With the igaming industry all set for a week at the ExCel centre, take a well-needed breather as we guide you through a selection of recent slot releases, including Playson’s feline foray, Red Tiger’s bloodthirsty bonanza, Quickspin’s lavish Las Vegas celebration and more.
Bozo Cats – Playson
Far from a cat-astrophe, Playson’s latest slot release uses a 5×3 reel set with 20-paylines with a number of bonus features to enhance the gameplay, including free spins and wild multipliers.
Tamas Kusztos, Chief Commercial Officer, at Playson, explained: “Bozo Cats is a thrilling addition to our portfolio, and we are convinced that this slot will be a huge success.
“The popular free spins mechanic is always a favourite for players, and we have added a twist to it with an interactive gamble option, which is a dramatic inclusion within this mode.”
Blue bonus text scatters are available, triggering nine free spins if three land on the reels at once. Golden scatters are also included, triggering an enhanced free spins feature when three land at once.
Additionally, wild tuna cans can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than the two scatters. These wilds can appear with x2 or x3 multipliers.
With the free spins game mode, all wilds that appear on the reels will stay sticky for the duration of the feature.
Before the feature begins, players are awarded a number of enhancements that they can gamble away in order to win more. These enhancements include extra free spins, guaranteed multiplier wilds and upgraded multiplier wilds with doubled values.
Players are initially awarded three enhancements, but can gamble to win up to five. This gamble sees players select one of three coins, two of which contain upgrades while the other takes players back to the base game empty-handed.
If three scatters land on the reels and one or more of them are golden scatters then the free spins upgrade feature will be awarded, providing extra game enhancement bonuses.
Blood Suckers MegaWays – Red Tiger
This latest spine tingling slot title from Red Tiger has players quaking in their boots as a host of bloodthirsty vampires roam the reels. Using the well-known MegaWays mechanic, this slot has six reels with between two and seven rows available on each spin.
Five vampire characters depict the high value symbols, with colour variants of purple, blue, red, pink and green. If the right amount of winning combinations land at once, these symbols can offer between x0.3 and x3 the player’s preferred bet.
Throughout the base game, random enhancements can appear on the screen in the form of a vampire in a coffin. After this vampire is stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake, the feature is revealed with random wild, random scatter, super wilds and win multipliers available.
Super wilds are expanded wilds that cover entire reels, enhancing any wins they contribute to with a win multiplier.
Scatter text symbols are available, triggering the free spins feature if three or more appear on the same spin.
Before the free spins feature begins, players are presented with eight coffins to choose from with hidden bonus enhancements behind them. The amount of triggering scatters will decide how many picks the player gets, with up to five available.
Betty Bonkers – Quickspin
A 3×3 reel slot with five-paylines, Quickspin’s latest release transports players back to 1960s Vegas for a night of celebrations in Sin City. This is a high volatility game that offers bonus features including mega free spins and symbol removals.
During the base game, two bonus symbols will provide one of many bonus features that are randomly selected. One feature removes the two lowest-paying symbols from the game for one respin, whereas another feature will add one or two wilds onto the reels.
A third feature can apply a multiplier between x3 and x5 to one base game spin, while another feature can cause two reels to merge and have identical symbols.
The free spins feature can also be awarded, providing either six, nine or 12 free spins in the base game.
Additionally, players can receive the jackpot feature that randomly provides either the minimum, medium or maximum jackpot prize with respective payouts of x10, x100 or x1,000.
During the mega free spins game mode all of the aforementioned features are enhanced, with four low symbols removed, three or four wilds placed on the board, between x6 and x10 multipliers and all three reels merging together.
This game mode also causes the jackpot prizes to increase in value, with x100, x1,000 and x10,000 available.
Back in the base game, horizontal wins on the middle row will activate the random feature selection while increasing a multiplier to the side of the reels that will enhance all subsequent wins on the middle row.
Autobahn Automat – Hölle Games
In what is potentially the most German slot to ever be created, Hölle Games has focused on the nation’s unique highway system for its latest game. This gas-guzzling title uses a 5×3 reel set with 20-paylines to offer a maximum win of up to x1,000 the player’s stake.
Blue symbols can appear displaying multiplied bet amount values between x1 and x25 or jackpot prizes of mini, major and mega values. Landing five or more hold and win symbols will award the hold and win game mode.
Wild text symbols can also drop into play on reels one, three and five, substituting for all symbols other than the blue hold and win values.
With the hold and win game mode, players are given three spins as the triggering symbols become sticky on an empty reel set. Players will aim to land as many prize value symbols on the reels as possible, with each symbol that drops in resetting the number of spins to three.
At the end of the feature, all prize values and jackpot prizes present on the reels will be provided to the player. Mini, major and mega jackpot values correspond to x50, x100 and x300 prizes respectively.
If players manage to fill the reel set with symbols, they will be awarded the game’s ultra jackpot prize of x1,000.
Furthermore, players can gamble their winnings after any successful spin with two gamble features available. Card gambles can allow the player to double or quadruple their winnings and the ladder gamble can multiply their payout even further.
Neon Villains DoubleMax
Yggdrasil’s latest action-packed slot title has introduced players to a formidable heist team on a 5×3 reel set up with 243 ways to win. A high volatility game with an RTP of 96 per cent, this slot offers a maximum win of up to x25,000 the player’s preferred bet.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, commented: “We’re delighted to showcase our latest release Neon Villains DoubleMax. Players have shown a great appetite for our proprietary games and we’re always looking to expand our portfolio with high-quality titles featuring our Game Engagement Mechanics; this neon masterpiece fits the bill perfectly.”
This game uses cascading wins, meaning that symbols in a winning formation will disappear after providing their payout, making way for new symbols and increasing the win potential of an already successful spin.
Each consecutive cascade doubles a win multiplier to the side of the reels, with a maximum multiplier of x25,000 available.
During the free spins game mode triggered by diamond scatters, this multiplier will not reset in between spins and will remain active for the duration of the feature.
Furthermore, players can use the golden bet feature to double their chances of landing free spins diamonds. When this is activated, each of the player’s bets are increased by 20 per cent.