The CasinoBeats inbox has been flooded with the industry’s latest slot releases this week. Put your feet up as we guide you through an assortment of these titles, including Push Gaming’s rodent royalty, Hacksaw Gaming’s return of the can and Betsoft’s Arabian adventure. 

Rat King – Push Gaming

Push Gaming has rolled back the years with its latest retro slot release, offering wins with sweet treats on a 6×6 reel board with scatter-pays and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s bet. The slot uses medium volatility with an RTP of 96.3 per cent.

Amit Samji, Principal Game Producer at Push Gaming, commented: “Rat King is our very first pay-anywhere title. It also benefits from an inventive collection mechanic which is a testament to the incredible creativity our development team is blessed with.

“This imaginative feature is juxtaposed by a familiar retro style that together has produced a slot which we are confident players will adore.” 

The slot uses scatter-pays, meaning that symbols do not award wins according to paylines, but will provide payouts when a minimum of seven identical symbols appear anywhere across the reel set. 

Cascading wins occur when both dud and standard symbols form matching combinations across the board, causing the winning symbols to disappear and make way for new symbols to drop in. 

Throughout the game, collection boxes sit beneath each reel. When symbols disappear due to cascading wins, multiplier stars can fall into these collection boxes to apply their multiplier value to any wins that occur on the same spin. 

In the free spins feature, star multipliers will not only apply themselves to wins on the same spin, but to a meter above the reel set. This multiplier meter will then apply itself to any multiplier star wins that occur on subsequent turns, while remaining inactive for standard wins.

Drop ‘Em – Hacksaw Gaming

Hacksaw Gaming’s Canny the Can has made his return in the studio’s latest slot title, showcasing a 5×6 reel slot with up to 7,776-ways to win and a maximum win of x10,000. This slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.21 per cent.

Looking at special symbols, drop arrow symbols can appear. These arrows will shoot off of the screen from the bottom, removing any symbols that it drops past. 

The removed symbols will then be replaced at the top of the screen by identical symbols to increase the spin’s win potential. 

In the game, three free spin game modes are on offer, each triggered by a different number of scatters dropping in on the same spin. In each feature, landing additional free spins scatters can award one, two or three extra spins. 

Three scatters trigger the drop spins bonus, which sees a higher chance of landing the drop arrow symbols. 

Alternatively, landing four scatters activates the high drop spins bonus, which causes only high value or wild symbols to appear as the chosen symbol for the drop arrow replacements. 

For this specific feature, drop upgrade symbols are available, causing between one and five symbols to be removed from the pool of symbols able to appear with the drop arrow symbols. 

In the third and final free spins option, awarded for landing five scatters, only the wild symbol can appear in the drop arrow pool of symbols. 

Wish Granted – Betsoft

Betsoft takes players on a magic carpet ride around an Arabian desert with a 5×3 reel slot with 243-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s bet. While using an RTP of 96.41 per cent, the game has high volatility.

Anastasia Bauer, Head of Account Management at Betsoft Gaming, said: “Balanced gameplay with an exciting theme is a Betsoft hallmark. Wish Granted takes this to a new level with its innovative blend of features and substantial win potential. We are anticipating a very positive response to this slot across all player demographics.”

Magic carpet mystery symbols are also available, revealing identical low or high value paytable symbols in stacked positions. 

Additionally, gold coins can drop into play, displaying multiplied bet amounts between x1 and x10 the player’s bet, triggering the hold and win game mode if six or more appear on the same spin. 

These coin symbols are able to appear in the form of mini, minor or major jackpot coins, representing prize values of x15, x30 or x200 respectively. 

In the hold and win bonus game mode, players are given three spins to land as many coin symbols on an empty reel set as possible, starting with the triggering coins. 

Each coin symbol that drops in will reset the number of spins to three, and players will receive the accumulated value of all gold and jackpot coins present on the reel set once three spins have been played. 

If players manage to land a full reel set of coin symbols, they will be awarded the game’s maximum prize of x2,000 the player’s wager. 

Wild lamps are also available, substituting for all symbols other than the hold and win coins. Additionally, wild genies are included, appearing on the third reel and nudging to cover the whole reel when they appear. 

These wild genies will appear with multipliers – ranging from x2 to x10 – to enhance any wins that they contribute to as they substitute for all symbols other than the gold and jackpot coins. 

Dice Bonanza – BGaming

Colourful blocks form scatter-paying combinations in BGaming’s latest slot release, which showcases a 6×5 reel board that offers a maximum win of x15,000 the player’s stake. This slot has high volatility with a 96 per cent RTP. 

Yulia Aliakseeva, Co-CPO at BGaming, stated: “Players have shown an increasing interest in dice-themed slots in recent months and after Dice Bonanza was a success during its exclusive period with Stake, we knew it would be a hit.

“As well-known symbols of gambling and casinos across the globe, dice remind players of fun table games – but Dice Bonanza promises much higher chances of winning.”

The game uses scatter-pays, meaning that it features no paylines as all wins are formed when a minimum of eight identical dice symbols appear on a single turn, in any position across the board. 

Cascading wins are also showcased, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payout to make way for new symbols and increase the win potential. 

Wild ‘W’ scatters are also available, triggering the free spins game mode if four, five or six land on the same turn. Landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination will also award respective payouts of x3, x5 or x100.

If four, five or six W scatters appear on the same spin, 10, 20 or 30 free spins will be provided respectively. During these bonus game spins, multipliers can appear to apply themselves to any wins formed at the very end of each cascading sequence. 

Mighty Wild: Panther – Wazdan

Venture deep into the jungle with Wazdan as the studio’s latest release is a 5×3 reel slot with two bonus game modes and a maximum win of up to x750 the player’s bet. The final slot in our selection has variable volatility levels and an RTP of 96.15 per cent. 

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan said: “We’re thrilled to be unleashing Mighty Wild: Panther, a fantastic title with several rewarding Bonus features and amazing chances to take home big prizes. 

“With the Wild Rampage bonus round making a comeback, alongside the return of Cash Infinity and Hold the Jackpot, we can’t wait for players to head into the jungle and hunt those wins!”

The Hold the Jackpot game mode can be triggered by landing six or more cash coin symbols on the same spin, as well as collector symbols, jackpot coin symbols, mystery symbols and jackpot mystery symbols. 

Cash coin symbols appear with multiplied bet amount values between x1 and x5 the player’s stake. Meanwhile, jackpot coin symbols can drop in with values of mini (x10), minor (x20) or major (x50). 

Landing a combination of six or more of these aforementioned symbols will trigger the hold the jackpot game mode, in which players are given three spins to land as many symbols on an empty reel set as possible. 

Meanwhile, a Wild Rampage game mode is available to be triggered by landing six or more panther symbols on the same spin. 

These panther symbols either come in standard form of yellow or represent jackpot values of mini (x10), minor (x20) or major (x50) with respective colours of green, blue and purple. 

In the feature, players are given three spins to land as many panthers on an empty reel set as possible. While each panther that drops in will reset the number of spins to three, the player will receive a payout depending on the winning combinations made across the board. 

This feature uses 10-paylines as players can win x2, x5, x10 or x40 their stake for landing two, three, four or five panthers in a winning combination. 

Furthermore, jackpot panthers will award their respective jackpot prizes regardless of the payline combinations formed. Also, players will win the game’s grand jackpot prize if they land a full reel set of panthers.