This week has seen a number of new online casino games released by suppliers including Betsoft Gaming, World Match, Spinomenal, Play’n GO, NYX Gaming, and Magnet Gaming.
Play’n GO has launched a new magical themed slot, Wizard of Gems, which has been released simultaneously in both HTML5 and Flash.
The five-column grid slot features colourful gemstones that cascade down to form winning combinations across 20 pay lines, and is available across phone, tablet, and desktop devices.
In the game, players must look closely for the wild symbol - the Wizard’s magical spell book - which can substitute for any other gem or symbol to conjure up big wins. When prize-winning combinations appear anywhere on the reels, the symbols magically vanish with a wave of the Wizard’s wand, to be replaced by new symbols for a chance to win again.
Multipliers are displayed above the reels and can be increased up to a factor of five, with three star symbols triggering a sequence of ten free spins. Further three-star combinations can trigger up to 50 consecutive free spins.
“Wizard of Gems delivers excitement and big wins in equal measure, with more than a hint of magic and mystery,” said Play’n GO chief operating officer Martin Zettergren. “Our newest slot has best-in-class graphics, sounds, and animation and we’re confident the Wizard will cast his winning spell on operators and customers alike.”
NYX Gaming Group
NYX Gaming will next week launch its latest game from proprietary games studio NextGen Gaming.
Spin Sorceress is a 243-way/5-reeler and available on mobile and desktop to all NYX OGS partners. Set in a fantasy winter landscape, the game promises authentic art styling combined with ambient animation and original score to provide an immersive player experience.
A new spin on the popular and proven SUPERBET series, players can conjure the magic multipliers up to x50 on every wild win. When the Sorceress is summoned a wild is guaranteed, with players controlling their own SUPERBET behavior.
“We’re delighted to introduce our popular SUPERBET functionality into a 243-way math model with Spin Sorceress,” said David Johnson, commercial director at NYX Gaming. “All ways pays games are broadly popular given their intuitive gameplay; it’s a natural development to offer players their choice of game volatility in addition.
“SUPERBET was born with SHAAARK! way back; since when NextGen have seen the hugely popular Foxin’ Wins & Merlin’s Millions franchises enhance the feature. We expect Spin Sorceress to build on the success of it’s predeccessors which have remained at the top of performance leaderboards since launch.”
Magnet Gaming has reached for the stars to deliver its latest title, Space Gems. The three-reel slot boasts two progressive jackpots, three bonus games and a unique Black Hole feature.
Space Quest, Star Map, and Milky Way are all waiting to be discovered by intrepid players in a galaxy far, far away, while the Black Hole symbol awards trebles prizes when it turns up on the second reel, with three black holes activating a Game Flash bonus.
“With a certain space film in the headlines at the moment we wondered if players would find similar entertainment in Space Gems,” said Thomas Nielsen, head of game licensing for Magnet Gaming. “We’re confident that those who enjoy our sociable casino approach will be just as taken by this title and look forward to similar stratospheric retention rates which have become our trademark.”
Space Gems is the first of a number of new games from Magnet, which went live with an initial roll-out of eight slots, including the popular titles Diamond Express, Golden Pyramid, and Bank Walt, earlier this year before adding Auction Day to its portfolio in May.
Magnet soft launches its games in its native Danish market in order to verify performance metrics and optimise the player experience before rolling them out to the international market.
Spinomenal has increased its portfolio with the recent launch of 15 new titles, with plans to add 12 more in the upcoming month.
The 15 new games are CodenName, Year of Luck, Samurai’s Path, 8 Lucky Charms, Farm of Fun, Undying Passion, Lucky Miners, Hawaii Vacation, Bikers Gang, Zombie Slot Mania, Amigos Fiesta, Safari Samba, Santa’s Wild Helpers, Irish Charms and Surprising 7.
"We always aim to be a competitive company in the market,” said Spinomenal CEO Lior Shvartz. “Since signing distributions agreements in the Asian market, the next logical step was to increase our gaming portfolio. Spinomenal is looking to expand its B2B business and deliver its games to other regions. I've no doubt that 2016 will be the year of Spinomenal."
Betsoft Gaming has announced the release of the latest addition to its Slots3 enterprise, A Christmas Carol.
The video slot retells Charles Dickens' classic novel with superior graphics and a story-driven bonusing system designed to enhance the experience. It is a five reel, twenty line video slot with an emphasis on bonuses as attached to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
With a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past, players receive a number of free spins while the reels roll backward, with each free spin being a guaranteed win. When the Ghost of Christmas Present is invoked, all Ghost icons currently on the reels will be transformed into Wilds.
The Ghost of Christmas Future brings more free spins that are guaranteed wins, with the reels rolling forward in time. Most wins can be doubled by choosing the correct side of the coin in the Double-Up Mini-game.
"A Christmas Carol is our first seasonally themed contribution to our Slots3 product line," said Mark McKeown, Betsoft vice president of sales and marketing. "With a timely release for this upcoming holiday season, we feel that the special attributes of A Christmas Carol, especially the guaranteed winning spins received from Ghosts Past and Future, will bring bright joy to many players around the world."
World Match has released Rainbow HD, a new 5-reel, 3-row slot with all the colours of the rainbow.
The premise of the game is that there is a pot full of gold at the end of the rainbow and players have the chance to find out if this is true.
Rainbow HD features a four-leaf clover Wild symbol that substitutes for all the symbols (except for Bonus Game and Free Spin), generating new winning combinations. In addition, the occurrence of three or more ladybug symbols activates up to 15 Free Spins.
During the Bonus Game the player drives the spider on the dew, hunting for new prey and additional winnings.
“Rainbow HD’s relaxing colours and pleasant soundtrack mixed in the perfect blend immerse the players into a very funny game experience they will never have enough of,” said Andrea Boratto, executive director of World Match.
Operator Casumo has launched an innovative new game mechanic which gives players the chance to win tournaments throughout the day during December.
Winter Games features numerous Reel Races each day, with the concepts tying in with Casumo’s new TV advertising campaign which focuses on togetherness, bringing Casumo’s entire player base together.
Reel Races are fast-paced, non-game specific casino tournaments with “points booster”, where the aim is to spin to collect as many points as possible by winning. In addition to the points players get from regular wins, there are also “boosters” which are activated in three different ways: winning three times in a row, collecting a total of three Big Wins or getting a Mega Win.
Reel Races run every 30 minutes throughout December and last 20 minutes with the top five players at the end of each tournament winning prizes. Each evening, the main event has a top prize of €1,000/£1,000 with the top 25 players also receiving prizes.
Mark Busuttil from the product team at Casumo, said: “We’re always looking at new ways to connect and engage with our customers, and Winter Games is one of our most fun campaigns yet.
“It’s going to be interesting to see what strategies players use to try to stay at the top of the leaderboards. The boosters are huge game changers, as a player can always feel they have a chance of winning if they are lucky enough. This makes the entire experience much more engaging and immersive.”
The Reel Race concept is a further development of the successful Casino Challenges that were introduced by Casumo earlier this year.