In the past week, the CasinoBeats inbox has been flooded with an abundance of new slot releases. Sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of these titles including Betsoft’s extraterrestrial extravaganza, BGaming’s rainbow tree romp and Elk Studios’ drilling demolition.

Expansion – Betsoft

Aliens have invaded Betsoft’s latest 5×4 reel slot with 30-paylines and a maximum win of up to x1,212 the player’s stake. The game uses medium volatility with an RTP of 96.08 per cent.

Anastasia Bauer, Head of Account Management, Betsoft Gaming, stated: “Expansion is an original take on the spaceship genre. Using a retro art style for the animation and symbol design alongside great mechanics creates an instantly engaging experience. 

“Players will be entranced by the game’s development as well as delighted with the payouts. The broad betting range and medium volatility give universal appeal so we are confident that Expansion will be our next big hit.”

Wild text UFOs can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than the free spins scatter. 

These wilds can randomly become directional wilds, shooting other wilds across the reels in one of eight vertical, horizontal or diagonal directions. Directional wilds will only appear on reels two, three and four.

The free spins scatter is represented by a red planet. Landing three, four or five scatters on the same spin will provide eight, 12 or 15 free spins in the bonus game mode. 

Each reel contains stacked mystery symbol positions that are replaced with one random low, medium or high value symbol at the beginning of a random spin. 

During the free spins feature, directional wilds can shoot wilds in two different directions, rather than just the one in the base game.  

Each free spin will have a random multiplier, with multiplier values of x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 or x10 available. This multiplier will change on each turn and will apply to all potential payouts on each spin. 

Lucky Oak – BGaming

Make sure you’re wearing a bit of green as BGaming’s latest release caters to an upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday with a 5×3 reel slot that uses 10-paylines and a maximum win of up to x9,991 the player’s stake. The game has high volatility and an RTP of 96.17 per cent. 

Kate Puteiko, CMO at the BGaming, commented: “Our team tried to convey the holiday spirit through great graphics, unique gameplay, inspiring music, and generous bonuses aimed at maximum entertainment.”

Low value symbols come in the form of silver coins and playing card royals, with Jack through to Ace, while beer mugs and cash pots depict the medium value symbols. 

High value symbols are represented by a leprechaun. These symbols can offer between x30 and x1,000, depending on the amount of paying combinations that land on one go. 

Rainbow tree scatters can also appear, triggering the bonus game mode if three or more appear on the same spin. 

With the bonus game mode, players are given one spin on a 3×1 reel slot machine with each reel revealing a number between zero and 10. The number revealed by the slot machine will work as a multiplier that is applied to the player’s stake. 

Landing four or five scatters to trigger the bonus game will apply a x2 or x3 multiplier to the revealed slot machine value respectively, increasing the win potential of the game mode. 

Metropolis 4 – ELK Studios

Elk Studios’ latest slot release takes place on a drill rig run by a band of busy animals with a 6×4 reel set that has 4.096 base game-payways and a maximum win of up to x50,000 the player’s stake. This slot has an RTP of 94 per cent with high volatility. 

This game uses 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. 

Symbols can drop in with nitro reel enhancements. Nitro reels cover two cells in the same reel but can act as between three and 12 standard symbols to increase the spin’s payways. 

Additionally, large nitro symbols can drop into play, acting as either two, three, four, five or six 2×2-sized symbols. Nitro multipliers can also appear, applying between x4 and x12 multipliers to any wins on the spin they land on. 

Throughout the base and bonus game modes, the nitro booster sits above the reels, randomly allocating one of eight special features on selected spins. 

The max rows feature will cause the reel set to expand to eight symbols high, while other features include duplicating symbols, symbol replacements, and duplicated wilds.

During the free spins game mode, all nitro symbols stay sticky on the reels and the reel set expands with each winning free spin. The difference between the bonus and super bonus game modes is that the super bonus mode starts with the maximum reel set size of 6×8.

Treasures of Ra – Stakelogic

Walk like an Egyptian as Stakelogic’s latest archeological slot releases takes players to the pyramids with a 5×3 reel slot that has 10-paylines and a maximum win of up to x20,000 the player’s stake. This game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.07 per cent. 

Scatter scarab beetles are available, triggering 10, 15 or 20 free spins if three, four or five appear on the same spin respectively. 

Wild symbols can also appear, represented by Horus, a falcon-headed god. These wilds can appear displaying values of one, two or three, representing a number of spins that the wild will stay sticky on the reels for.

With the free spins feature, players are guaranteed to be awarded between two and four countdown wilds that stay sticky on the reels for a number of turns appear with multipliers to be applied to any wins that they contribute to. 

Multiplier wilds in the free spins game mode can appear with multiplier values of x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x8, x10, x12, x15, x20, x25, x50 or x100. 

Scatter symbols can not land on the reels during the free spins feature. However, countdown wilds can allow the feature to last longer as if all spins have been played out, all countdown wilds will carry spinning the reels until they have counted down to zero. 

Mystery symbols are also available during the free spins game mode, revealing identical symbols at the end of the spin on all reels from reel one to the reel the mystery symbol has landed in. For example, if the mystery symbol lands on reel four, then the first four reels will be filled with the chosen symbol. 

Fury of Hyde Megaways – Yggdrasil & Jelly

Yggdrasil & Jelly have teamed up once again with a new slot series, Curios Cases, and its first title tells the story of Jekyll & Hyde, using the Megaways mechanic on a six-reel slot with between two and seven rows and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s stake.

Victoria Newbolt, Marketing Lead at Jelly, said: “Fury of Hyde Megaways is a title we are extremely proud of and it’s a great way to introduce players to our Curious Cases series that will take players on exciting slot journeys inspired by tales, legends and myths.

“Boosted by Megaways, we have delivered a truly thrilling and innovative game in Fury of Hyde Megaways, with an arsenal of elements to keep players entertained.”

The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent and is a cascading wins title, 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. 

As with all Megaways titles, an extra top horizontal reel is displayed above the board, adding four symbols to each spin. Landing a win with all four symbols on this top reel will reveal the word ‘Hyde’, activating the Hyde super spin.

This free enhanced respin will provide one out of three features, which include providing win multipliers of x2 or x3, removing the lowest symbols or setting the number of Megaways to 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 or 117,649. 

With the free spins feature, 10 spins are provided while all cascading wins will cause a win multiplier to increase by a value of one. 

If the Hyde super spin is activated in the free spins feature, its enhancements will stay active for the free spins, which are completed after the Hyde super spin takes place.