Another week has flown by so sit back and relax as we guide you through some of the slot industry’s latest releases. This week’s selection includes Stakelogic’s Viking fishing trip, a secret service sequel from Big Time Gaming, Tom Horn Gaming’s Arabian adventure and more. 

Eric’s Big Catch – Stakelogic

Stakelogic has taken a detour on the journey to Valhalla, taking players on a fishing trip with a 5×3 reel slot that offers 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x4,000 the player’s wager. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 95.99 per cent.

Andrew Fraser, Product Owner at Stakelogic, commented: “Fishing-themed slots are a big hit with players, and we can’t wait for players to head out onto the waters with Eric and his box of bonus features. 

“Eric’s Big Catch is the perfect combination of fishing-themed bonuses, winning potential, and innovative gameplay. It is a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of online slot games, and we can’t wait to see how players react to it.”

Fish symbols can appear, displaying monetary values between x0.5 and x12 the player’s wager. These fish values can be won in the free spins game mode, but in the base game, players can form payline wins of x1, x5 or x20 if three, four or five fish symbols land in a winning formation respectively. 

Goldfish scatters are also available, respectively triggering six, eight or 10 free spins if three, four or five land on a single base game spin. 

Additionally, wild Vikings can drop into play in the free spins game mode. These wilds will collect all fish values present on the same spin, before awarding a respin as it travels one space to its left.

These free respins will continue to be awarded until the Viking moves off of the left side of the board. 

As wilds, these Viking symbols will also substitute for all symbols in the game other than the goldfish scatters. Meanwhile, landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination will award instant payouts of x5, x20 or x200 respectively. 

In the free spins game mode, Viking wilds collect all fish values that drop into play, adding them to a basket above the reel set. For each spin that the Viking symbols collect fish on, a multiplier will be added next to the basket.

Once the Viking respin feature finishes, players will be awarded the accumulated value of all fish symbols that were collected in the basket, which will then be enhanced by the available multiplier. 

Max Megaways 2 – Big Time Gaming

Big Time Gaming has taken one of its flagship slot titles to extraterrestrial levels with its latest space-themed slot sequel, which uses a six-reel board with between two and seven rows available, alongside 117,649-ways to win. This game has an RTP of 96.65 per cent.

Nik Robinson, BTG CEO, said: “We love the Max Megaways character, and he was a big hit with gamers too, which is why we just had to resurrect him for a brand-new adventure. We wanted to give this the feel of a real summer action blockbuster, which is why we jam-packed it full of cool features and catapulted it into space. What’s not to love?”

As with most Megaways titles, an additional horizontal top reel sits above reels two, three, four and five, adding an extra symbol for each of these reels. 

Cascading wins occur throughout the game, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payouts, making way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential. 

Each cascading win that occurs can also randomly activate one of four special features, with seven guaranteed rows, multiplier wilds of up to x10, a full top reel of wilds and symbols upgrading to wilds available. 

When the free spins feature begins, players must choose two out of five doors that contain hidden bonus game enhancements. If the player activates the enhanced free spins game mode, they will have three picks rather than two. 

Bonus game enhancements include a win multiplier boost starting at x6, chosen symbols upgrading to wilds, the win multiplier increasing by x2 with each cascade, two scatters causing the free spins to be retriggered or a minimum of five symbols on each reel. 

Nicholas Peters, Chief Business Development Officer, Europe at Evolution, added: “The original Max Megaways was a runaway success with our players, so we were delighted to hear that a sequel was in the works. 

“Sequels are sometimes disappointing for fans of the original but not in this case. BTG’s secret agent makes an electrifying comeback and is quickly becoming one of the greatest slot characters of all time.”

Book of Aladdin – Tom Horn Gaming

Tom Horn Gaming has taken players on a magic carpet ride with its latest Arabian Nights-themed slot title, showcasing a 5×3 reel slot with nine-paylines. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 95.97 per cent.

“We continue in our mission to deliver the industry’s freshest content and top hits. Book of Aladdin is no different. With its generous shatter mode, contagious free spins and immersive story, this game will definitely sit high on the players’ bucket list, “ said Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn Gaming.

Low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. These symbols can offer between x0.5 and x15 the player’s bet, depending on the number of winning combinations that fall on one go. 

Meanwhile, four Aladdin characters with colours of green, blue, gold and red depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x500 the player’s wager. 

Book scatters are available, triggering 10 free spins if three land on the same spin. These book symbols also work as wilds, substituting for all other symbols in the game. 

Throughout the game, shatter wins occur, removing winning symbols from play after they’ve awarded their payout. This causes new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential. 

Each shatter win that occurs will increase a multiplier below the reel set, which can increase from x1 to x2, x3 and x4, with the multipliers applying to each subsequent shatter win that occurs on the same spin. 

In the free spins game mode, one paytable symbol is chosen at random. This symbol will become enhanced, expanding across the reels to boost the player’s chance of achieving winning payouts. 

Beast Band – BGaming

Inviting players to a rock and roll concert like no other, BGaming’s new releases sees a band of zoo animal rock stars roam the 5×3 reel set, which offers 25-paylines and a maximum win of up to x1,000. This game has an RTP of 96.83 per cent with medium-high volatility. 

Yulia Aliakseeva, Co-CPO at BGaming, said: “Creativity is what makes BGaming’s portfolio stand out and we know players love the catchy music and fun characters that feature in our games. This is why we heavily invested in both for Beast Band – and look forward to offering an atmospheric experience.

“Just like a concert crowd, our players cheer on our continued success and we can’t wait to reward them with brilliant content for many years to come.”

Landing six gold records on the same spin will trigger the respin bonus. In this game mode, players are taken to an empty reel set where only the triggering record symbols are present on the reels. 

Players are then given three spins to land as many gold records on the board as possible, with each symbol that drops in resetting the number of spins to three. 

Gold records can land with values between x1 and x20 the player’s stake, and the player will receive the accumulated value of all records available once the three spins have been played out. 

If players manage to fill a row or reel with gold records, a multiplier will appear to enhance the gold record values on that filled row/reel. These multipliers can be between x2 and x100. 

Additionally, players will win the game’s mega jackpot prize of x1,000 if the board is completely filled with record symbols. 

Moreover, during the free spins game mode, all low value playing card symbols will be removed from play. 

Story of Gaia – Spinomenal

Spinomenal’s latest slot release takes place in an enchanted forest where woodlands critters can provide enhanced wins. This game is a 5×4 reel slot with 20-paylines and a five-of-a-kind wild win of x3,000 the player’s bet. 

Low value symbols are depicted as playing card royals, with Jack through to Ace. If the right number of matching combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x1 and x4 the player’s bet.

Sparrows, squirrels, rabbits and deer represent the high value symbols, offering between x2 and x100 the player’s preferred stake. 

Wild female character Gaia symbols can also appear, substituting for all symbols other than the free spins scatter. Landing five wilds in a winning combination will provide x3,000 the player’s stake.

Additionally, free spins text scatters can appear, triggering 10, 25 or 50 free spins if three, four or five scatters land on the same spin respectively. 

In the free spins game mode, a stacked wild is guaranteed to land on every spin, appearing in 1×3 sizes and shifting across the reels to increase the bonus game mode’s win potential.