Betsoft, Tom Horn Gaming, Wizard Games and more: on the spin

Once again, the CasinoBeats’ inbox has been bombarded with new slot releases. This week’s round-up of the latest titles includes Betsoft’s archaeological escapade, Tom Horn Gaming’s fruity foray and a gun-slinging galavant from Wizard Games

April Fury and the Chamber of Scarabs – Betsoft

Enter a sacred tomb as Betsoft invites players to find hidden artefacts with a 5×4 reel slot that has 20 paylines and a maximum win of x4,000 the player’s stake. The slot uses high volatility with an RTP of 96.2 per cent. 

Anastasia Bauer, Head of Account Management, Betsoft Gaming, said: “The design for the Hold & Win and free spins features to trigger simultaneously is becoming both a Betsoft signature and an opportunity our players are returning to on repeat.

“Showcasing both of these features, April Fury and the Chamber of Scarabs is a visually stunning slot with a new heroine. The significant win potential in an immersive treasure hunt theme is sure to be a big hit with our clients.”

When six or more golden scarab bonus symbols appear on the reels, the game’s Hold & Win bonus feature is triggered. 

Any bonus symbols that trigger the feature are locked into place and three respins are awarded to the player. The mode can be triggered during the base game and in free spins mode.

During Hold & Win, each golden scarab has a bet multiplier between the range of one to 500. Every new bonus symbol that appears on the reels is locked into place and the respins amount is reset to three.

The Hold & Win bonus feature ends under two different conditions – when no more respins remain or when all positions on the reels are filled with bonus symbols.

When the Hold & Win bonus feature has concluded, multipliers on the reels are added together and multiplied by the player’s stake before being paid out. Free spins mode can’t be triggered during the Hold & Win bonus feature.

Appearing on all reels, the golden lion head wilds substitute for all symbols except for the free spins and bonus symbols. This symbol can pay x1 to x200 the player’s stake depending on the combinations that land on the reels.

The golden key free spins symbol can appear on all reels with three or more of these symbols triggering the game’s free spins mode. Three, four or five scatters award five, seven or nine free spins respectively.

The Hold & Win bonus feature can be triggered during free spins mode and free spins can be retriggered during free spins mode.

81 Crystal Fruits – Tom Horn Gaming

Tom Horn Gaming has placed a sparkling twist on a classic fruit theme with its latest title, presenting a 4×3 reel slot with seven-paylines, up to 81-ways to win and a maximum win of x1,312 the player’s bet. This slot is highly volatile with an RTP of 95.16 per cent. 

Low value symbols are represented by cherries, lemons, oranges and plums. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x1 and x3 the player’s wager. 

Moving up the paytable, grapes, kiwis, watermelons and lucky sevens depict the high value symbols, offering between x4 and x40 the player’s preferred stake. 

Due to the game’s Infinite Respins mechanic, each wild that drops into play triggers a respin feature that increases the number of ways to win from seven-paylines to 81. 

If a win occurs in the awarded respin, then another respin will occur once the available payouts have been provided. 

After awarding one respin, an x2 multiplier will become available, increasing by a value of one with each winning respin that occurs with a maximum multiplier of x5 available. 

Players can buy access to x2, x3, x4 and x5 respins using Tom Horn Gaming’s Quick X feature for the respective prices of x30, x60, x90 or x120 their preferred stake. 

Additionally, players can gamble their winnings after any successful spin by guessing either the colour or exact suit of a random playing card. Losing this gamble will send players back to the base game empty-handed. 

Wild West Ways – Wizard Games

Take cover as a shootout takes place in Wizard Games’ new western-themed slot title, showcasing a 5×3 reel slot with 243-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s wager. While offering an RTP range of 91.06 – 96.1 per cent, the game has medium volatility. 

Benedict McDonagh, Managing Director at Wizard Games, said: “Players love western-themed slots and with Wild West Ways, we have come up with a highly entertaining adventure with a very engaging feature set.

“The free spins round provides the chance to hit 1,024 winning ways for huge rewards, while sticky respins take the base game to the next level. We can’t wait to see how players react to this sharp-shooting new slot.”

Throughout the base game, symbols in a winning payline can trigger a sticky respins feature. This causes all the winning symbols to stay sticky on the reel set as all other symbols disappear. Then, the reels spin to reveal either blocker, non-paying tumbleweed symbols or more of the sticky symbol to create a chance of enhancing the winning payline and receiving a greater payout. 

During the free spins, this sticky respins feature occurs throughout the entirety of the bonus game mode as one symbol is selected to be sticky at the start of the feature. Only wilds, the sticky symbol, scatters and tumbleweed symbols can appear during the free spins due to this. 

Each scatter symbol that appears will award an extra two spins as the player hopes to land a full-reel set of wilds and their randomly selected sticky symbol. 

Furthermore, players can activate the boost bet feature in the base game, increasing their stake to receive a higher chance of landing scatter symbols and triggering the bonus game. 

Candy Blitz – Pragmatic Play

If you have a sweet tooth then you might enjoy Pragmatic Play’s latest sugary slot release, using a 6×5 reel board with scatter-pays of at least eight symbols, the game has a maximum win of x10,000. The slot is highly volatile with an RTP of 96.08 per cent. 

Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We’ve taken this popular recipe of a vibrant and sugary theme and added new thrilling treats for players to enjoy. With cascading reels, multipliers and a lucrative free spins round, Candy Blitz is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.” 

Throughout the game, tumbling wins occur, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payouts. This increases the win potential as new symbols drop in to replace the winning symbols, creating a chance of forming more winning combinations. 

Additionally, a multiplier reel sits beside the board and spins with the reels on every turn. This reel can reveal up to five multipliers on each spin, with players gaining one step up the multiplier reel with every consecutive tumble win that occurs on the same spin.

As players climb the multiplier reel, the available multiplier values will be unlocked and applied to the player’s payout as the tumble wins are completed. Multipliers available on this reel range from x1 to x500. 

During the free spins, the lowest possible multiplier available at the start of every spin is x2. Also, landing additional scatters in the free spins game mode can award additional spins, with four, five or six scatters respectively awarding five, eight or 10 extra turns. 

Wild Waves Megaways – OneTouch

Surf’s up! OneTouch has ridden the waves with its latest slot launch, implementing the Megaways mechanic into a six-reel slot with up to seven rows and 117,649-ways to win. This game has high volatility with an RTP of 95.95 per cent. 

Madis Raus, Head of OneTouch, said: “In Wild Waves Megaways, players can delve into an unrivalled surfing experience like never before, featuring the industry’s best-performing mechanic. This thrilling addition showcases OneTouch’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge gameplay and strengthens our renowned mobile-first catalogue.

“As players soak in the vibrant colours of the beach and with the game’s authentic soundtrack, they’ll be transported to the enchanting shores of the Southern Pacific on this remarkable Maori adventure.”

As a Megaways title, the board showcases an additional top horizontal reel that adds an extra row to reels two, three, four and five. 

Special shark danger symbols can appear on this top horizontal reel, placing an extended shark wild across the full reel that it landed in when they drop into play. During the free spins feature, these shark wilds will always have a multiplier of x6. 

Throughout the game, cascading wins occur, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payouts to make way for new symbols and increase the win potential. 

For every cascading win that occurs in the free spins feature, a progressive multiplier that starts at x1 will increase by a value of one. This multiplier will be applied to every win during the bonus game mode.