Springtime is finally here and the slot industry shows no signs of slowing down. This week’s slot round-up includes Betsoft’s Egyptian extravaganza, another coin-spinning slot by Wazdan and an Irish instalment from Amusnet

Coins of Ra – Betsoft

Betsoft utilised an ever-popular slot theme in its latest release, incorporating ancient Egyptian symbols into a 3×3 reel slot with five-paylines and a maximum win of up to x3,600 the player’s wager. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.18 per cent. 

Fernando Van Velzen, Head of Account Management at Betsoft, explained: “Coins of Ra is not just a game; it’s a voyage into the heart of ancient Egypt, where every spin can uncover the wealth of the Pharaohs. 

“Our team has outdone themselves, crafting a game that blends historical intrigue with cutting-edge gameplay. We’re excited for players to experience the magic and mystery that Coins of Ra has to offer.”

Two bonus coin symbols can appear in this slot, with prize coins appearing on reels one and three, while gold Ra coins land on the middle reel. Landing three or more coins on the same spin will activate the hold-and-win feature. 

Prize coins will appear depicting either prize values, ranging from x1 to x15 the player’s wager or jackpot values of mini (x25), minor (x50), major (x150) or grand (x1,000). These prizes can be won in the hold-and-win feature. 

While prize coin symbols display prize values, the gold Ra coins that appear in the middle reel perform a collect function that only becomes active in the hold-and-win game mode. 

This game mode awards three spins, with all prize coins that drop into play being collected into the gold Ra coins in the central reel, including jackpot prizes. 

Each symbol that drops into play will reset the number of spins to three, but once all three spins have been completed, the game mode will end with all gold Ra coins’ values being added to the hold-and-win feature’s total payout. 

Additionally, one or two coins landing on one base game spin do have a chance to activate the hold-and-win feature via the game’s randomly activated ‘chest of gold’ bonus. 

Finally, wild Ankh symbols can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than coins, while awarding x10 the player’s stake for a three-of-a-kind wild win. 

16 Coins Grand Gold Edition – Wazdan

Wazdan bolstered its flagship Coins series this week with a new 4×4 reel slot that uses no-paylines, offering a maximum win of x2,000 the player’s bet. The slot has variable volatility levels while using an RTP of 96.18 per cent. 

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, commented: “16 Coins has been a standout hit for Wazdan, and we are excited to take it to the next level with 16 Coins Grand Gold Edition.

“With even more bonus features, more multipliers, and more chances for huge wins, this enhanced version exemplifies how we are constantly striving to make great gaming experiences even better for players worldwide.”

There are no standard symbols in this game, as prizes can only be won during the hold the jackpot bonus game mode. 

This bonus feature is activated by landing any four gold or bonus coins on a highlighted 2×2 grid that sits in the middle of the reel set. 

Special cash infinity symbols can also drop on the reels, displaying monetary values between x5 and x15 the player’s stake. These symbols stay sticky on the reels in order to increase the chances of triggering the hold the jackpot mode.

With the bonus game mode, three spins are initially awarded to the player, with each new bonus symbol landing on the reels resetting the number of spins to three. 

All symbols that drop onto the reels during this game mode stay stuck on the reels for the entirety of the hold the jackpot spins. 

Additionally, gold coin symbols will drop into play with values between x1 and x10 the player’s preferred stake, with players aiming to collect as many high value coins as possible before the hold the jackpot spins are completed.

Moreover, three different jackpot symbols can land on the reels to award players with their corresponding jackpot prizes. Jackpot prizes come in the form of mini (x10), minor (x20) and major (x50) values.

Other symbols that can drop in during this bonus game mode include mystery symbols, which can transform into any other symbol other than the infinity symbols, and a jackpot mystery symbol that will reveal either a mini, minor or major prize. 

The mystery symbols will reveal their chosen symbol once all given spins have been played out.

Furthermore, treasure chest symbols can land in the bonus game mode, collecting all values from cash infinity and gold coins that are present on the reels when they drop into play. 

If players manage to land symbols on all 16 spaces on the reels, then the grand jackpot prize of x2,000 will be awarded.

Clover Islands – Amusnet

Amusnet extended its St Patrick’s Day celebrations with the launch of its latest Irish-themed slot, presenting a 5×3 reel board with 20-paylines and a maximum win of x500 per line. This slot has low volatility with an RTP of 96.64 per cent. 

Pots of gold scatters can land on reels two, three and four, triggering the pots of gold bonus feature when three land on the same spin. 

In the pots of gold bonus feature, players are presented with several pots of gold depicting multiplier values. 

The game will then spin through these pots of gold, revealing one to be applied to the player’s initial bet amount. These multipliers range from x50 to x500. 

Additionally, treasure chest scatters can appear, activating the pick-me bonus game when four land at once. 

The pick-me bonus game causes the treasure chests that drop into play to reveal ‘pick-me’ text. Players must then choose one chest, which will reveal a multiplier value from x15 to x30. This will then be applied to the player’s bet. 

Leprechaun scatters are also available on reels two, three and four, activating the trail bonus game mode when three land on the same spin. 

For the trail bonus game mode, players are taken to a trail of multipliers that slowly increase, while a leprechaun spins a wheel. 

This wheel can reveal steps for the players to take up the trail, or a ‘collect’ function that ends the game mode with players receiving the multiplier on their current section of the trail. 

Finally, wild text symbols are included, substituting for all symbols other than the three bonus game scatters. 

Diamond Link: Mighty Sevens Win Ways – Greentube 

Another studio extending its staple slot series was Greentube, releasing its latest Diamond Link slot using a six-reel grid with between two and seven rows, up to 16,807 ways to win and a maximum win of x7,000. 

Bernd Baumert, Director of Games Production and Operations at Greentube, commented: “The Diamond Link series is a hugely popular staple in the slots world and we are thrilled to introduce Diamond Link Mighty Sevens Win Ways as the latest addition to the series. 

“With its engaging and dynamic gameplay and great win potential on offer, players can experience an exciting and innovative new title packed with win potential.”

Bonus diamond prize symbols can drop into play, triggering the Diamond Link feature when six or more drop into play. These diamonds will display prize or jackpot values that can be won in this bonus game mode. 

Wild text symbols are also available, substituting for all symbols in the game other than the prize diamonds. 

When the Diamond Link feature is activated, the bonus game reel set will start with the same dimensions as the board set up that activated the feature. 

Players are given three spins to land as many diamonds on the reel set as possible, with each diamond that appears resetting the number of spins to three. 

As the feature draws to a close when all three spins have been completed, players will receive the accumulated value of all diamonds that appeared throughout the spins. 

These diamonds can award monetary prizes or jackpot values of mini (x10), minor (x50) or the major progressive jackpot prize. 

Furthermore, landing a full reel set of diamonds will award the game’s largest progressive jackpot prize, the grand prize, which guarantees a minimum of x1,000.