This week features titles from Lightning Box Games, Magnet Gaming, BetSoft Gaming, and World Match, the launch of Blueprint Gaming’s Free Spins promotional tool, and a new online slot destination for GalaBingo.com.
Lightning Box Games
Sydney-based slot developer Lightning Box Games has launched its latest slot Stellar Jackpot Dolphin Gold, which has gone live with operator BetVictor before going on general release.
The 4x5 reel, 40-line video slot combines oceanic and intergalactic themes, and boasts a unique bonus trigger involving up to 12 stacked wilds. Six blue dolphins trigger the Gold Dolphin free spin bonus, offering three free spins while 12 blue dolphins offer 21 free games.
It also features the supplier's Stellar Jackpot bonus which is launched from a random hidden trigger in the game. Players are taken to a space shooting arcade game for the chance to win epic prizes.
"Stellar Jackpot Dolphin Gold combines the smart math and fun theme of the already proven Dolphin Gold, and then adds something a little bit different in our innovative Stellar Jackpot bonus game, where players can win major prizes," said Peter Causley, managing director and co-founder of Lightning Box Games.
"We are thrilled to have launched the game exclusively with BetVictor, and look forward to receiving feedback from their players before we push it out to the rest of the market."
Arcangelo Lonoce, BetVictor's casino product manager for B2B, added: "Stellar Jackpot Dolphin Gold is an awesome game with a quirky theme that will stand out in our portfolio for all the right reasons. The math behind the slot is excellent, and offers an exciting and engaging player experience.
"We are delighted to be able to offer the game to our players ahead of our rivals, and believe it will quickly become a smash hit on both desktop and mobile."
Danish casino games developer Magnet Gaming is offering players the chance to cook up some cash with the launch of a new culinary-based slot game, Baking Day.
The latest release features nine aptly designed reels and two progressive jackpots, and allows players to build their own cupcake towers, follow recipes, and decorate their creations thanks to three unique bonus rounds.
Players who climb to the top of the cupcake tower can get their hands on some special prizes, with two progressive jackpots featuring in the culinary creation.
"We're always looking to offer players fresh and fun slots to play, and Baking Day is no different," said Thomas Nielsen, head of gaming licensing at Magnet Gaming. "We are sure this game will appeal to all those players out there with a sweet tooth, and the best thing is there's no calories to worry about – just good times and big bonus rounds."
3D casino games developer BetSoft Gaming has released its long-awaited sequel to its popular title The Slotfather.
The Slotfather: Part II see the ultimate boss of the underworld return as ruthless as ever in the supplier's new video slot, enhanced by the power of its Shift platform.
The games pays 243 ways and offers many bonus features. The Truck Scatter offers up to 20 free spins, while it also brings back the Tall symbols first debuted in BetSoft's popular game Weekend in Vegas.
The Slotfather's henchmen are all represented: Fat Tony, Frankie "da Fixer" and Snake Eyes Sammy. When three or more of any particular gangster appear on the reels, the Gangster Bonus Round is triggered. Here players can collect their own cut from the Slotfather's take of the money.
Malta-based games developer World Match has rolled out HTML5 mobile versions of twelve of its most popular video poker variants.
The new launches include Super Las Vegas HD, The Saloon HD, Mega Jack HD, Aces and Faces HD, Deuces Wild HD, Jacks or Better HD, 10's or Better HD, All American HD, Double Bonus Poker HD, Joker Poker Kings HD, Double Joker Poker HD, and Joker Poker Aces HD.
"This game batch boasts some unique characteristics that no other provider is currently able to offer: it includes all the variants of video poker and all the games are equipped with jackpot," said World Match's executive director Andrea Boratto.
"In addition to the choice of different game modes, the chance of scooping conspicuous winnings is a very popular feature that holds a great attraction for players."
Microgaming will released two new games this week, Pollen Party and Emperor of the Sea, with the supplier also set to launch The Heat is On later this month.
Pollen Party will have players buzzing with excitement as the 720 way variable reel online slot is brought to life in a unique honeycomb reel layout. The game includes two dynamic features for players to enjoy. From the two different scatter symbols, players can trigger the sweetest of free spin features that simply burst with pollen-filled potential, or pick their sugary prize in the enthralling Babee bonus.
The second game, Emperor of the Sea, features a rolling rhythm of play and a captivating musical score in this 5x4 reel online slot. A treasure trove of in-game features start with players selecting their own payline option; 38, 68 or 88, all numbers representing 'fortune' in Asian culture.
Stacked wild symbols feature across all reels in the base game. The fast-paced action then hits full flow in the free spins round, as Growing Wilds fill the reels. Stacked wild symbols increase in stack size with every single spin. The feature is combined with Rolling Reels to ignite winning symbol combinations in blue explosions whilst players wait for new symbols to fall down.
Launching later in the month on March 22nd is The Heat is On, a 5x3 reel, 45 payline game in which players follow the elusive cat burglar Selina in her quest for the city bank's gold reserves. Hot on her heels is Officer Jean from the Special Task Force. Players can expect helicopters, fast cars and motorcycles in this fast-paced, action-packed game.
The base game features two wild symbols, while three or more scatters payout even when free spins are not triggered. Scatters also appear partially stacked on reels two and three, offering the potential to trigger up to 80 retriggerable free spins, allowing for some scorching wins.
"March brings an incredible selection of games, each offering something unique," said David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming. "Pollen Party is our first game to use a 720 way, variable reel design, and brings two dynamic features for players to enjoy.
"Emperor of the Sea is another important addition to our Asian-themed games collection and combines both mythical and fortune elements from the popular culture, in an engine that is crafted to extend gameplay," he continued. "And The Heat is On is a perfectly balanced game which combines a wild feature that provides players with a steady base game experience and a free spins feature that has explosive potential. There’s something for everyone in March’s game add on."
The casino games developer has announced the launch of its popular title Mirror Magic on Microgaming's Quickfire platform.
The HTML5, 25 line game utilises the supplier's paytable shifting Mirrored Pays mechanic, with the story of the innovative game mechanic told through a magical rags-to-riches tale featuring Victorian-era paupers who are revealed to be medieval nobility.
When three or more Gypsy Sorceress Scatters appear, the player will be rewarded up to twenty free spins featuring Mirrored Pays, where low paying Royals pay like their paytable mirrors, yet high paying Pics still pay high. The poor beggars and servants transform to reveal their true identity and pay like royalty.
"Mirror Magic is a very exciting and entertaining game, with so much anticipation in the Mirrored Pays free spins feature where players will be on the lookout for and eagerly awaiting some high paying winning combinations," said James Watson, director of European sales for Genesis Gaming. "This game suits both the true gambler and the casual, entertainment driven player, and we can't wait for it to go live."
Slots and table games supplier Habanero has expanded its presence in Asia following an integration deal with mobile platform provider GWIN.
Habanero will make its portfolio of titles available, including popular games Koi Gate, Jugglenaut, Fenghuang, and Roman Empire.
"Our goal for the year is expand our reach in key markets around the world," said Daniel Long, head of sales at Habanero. "This deal with GWIN puts our games in front of more players than ever before, and is a major win for us.
"GWIN is one of the largest and best established mobile platform providers, so it is a great opportunity for us to be working with such a power player. We believe our games will be a big hit with their operator partners and their players."
James Wang, manager at GWIN, added: "Habanero has built a reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative game developers in the market. Its content strikes the right balance between design and math, and delivers on fun, entertainment, and most importantly quality.
"We are delighted to be able to offer their content via our mobile platform, and believe they will be a major draw for partners old and new looking to bolster their portfolios with great games."
UK-based Blueprint Gaming, a subsidiary of Gauselmann Group, will launch its Free Spins promotional tools on all of its upcoming gaming content following a successful trial with operator Sky Vegas.
The initial Free Spins launch was on two of Blueprint's most popular games, King Kong Cash and Slots O'Gold, which links into the multi-game Jackpot King system.
The feature will now be made available on all upcoming Blueprint Games, as well as collaborations with Sky Vegas.
"The initial Free Spins launch with Sky Vegas has gone really well and this is mainly down to the innovative and effective use of marketing tools, which have become increasingly important," said Matt Cole, managing director of Blueprint Gaming. "We're excited to be rolling out Free Spins to Sky Vegas with all of our upcoming games and will be releasing new marketing features in 2017 to complement our big plans for new game launches."
Sam Downey, Sky Vegas' head of commercials and content, added: "The first free spins in the market on UK focused content has proven to be really successful, so it makes sense to broaden our horizons by integrating the feature into the rest of our Blueprint games.
"We're committed to providing our players with the best experience around and are excited that the Free Spins feature will be a major part of our portfolio."
Isle of Man-based Link2Win has signed a long-term partnership with UK-based Sigma Games to develop the next generation of Linka-branded games.
BingoLinka and the slot and casino-focused SpinLinka will expand Link2Win's portfolio of over 15 Linka-themed bingo, slot and keno games which currently include Diamond Links, Jungle Linka and Pool Linka.
"We're excited to be working with Sigma Games which already has an impressive client portfolio and by its founders have been responsible for some of the world's best performing games, including the slots game Rainbow Riches," said Link2Win CEO John Reid.
"They truly understand the important features and underlying maths requirements for great game design. We look forward to working with them to create and deliver our next generation of Linka games."
Sigma Gaming was founded in 2014 and led by two directors, Kevin McGovern and James Ramshaw, who have over 35 years of combined experience in the gaming industry.
"Link2Win has created a new gaming system which has very strong and flexible underlying core game mechanics and maths models, with multiple applications for lottery and digital gaming markets," commented McGovern.
"We look forward to working with the Link2Win team to develop games that deliver engaging and satisfying player experiences."
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Asian-facing supplier SA Gaming has announced the launch of a new series of slot games which features images of real models.
Hot Model Slot is a series of new games released by the supplier, and include images of real-life models.
The first two games to be released are Angels & Demons, a 30 line slot game, and Beckoning Girls which provides 243 ways to win.
This will be followed by two more games in the series, Zombie Hunters which centres around a horrendous zombie outbreak, and Volley Beauties, in which various girls in bikinis play around on the beach.