Another week has flown by as an abundance of slot releases have hit the CasinoBeats inbox in the past week. Put your feet up as we guide you through a selection of what the igaming industry has to offer, including Betsoft’s bonus reel bonanza, Northern Lights Gaming’s criminal-catching showdown and BGaming’s spooky sensation.
72 Fortunes – Betsoft
Wukong the Monkey God is the star of the show in Betsoft’s latest East Asian-themed slot title, which uses a 3×1 reel set with just one payline. While a bonus reel offers varied game enhancements, the slot has an RTP of 96.41 per cent with medium volatility.
Fernando Van Velzen, Head of Account Management at Betsoft Gaming, stated: “72 Fortunes offers a great interplay of frequent payouts plus bonuses which can significantly impact the big win potential. The dramatic graphics and authentic soundtrack enhances the overall experience.
“Betsoft fans who loved 88 Frenzy Fortune especially will really get a lot from this latest release. We are expecting a positive player reception to 72 Fortunes.”
Throughout the game, a bonus reel sits to the right side of the base grid that can present game enhancements on any winning spin.
In order to activate one of these game enhancements, they must appear on the middle-most part of the bonus reel set, in between two arrows, while a win occurs on the main three reels’ single payline.
These bonus enhancements include an instant win bonus that will award either x8 or x18 the player’s stake, multiplier bonuses that apply either a x2, x5 or x8 multiplier to the initial win or a respin bonus.
This respin bonus causes the reels to spin again after awarding the player’s payline payout, resulting in the exact same spin that triggered the initial payout, repeating the player’s win.
This can reoccur up to five times and can present either a x1, x2, x3 or x4 multiplier for each repeated win to increase the payout potential.
Unusual Suspects – Northern Lights Gaming
Criminal masterminds are on the run in Northern Lights Gaming’s latest title, showcasing a game of cops and robbers on a 5×4 reel grid with 20-paylines, offering a maximum win of up to x12,000 the player’s bet. This game has an RTP of 96.15 per cent.
For this title, three different wild symbols are available, each substituting for all symbols in the game other than the siren scatters.
Firstly, standard criminal wilds can drop into play, substituting for other symbols and awarding payouts of x2, x5 or x20 the chosen bet if three, four or five land in a winning combination respectively.
Next, gold criminal wilds are available, causing other standard or gold wilds to appear across the board when they land on the reels.
Each of these criminal wilds will leave behind a x1 multiplier in the frame they drop into, increasing by a value of one with each additional wild that drops into the same frame.
The third available wild is a detective wild, which will activate the wild frames feature. Each time a detective wild drops into play, the marked frames across the board will become filled with wild symbols for one enhanced spin.
Additionally, this will also cause the multipliers within those frames to become active.
Meanwhile, the free spins game mode is a progressive feature, as every third detective wild that is collected will enhance the bonus game mode.
Landing the first three detective wilds will award an extra five spins with a multiplier of x2 to be applied to every win, while collecting another three will provide another five spins with a x3 multiplier.
If players collect another three detective wilds after that, then another five spins will be activated with a multiplier of x5.
Lastly, if another three detective wilds drop into play after this point then a final five more spins will be triggered with a maximum multiplier of x10.
Bone Bonanza – BGaming
BGaming has made an early preparation for November’s Day of the Dead, presenting a 6×5 reel slot with scatter-pays, requiring a minimum of eight identical symbols, while offering a maximum win of x14,134 the player’s stake. This highly volatile slot uses an RTP of 96 per cent.
Yulia Aliakseyeva, Co-CPO at BGaming, commented: “The Day of the Dead theme is hugely popular not just in Mexico, but around the world, with people choosing to mark the occasion with vibrant costumes and lively music.
“Players will be consumed by this unforgettable slot in the lead up to Halloween and beyond, with its lovable characters adding to the engaging gameplay.”
The game uses scatter-pays, meaning that it features no paylines as all wins are formed when a minimum of eight identical symbols appear on a single turn.
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.
Additionally, female character scatters are available, respectively triggering 10, 20 or 30 free spins if four, five or six land on the same turn.
The free spins feature uses progressive multiplier levels that increase each time a win is formed with a low or high value symbol that hasn‘t already contributed to a win in previous free spins.
This multiplier meter shows the minimum and maximum level that the multipliers can be, advancing with every new symbol win, until it eventually reaches the maximum multiplier of x100.
Thunder Mega Sevens – Evoplay
Evoplay has electrified the reels with its latest fruit machine-inspired slot release, using a 5×3 reel grid with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x3,000 the player’s bet. This slot has an RTP of 95.96 per cent with medium volatility.
Ivan Kravchuk, CEO at Evoplay, explained: “Thunder Mega Sevens is an electrifying player experience, letting players set off on a riveting voyage in search of activating the thrilling wheel of thunder round.
“This slot also allows users to access the bonus buy option, immediately transporting players to the classic Free Spins round where enchanting gameplay awaits.”
Free spins text scatters can appear, triggering 10, 15 or 20 free spins if three, four or five scatters appear on the same spin.
Blue bonus symbols can also drop into play, displaying multiplied bet amount prizes from x1 to x5 the player’s bet, which will be awarded if five bonus symbols land at once. This will also trigger the Wheel of Thunder feature.
Moreover, wild text symbols are available, substituting for all symbols other than the free spins scatters and blue bonus prizes.
If five or more bonus symbols drop into play, the prizes on each symbol will be added together and placed on a screen above the reels.
When this happens, the Wheel of Thunder feature is activated, which spins through several multipliers, revealing one to enhance the player’s bonus symbol winnings.
The wheel can reveal multipliers of x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 or x12, as well as ‘x2 + respin’ and ‘x3 + respin’ multipliers that offer another respin of the wheel of thunder while applying their respective multipliers to the winnings.
During the free spins game mode, every bonus symbol that appears will apply itself to the screen above the reels as players are guaranteed to activate the Wheel of Thunder feature on the very last spin.
Professor Big Win – Atomic Slot Lab
Bubbling test tubes and chemical mixtures take their place on the reel set in Atomic Slot Lab’s latest release, presenting players with a 5×4 reel slot that has 40-paylines. This scientific slot release has medium volatility with an RTP of 95.52 per cent.
Voltage bonus symbols can appear on both the first and fifth reels, triggering the replicating reels feature when two land at the same time. However, this feature can also be randomly triggered on any spin where this does not occur.
Free spins text scatters are also available, activating the free spins game mode if at least two reels become fully stacked with free spins symbols.
Wild orb symbols are also included, substituting for all symbols other than the voltage bonuses and the free spins scatters. Additionally, landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination will result in payouts of x1.25, x5 or x50 respectively.
When the replicating reels feature is activated, between two and five reels will be chosen to be enhanced for one free respin.
These selected reels will reveal identical symbols to increase the win potential of the respin, while also increasing the chances of activating the free spins game mode with at least two full reels of scatters.
During the free spins game mode, the reels that activated the game mode will become replicating reels for the entirety of the feature, revealing identical symbols throughout.
While players are given seven initial spins, any full reels of free spins scatters that appear during the feature will award an extra three spins and turn into another replicating reel.
The free spins game mode can also randomly activate a high voltage feature, which increases the players chances of landing another full reel of scatters.