The CasinoBeats inbox has been filled with slot releases following a week in the big smoke for ICE. Sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of these latest slot titles, including SYNOT Games’ murder mystery, Play’n GO’s electrifying extravaganza, Blue Guru Games’ St Paddy’s Day pillage and more. 

Gold O’Clock – SYNOT Games 

The latest slot release from SYNOT Games sees players tasked with solving a whodunnit murder case on a 5×3 reel slot with 10-paylines. This slot uses medium volatility with an RTP range of 85.09 – 98.09 per cent, offering a maximum win of x5,000. 

Pocket watch scatters are available, triggering eight, 10 or 12 free spins if three, four or five land on the same spin respectively. 

Wild police badge symbols can also appear, substituting for all symbols in the paytable, but not for the pocket watch scatter. During the game’s free spins feature, these wilds can appear with multipliers between x1 and x12. 

Collecting four scatters in the free spins game mode will trigger a feature where two additional spins are awarded and a multiplying wild symbol will be placed on the reels. 

The level of multiplier on this awarded wild will be decided by a spinning clock, with the hour it lands on representing the value of the multiplier. 

Furthermore, players can choose to gamble all of, or half of, their winnings on any successful spin. 

To double their gambled stake, players must guess whether a hidden playing card will be red or black. Choosing incorrectly will cause the player to return to the base game empty-handed. 

Colt Lightning – Play’n GO

Using five reels with a 3-4-4-4-3 row set up and 576-payways, Play’n GO’s latest slot tells the story of a horse struck by lightning, offering a maximum win of up to x25,000 the player’s preferred bet. 

Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, George Olekszy, stated: “Play’n GO’s attention to detail is apparent throughout. As well as the features, this is an entertaining game that is easy to follow. As soon as the animated lightning Colt gallops towards you, you know a feature is about to play out. 

“Even the choice to have the colt symbols as a different colour in the free spins is a demonstration of Play’n GO’s approach to player-first entertainment.”

With the rapid respin feature, players are awarded one free spin while the reel set increases by one row to create more payways. This feature can be retriggered twice, expanding the reel set up to seven rows with 12,348 payways. 

The free spins feature cannot be triggered during a rapid respin, however it does create a higher chance of awarding the colt strike feature.

With this colt strike feature, which is randomly triggered in the base game or rapid respins, a large number of high value horse symbols are placed on the reels to increase the spin’s win potential. 

In the super colt free spins game mode, high value horse symbols are electrified to provide double the payout of its base game alternative. 

Landing three scatters in the base game will award 10 free spins, while landing three during the free spins game mode will retrigger an additional 10 spins. A maximum of 100 spins are available. 

Leprechaun Heist – Blue Guru Games

Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day with an action-packed slot from Blue Guru Games, which sees players take on a heist with a 5×5 reel slot with scatter-pays and a maximum win of up to 6,706 the player’s stake. The slot uses high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent. 

Kristian Hassall, Commercial Manager at Blue Guru, commented: “Leprechaun Heist was created to break the mould on Irish-themed slots. Everyone loves a great heist story, and we wanted to build that narrative into a game that surprises.”

This game has cascading wins, meaning that symbols in a winning combination will disappear after providing their payout, making way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential. 

Randomly triggered throughout the base game, the reels can spin to reveal a reel set up of 6×6 or 7×7, increasing the player’s chances of landing winning combinations. 

Due to these cascading wins, the game’s bonus features are provided for landing a certain amount of consecutive wins on the same spin. 

Landing four payout wins on the same spin will provide players with a wild feature, which causes the next cascade to be enhanced by a number of wilds being placed across the board.

Another four wins on that spin will trigger the upgrading symbols feature, turning low and medium value symbols into higher-paying alternatives. 

Landing 12 consecutive wins will trigger the symbol transformer feature, which will select a number of symbols to transform them into a different symbol to guarantee another win. 

Furthermore, another four wins, 16 in total, will trigger the free spins feature with eight spins awarded to the player. 

Shelley Hannah, Director of Casino Products at Relax Gaming, added: “We’re proud to launch Leprechaun Heist alongside the Relax Gaming Silver Bullet programme, taking this game to the widest audience possible just in time for St Patrick’s Day. Blue Guru Games continue to engage players with original concepts, and we’re thrilled to play a part in that.”

1 Mammoth Reel – Spinomenal

Get transported to the ice age with a one-reel slot from Spinomenal, which uses a collect and bank mechanic. The game offers a maximum win of up to x500 the player’s stake with an RTP of 91.55 per cent.

This game features three paytable symbols, dodo bird, sabre tooth tiger and woolly rhinoceros, which all use progressive wins. 

Each time one of these symbols drop into play, their respective win tables, to the side of the reels, will increase to a new level of multiplier. These tables continue to increase in levels as more symbols drop in, with players able to collect their winnings at any point. 

Players’ banks will increase in size as more symbols drop onto the reels, with players able to collect winnings from all animal symbols on the same game round. 

Players will hope to collect their winnings before they spin the reels and a ‘reset bank’ symbol appears, causing the player to lose all of their winnings. 

Dodo bird prize values range from x1 to x12, for landing one to five dodo symbols on the same game round. Tiger prizes range from x3 to x100, while rhino prizes start at x10 and reach x250 for five rhino symbols in one go.

The reels can spin to reveal no symbol, causing no funds to be added to the bank. 

Wild mammoth symbols are also available, counting as one of each symbol in one turn.  

The maximum payout of x500 is awarded if players can land five of each animal symbol in the same game round without ever revealing the ‘reset bank’ symbol. 

Blobsters Clusterbuster – Red Tiger

Red Tiger’s latest cluster-paying slot release takes players across the final frontier with a 9×9 reel set that offers a maximum win of up to x7,500 the player’s bet. This title uses medium volatility with an RTP of 95.7 per cent. 

Gionata La Torre, Chief Executive Officer Europe at Evolution, said: “Following the success of Dragons Clusterbuster and Good Luck Clusterbuster, players can blast off in Blobsters Clusterbuster to find themselves in an incredible intergalactic atmosphere. 

“King Blobby and his aliens from the blobsters clan are meticulously created extraterrestrial characters that players will love to see interact on the reels as they unlock this game’s incredible features.”

As this is a cluster-paying title, players must land five or more identical symbols adjacent to each other to form a winning combination. 

This game uses cascading wins, meaning that symbols in a winning formation will disappear after providing their payout, making way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential of an already successful spin. 

In the middle of the reel set is a 3×3 alien, known as King Blobby, with nine unlocked tiles around it. Creating winning clusters adjacent to all of these unlocked tiles on one spin will activate a set of progressive features.

The first time these features are activated, a symbol upgrader enhancement is awarded to the player, causing low value symbols to be upgraded to higher value symbols for one spin.

The next time these alien features are activated, the alien will place an abundance of wilds across the reels for one spin. 

Supersize is the third alien feature, causing large symbols of 3×3 sizes to drop into play, counting as nine symbols at once to increase the win potential. 

After these three features have been unlocked, the next alien feature to be awarded will be the free spins game mode.