Another week has flown by as new slot releases continue to flood the CasinoBeats inbox. Our latest slot round-up features a blast from the past from AvatarUX, Realistic Games’ medieval mayhem and an Arabian adventure with Play’n GO

80sPop – AvatarUX

AvatarUX has taken players on a trip back to the eighties with its latest 5×3 slot, which offers 65,536 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x20,000 the player’s stake. This title has high volatility with an RTP range of 94-96 per cent. 

Lara Falzon, CEO at AvatarUX, said: “80sPop sees us take our classic PopWins mechanic and puts it on a party theme like no others.

“Heralding back to the star-studded days of glam rock, it’s a fun artistic title that gives players plenty of thrills in search of a max win of x20,000.”

As a PopWins title, each winning symbol in the game will pop and disappear, allowing it to be replaced by two symbols to increase the number of ways to win for that spin. 

This feature is repeated as long as there are more wins as a result of the new symbols appearing on the extended reels, but will reset in between base game spins. 

In the base game, the reels can extend to six symbols tall, while they can extend to eight symbols tall in the bonus game mode. 

The bonus free spins game mode is triggered when the reels extend to six symbols tall in the base game. 

Fully increasing the reels to six symbols tall in the base game will also cause a x2 multiplier to appear, applying to any wins that occur after the reels reach six symbols. The multiplier will increase by one after each win on the same spin. 

This multiplier will then carry over to the free spins feature, applying to every win throughout the game mode. The feature will also not reset the size of the grid in between spins. 

The free spins feature also causes the super high value star symbol to become enhanced, depending on how tall the reels are. 

When all reels are six symbols tall, the star symbol gains a x2 multiplier, while at seven and eight symbols tall, it will gain a x3 and x4 multiplier, respectively. 

Fortress Fortune – Realistic Games

Put on your suit of armour as Realistic Games makes players feel like a knight of the realm in its latest 5×4 reel slot, which uses 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x5,600 the player’s wager. This medieval slot has medium volatility and a 96.03 per cent RTP. 

Amy Brewis, Account Manager at Realistic Games, stated: “Fortune Fortress is a release packed with modern elements that work concurrently to deliver players a new gameplay experience.

“Drawing inspiration from apps and mobile games the tap chest jackpot feature will see players repeatedly tapping the screen to reveal a guaranteed jackpot prize building anticipation and excitement, whilst providing increased engagement.

“The slot also offers expanding reels and respins in the base game that we are confident players will enjoy while the bonus round provides a thrilling path towards even bigger prizes. With various mechanics at play, we are excited to see players raid the castle in this medieval hit.”

Throughout the base game, any winning combinations formed will become sticky on the board while a free respin occurs around them. 

This also causes the reel set to increase in size, increasing by one row for each respin that occurs. However, this can only happen two times, creating a maximum grid size of 5×6. 

For every extra row unlocked, five additional paylines will be added to the game. 

Each time two respins occur on the same spin, coins will appear and move into a chest that sits above the reel set. 

This awards a random chance of activating a ‘tap chest’ feature where players can win one of the game’s four jackpot prizes, with mini (x25), minor (x100), major (x250) or grand (x2,500). 

Bonus treasure chest symbols can also appear, displaying monetary values from x1 to x100 that can be won in the hold-and-win game mode, triggering when five or more chests appear on the same spin. 

In the hold-and-win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many treasure chests on the reels as possible, with each chest that drops into play resetting the number of spins to three. 

While all chest values will be awarded to the player once the feature finishes, collecting a certain number of chests will award one of the game’s jackpot prizes. 

Mystery Genie: Fortunes of the Lamp – Play’n GO

Play’n GO presented an Arabian extravaganza in its latest slot release as a genie offers multipliers on a 5×4 reel slot with 20-paylines and a maximum win of x6,000. 

George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention, commented: “We’re incredibly excited to dip into this iconic mythos and it’s great that we get to put our own spin on things. We can’t wait for players to enjoy both the intuitive gameplay mechanics and iconic theme in this title. It really is a whole new world for us all.”

Magic lamp scatters can drop into play on any reel, awarding eight free spins when three or more land on the same turn. 

Mystery question mark symbols are available, revealing identical symbols across the board or genie wilds, magic lamp scatters and sand timer bonus symbols. 

One respin is awarded when a sand timer is revealed by the mystery symbol, in which all mystery symbols, genie wilds and magic lamp scatters stay sticky on the reels, with the mystery symbols revealing new symbols once the respin is finished. 

Genie wilds can also appear, substituting for all symbols other than the sand timer and magic lamp scatter symbols. Each time a genie wild appears, it will reveal a random multiplier of either x2, x3 or x4 to enhance any wins it contributes to.

Throughout the free spins feature, all genie wilds that appear will stay sticky in their positions for the duration of the bonus game mode. 

Landing one, two or three magic lamp scatters in the free spins game mode will award two, five or eight additional spins, respectively. 

If multiple wild genies contribute to the same payline win, their multipliers will be added together before enhancing the total payout. 

Cash Crew – Hacksaw Gaming

Players will hope to avoid a dog day afternoon in Hacksaw Gaming’s latest heist-themed title, a 5×5 reel slot with 19-paylines and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s wager. This title has high volatility with an RTP of 96.26 per cent. 

Low value symbols are represented by playing card royals, with Jacks through Aces available. These symbols can offer between x0.2 and x2 the player’s wager, depending on the number of matching combinations that fall on a single spin. 

Meanwhile, green, blue, purple, yellow and red heist characters depict the high value symbols, providing wins between x0.4 and x10 the player’s stake. 

Enhancing the base and bonus gameplay, the green character symbol will appear with monetary values ranging from x1 to x500 the player’s bet.

If these symbols land on the same spin as a special ‘grab ‘em’ symbol that can appear on any reel, their values will be collected and paid out. 

Safe scatters are available, triggering ‘the vault’ game mode when three land on the same spin, or the ‘high-security vault’ game mode when four drop into play. 

Additionally, wild text symbols can appear, substituting for all symbols other than the safe scatters and grab ‘em symbols. Each wild will appear with a multiplier value ranging from x2 to x25, which will apply to any wins that they contribute to. 

To further enhance the prize-collecting grab ‘em feature, any green character symbols that appear adjacent to a wild symbol will have their cash prize enhanced by said wild’s multiplier. 

In the vault game mode, players are given six free spins while any wild symbols that drop into play will cause their cell to gain a golden border.

These golden cells will then reveal a wild symbol on every subsequent free spin, increasing the chances of activating the multiplier feature for the grab ‘em collect function. 

Special stopwatch symbols can drop into play during this feature, randomly awarding between two and six additional free spins each time they appear. 

For the high-security vault game mode, players are given nine spins while the feature is enhanced with a higher chance of activating the grab ‘em feature and all green character cash prizes having a minimum value of x5.