Wizard Games, Play’n GO and Bang Bang Games: on the spin

While the industry gears towards a week in New Jersey for SBC Summit North America next week, slot releases continue to land in the CasinoBeats inbox. This week’s slot round-up features a clucking-mad slot from Wizard Games, a variety of bet choices from Play’n GO and Bang Bang Games’ mutant mayhem. 

Chicken Burst – Wizard Games

Take a trip to the farmyard as Wizard Games’ latest slot presents a 5×3 reel title with 40-paylines and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s bet. The slot has medium volatility with an RTP range of 88.06-96.1 per cent. 

Bonus gold coins can appear, displaying monetary values from x0.2 to x2.5 the player’s stake. Gold coins can also appear displaying jackpot values of mini (x20), minor (x100) or major (x500). 

Special blue, red and green chicken coins are also available, providing a random chance of activating the hold-and-win game mode when one or more appear on the same turn. 

Wild coin purses can also drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than gold and chicken coins. These wilds can only appear on reels two, three and four. 

When one or more chicken coins drop into play, they can randomly activate the hold-and-win game mode. 

As the bonus game mode begins, five random gold coins will be added to an empty reel set while the triggering chicken coin performs its respective feature. 

Blue coins will reveal a monetary prize from x0.2 to x2.5 the player’s bet or one of the three jackpot prizes, while green chickens collect the values of all other coins on the reel set and red chickens multiply all other coins by x2 before revealing their own coin value. 

Players are then given three spins to land as many coins on the board as possible, with each coin that appears resetting the number of spins to three. 

If players manage to fill the reel set with 15 coins, they will win the game’s grand jackpot prize worth x5,000 their stake. 

Fulong 88 – Play’n GO

Several bet selections are available in Play’n GO’s latest Far East release, a 5×3 reel slot with 243 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s wager. 

George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, said: “Fulong 88 is yet another title we’re incredibly proud of, for a number of reasons. The designs and overall aesthetics of the game combined with some fantastic features are sure to engage fans, especially those that have loved our other Asian-themed releases. We can’t wait for folks to see more.” 

Five animal symbols depict the high value symbols, with foxes, frogs, tortoises, tigers and phoenixes available. At different bet levels, these symbols will offer different prizes, with wins worth x1 to x125 the player’s bet on offer. 

While the fox symbol only appears in gold, the four remaining high value symbols can be selected to turn gold at different bet levels. The higher the bet level, the more enhanced the game becomes. 

Choosing to turn the frog gold will increase the player’s stake by x2.5, while the tortoise, tiger and phoenix levels will increase the player’s bet by x4.75, x8.5 and x11. 

At these different levels, the high value symbols will award higher payouts for winning combinations. 

Gong scatters are available, triggering 10 free spins when three or more appear on the same spin. 

Gold coin bonus symbols can appear, with each coin collected by a blue sphere that sits above the reel set to provide a random chance of triggering the Fulong’s Fortune game mode. 

After being collected, the coin will be replaced by a ying-yang wild symbol, which substitutes for all symbols other than gong scatters, while occasionally splitting into two to increase the number of ways to win to 576. 

In the Fulong’s Fortune game mode, players are presented with a number of gold coins in a pick-me style bonus game where jackpot prizes can be won. 

The jackpot prizes available in this feature depend on the bet level that the player has selected. At the base level, with only the fox appearing as golden, no jackpot prizes are available and the Fulong’s Fortune game mode is unable to be accessed. 

If the golden frog level is active, the mini jackpot is able to be won in the feature, offering x250 the player’s bet. For the tortoise, tiger and phoenix levels, minor (x468.75), major (x9,375) and grand (x25,000) jackpots become available. 

To win one of these jackpots, players must match three jackpot diamonds of the same colour in the pick-me bonus game. 

In the free spins feature, low value symbols are removed from play and all wilds are guaranteed to split into two to increase the win potential. 

Mutant Trawlers – Bang Bang Games

Bang Bang Games showcases a nuclear spillage in its new slot release, presenting a 5×3 reel slot with 243 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x3,069 the player’s bet. While using an RTP of 96 per cent, the slot has medium-high volatility. 

Mushroom cloud scatters can land on the reels, triggering 12, 15 or 20 free spins when three, four or five land on the same spin, respectively. 

Three fish symbols are also available, with small, medium and large fish symbols displaying monetary values that can range from x0.5 to x40 the player’s stake, depending on their size. 

On random base game spins, fishing boats can appear above any reel. These boats will collect the displayed prize values of any fish symbols that have landed in its reel. 

After collecting these prize values, the boat will transform into a trawler to trigger the trawler respins feature. This causes a free respin to occur while the trawler stays above the reel set but gains a x2 multiplier, giving players another chance to collect fish symbols. 

Each fish symbol that is collected will be enhanced by the trawler’s multiplier, which itself will increase by a value of one after each collection 

New boats can appear during this respin feature, collecting any fish values that are in its own reel. The feature draws to a close when a respin occurs and no fish symbols land to be collected. 

The trawlers will become active in the free spins feature to enhance the game mode, with their multipliers not resetting in between spins but staying persistent for the duration of the free spins. 

Lastly, wild nuclear warning symbols can appear on reels two, three, four and five, substituting for all symbols other than prize fish and mushroom cloud scatters. 

Fugly Pets – Stakelogic

The unwanted animals of a derelict pet store take centre stage in Stakelogic’s latest slot, showcasing a 5×5 reel board that uses 3,125 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s wager. This slot is highly volatile with an RTP of 96 per cent. 

Daniela Fricchione, Head of Account Management at Stakelogic, stated: “One thing we love to do at Stakelogic is to play with player expectations. When you think of a pet-themed slot, you imagine something cute and cuddly. Well, we’ve taken that rulebook and fed it to the dogs, putting a fresh spin on the genre with Fugly Pets. 

“It’s not just the theme that is unconventional, either. The game is jam-packed with special features, with the roadkill bonus and super symbols really helping the slot stand out from the pack.”

Cascading wins occur throughout this game, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payouts, making way for new symbols to drop in from the top of the reels. 

Super symbols can appear throughout the game, with 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4-sized symbols randomly dropping into play to increase the win potential. Each super symbol will remove symbols below it to land on the very bottom row. 

Beside the reel sits a symbol multiplier reel. Each time a high value pet symbol contributes to a winning cascade, its multiplier value will increase to x2, causing any other winning cascades on the same spin that involve said symbol to become enhanced. 

This can then be repeated, with multipliers of x4, x8, x16, x32 and x64 also available. These high value symbol multipliers will reset in between spins. 

During the free spins game mode, these multiplier values will not reset in between spins, increasing the win potential significantly.