Another week has flown by and another selection of slot releases have hit the CasinoBeats inbox. This week’s slot round-up includes a festive alien invasion from Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play’s Wild West Wonders and an electrifying Nordic adventure from 4ThePlayer.
Invading Vegas: Las Christmas – Play’n GO
Aliens have invaded Vegas once again in Play’n GO’s latest slot release, but this time they’ve targeted the Christmas season. This 5×3 reel slot uses 20-paylines to offer a maximum win of up to x2,500 the player’s bet.
Low value symbols come in the form of poker chips displaying playing card suits, with clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades.
Meanwhile, grannies, beanie-wearing men, paper hat-sporting women, Santa hat-wearing men and an Elvis impersonator depict the high value symbols. These symbols can offer between x0.4 and x8 the player’s preferred wager.
Bonus UFO scatters are available, triggering 12 free spins when three drop into play on the same turn.
Wild alien symbols can also appear on the reels, substituting for all symbols other than bonus scatters. Landing three, four or five wilds in a winning combination will provide wins worth x5, x10 or x30 the player’s stake, respectively.
Additionally, mystery Christmas present wilds are included, substituting for all symbols other than UFO scatters and awarding a multiplier of either x2, x3, x5 or x10 to enhance payline wins.
When the first and second reels reveal full stacks of the same symbol, including wilds, and the third reel fails to complete a payline win then a locked respin feature will be triggered.
This locked respin causes the symbol in the first two reels to appear in the middle row of the third reel, while the other two rows on that reel will respin as players hope to land a third stacked reel of the same symbol.
If a full reel of wilds drops into the third reel during the locked respin, it will turn into a walking wild that covers the full reel. This walking wild will then move to the fourth and fifth reels on the next two paid spins.
As the walking wilds move along the board, between three and 12 mystery wilds will be left behind in random positions on the reels.
For the free spins game mode, each walking wild that appears will walk to the left side of the board, rather than the right. Players can also retrigger the feature with a maximum of 120 spins available.
The Wild Gang – Pragmatic Play
Outlaws are on the run in Pragmatic Play’s latest Wild West slot title, presenting a six reel board with a row set up of 3-4-4-4-4-3. This title uses 2,304-ways to win while offering a max win of x10,000 the chosen bet, high volatility and an RTP of 96.02 per cent.
Four different outlaw symbols can appear on reels two, three, four and five, working as both wilds and scatters. Whenever they appear on reels two or three only, they will work as wilds, substituting for all symbols in the game. These wilds will also present multipliers of either x2, x3 or x4.
If three or four of these symbols appear on one spin, they will work as scatters, triggering the free spins feature.
When three scatters land on the board, the wanted free spins feature is activated, while four scatters trigger the dead or alive free spins game mode.
In the wanted free spins, eight spins are awarded as all outlaw symbols become wilds on any of the four middle reels. These wilds will appear with an x2 multiplier when they first drop into play, then an x3 the second time they appear, before appearing with no multiplier.
For the dead or alive free spins, eight spins are also awarded, while wilds appear with an x2 multiplier when they first drop into play, then an x4 the second time they appear, before appearing with no multiplier.
However, these multipliers will be attributed to a multiplier meter above the reel set, multiplying the value that is already in the meter to create an enhanced multiplier that will be applied to all subsequent wins in the feature.
In addition, mystery silhouette symbols can drop into play, revealing identical paytable symbols – but not wilds/scatters – across the board.
21 Thor Lightning Wayz – 4ThePlayer
4ThePlayer tells the Nordic story of Thor in its latest mythological slot title, showcasing a 5×5 reel slot with 3,125-ways to win and a maximum win of up to x1,500 the player’s wager. This slot has medium-low volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent.
Henry McLean, Co-Founder and Marketing Director at 4ThePlayer, commented: “We are thrilled to unveil 21 Thor Lightning Ways, a game that weaves the powerful mythology of Thor with an electrifying gaming experience.
“The combination of the Lightning Ways feature and the potential for monumental multipliers ensures that each play is an exhilarating adventure. Players are in for a wild ride with Thor by their side.”
Throughout the game, Lightning Wayz lines can be formed up and down the different rows on the board as well as diagonally across it, with one always active on the middle row.
This permanent middle Lightning Wayz line will always present an x10 multiplier, which will be applied to any wins that occur across that row.
When the lightning strike feature occurs, a new Lightning Wayz will be formed on the board to enhance the player’s chances of gaining multiplied wins.
In the free spins feature, triggered by scatter shields, more Lightning Wayz lines will be available across the board and each time a win occurs on these special lines, their multipliers will increase by a value of one for the subsequent spins.
These Lightning Wayz multiplier values can also be increased randomly throughout the free spins game mode.
Elk Hunter – NetEnt
NetEnt has invited players on a hunting trip with its latest scenic slot release, presenting a 4×6 reel slot with scatter-pays of eight or more symbols, other than for the high value stag symbol that needs just six. This title uses an RTP of 96.05 per cent.
Low value symbols are represented by the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. Meanwhile, eagles, mountain lions and bears depict the medium value symbols.
High value symbols come in the form of stags, when the right number of identical symbols land on the same spin, these symbols can offer between x0.5 and x5 the chosen bet.
Gold free spins text scatters can also drop into play, triggering seven free spins when three land on the same spin.
Throughout the free spins feature, wilds that drop into play will stay sticky on the reels for the duration of the game mode. Additionally, landing two or three scatters on the same free spin will award an extra two or five free spins respectively.
Finally, wild text symbols are available, applying themselves to any potential scatters wins on the board when they appear. These wilds can also appear with multipliers of x2, x3, x5 or x10 to be applied to any wins that they contribute to.
Book of Cleo – Tom Horn Gaming
The ever-so popular ‘Book of’ mechanic has been given a cascading twist in Tom Horn Gaming’s latest Egyptian slot title, offering a 5×3 reel slot with nine-paylines and a maximum win of up to x500 the player’s bet. This slot is highly volatile with an RTP of 95.05 per cent.
Throughout the game, cascading wins occur, causing symbols in a winning combination to disappear after providing their payout. This makes way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential.
When consecutive cascading wins occur, a win multiplier will become active. Landing two, three or four cascading wins in a row will award win multipliers of x2, x3 or x4 for each respective cascading win payout.
Book symbols can appear, working as both scatters and wilds. As wilds, these symbols substitute for all other symbols in the game, but as scatters, they will trigger 10 free spins when three or more drop into play on the same spin.
As the free spins feature begins, one random paytable symbol will be chosen to be enhanced for the duration of the 10 spins.
These enhanced symbols will expand across full reels once the rest of the spin’s paying combinations have been applied. These expanded symbols will then payout independently from paylines, awarding wins as long as a minimum of three reels have been enhanced.
The cascading wins multiplier feature will also be active throughout the free spins game mode.