Following another week of slot releases, we have rounded up a selection of what the online casino industry had to offer. Sit back and relax as we guide you through Peter & Sons’ target-hitting hunt, undead festivities from Wizard Games and Playson’s electrifying extravaganza.
Peter Hunter – Peter & Sons
As Yggdrasil’s latest YG Masters collaborative slot title, Peter & Son’s new release sends players on the hunt for big multipliers on a 5×3 reel slot with 20-paylines, offering a maximum win of x10,000 the chosen bet. Meanwhile, the slot has low volatility with an RTP of 96.3 per cent.
Mark McGinley, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, commented: “I think it’s fair to say that everyone involved in the development of this game has hit the mark.
“Peter Hunter boasts fantastic visuals and has some truly memorable features and mechanics such as the cash collect which ups the ante with multiplied prizes.”
The game’s free spins feature is activated once players have collected seven target scatters within the same game session, awarding five free spins.
During this bonus game mode, players are taken to an empty 5×4 reel set in which only target scatters and high value symbols can drop into play.
On each free spin, the high value symbols will travel across the grid to land on the target scatter, leaving a multiplier trail behind as they do in the base game.
However, the hunter sits beside the reel set for this feature, shooting bullets at the high value symbols as they travel across the board. Each successful shot at the high value symbol will apply a multiplier to that animal symbol causing the remainder of its trail to gain higher values.
These hunter multipliers will start at x2 in the first free spin but will increase after every three successful shots. These multipliers will keep their increased values as the game mode continues.
Two attribute bars also sit next to the hunter, with an accuracy bar and an ammunition bar each telling the player how accurate the hunter’s shots will be as well as how often the hunter can shoot a bullet.
Yann Bautista, Founder & Commercial Director at Peter & Sons, added: “It always brings me great pleasure to shout about our latest releases alongside the fine folk at Yggdrasil and Peter Hunter is certainly no exception.”
Carnival of Calacas – Wizard Games
Wizard Games’ latest slot title celebrates the upcoming Day of the Dead holiday, presenting players with a 5×3 reel slot that has the choice of up to 20-paylines. This game has an RTP range of 91.05, 94.50 and 96.06 per cent, medium volatility and a maximum win of x1,005 the player’s bet.
Benedict McDonagh, Managing Director at Wizard Games, stated: “We can’t wait to celebrate the upcoming Day of the Dead festivities with Carnival of Calacas, our newest release with fantastic features and exciting bonuses worthy of celebration.”
“The Ofrenda and Catrina bonuses offer up huge multipliers, with chances to bag big prizes, whilst the El Camino De Los Muertos feature gives players the chance to advance their way to the top.
“We’re thrilled to be releasing another innovative, beautifully-designed slot and can’t wait to see what players think.”
Looking into the game’s bonus features, landing three skull basket scatters on the same spin will activate the ‘Ofrenda’ bonus game. This allows players to pick from the three scatters that dropped into play as they all hide multipliers behind them.
After players select one of the three scatters, the multiplier that is revealed will be applied to the player’s chosen stake.
When three female skeleton scatters appear across reels two, three and four, players are taken to the ‘Catrina’ bonus feature. This spins through several multipliers ranging from x50 to x500, awarding one to be applied to the player’s bet.
Finally, three male skeleton scatters on the same spin will activate the ‘El Camino De Los Muertos’ bonus game. This bonus works as a trail game, with players spinning a wheel on each turn to reveal the number of steps they take across a multiplier path.
The further the player gets up the path, the higher the awarded multiplier will be. Players will be able to continue spinning the wheel on each position until the wheel marker lands on the ‘collect’ section, providing players with the multiplier placed on the player’s current trail position.
Energy Coins: Hold and Win – Playson
Bringing an electric energy to the reel set, Playson’s latest hold and win slot release implements five-paylines into a 5×3 reel board, offering a grand jackpot prize of x5,000 the player’s bet.
Tamas Kusztos, CCO at Playson, stated: “We look forward to players enjoying this augmented slot with the captivating energy bonus feature for added engagement. This mode boosts the overall outlook of our Hold and Win portfolio – offering a fresh experience.”
In the hold and win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many coin prizes on the reels as possible. Each coin that drops in will reset the number of spins to three, prolonging the feature.
While gold coins drop in to apply their prize values once the feature draws to a close, the blue energy coins enhance the feature in a totally different way. When dropping into play, energy coins will collect the values of all other coins on the reel set, including other energy coins.
Additionally, gold coins can drop in displaying jackpot values that can also be collected by the energy coins. These jackpot prizes include mini (x25), minor (x50), major (x150) and grand (x5,000).
With the game’s ‘pile of gold’ feature, any one coin that appears throughout the base game has the chance to randomly trigger the bonus feature on its own.
Anton Ivannikov, Product Owner at Playson, also commented: “For Energy Coins, we promise a player experience like no other – with a striking rock soundtrack, lively animations and of course, a multiple of exciting features, including two routes to the fruitful bonus game.”
Power of the Vikings – Booming Games
Valhalla is the destination of choice in Booming Games’ latest battleaxe-swinging slot, presenting players with a 5×3 reel slot that uses 20-paylines. While players aim to land giant wild longboats on the reels, the game offers an RTP of 95.6 per cent.
Moritz Blume, Director of Product at Booming Games, commented: “We are really proud of Power of the Vikings which is an exciting slot game that will take players on an epic journey.
“We want players to be immersed in a world that takes them to Valhalla and back, enjoying a game that is filled with thrilling features that will keep them truly engaged and entertained.
“We can’t wait to see this latest release featured in casino lobbies, therefore we invite you to grab your shield and axe, climb aboard, and experience the Power of the Vikings.”
Throughout the game, several special wild features can be randomly activated.
Firstly, a random wilds feature will cause up to six wilds to be placed across the reels, increasing the win potential. During the free spins, up to 10 random wilds can appear.
Colossal wilds can also occur, causing giant 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4-sized wild symbols to drop into play.
Additionally, a multiplier wilds feature can randomly occur, causing up to five wilds to appear across the board with up to x5 multipliers. These multipliers will be applied to any wins that the wild symbols contribute to.
Each of these features can be chosen to be implemented into each free spin once the bonus game mode is activated, offering three different free spins game modes. In each game mode, five free spins will be available.
Green Chilli 2: Hold and Win – 3 Oaks Gaming
The second hold and win title of this selection, 3 Oaks Gaming has brought the heat with its latest spicy sequel, showcasing a 5×3 reel slot with 20-paylines and a grand jackpot prize of x5,000 the player’s chosen bet.
Yuriy Muratov, Chief Business Development Officer at 3 Oaks Gaming, explained: “Following the success of the original Green Chilli title, we wanted to create a sequel to offer fans a new experience with some upgraded features.
“It was important to keep the core of the game intact but bolster its features. The switch to an unlimited free spins mode strengthens the whole dynamic of the user journey to ensure Green Chilli 2 will be just as popular as its predecessor.”
The hold and win game mode awards players three spins on an empty reel set, on which green chillies with multiplied bet amount prizes can appear.
While each chilli that drops into play will reset the number of spins to three, each available prize will be awarded to the player at the end of the game mode.
In addition to multiplied bet amount prizes, green chillies can also drop in with jackpot values. These jackpot prizes will be awarded to the player as the feature ends, with mini (x20), minor (x40), major (x100) and grand (x5,000) prizes available.
Furthermore, red chillies can appear in the hold and win game mode, leaving behind multipliers in the cells they drop into. If green chillies then fall into the multiplier cell, their monetary prizes will be enhanced by the available multiplier.
Players can also find chilli jar symbols during this feature, which work as collect symbols by gathering all other available green chilli values on the board and implementing them to its value.
During the free spins game mode, wilds become shifting wilds, shifting down one position on every subsequent spin.