Relax Gaming, Betsoft and BGaming: on the spin

Every week, CasinoBeats rounds up some of the latest slot releases to hit our screens. This week’s selection includes our Slot of the Week pick from Relax Gaming, Betsoft’s take on gangsters and an extraterrestrial extravaganza from BGaming

Slot of the Week

Ancient Tumble – Relax Gaming

Relax Gaming brought out the latest instalment of its Tumble series by tasking players with finding hidden riches in an ancient tomb, showcasing a 6×6 reel slot with 46,656 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s wager. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.1 per cent. 

Shelley Hannah, CPO at Relax Gaming, stated: “Ancient Tumble is the most feature-packed game in the entire Tumble series and we are absolutely thrilled to finally unleash it upon players. This highly anticipated release has been earmarked as our game of the year, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction.

“We wanted to develop and deliver a game that offers audiences the ultimate power of choice when it comes to features, and we feel that this title offers that and so much more.”

In this game, stone blocker symbols will also appear on every spin, blocking winning combinations from being formed. 

However, when wins are formed a tumble feature will occur, causing the winning symbols to disappear after providing their payout to make way for new symbols that drop in from the top of the reels. 

Winning symbols will also destroy any stone blocker symbols that are adjacent to them when a tumble feature occurs. This allows for more symbols to drop into play, increasing the number of ways to win for that spin. 

If players manage to destroy every single stone blocker symbol on one spin, they will gain access to one of the game’s several free spins features. 

Stone blocker symbols can also reveal special symbols when destroyed, including unbreakable wilds, represented by gold tribal heads, which destroy any paytable symbol that sits below it after every winning tumble. These wilds cannot destroy stone blocker symbols or other unbreakable wilds. 

If all stone blocker symbols on one spin are destroyed by winning tumbles, players will gain access to one of four free spins features, each offering an initial six free spins. 

Players are taken deep into an ancient tomb and presented with four doors to choose from, each representing the different free spins game modes. 

The first door offers the coin spins feature, in which between three and 14 coin symbols are guaranteed to appear on every spin. These coins will display monetary values ranging from x1 to x25 the player’s stake. 

Throughout the coin spins, winning tumbles can unlock coin symbols as they are revealed behind stone blocker symbols. Each coin that is revealed will award its displayed prize value at the end of each spin. 

Furthermore, coin multiplier symbols can be displayed behind stone blocker symbols, awarding a multiplier between x5 and x25 that will be applied to any coin wins that occur on the same spin. 

The second door offers a classic free spins feature, in which blue extra spin stone blockers can appear, awarding between one and three additional spins when destroyed.

Red multiplier stones can also appear, awarding multipliers between x1 and x3 when destroyed. These multipliers will be applied to any wins that occur on the same turn. 

The next door awards a colossal free spins feature, where paytable symbols can appear on the reels with sizes of 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 or 5×5. At least one colossal symbol is guaranteed to appear on every spin in this game mode. 

Lastly, a multiplier ladder free spins is available on the final door, in which every win that occurs progresses the player up a multiplier ladder. This ladder will apply its current multiplier to any win that occurs, starting at x1 and reaching x100 after 30 wins occur in total. 

Reaching x10, x20 or x50 will award one additional spin, while achieving x100 will award two extra spins.

Moreover, in the base game, random spins can become golden spins, with each stone blocker symbol turning gold and the win potential increasing significantly. If all golden stones are destroyed by tumble wins, the super free spins game mode will be activated. 

The super free spins game mode combines all features from the four separate free spins game modes, offering colossal symbols, the multiplier ladder, coin wins and the additional spins and multiplier stone symbols.

Featured slots

The Slotfather: Book of Wins – Betsoft

Wiseguys roam the reels in Betsoft’s latest title, taking inspiration from a number of gangster movies with a 5×3 reel slot that has 10-paylines and bonus features including expanding symbols, free spins and a hold-and-win game mode. This slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.6 per cent. 

“At Betsoft, we are committed to delivering games that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our players,” said Jonathan Crook, Account Management Team Lead at Betsoft. 

“In The Slotfather: Book of Wins, we have combined innovative features with the beloved elements of the Slotfather series to create a game that is both nostalgic and cutting-edge. We are confident that this game will become a favourite among our players.”

Bronze, silver and gold bullets can drop into play, displaying monetary values that range from x0.3 to x2,000 the player’s wager. Landing six or more bullets on the same spin will activate the hold-and-win game mode, where these bullet prizes can be claimed. 

In the hold-and-win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many bonus bullets on an empty reel set as possible. Each bullet that appears will reset the number of spins to three. 

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

Moreover, book symbols are also included, working as both scatters and wild symbols. As wilds, books will substitute for all symbols other than bonus bullets, while landing three, four or five books on the same spin will award 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. 

For the free spins feature, the book symbol will spin low and high value symbols to pick one symbol to become enhanced throughout the feature. The chosen symbol will expand each time it drops into play to fill entire reels. 

These full reels of identical symbols can also payout prizes regardless of payline combinations, as long as a minimum of three reels are filled. 

Additionally, landing two, three, four or five book symbols on the same free spin will retrigger the feature with three, 10, 13 or 15 additional spins, respectively. 

Landing five wild books on the same spin will also award x500 the player’s wager.

Alien Fruits 2 – BGaming

BGaming blasted off into outer space to put players against a colony of space aliens with its latest slot, presenting a 6×5 reel slot with scatter-pays and a maximum win of x5,000 the player’s wager. While offering an RTP of 97.17 per cent, the slot is highly volatile. 

Winning combinations are formed in this title when eight or more identical symbols appear in any combination on the same spin. Landing 12 or more of the same symbol will award the respective symbol’s largest prize value. 

Throughout the game, winning symbols will disappear after providing their payout prizes, making way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential. 

Planet multipliers can also drop into play, depicting multipliers that range from x2 to x500. These multipliers will be applied to any wins that occur during the spin they appear on. 

UFO scatters are available, triggering 15 free spins when four or more land on the same turn. Additionally, landing three, four or five scatters on the same spin will award x3, x5 or x100 the player’s bet, respectively. 

During the free spins feature, all multipliers that drop into play will be applied to a persistent multiplier meter that will enhance all subsequent wins. 

King Kong Cash DJ Prime8 – Blueprint Gaming 

Blueprint Gaming has returned to the jungle for a jamboree in its latest slot as King Kong hosts a party via a 6×4 reel slot with 4,096 ways to win and a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s wager. This slot uses an RTP of 92 per cent with medium volatility. 

Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing and Relationships, stated: “The King Kong Cash series has been home to some of our top-performing games in recent years and we are thrilled to be complementing its eagerly anticipated return with the launch of our revolutionary Rapid Fire Jackpots mechanic.

“The title’s cash collect feature and dual bonus rounds provide the opportunity for lavish wins whilst RFJ caters for those seeking smaller but more frequent cash gains. With Kong playing host to the party with his funky beats, there is truly something on offer for slot enthusiasts across the board.”

Banana symbols are also available on all reels, displaying cash prizes that can be collected by special monkey collect symbols that can only drop in on reels one and six. 

Monkey collect symbols can appear in three forms, with the ‘hit the decks’ monkey collecting all prize values, ‘remix’ monkeys cause all prize symbols to stay sticky on the reels while the rest of the reels respin and ‘up the bass’ monkeys boost all cash prizes by up to x5 before collecting them. 

Bonus text scatter symbols can also drop into play, triggering access to one of two bonus features when three or more appear on the same spin. 

In the pump it up spins, every hit the decks, remix, or up the bass collect monkey symbol that drops into play will be added to a tally that sits above the reels.

When three monkeys are collected, players are awarded five extra spins while all apple collect wins will be multiplied by two. 

If a further three monkeys are collected, five more spins will be awarded and the monkeys collect wins will be multiplied by three, and another three after that also awards five additional spins but the multiplier increases to x5. 

For the feature’s final upgrade, when another three monkey collects have appeared, players will gain a final five extra spins while the monkeys collect multiplier increases to x10. 

The mixmaster free spins game mode sees all cash bananas removed from play, as well as monkey collect symbols. Players are given eight spins while special versions of the high value golden monkey can drop into play, holding medallions. 

Every medallion-wielding monkey that appears will be added to a tally above the reel set. Once 10 have been collected, the lowest-value high value symbol will be upgraded to the golden monkey symbol. 

This starts with the crocodile symbol, but then impacts the parrot, tiger and rhino symbols after 20, 30 and 40 medallion monkeys have been collected, respectively. 

Blueprint Gaming has introduced its new Rapid Fire Jackpots feature in this title. Landing five Rapid Fire symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Rapid Fire Wheel, offering stake multiplier wins ranging from x5 to x1,000 or one of five progressive pots from mini to mega king.

Realm of Lions – SYNOT Games

SYNOT Games transported players to the great desert plains of Africa in its latest slot, offering a 5×4 reel slot with 25-paylines and a maximum win of up to x3,000 the player’s bet. This slot uses medium volatility with an RTP of 96.12 per cent. 

Michael Polák, Lead Game Producer at SYNOT Games, commented: “Realm of Lions is a Hold & Win game but our first with an African animal theme. I believe this combination of both mechanic and theme will resonate well with our players. 

“The gameplay is robust with stacked symbols and a fabulous collect feature that really gives depth to the player experience. There’s also a potential max win of x3,000 which should prove appealing to many types of players.”

Red bonus orbs can drop into play, displaying either monetary values from x1 to x18 the player’s wager, or jackpot prizes of mini (x20) minor (x50) or major (x100). 

Blue orbs can also appear, collecting all values from other orbs and adding them to its own value when they land in the hold-and-win feature. 

Landing six or more orb symbols on the same spin will activate the hold-and-win game mode, where the displayed prizes can be won. 

In the hold-and-win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many orbs on the reels as possible. Each symbol that does drop into play will reset the number of spins to three. 

Special scratch symbols can land on the reels during the bonus game mode, causing the lowest available orb prize value to be removed from play for the remainder of the feature. 

Finally, wild lions can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than bonus orbs. Landing three, four or five wilds on a winning payline will award x2, x5 or x10 the player’s bet.