Tom Horn Gaming, Relax and Blue Guru Games: on the spin

Another week has flown by so sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of the industry’s recent slot releases. This week’s curation includes Tom Horn Gaming’s East Asian extravaganza, Relax Gaming’s train bandit backstory, Blue Guru Games’ sea otter sensation and more. 

Wild Dragon’s Fortune – Tom Horn Gaming

Transporting players to East Asia, Tom Horn Gaming’s latest slot uses four base game modes on a 5×4 reel board with up to 1,024-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x27,090 the player’s bet. The game is highly volatile with an RTP range of 92 and 95 per cent. 

The game’s high value symbols are enhanced by the game’s ‘gifts of fortune’ mechanic, which allows players to increase the amount of payline possibilities. 

Each level of this feature represents one of the four high value symbols, with four base game modes on offer. 

The initial game mode has one ‘gift of fortune’ as the scroll symbol is able to contribute to a higher number of paylines than other symbols, with 20-ways to win in the game. 

The second level sees gold coin symbols also pay independently from paylines as long as at least three symbols appear in consecutive reels. This increases the number of paylines to 40. 

Additionally, a third game mode sees the vase symbol do the same, with 100-paylines on offer. Finally, the gold boats can be activated as a gift of fortune allowing players to access up to 1,024-ways. 

Each level that is selected causes the player’s stake to also increase. Levels one, two, three and four increase the stake size by x1, x2, x3 and x6 respectively.

These levels also allow for the wild multipliers to have different multiplier values. In level one, multipliers can only appear between x1 and x5, while in the second level, they can reach up to x6. In levels three and four, multipliers can appear up to x7 and x8 respectively. 

When activating the free spins game mode, players have four options to choose from with each game mode representing the four gifts of fortune levels. 

Money Train Origins – Relax Gaming

Relax Gaming has taken players on a walk through the history of one of its staple slot series with this new release, presenting a 5×4 reel slot with 40-paylines, a maximum win of x10,000 and a Dream Drop jackpot game mode. This slot is highly volatile and uses an RTP of 94 per cent. 

Shelley Hannah, Director of Casino Products at Relax Gaming, explained: “It was only a matter of time before the behemoths that are Money Train and Dream Drop came together in one incredibly exciting new release. 

“We could not be more thrilled to offer players something they’ve been asking for since the day the Dream Drop Jackpot was officially announced.”

In the money cart bonus game, three spins are awarded on an empty reel set where the triggering bank vault symbols transform into money symbols to display random multiplied bet amounts between x1 and x10 the player’s stake. 

Players are given three spins to land as many money symbols on the reels as possible, as well as other enhancing symbols, while each symbol that drops in resets the number of spins to three. 

Collector symbols can drop into play, collecting all money values on the reel set and attributing it to its own value for one spin. Special gold persistent collector symbols are also available, collecting the values on every single spin.

Payer symbols are also included, revealing a multiplied bet amount value and adding it to every money symbol present on the bonus game reel set. These are also available in a persistent form for this to occur on every spin. 

Furthermore, players can land banker symbols on the reels, revealing a multiplied bet amount value and adding it to all symbols on the reels, and any new symbols that drop in. 

Lastly, healers can drop into play to bring between one and three non-persistent collector or payer symbols back to life for between two and seven spins. 

Relax’s Dream Drop jackpot mechanic has also been implemented into the slot, with 20 Dream Drop symbols able to randomly appear at once to activate the game mode.

Otterly Amazing – Blue Guru Games

Shining a light on environmental issues with otters and their habitats, Blue Guru Games showcases a 5×4 reel slot with 40-paylines and a maximum win of up to x17,752 the player’s wager. While using an RTP range of 90, 94 and 96 per cent, the slot has high volatility. 

In the free spins feature, purple sea urchins can appear. These purple urchins relate to a multiplier selection that appears beside the reel set. These multipliers represent the values that wild symbols will multiply payline wins that they contribute by. 

These multipliers start at x2, x3 and x4, with wilds randomly containing one of these three values to multiply wins. Landing three purple urchins throughout the bonus game mode will increase these multipliers by a value of one each. 

This increasing multiplier feature can be retriggered repeatedly in the free spins feature and will award one extra free spin each time the multipliers increase. 

Additionally, landing three pink urchins throughout the entire bonus game mode will unlock an additional reel above the board, adding an extra 10-paylines to the game. 

This feature can be retriggered with a maximum of 5×7 reels and 70-paylines available. Activating this bonus feature will also remove the lowest-value symbol from play each time it occurs while awarding an additional spin each time. 

Stacked mystery kelp symbols can also drop into play during the game, revealing a random paytable symbol at the end of each spin they appear on. 

Feng’s Fortune – GAMOMAT

Another East Asian-themed release for this list, GAMOMAT has presented a 5×3 reel slot with 10-paylines and a bonus free spins game mode that removes symbols from play. With high volatility, the game has an RTP of 96.11 per cent. 

Sabine Müller, Chief Design Officer at GAMOMAT, stated: “Feng’s Fortune is a visual triumph which encapsulates perfectly Asia’s aesthetics which we know players have a special affinity with. 

“The game is enriched with spectacular sounds, graphics and animations that deliver a truly fantastic title that players will adore.”

High value symbols are represented by gold dragon statues and female characters. If the correct number of paying combinations fall on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x5 and x150 the player’s wager. 

Additionally, gold gong scatter can drop into play. Landing three, four or five scatters on the same spin will provide 10 free spins with instant payouts of x2, x20 or x100 respectively.

For the free spins feature, three random paytable symbols are selected to be the only symbols to appear in the bonus game mode, increasing the player’s chance of landing winning combinations. 

The free spins can also be retriggered by landing scatters in the bonus game mode. 

Mighty Egypt Riches – Mancala Gaming

Travelling over to Northern Africa, this Mancala Gaming title uses a 5×3 reel board with 243-ways to win to offer a maximum win of up to x826 the player’s bet. This ancient Egyptian-themed game has an RTP of 95 per cent. 

Wild cyber Pharaohs can appear on reels two through five in sizes of 1×1, 1×2 or 1×3, substituting for all symbols other than the scatter. 

Additionally, bonus text scatter pyramids are available on reels one, three and five, triggering five free spins if three appear at once. 

Throughout the base and bonus game mode, mystery symbols can drop into play to reveal random paytable symbols or wilds when the spin has been completed. These symbols are more likely to appear in the free spins. 

Win multipliers are also available in the free spins game mode, with each scatter that lands on the board increasing the multiplier by a value of one for each spin. 

Furthermore, players can buy access to the free spins feature for the price of x37 their preferred stake.