Play’n GO, High 5 Games, Boldplay and more: on the spin

Another week has passed and a slurry of slot releases have hit the CasinoBeats inbox. Put your feet up as we guide you through a selection of what the industry has to offer, including Play’n GO’s raccoon romp, High 5 Games’ dollar dynasty, Boldplay’s intergalactic adventure and more. 

Rascal Riches – Play’n GO

Three robbing rodents take to the reels in preparation for a well-planned heist with Play’n GO’s latest slot title, which presents a 5×3 reel board with 243-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x9,000 the player’s wager. 

George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, stated: “Rascal Riches is our most daring heist yet. This slot embodies what we’re all about at Play’n GO. This title has cracking action, detailed animation and a fun story that’s sculpted around tight slot mechanics. 

“The wide-ranging final spin multiplier and the low-paying symbols that double as the racoon’s gadgets are great examples of how immersive this slot really is.”

When landing on the middle reel in the base game, the wild raccoon symbols can activate special features to enhance that spin. 

Raccoon wilds can reveal up to three multipliers. Revealing more than one multiplier on the same spin will cause the raccoon wild to add all multipliers together before implementing them to the spin’s payout. These wilds can either be x2, x3 or x5.

Additionally, wild symbols can cause between two and three mystery symbols to be placed across the reels, which will reveal identical paytable symbols – other than wilds and scatters – to increase the win potential of the spin. 

Row-splitting enhancements can also be offered by the wild symbol, causing all symbols on the respective row to split into two, increasing the number of ways to win for those symbols. 

For the free spins, players are given five spins while the raccoon wilds are guaranteed to appear on every spin, randomly moving from one reel to another with each turn. 

Furthermore, before the final free spin, a gold trash can reveal a multiplier of either x20, x30, x50 or x100 to be applied to that final turn. 

Founding Fortune Wins – High 5 Games

Dollar-dwelling historical figures are showcased in the latest releases from High 5 Games, which presents a five-reel board with a 3-4-5-4-3 set up, as well as 720-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,001. The game uses high volatility with an RTP range of 94 and 96 per cent. 

Low value symbols are represented by playing card royals, from Queen through to Ace. These symbols can offer between x0.04 and x0.4 the player’s stake, depending on the number of winning combinations that land on a single spin. 

Meanwhile, US founding fathers that appear on the nation’s currency depict the high value symbols, with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Franklin offering between x0.1 and x12 the player’s preferred bet. 

Wild text symbols can drop into play on reels two, three and four, substituting for all symbols other than the liberty bell scatters. 

Throughout the base game, these wild symbols can appear with monetary values between x0.2 and x100 the player’s wager that will be instantly paid out to the player. 

Landing at least five liberty bells across all five reels will trigger the bonus wheel game mode, with the bonus wheel randomly offering either 12, 14 or 16 free spins, or one of three jackpot prizes. 

These jackpot prizes include minor (x50), major (x500) and grand (x5,000) values. 

9 Planet Shockers – Boldplay

Alien spaceships travel across the galaxy in Boldplay’s new slot, which has a 5×3 board that uses 10-paylines and a maximum win of up to x120 the player’s wager. This slot has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.39 per cent. 

All symbols in the game are represented by planets/moons, with low value symbols coming in the form of spiky purple planets, moons and magma planets. These symbols can offer between x0.5 and x2.5 the player’s stake, depending on the number of winning combinations that land on a single spin. 

Meanwhile, light blue, yellow and red planets depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.7 and x5 the player’s preferred wager. 

Yellow ringed-planets represent the high value symbols, alongside an orange planet and Earth. If the right number of paying combinations appear on the same spin, these symbols can provide between x1 and x12 the player’s bet. 

Wild UFO symbols can also drop into play, substituting for all other symbols in the game and bringing several features along with them. 

When wild symbols appear, they will award one free respin after providing the initial spin’s potential payouts. For this free respin, the wild will fill its entire reel with wild symbols to increase the game’s win potential. 

Landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination will provide respective payouts of x2.5, x6 or x12 the player’s bet. 

A power-up bonus can also occur when a flying UFO hovers above a reel that gains a wild symbol on that spin. This will cause wilds to not only shoot wilds to fill out its reel but to the side as well, further increasing the win potential.

Unchain the Dragons – Wizard Games

Wizard Games has used the fantasy-theme of its namesake with its latest fire-breathing slot release, which showcases a 5×6 reel slot with 40-paylines and a maximum win of up to x1,247 the player’s stake.

Benedict McDonagh, Managing Director at Wizard Games, stated: “Our new release, Unchain the Dragons, follows the acclaimed Dragons of the North with an expansive grid, exciting new features, and plenty of potential to take home the treasure.

“We’re confident that players will love the fast-paced thrills of the Dracarys and Valahd features, alongside the blazing free spins round with more chances to land winning payouts. We can’t wait for people to take a spin.”

Throughout the game, wilds can appear as moving wilds, shifting up one space above them on each subsequent spin until they eventually shift off of the board. 

If these moving wilds nudge over a high value red dragon symbol, the Dracarys feature will be activated as the dragon expels wild symbols across the board in adjacent positions. 

During both the base game and free spins, a Valahd feature can also occur in which dragons can fly across the reels to place wilds across the board on a spin where no wilds appeared. 

Dragon egg scatters can appear with ‘S’ text or with ‘W’ text, with the latter substituting for all symbols other than the ‘S’ dragon scatters. 

Furthermore, landing three or more dragon egg scatters on the same spin will trigger 15 free spins. 

Starfire Fortunes TopHit – Yggdrasil

Another intergalactic slot title for this selection, Yggdrasil has sent players on a fantasy adventure among the stars with a 5×3 reel slot with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x25,000 the player’s stake. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent. 

Mark McGinley, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, said: “Our tenth GEM has been launched, and we couldn’t be happier. The TopHit mechanic means any spin can lead to multiple wilds landing on the reels, while this takes a whole new dynamic in the bonus round with seriously lucrative wins up for grabs.

“Boasting a max payout of x25,000, it’s a game that offers an easy-to-understand mechanic that brings a bold new flavour to the intergalactic creation.”

This slot uses a TopHit mechanic, which places an additional reel above the board. With each spin, this top reel can reveal high value symbols or free spins scatters either partially or fully in view. 

When fully in view, these high value symbols on the TopHit reel will cause their counterparts in the board below to transform into wild symbols. 

As wilds, these symbols substitute for all paytable symbols, but not for the free spins scatters. 

If multiple identical symbols appear on the TopHit reel, these wilds will gain multipliers that represent the number of identical symbols that landed on the top reel. 

During the free spins, each symbol that upgrades to wilds due to the TopHit feature will stay persistent for the entirety of the bonus game mode. Multipliers for matching TopHit symbols will also remain active for the duration of the free spins.