While the Canadian Gaming Summit draws to a close, take a seat as we guide you through a selection of the industry’s latest slot releases. This week’s round-up includes SYNOT Games’ enchanted forest, Betsoft’s Vietnamese noodle bar, High 5 Games’ fishing foray and more.
Moonlight Fortune 50 – SYNOT Games
Journey deep into a magical forest with SYNOT Games’ latest slot, which presents a 5×4 reel board with 50-paylines and a maximum win of up to x1,000 the player’s bet. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent.
Lukáš Hrabinský, Lead Game Producer at SYNOT Games, said: “Moonlight Fortune 50 is the newer and prettier sister of the popular Moonlight Fortune game. This feature-rich slot has 50 paylines, stacked symbols and sticky wilds – all reasons to patiently wait for this exciting online slot to be out soon.”
High value symbols come in the form of unicorns, which can provide wins between x0.8 and x8 depending on the number of winning combinations that fall at once.
Wild female elves can also appear, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus scatter. Landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination can respectively provide wins of x1, x4 or 10.
Additionally, bonus text scatters can drop into play, triggering six free spins with an instant payout of x2 when three drop into play at once.
In these free spins, the first and fifth reel become filled with a sticky wild symbol for the duration of the game mode. The feature can also be retriggered by landing three scatters in one free spin.
Phở Sho – Betsoft
Transporting players to a Vietnamese noodle bar, Betsoft has showcased a 5×4 reel set up in its latest release, presenting 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x4,000 the player’s stake. This game uses high volatility with an RTP of 96.2 per cent.
Anastasia Bauer, Head of Account Management, Betsoft Gaming, commented: “The
Hold and win bonus game has proved to be a big hit with players across all
“Phở Sho uses this feature beautifully but adds so much more to the
experience. By including Free Spins, the high chance of the features overlapping
each other puts Phở Sho into a league of its own. We are anticipating very positive
feedback from our clients.”
Gold coins can drop into play, displaying monetary values depending on the player’s stake. Landing six or more of these on the same spin will trigger the hold and win game mode.
In the hold and win game mode, players are taken to an empty reel set where only the triggering coin symbols are present on the reels.
Players are given three spins to land as many gold coins on the reels as possible, with every symbol that drops in resetting the number of spins to three.
Once all hold and win spins have been played out, players will receive the sum of all gold coin values on the board.
Meanwhile, ramen scatter symbols are available, triggering five, seven or nine free spins if three, four or five land on the same spin respectively.
Fishing for Cash – High 5 Games
Cast a line and hope to reel in big wins as High 5 Games has brought its Spin-crease mechanic back to the reels on a 5×5 board with a ‘what you see is what you get’ format, offering a maximum win of up to x1,255 the player’s bet. This slot has medium volatility with an RTP range of 90-96.9 per cent.
Symbols land on the reels in the form of cash values, with bronze, silver and gold fish variants. Bronze fish range from x0.15 to x0.75 the player’s stake while silver fish can be between x1.5 and x7.5. Gold fish can offer between x15 to x150 the player’s stake.
Red, green, blue, orange and purple jackpot symbols can appear on reels one, two, three, four and five respectively. These symbols will present an enhanced jackpot prize ranging from x20 to x1,000 the player’s bet at the start of the game, however these prices can be further enhanced by the game’s Spin-crease feature.
With Spin-crease, points are accumulated with every winning bet. After collecting so many points, the value of the aforementioned jackpot and fish symbols increase slightly at various different levels.
Spin-crease levels can increase many times to take a player from winning x1,000 their stake from the highest value jackpot symbol to winning x1,250 after collecting over 250 million Spin-crease points.
Additionally, wheel bonus symbols can appear on the reels. Each wheel symbol will award one spin of a wheel that awards multiplied bet amounts in the form of gold fish symbols, and the highest-possible silver fish value.
Crystopia – Habanero
Shiny symbols split across the reels in Habanero’s latest title, which uses a 3×3 reel board with between 27 and 1,728-ways to win and a maximum win of x1,000 the player’s stake.
Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, stated: “Our latest release Crystopia takes players into the crystal realm and dazzles them with huge win potential, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in terms of rewards.
“Combining classic elements of a slot with our proprietary mathematics, stunning graphics and multiple ways to win provides a truly mesmerising experience that we are confident will be adored by players around the globe.”
Throughout both the main game and the free spins mode, a symbol-splitting feature can be randomly activated at the end of any spin. This causes a random number of symbols on the board to split into either two or four identical symbols of the same kind.
When this occurs, each smaller symbol will count as additional symbols on the reel set’s paylines, creating the game’s maximum ways to win of 1,728.
While landing three or more wild symbols activates the free spins game mode, the amount of awarded free spins is represented by the number of wilds that landed to trigger the game mode, with one spin per wild.
During these free spins, any paytable symbol can be upgraded to the next-highest symbol at the end of a free turn with multiple upgrades able to be triggered on one spin.
Gemhalla – BGaming
Norse gods and viking warriors take centre stage in BGaming’s latest mythological slot release, using 6×5 reels with scatter-pays and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s stake. This slot has an RTP of 94.14 per cent and was developed in collaboration with Scatters Club, a slot streaming community.
Yulia Aliakseeva, Co-CPO at BGaming, stated: “Players are at the centre of everything we do here at BGaming so we were thrilled to invite the Scatters Club community to give feedback on Gemhalla during its development stage.
“The game is made even more special by their input and we know players will enjoy uncovering the many wonders of Thor and his kingdom.”
Gemhalla uses scatter-pays, meaning that winning combinations are formed when at least eight identical symbols appear on the same spin.
Cascading wins also occur, causing symbols in a winning combination to disappear after providing their payouts, making way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential.
When two or more multipliers appear on the same spin, the multiplier values will be added together before being implemented into any winning payouts on the same spin.
During the free spins game mode, multiplier values will not reset in between spins, but will grow as the game mode progresses.