Belatra, Wazdan and Blueprint Gaming: on the spin

Another week has passed and a slurry of slot releases have hit the CasinoBeats inbox. Put your feet up as we guide you through a selection of what the industry has to offer, including a boozy bonanza from Belatra for Slot of the Week and a meeting with Medusa from Wazdan

Slot of the Week

Lucky Barrel Tavern – Belatra

Belatra invites players to take a seat at its tipsy tavern in the studio’s latest slot, which showcased multiplier madness to clinch SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week award.

The slot uses a 6×6 reel grid with scatter-pays of eight or more identical symbols, forming wins of up to x12,000 the player’s wager. Meanwhile, the game has high volatility and an RTP of 96.14 per cent. 

Sergey Chernyavski, Belatra Games CCO, commented: “The atmosphere in the Lucky Barrel Tavern is always special and gives punters an entertaining time. There are so many fun features to enjoy that will have players raising a glass or two to celebrate.”

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. 

Gold barrel multipliers can drop into play, depicting multipliers that range from x2 to x250. These multipliers will be applied to any wins that occur during the spin they appear on. 

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. 

Low, medium and high can drop into play as giant symbols, with 2×2 and 3×3 symbols landing on the reels to represent four or nine individual symbols, respectively. 

Additionally, multipliers can also appear as 2×2 or 3×3 in size, respectively awarding x2 or x3 multipliers before transforming into four or nine identical low, medium or high value symbols. 

Clover scatters are also able to appear, triggering 10 free spins when four or more land on the same turn. 

In the base and free spins game mode, a flying barrel can launch onto the reel set to award a multiplier on a winning spin where none are present. 

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. The feature can be retriggered with five extra spins when three scatters appear at once. 

The game also offers a special happy hour version of the free spins game mode, where the progressive multiplier starts at a random value between x2 and x10 and wins are more likely to occur.

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Power of the Gods: Medusa Extremely Light – Wazdan

Wazdan continues to bolster its Extremely Light series of slots and the latest edition tells the tale of Medusa with a 5×3 slot that has a maximum win of x2,500 the player’s wager. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 96.18 per cent. 

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, stated: “With straightforward yet engaging gameplay, our mythological-inspired Power of Gods: Medusa release took players by storm, and with this latest Extremely Light version, we can bring it to more of them than ever before.

“The feedback from our partners for the Extremely Light series has been exceptional and has reinforced our commitment to making igaming as accessible as possible.”

Bonus gold coins can drop into play, depicting cash prizes between x1 and x15 the player’s wager. Landing six or more on the same spin will activate the Hold the Jackpot game mode. 

Sticky bonus coins are also available, displaying a counter value between one and nine that represents the number of spins it will remain on the reels for. 

Furthermore, Medusa herself acts as a Wild symbol throughout the base game, substituting for all symbols except for the bonus gold coins. 

During the base game, if the player lands at least six bonus symbols, it will trigger the Hold the Jackpot round. 

In the bonus game mode, players are given three spins to land as many gold coins on the reels as possible, with every successful spin resetting the count. 

Bonus symbols can have a cash multiplier value of up to x15, or one of three jackpot prizes – mini (x20), minor (x50) or major (x150). 

Special Medusa coins are available, collecting the values from all other bonus coins on the reels – including jackpots – and adding them to its own value. 

Medusa mystery symbols can also appear, revealing either jackpot, standard bonus or Medusa coins when the game mode draws to a close. 

If all 15 spots are filled, the grand jackpot of x2,000 will be awarded on top of the bonus game mode’s total winnings. 

Luck O’ The Irish Cash Strike – Blueprint Gaming

Blueprint Gaming challenges players with finding the gold at the end of the rainbow in its latest 3×3 reel slot, which uses five-paylines, high volatility and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s wager. 

Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing, PR and Events at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Whilst paying testament to the success of our iconic Irish-themed series, we’re confident the incorporation of the engaging and high-reward Cash Strike bonus round alongside our new Rapid Fire Jackpots mechanic will make Luck O’ The Irish Cash Strike a real winner with players.

“With our exciting summer roadmap already in full force, our latest instalment sets the bar with an exciting quest for golden treasures.”

Gold coin symbols can appear on the first and third reel, displaying monetary prizes from x1 to x1,000 the player’s bet that can be claimed when a special Cash Strike coin lands in the middle reel. 

Cash Strike coins can only appear in the middle reel, collecting the values of all gold coins that appear on the same spin.

If the Cash Strike coin lands on the same spin that gold coins appear in reels one and three, the Cash Strike bonus game will be activated. This awards three spins where the Cash Strike stays sticky on the reels. 

When additional gold coins land on the reels in this feature, not only will they have their prizes collected by the Cash Strike coin, but they will reset the number of spins to three. 

Additionally, any coins that appear in the base game without triggering the Cash Strike bonus game have the chance to randomly activate the Gold Strike feature, which places the required coins to trigger the game mode on the reels. 

The studio has also implemented its recently-launched 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 jackpots.