As March gets well underway, sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of slot releases that have flooded the CasinoBeats inbox in the past week, including Play’n GO’s mythological madness, PopOK Gaming’s prohibition parlay, Habanero’s St Patrick’s Day party and much more.
Pandora’s Box of Evil – Play’n GO
Zeus’s one command to not open the box has been broken in Play’n GO’s latest monster-filled slot release, which uses a 5×4 reel set-up with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x6,000 the player’s bet.
George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, said: “Pandora’s Box of Evil is a fun Greek mythology slot that players who chose their games by theme or feature set are sure to enjoy it immensely.
“Unlocking the main feature of this game by landing Pandora’s Box on the reels triggers a chain reaction of mystery symbols that really heightens the entertainment.”
Mystery wilds substitute for all symbols other than the scatters and spirit of hope symbols, awarding payouts between x2 and x8 depending on the number of wilds that appear in a winning combination.
These wilds can also appear with multipliers to be applied to any win that they contribute to. These multiplier values can be x2, x3, x4 or x5 and two multiplier wins contributing to the same win will add their multiplier values together to further enhance the win.
The spirit of hope symbols triggers one respin where any mystery symbols, scatters or wilds that were present on the reels stay locked into place for the subsequent respin.
During the free spins feature, landing one, two or three scatters on the same spin will retrigger two, five or eight free spins respectively.
Black Booze – PopOK Gaming
Set at a time of prohibition in the 1920s, PopOK Gaming’s latest crime-fueled slot title revolves around the black market booze trade with a 5×3 reel set-up that has 243 ways to win and four progressive jackpot prizes on offer. This game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.17 per cent.
Bonus whiskey crates can drop into play on reels one, three and five, triggering nine free spins if three land on the board at once.
Silver police badges can also appear, displaying monetary values that can be won if the badges land in a winning combination. Gold badges can appear in the free spins game mode with higher values.
Additionally, wild text symbols can appear on reels two, three, four and five, substituting for all symbols other than the badges and scatters.
In the free spins feature, gold badge values can be collected above the reels when they drop in without a winning combination to see those values paid out.
Silver badges that land on the reels can form combinations with the collected gold values above the reels, awarding their accumulated values to the player.
Landing three scatters on the same spin will retrigger the feature with an additional three spins.
The jackpot game mode can be randomly triggered at the end of any spin, with players tasked with selecting a number of boxes with hidden jackpot diamonds behind them. Once players have selected four identical jackpot diamonds, they will be awarded their respective prizes.
Furthermore, a randomly triggered super spin feature can be activated, causing an abundance of silver badges to be placed on the reels in a bid to form a winning payline.
Rainbow Mania – Habanero
Catering to an upcoming St Patrick’s Day holiday, Habanero’s latest Irish-themed slot release takes place on the Emerald Isle as a 5×3 reel slot with 17-paylines and bonus features including expanded wilds and free spins.
Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, commented: “We’re always happy to revisit Ireland and give fans another mesmeric title that revolves around the fascinating world of rainbows, leprechauns and hidden treasures.
“The new release promises a captivating experience, with our world-class mathematics driving the title’s engaging audio-visuals. We can’t wait for players to enjoy the latest release and use it to enhance their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.”
Wild horseshoes and leprechauns are available, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus scatter and cash pots.
Cash pot symbols can land on reels one and five. Landing one cash pot symbol on a spin will cause the middle reel to turn into an expanded leprechaun wild, while landing two on one spin will turn reels two, three and four into expanded wilds.
During this cash pot feature, wins can be formed from both sides of the reels, doubling the number of paylines. The cash pot reels will also respin to reveal a paytable symbol in the place of the pot.
Scatter text symbols can also appear, triggering 13, 33 or 133 free spins if three, four or five land on the same spin respectively.
Winterberries 2 – Yggdrasil
Yggdrasil’s latest freezing-cold slot title blends an icy-fruit theme on a 5×3 reel board with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s stake. This game has high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, stated: “We are excited to launch this sequel to our original title launched in 2016, which still has fans around the globe. Winterberries 2 sees the game elevated, combining respins, multipliers and free spins in a fantastic frozen creation.
“We want to bring new concepts to players, and having every winning spin result in a Respin is a great way to continue to boost player engagement and deliver potentially huge wins for them in this fruity new hit.”
Throughout the game, winning symbols will become frozen in ice cubes. When frozen, these symbols will stay sticky on the reels as a respin occurs around them. This respin is repeated if identical symbols drop in, also becoming frozen on the reels.
Several multipliers sit above each reel, ranging from x1 to x32. Filling entire reels with identical frozen symbols will highlight these multipliers, making them active to be applied to the subsequent win formed by said symbols.
During the free spins game mode, these multiplier values are doubled, ranging from x2 to x64, while special blue honey bee scatters can also appear, increasing all multipliers by a value of 15 to increase the bonus game mode’s win potential.
Arctic Moon Lock & ReSpin – Live 5
Take a trip to the Arctic Tundra with Live 5’s 5×3 reel slot with 10-paylines and a maximum win of over x10,000 the player’s stake. This slot has high volatility with an RTP range of 92 and 94 per cent.
Lloyd Butler, CEO at Live 5, stated: “Arctic Moon Lock & Respin takes players to a vast, frozen tundra where wild animals roam the reels. But these are beasts that can be tamed with the help of wilds, free spins and of course our trademarked Lock & Respin.
“This feature, in particular, breaks the big-win ice and will have players on the edge of their seats as the moon symbols land and lock and the remaining reels continue to respin.”
Ice spins scatters are available on reels one, three and five, triggering five free spins if three land on the same spin.
With the free spins feature, the middle three reels will merge to form colossal 3×3 symbols, increasing the win potential of the free spins game mode by acting as nine symbols at once.
Moon cash symbols can also drop into play, triggering the Lock & ReSpin game mode if six or more land at once. These symbols display cash values that can be won in the bonus game mode.
In the Lock & ReSpin feature, players are taken to an empty 5×7-size reel set where only the triggering moon symbols are present on the board.
Players are given three spins to land as many moon symbols on the reels as possible, with every symbol that drops in resetting the number of spins to three.
At the end of this bonus game mode, the player will be awarded the accumulated value of all moon symbols on the reel set.
Three jackpot moon symbols can also appear during this feature, awarding prizes of mini (x30), mega (x100) or major (x2,500).