This week has seen the release of BetSoftGaming’s latest Slots3 title, three new games from Sheriff Gaming and Microgaming, as well as a new casino game from 5050 Sports featuring officially licensed archive sporting video clips.
3D slot developer BetSoftGaming has launched the latest title from its Slots3 collection, The True Sheriff, which is the first widescreen HD video slot to be developed by the company.
The True Sheriff is a five reel, thirty line true 3D video slot that takes place in the quiet town of High Noon. The game includes a number of features such as the cinematic Showdown Bonus Round that uses over twenty different cut scenes to make each showdown between the sheriff and the outlaw a unique visual experience.
Anthony Locke, BetSoft's head of product development said: “Bringing the widescreen HD format to our Slots3collection is the next vital step in developing modern video slots gaming. We are known throughout the industry for employing the very latest technology to craft our 3D cinematic games. This was no exception.
“The widescreen format allows for larger reels and more painstaking detail, which creates a better, more immersive experience for the player. The True Sheriff is a remarkable game, and we are certain that it will be highly successful as the first of many widescreen HD format true 3D Slots3 games to come."
A mobile ToGo version of the game is expected to be released in the near future.
Microgaming has extended its casino games portfolio with the addition of three new video slots; Dolphin Quest, Rhyming Reels - Georgie Porgie, and Paradise Found.
Ocean themed Dolphin Quest is a 5x4 reel, 50 line video slot that offers players’ features including scatters, stacked wilds and multiple wilds. If three or more scatter symbols appear on reels two, three or four, players gain entry into the Dolphin Bonus Quest, where just one spin guarantees a win.
Rhyming Reels - Georgie Porgie is the latest addition to Microgaming’s Rhyming Reels series. This new five reel, 15 payline video slot has a host of winning opportunities with a scatter and wild symbol. Players can earn up to 25 free spins and a 5x multiplier when the free spins feature is triggered.
Paradise Found is a five reel, 20 pay-line video slot which contains wilds and scatters, with a top prize of 20,000 coins. The game’s main attraction is the Wild Lotus feature, triggered by a Wild Lotus symbol on reel one and the Tibetan Temple symbol on reel five.
Both Dolphin Quest and Rhyming Reels - Georgie Porgie are available on Microgaming’s download, Flash and Quickfire platforms, while Paradise Found is available on Microgaming’s Flash and Quickfire platforms.
Mike Hebden, Microgaming’s head of games, said: “Our game development team works tirelessly to create new and exciting slots for players to enjoy, and these new games are a great example of this. Players have very high expectations for Microgaming games, and our new October additions will certainly not disappoint.”
Sheriff Gaming has released three new 3D animated slot games, including two additions to the company’s SMART mobile gaming line.
Las Vegas Fever is a 3D animated slot game featuring 15 lines, 4 reels and a bonus multiplier reel that are packed with Vegas style fun. The game features non-stop bonus features such as the Multiplier Reel, Stretched Symbols, a Free Spins game and a Click Me Bonus game.
Las Vegas Fever is the latest release in Sheriff Gaming’s growing slots game portfolio that now boasts over 45 slot game titles.
Sheriff Gaming’s Eric Roskamp said: “Las Vegas Fever is our first 3D animated slot game to contain a bonus reel, which awards players with a bonus multiplier on every winning spin. The bonus reel also has symbols on it that can trigger two different Wheel of Fortune bonus games, for the possibility of even bigger wins on any winning spin.
“This game truly delivers the exciting and glitzy Las Vegas experience to our online players in a complete entertainment experience.”
The company has also rolled out two new games from its SMART mobile gaming line: Dr. Magoo’s Adventure and Frog Royale.
Dr. Magoo’s Adventure is one of Sheriff Gaming’s most popular 3D animated slot games of all time which has now been made available for the mobile market.
The game is a 20 line, 5-reel adventure themed slot that transports players to a deserted tropical island in search of lost treasures. The game features rich animations and bonus features such asan Expanding Wild Reel and Free Spins that are played in an underground treasure tomb.
“Dr. Magoo’s long-time popularity and loyal player following made it a clear choice for integration into our new line of mobile 3D animated slot games,” said Sheriff Gaming’s Jason O’Shea. “We’re sure that Dr. Magoo’s Adventure will be as successful in the mobile market as it has been with our online players.”
Frog Royale is a 20 line, 5-reel 3D animated video slot that features a fun twist on a classic fairy tale theme. The game’s bonus features include a Free Spins bonus that is played inside the palace, a special Click Me game, a Double Up game and a unique bonus feature that awards big prizes when players collect golden symbols on the reels.
“The demand for this game has been so high that we know that it will be a big hit with mobile players as well,” continued O’Shea. “As one of our newest and most popular 3D animated slot titles, Frog Royale is a great addition to our expanding line of mobile games.”
New casino game 5050 Sports has gone live with BetVictor, featuring officially licensed archive video clips with variants fronted by and featuring well-known sportsmen Michael Owen, Michael Vaughan, Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton and Simon ‘The Wizard’ Whitlock.
5050Sports gives players a straight ‘yes or no’ choice as to whether an incident will occur, for example ‘Does the player score the penalty?’, ‘Does he hit a 180?’ or ‘Will it be a boundary?’.
Once the selection has been made, the odds on BetVictor are always 5/6, an accredited RNG shows a short video clip relating to the question and the bet outcome is determined within five seconds.
5050Sports incorporates classic highlights from international football, world championship boxing, world cricket, tennis, PDC darts, Premier League snooker, greyhounds and motorsport.
“We’ve assembled a who’s who of sporting stars and they are far more than just ambassadors – they are fully immersed and interactive,” said Stuart Carr, founder of 5050Sports, who also launched online games Passoker and Reel Sports. “5050Sports is quick to understand, play and reward. It takes gaming back to basics and is ideal for today’s ‘snacking’ generation of online and mobile players.”
5050Sports is available in both standalone and mini game format, where 5050Sports will sit alongside in-play and pre-event pages to offer quick bet options for punters.
Fixed stakes start at £1 and go up to £100, while high rollers can play in the VIP edition at up to £1,000 a time.
“Despite its simplicity 5050Sports is incredibly innovative,” said Eoin Ryan, head of sportsbook at BetVictor. “There is no other game out there like it – it is effectively the first-ever branded heads and tails – and is attracting traditional sports bettors as well as games players.”
Alongside popular sports commentator Jim Rosenthal, each representative presents footage from the sport with which they are associated, to the backdrop of officially licensed footage.
Former Ashes-winning England captain Vaughan, who appears in 5050Sports Cricket, said: “I’m delighted to be involved with 5050Sports. It is great fun to play and a game that everyone can relate to.”
Ex-England, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United footballer Owen sits in the studio with Rosenthal for the international football game. He said: “I love the 5050Sports concept and the fact that it has so much real sports footage. It really is incredibly easy to understand and I am sure it will be a big hit with punters.”
Multiple world title holder Hatton and top Australian darts professional Whitlock are the faces of Boxing and PDC Darts respectively. Darren Clarke, the 2010 Open champion, has also agreed a deal with 5050Sports for a golf version of the game. Endorsed Premier League Snooker, Motorsport and Greyhounds editions will follow.