triggering Mr.E symbols stay sticky on the reels as they continue to use the xSplit feature to create more winways. This game mode can also have a chance of taking players to the ‘walk of shame’ feature, while each stacked wild continues to increase a free spins multiplier by one.
In the ‘walk of shame’ feature, activated by landing a Mr.E scatter on the same spin as a stacked wild on reels three, four or five, each stacked wild moves one reel to the left on every spin. The feature ends when the stacked wild reaches the first reel.
During both free spins game modes, landing one, two, three or four invitation scatters will provide an additional one, three, five or seven spins respectively.
Domnitor’s Treasure – BGaming
The final slot of our weekly selection, BGaming’s new slot takes players back to the middle ages for a mediaeval battle on a 5×3 reel slot with 25-paylines. The supplier’s latest release has medium-high volatility with an RTP of 95.3 per cent.
During the free spins, the blazing reels feature is activated. This causes the middle three reels to merge together and present one giant 3×3 symbol on each spin.
This symbol will act as nine identical symbols, increasing the free spins game mode’s win potential.
With the hold and win game mode, players will aim to land as many coin symbols on an empty reel set as possible and are given three spins to do so.
Each coin that drops in will reset the number of spins to three, and the player is given the sum of all bet amounts on the board at the end of the feature.
Players can also land jackpot coins on the reels in this feature, which will award their respective prize at the end of the game mode.
Furthermore, players can buy access to each of these features for the price of a significantly increased bet.