Pragmatic Play, Redstone and Apparat Gaming: on the spin

While members of the slot industry are gearing up for a week in Malta for CasinoBeats Summit, slots continue to flood our inboxes. This week’s slot round-up includes fire-breathing features from Pragmatic Play, Redstone’s Egyptian adventure and glistening fruits from Apparat Gaming

Dwarf & Dragon – Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play has used a fantasy theme for its latest title, taking players on an explosive expedition with a 5×4 reel slot that has 1,024 ways to win and a max win of x14,000 the player’s wager. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.59 per cent. 

Low value symbols are represented by green, blue, purple, yellow and red gemstones. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can award between x0.1 and x4 the player’s wager. 

Meanwhile, maps, pickaxes, dynamite and lanterns depict the high value symbols, providing payouts between x0.75 and x25 the player’s preferred stake. 

Dragon eye scatters can drop into play, awarding 10, 15 or 25 free spins when three, four or five land on the same spin. 

Throughout the game, both low and high value symbols can appear as split symbols, showing two icons instead of one. These symbols will multiply any wins they contribute to by x2.

Dragon eye scatters can drop into play, awarding 10, 15 or 25 free spins when three, four or five land on the same spin. 

Lastly, dragon egg wilds are available on reels two, three and four, substituting for all symbols other than the dragon eye scatters. These wilds can randomly reveal wilds of x2, x3, x5 or x10 to be applied to any wins they contribute to. 

The split feature can also occur with wild symbols, which will enhance any wins that they contribute to as well as the multiplier they present, revealing two multipliers instead of one. 

Book of Scorpio – Redstone

Redstone has doubled the fun of the ever-popular ‘Book of’ mechanic with its latest slot, offering a 5×3 reel grid with 10-paylines and a maximum win of up to x5,456 the player’s wager. The slot is highly volatile with a 96.2 per cent RTP. 

Low value symbols are depicted by the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. These symbols can offer between x0.5 and x15 the player’s wager, depending on the number of winning combinations that land on a single spin. 

Meanwhile, Anubis, blue birds, pharaohs and an archaeologist represent the high value symbols, providing wins between x0.5 and x500 the player’s preferred stake. 

Book symbols can also appear, working as both wild and scatter symbols. These books will substitute for all other symbols in the game, while triggering 10 free spins when three or more land on the same turn. 

When the free spins feature begins, two paytable symbols are chosen to become enhanced throughout the spins. 

These symbols will expand to cover full reels each time three or more reels contain the symbol. These expanded reels can then payout prizes regardless of payline combinations. 

If both enhanced symbols appear equally across the reels on the same spin, each symbols’ winnings will be paid out one-by-one. 

Fruity Diamonds – Apparat Gaming

Apparat Gaming brought the nostalgia with its latest fruity slot release, presenting a 3×3 reel board that has five-paylines and a hold-and-win bonus game mode. This sparkling slot title has medium volatility while using an RTP of 96.2 per cent. 

Diamond symbols can drop into play, displaying monetary values ranging from x1 to x15 the player’s stake. Additionally, special purple diamonds can appear. These special diamonds will always display x100 the player’s wager. 

Landing three or more diamonds on the same spin will activate the hold-and-win game mode, in which these displayed cash prizes can be won. 

In this hold-and-win game mode, players are given three spins on an empty reel set where only the triggering diamond symbols appear initially. 

As players use their three spins, more diamonds can appear on the reel set to award further cash prizes. Each diamond that appears will reset the number of spins to three. 

Once the three spins have been completed, players will receive the accumulated value of all diamonds that have dropped into play.

If nine diamonds land to fill up the reel set, the feature will end and players will receive a multiplier to enhance their total payout. 

During the base game, any wins that see all three reels filled with one identical symbol will trigger a bonus wheel feature. Players can spin this wheel to reveal a multiplier that will be applied to the spin’s total winnings. 

Finally, wild text symbols are available, substituting for all symbols other than bonus diamonds. 

Chicken Rush – BGaming

A dynamite-fuelled bonus game and gun-slinging chickens feature in BGaming’s latest game, a 5×5 reel slot with 3,125 ways to win and a max win of x5,000 the player’s wager. The slot has medium-high volatility with an RTP of 97 per cent. 

Aliaksej Baliukonis, Game Designers Team Lead at BGaming, commented: “We are proud to release Chicken Rush, which is as action-packed as the title suggests. The highly creative bonus game stays true to the theme of the title, with the wooden crates replacing traditional symbols and adding an extra layer of surprise.

“We are delighted to see how popular this game is, with the trio of buy bonus options, our lovable characters and intriguing multipliers all ensuring the game is brimming with action.”

Gold coin scatters are also available, triggering five, seven or 10 spins in the bonus game mode when three, four or five land on the same spin, respectively. 

In the bonus game mode, one random paytable symbol is chosen as players are awarded five, seven or 10 spins on an empty 5×5 reel set. 

During these spins, crates will appear in every cell while a dynamite stick gets launched on the reels to destroy a number of crates on the board.

These destroyed crates will either reveal the chosen paytable symbol, a multiplier of x2, x3, x5 or x10 or one extra spin for the game mode. 

The aim of the game is to land as many of the chosen paytable symbols on the reels as possible, with the symbol handing out a prize payout once the game mode draws to a close. The higher the number of collected symbols, the higher the payout. 

Multipliers that are revealed by the crates will only be applied to the final payout if five or more multipliers are collected across the feature. Once five have been collected, they will be placed on five symbols across the board, impacting that symbols individual payout. 

Finally, wild sheriff badges can appear in the base game, substituting for all symbols other than the coin scatters while presenting either a x2, x3, x5 or x10 multiplier to be applied to any wins that they contribute to.