Writing for CasinoBeats, NSoft takes us on the journey of creating Smash Drops and the potential for innovation when creating new casino mechanics.
Innovation is the key differentiator in the casino market. As an established virtual games provider, we decided to use and leverage our existing knowledge and 15 years of expertise in virtual games to produce not only classic casino games, but to create entirely new casino games with unique mechanics that are not currently available in the market.
The road to Smash Drops
We started developing classic casino games to compete with the existing offerings in the market.
For example, we developed Slingshot Six, a casino version of our popular virtual bingo-type game Lucky Six. Additionally, we are continuously producing slot games to keep up with the market demand for classic slots, collect, and cascade slots.
In terms of innovation, we introduced Smash Drops, which features totally new mechanics we call PrizeDrop, where the player picks prizes that are literally falling from the sky in the form of crates.
It’s all about skill
The advanced solution in the market, Smash Drops is a combination of luck and skill. When a round starts, two boxes per second are dropped, and the prizes quite literally fall from the sky.
The boxes constantly falling from the sky contain different rewards or a trap. The player’s goal is to open as many prize boxes as possible while avoiding traps. A player would get all prizes collected during the round.
Clicking on any box would smash it, revealing a prize or trap. If a box piece falls off the screen without being destroyed, the player will not get a prize hidden inside the box.
Also, activating dynamite in the screen’s bottom left corner would destroy all boxes visible on the screen. Dynamite has a cooldown.
Time is of the essence in this game since the player can extend the time by winning a time freeze but can also lose time if it picks a time trap. Another option is to win a time shield that can protect your timeline from time traps.
Prizes on offer
The goal is to catch as many falling boxes. Boxes contain different types of prizes – from money and multipliers to gems. The winnings are calculated according to the given paytable. We have created multiple configurations, so different versions of the game are easily deployable.
Time prize: a player can get an extra time boost or even a time penalty.
Win prize: the money players can get while playing the game. Prizes are collected, and in the end, the final win prize is the sum of all collected win prizes.
Multiplier prize: the logic is the same as one for money prizes. Players collect multipliers, and the final multiplier is equal to the sum of all collected multipliers. Also, the final multiplier multiplies the collected money, and the win equals the multiplier x wins a prize.
Freeze time: it shields a player from any penalty during the play, for example, -10 sec would not affect the time bar.
Gems: except for classic wins, players would be collecting rare gems and get paid if they collect a certain amount of gems.
Experience gaming perfection – simplicity meets technology
This game is built with the latest WebGL technology using advanced animations with ambient music and rich sound effects. Given the technology is supported on most modern devices, we can guarantee the same gameplay experience on all devices.
We have built this game with simplicity in mind, so onboarding new players will be a breeze. A simple onboarding screen is created that explains the game in three simple steps: choose a bet, smash crates, and collect prizes.
Smash Drops is influenced by immersive mobile games, which will attract a younger audience accustomed to this kind of gameplay.
What makes PrizeDrop so different?
Smash Drops is NSoft’s first game to offer players PrizeDrop mechanic, a novelty advanced solution, and a new game logic that changes the approach to betting.
PrizeDrop™ offers entertainment in every round with intuitive win potential – the more boxes crashed, the bigger the win potential at stake!
With an emphasis on entertainment, this casino game has a fully new game logic. Players would crash boxes in search of a big win. It is a combination of both luck and skill. When a round starts, each second, two boxes drop and players choose whether they want to crash the box or not. A player would get all prizes he collected during the round.
PrizeDrop offers a fresh layer of excitement to NSoft casino games, boosting player engagement with massive win potential.
Huge winnings can be paid out for opening all 100 boxes. Players receive an extra win amount calculated as the total win amount multiplied by 100. Smash Drops ensures a revenue boost and an immersive experience for casino enthusiasts.
Besides the above-mentioned, PrizeDrop originality lies in players’ constant interaction with the game. Not to mention the thrill of unboxing itself as the main motivator and driver of the game. Thanks to its flexibility, the PrizeDrop can be used to cover different themes with the same level of excitement for the players, so the best is yet to come.
Smash Drops’ nomination at the recent CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards
“We were immensely proud of this nomination! NSoft has been in the sports betting industry for well over a decade with very successful games and solutions in the virtual sports category and bingo games, but we are somewhat new to the casino vertical. That’s why the nomination in the Game Innovation Spotlight Award category for our team is something else,” stated Jadranko Dragoje, MD of Seven Games at NSoft.
Dragoje also added: “We are very passionate about game development, and delivering exciting gaming experiences to players is a priority. We have already seen the potential of Smash Drops among players who love its combination of skill and luck in gameplay. Now, we have got confirmation from the industry professionals as well. That is quite thrilling.”
What’s in the pipeline? Introducing Boost Gamification
In our development pipeline, we have upcoming releases such as cascade mechanic slots, roulette with unique and powerful bonus games, and a new game utilizing our PrizeDrop mechanic.
In addition to developing slots, we are also updating our Boost Gamification service to support tournaments and quests. These updates will enhance the player experience for both our casino and virtual games.
Boost is the ultimate gamification, social and engagement tool designed to make the players’ experience more fun and engaging and increase their lifetime value. It helps align player desires and operators’ business goals and objectives.
It’s a cross-product tool that can further enhance any product from NSoft’s extensive portfolio, be it from the casino category, sports betting, lottery or virtual games, bringing a unified experience to the whole igaming platform.