4ThePlayer, Wazdan and Betsoft: on the spin

With several slot studios having made their way home from last week’s CasinoBeats Summit, plenty of slots have hit our screens this week. Our latest slot round-up features wild desert wins from 4ThePlayer, a supersized Coins instalment from Wazdan and Betsoft’s savannah stampede. 

5 Wild Buffalo – 4ThePlayer

4ThePlayer turned to an ever-popular buffalo theme for its latest slot, presenting a 5×4 board that offers 1,024 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s wager. This slot has medium-high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent. 

Above each reel sits a jackpot prize, with the mini jackpot sitting above the first reel and the midi, super, mega and ultra jackpots sitting above reels two, three, four and five, respectively. 

Each of these jackpot prizes start at a base level, but progressively increase each time a blue diamond drops into their respective reels. 

Blue diamonds can also randomly trigger the spinning wheel any time they appear, where players get to spin the jackpot wheel where they will be awarded one of the five jackpot reel prizes. 

The mini jackpot starts at x8, but can reach up to x100, while the midi jackpot ranges from x12 to x200, the super jackpot ranges from x100 to x500, the mega jackpot ranges from x300 to x1,500 and the ultra jackpot prize starts at x1,000, but can build up to x5,000. 

Each time a high value buffalo symbol appears in a full stack across one reel, or fully across adjacent reels, these symbols will merge together to award a multiplier from x5 to x10 to be applied to any wins it contributes to. 

Bonus bull skull scatters are also available, awarding eight, 15 or 25 free spins when three, four or five land on the same spin. 

During the free spins feature, all wilds will expand across full reels while also awarding a multiplier of up to x12. Wilds also significantly increase the jackpot prizes throughout the free spins. 

Any diamonds that appear in the free spins are guaranteed to trigger the jackpot wheel feature. Players can buy access to the free spins for x50 their stake. 

Finally, wild mountain landscape symbols can appear, substituting for all symbols other than the blue diamond bonus symbols. 

36 Coins – Wazdan

Wazdan’s flagship Coins series has been made bigger than ever as players can now spin hope to unlock the hold the jackpot feature on a 6×6 reel board. The game uses no-paylines as all wins are provided in the bonus game, offering a maximum win of up to x2,000. 

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, stated: “36 Coins is a testament to our team’s dedication to pushing the limits of what’s possible in the online gaming industry. By combining the success of our Coins series with innovative features such as the new cluster collector symbol, we have created a game that will captivate players and drive revenue for our partners.

“We are excited to see the impact 36 Coins will have on the market and look forward to continuing to deliver top-performing games that set the standard for excellence in the industry.”

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 in a highlighted section that sits on the third and fourth rows of the middle three reels. 

Bonus coins appear throughout both the base and bonus game modes, presenting prize values between x1 and x5 the player’s stake. 

Special cash infinity symbols can also drop on the reels, displaying monetary values between x5 and x10 the player’s bet. These symbols stay sticky on the reels to increase the chances of triggering the hold the jackpot mode.

Wazdan’s ‘cluster collector’ symbols have returned in this title. Sticky to Infinity cluster collector symbols will stay sticky on the reels until the end of the hold the-jackpot bonus game, while standard cluster collector symbols stick to the reels for between one and five spins.  

These symbols will collect the values of all coin or cash infinity symbols that appear in the eight positions adjacent to it, adding the values to their own value. 

Other symbols that can drop in during this base game include mystery symbols, which can transform into any symbol other than the infinity symbols, while a jackpot mystery symbol will reveal either a mini (x10), minor (x20) or major (x50) prize. These symbols will only perform their features in the hold the jackpot feature. 

Moreover, these two symbols can appear as ‘sticky to infinity’ alternatives, staying on the board until the hold the jackpot feature has been activated and completed. 

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 sticky for the entirety of the hold the jackpot spins. 

Furthermore, 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, minor and major values, offering x10, x20 and x50 respectively.

Treasure chest symbols are also available, collecting all values from other prizes on the reels and attributing them to their own value. It will then apply a random multiplier between x1 and x20 to its value. 

Once all spins have been completed, players will receive the accumulated prize value of all symbols that have appeared throughout the feature. If players manage to fill the board with 30 symbols, they will win the game’s grand jackpot prize of x2,000 their bet. 

Stampede Gold – Betsoft 

Betsoft has transported players to the African Savannah for its latest slot release, showcasing a 5×4 reel grid that offers 1,024 ways to win. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.62 per cent. 

Fernando Van Velzen, Head of Account Management at Betsoft, commented: “We are incredibly excited to launch Stampede Gold. This game builds on the success of its predecessor, offering enhanced features and captivating gameplay that we believe will delight both new and returning players. It’s a testament to our commitment to delivering top-notch entertainment.”

Low value symbols are represented by the high end of a deck of cards, from nine through to Ace. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.03 and x2.33 the player’s wager. 

Meanwhile, giraffes, zebras, eagles, cheetahs and elephants depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.16 and x5 the player’s bet. 

Tree scatters can also appear, triggering eight, 15 or 20 free spins when three, four or five land on the same spin, respectively. 

During the free spins feature, elephant symbols can randomly appear as gold elephants. Collecting a number of gold elephants across the free spins can increase the win potential of the game mode by upgrading certain symbols. 

Landing four gold elephants will cause the cheetah symbol to transform into the highest-value elephant symbols, while seven, 13 and 15 gold elephants across the feature will similarly upgrade the eagle, zebra and giraffe symbols. 

If players land two, three, four or five scatters on the same spin, they will gain an additional five, eight, 15 or 20 spins, respectively. 

Players can buy access to the free spins game mode for the price of x42.5 their preferred stake.

Lastly, wild text symbols are available, substituting for all symbols other than the tree scatters. Each time a wild contributes to a win, it will reveal a multiplier of either x1, x2 or x3 to potentially enhance said win.