As September draws to a close, bringing us into spooky season, take a seat as we guide you through a selection of not-so-spooky slot releases. This week’s round-up of what the industry has to offer includes a rock, paper, scissors battle from Habanero, fire-breathing features from Betsoft and a spicy sensation from Stakelogic.
Meow Janken – Habanero
Habanero has placed an intergalactic spin on a classic game of rock, paper, scissors in its latest slot release, presenting a 3×1 reel slot with one-payline. The slot has a number of features such as wild respins and multipliers, while using an RTP of 96.68 per cent.
Toni Karapetrov, Head of Corporate Communications at Habanero, stated: “Meow Janken is based on the classic rock, paper, scissors game that every single player would recognise from years gone by.
“We have amplified this game in Meow Janken, with a huge boost in prizes should a player manage to beat Janken or even tie. At Habanero, we want to keep producing classic content but give it our own unique twist and players around the world will undoubtedly enjoy our latest offering.”
Throughout the game, a cat – Meow – sits to the left of the reels and a star – Janken – sits to the right. On every spin, both of these characters will reveal either rock, paper or scissors.
Each time the cat wins the game of rock, paper, scissors, any potential wins that are formed will be multiplied by x9. However, if the star wins, potential wins will be multiplied by x2.
When wild symbols drop in on the middle reel, they will award three sticky respins where they stay in their position on the board and the rest of the reels spin around it.
While a minimum of three respins will be awarded, landing wins on the reels will award additional sticky respins. Meanwhile, a multiplier becomes active as the feature begins, starting at x2 and increasing by a value of one with each win.
The rock, paper, scissors multipliers awarded by the cat and the star stay active during the sticky respins, adding their multipliers to the active respins multiplier value.
The sticky respins will finish once all spins have been played out without any winning combinations dropping into play.
Super Golden Dragon Inferno – Betsoft
Betsoft has showcased a fire-breathing slot sequel in its latest release, offering 243-ways to win on a 5×3 reel board. While offering a maximum win of up to x2,916 the player’s wager, the game uses medium-low volatility with an RTP of 96.43 per cent.
Fernando Van Velzen, Head of Account Management at Betsoft Gaming, explained: “Betsoft has seen an outstanding player reaction to our hold and win led slots. Super Golden Dragon Inferno builds on this excitement through bringing all the best features into one stunning slot whilst giving variety in ways to win alongside excellent win potential.”
Flaming spherical bonus symbols can drop into play displaying monetary values between x1 and x10 the player’s wager, or jackpot values of mini (x15), minor (x30) or major (x200).
Landing six or more bonus symbols on the same spin will activate the hold-and-win game mode, in which players can win these displayed prizes.
Furthermore, wild text symbols are available, substituting for all symbols other than the bonus spheres.
Additionally, random wild text symbols can appear. These special wilds will cause another wild to drop into play when they contribute to a winning payout, as long as the extra wild will contribute to an enhanced payout.
Both of these wild symbols are only available on reels two, three, four and five.
Furthermore, nudging wild dragons can appear on the third reel. When they appear partially on the board, they will nudge to fill the entire reel. These wilds will also present a multiplier of x2, x3, x5, x8 or x10, to be applied to any wins that the wild contributes to.
With the hold-and-win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many bonus spheres on the reels as possible. Each additional sphere that drops into play will reset the number of spins to three.
While players can receive multiplied bet amount prizes and mini, minor or major jackpot prizes on the board, the game’s grand jackpot prize of x2,000 will be provided if the board becomes filled with 15 bonus symbols.
Throughout the base game, stacked mystery wild symbols are also available. These stacked symbols will reveal an array of identical low or high-value paytable symbols to increase the win potential of the spins they appear on.
Hot Chilli Fest – Stakelogic
Stakelogic has brought the heat with its latest spicy slot title, showcasing a 5×3 reel slot with 25-paylines and a maximum win of x5,000. While offering wild multipliers of up to x5, the game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.01 per cent.
Jose Simon Kadala, Head Account Manager at Stakelogic, commented: “We hope you like your slots with a bit of spice because Hot Chilli Fest certainly turns up the heat with its exciting bonus features and winning potential.
“Hot Chilli Fest is an excellent addition to our portfolio, with its colourful design, whacky bonuses, and energetic presentation really helping it stand out and attract attention. We can’t wait for players to get in the party mood and start playing.”
Bonus chilli scatters can appear on reels one, three and five, triggering eight free spins if three land on the same spin.
Wild chilli-wielding men symbols can also appear, substituting for all symbols other than the chilli scatters. These wilds can display multipliers of either x2, x3, x4 or x5, which will be applied to any wins that they contribute to.
In the free spins feature, each wild that appears will remain on the board for each subsequent spin. However, these remaining wilds will not stay sticky in their position as they shift to a new cell on every spin.
If players land three scatter symbols on the same free spin, an additional five spins will be awarded while all available wild multipliers increase by a value of one, with a maximum of x5.
Before entering the free spins game mode, players can gamble the number of free spins to receive more spins. This is performed by spinning a gamble wheel and hoping that it lands in a green zone while landing in an empty zone will take the player back to the base game empty-handed.
Players can repeat the gamble up to four times, allowing up to 24 free spins in total.
Mammoth Tundra – Booming Games
Embark on an ice age adventure in Booming Games’ latest prehistoric slot release, using 5×3 reels, 10-paylines and bonus features including free spins with upgrading wilds. This slot has an RTP of 95.4 per cent.
Moritz Blume, Director of Product at Booming Games, stated: “The summer may be coming to an end and with winter on its way, there’s no better time to introduce Mammoth Tundra, the latest slot from Booming Games.
“This is a game that takes the ice age theme and gives it a cool blast of bonus features including wilds, expanding wilds and free spins to deliver plenty of beastly wins in addition to the beasts that roam the reels.
“We look forward to seeing Mammoth Tundra land in the lobbies of our operator partners and for players to begin their trek towards big wins.”
Free spins text scatters can also drop into play, triggering 12 free spins when three or more land on the same turn. Additionally, landing three, four or five scatters on the same spin will award instant payouts of x2, x20 or x50 the player’s bet respectively.
Additionally, wild mammoths are available on reels two, three and four, expanding across each reel they drop into with sizes of 1×3. As wilds, these symbols substitute for all symbols in the game, other than the free spins scatters.
During the free spins feature, each wild symbol that appears will upgrade all instances of the lowest high value animal symbol on the reels to the next highest value animal symbol, removing the lower-value symbol from play for the duration of the game mode.
Moreover, one, two or three wild symbols dropping into play on the same free spin will award an extra one, three or five free spins respectively.
Cavemen and Dinosaurs – Amusnet Interactive
Another prehistoric slot release, Amusnet Interactive tells a different history where man and dinosaurs lived amongst one another. Using a 5×3 reel grid with 20-paylines, this slot has a maximum win of x1,500, medium-low volatility and an RTP of 96.25 per cent.
Volcano scatters can appear on reels one, three and five, triggering eight free spins if three land on the same base game spin. This will also result in an instant payout of x2.
In addition, wild meteors can drop into play on all reels, substituting for all symbols other than the volcano scatters. Landing two, three, four or five wilds in a winning combination can provide wins of x0.5, x5, x25 or x75 the chosen bet.
While eight free spins are awarded at the beginning of the bonus game mode, landing three scatters on the same free turn will award an additional six spins.
During this bonus game, meteors can shower down onto the reel set. If meteors land on a scatter symbol then an additional one spin will be awarded.
Furthermore, meteors that land on the reel set during the bonus game will immediately turn into wild symbols to increase the win potential.
The maximum number of meteors that can hit the reels is 15, while the maximum number of extra spins that can be awarded on one spin is nine. Players can also buy access to eight free spins for x100 their preferred bet.
Additionally, during the base game mode, small dinosaurs can appear on the screen. These dinosaurs will drop instant win eggs on the board, which will award either x10 or x20 the player’s stake immediately.
Moreover, players can be taken to the jackpot cards game mode randomly at the end of any winning spin. Players are shown 12 hidden playing cards with four progressive jackpot prizes available, represented by the four playing card suits.
Players will select from these 12 cards until they have chosen three cards of the same suit, receiving the respective jackpot prize offered by that suit.