Games News

This week sees new games rolled out by Microgaming, High 5 Games, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint Gaming, Red Rake Gaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil and Spinomenal, alongside integrations for Hacksaw Gaming, Nektan, BeeFee Games, Booming Games, and CT Interactive.

Microgaming’s Space Spins

Microgaming has released Space Spins, the first title to be launched under a new exclusive supply deal with game development studio Electric Elephant Games.

Space Spins launches players into a sci-fi themed five-by-five reel, 40-payline online slot, with features including expanding wilds, free spins and an array of space elements.

The game contains three different types of expanding wilds, on reels two, three and four, which become sticky during free spins. Rocket Wilds expand vertically from bottom to top, Shooting Star Wilds expand horizontally from left to right, and Sunburst Wilds expand to all adjacent symbols. Free spins symbols exist on reels one, three and five, with three such symbols triggering eight free spins.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Electric Elephant Games and are confident that this relationship will enable us to further enhance the gaming experience of our operators’ players across all markets,” said Microgaming chief commercial officer Jean-Luc Ferriere. “With the launch of Space Spins, Electric Elephant Games will broaden our range with new and innovative content.”

Electric Elephant Games CEO Ali Masterman added: “Set in the dark depths of space, Space Spins delivers an exhilarating game play experience and is packed with entertaining game mechanics and vibrant visuals. We are proud to partner with Microgaming and look forward to providing them with many more exclusive games in the coming months.”

Microgaming’s Rockabilly Wolves

In its second game release this week, Microgaming has launched Rockabilly Wolves, the latest slot to be developed exclusively by Just For The Win.

Rockabilly Wolves is a five-reel, 20 payline slot, featuring bold graphics and twanging rock ‘n’ roll riffs packed with stacked wilds, respins and free spins.

“Rockabilly Wolves throws players back to an age of cuffed jeans and perfectly coiffed quiffs, delivering thrilling high volatility gameplay along the way,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “Colourful visuals evoke vintage animations, melding with an energetic soundtrack that neatly echoes the 50s rock ‘n’ roll era, driving the excitement of every spin with twanging electric guitars.

“The energy never lets up in this fantastic title from Just For The Win, with a free spins feature loaded with rewarding sticky wilds and multipliers up to 6x. The free spins feature can be extremely lucrative, with players able to win up to 2,400x their stake on a single spin, and a retrigger is also available if players land a wild on every reel.”

High 5 Games' Diamonds by Da Vinci

High 5 Games has unveiled Diamonds by Da Vinci, the latest instalment in its classic slot game inspired by the artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Hidden between the masterpieces of the Mona Lisa, the Lady with an Ermine, and the Portrait of a Musician, are an array of the finest diamonds on show.

The 5x3, low-to-medium volatility slot features Tumbling Reels that reveal winning gems, while three or more bonus symbols provide players with entry into the gallery of free games. In the bonus round, the famous artwork symbols award scatter pays and additional free spins.

The original release of Da Vinci Diamonds more than 10 years ago proved to be one of the supplier’s most successful games. High 5 Games has since released additional titles to the series, including Double Da Vinci Diamonds and Da Vinci Ways.

“This latest addition to our series of games inspired by the artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci promises to be our most immersive creation to date,” said Anthony Singer, CEO and founder of High 5 Games.

“The classic gameplay is still enjoyed by casino players across the globe today and we’re sure that the Tumbling Reels and bonus rounds featured in Diamonds by Da Vinci will appeal to a wider audience and become a huge hit for operators.”

NetEnt’s Dead or Alive 2

NetEnt is taking players back to the wild west with the launch of Dead or Alive 2, the sequel to one the supplier’s most iconic games.

The game features extremely high volatility, multiple free spin versions and a number of upgrades and twists on the original wild west-themed game.

The five-reel, three-row video slot features scatter wins, wild substitution, sticky wild and three free spins games: Train Heist, Old Saloon and High Noon Saloon.

In the Old Saloon feature, all wins are multiplied by two. One or more sticky wild symbols appearing on each of the reels will activate five extra free spins. In High Noon, the MAX version of the three free spin games, wild symbols are transformed into multiplier wilds.

Meanwhile, in the Train Heist free spins, whenever a wild symbol lands anywhere on the reels, the multiplier increases by one, and one additional free spin is awarded. If the multiplier reaches x16, five additional free spins are awarded.

“Given Dead or Alive’s immense and enduring popularity, it is a real responsibility to deliver a sequel to a game held in such high esteem,” said Henrik Fagerlund, managing director of NetEnt Malta. “We’ve listened to the players and the slot community in this project to help ensure that Dead or Alive 2 is the best game it can possibly be.

“We are incredibly pleased with – and proud of – the outcome of Dead or Alive 2 and are sure it will be a hit with those who love the original as well as a whole new generation of fans. It’s definitely a game for fans of high volatility.”

Blueprint Gaming’s Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways

Blueprint Gaming has launched an updated version of its popular online and retail Fishin’ Frenzy game, which includes Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic.

Blueprint’s latest release incorporates all the well-known fisherman features of the original title, which continues to be one of the best performing games across UK licensed betting offices.

The improved gaming experience now features 15,625 ways to win through the inclusion of the Megaways mechanic, which is under licence from Big Time Gaming.

Set in the deep blue sea, three or more scatter symbols activate the free games round, in which any fisherman in view catches the fish and nets the value on their tags for extra reel wins.

“Players will be angling for big wins in our latest slots release Fishin’ Frenzy Megaways,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “The original game was a big success in the UK retail sector and we’re sure that with the addition of the innovative Megaways mechanic, this new gaming experience will have added bite and provide waves of fun for our players.”

Pragmatic Play’s Egyptian Fortunes

Pragmatic Play has unleashed its latest ancient Egypt-themed slot, Egyptian Fortunes.

The 3x5 slot takes players back to the age of the powerful Pharaohs, set in a foreboding temple and featuring reels filled with symbols including statues of numerous gods and ankhs.

If three of the pyramid bonus symbols hit the reels at the same time the free spins mode is activated, and the player is transported to the vault inside the great pyramid. The vault is a place filled with riches, and the player has a number of free spins to claim as much as they can before being whisked away by a sandstorm.

“Egyptian Fortunes is a thrilling journey into the mysteries of the pyramids, giving players the opportunity to spin the reels and uncover their secrets,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “With its engaging gameplay and immersive free spins mode, Egyptian Fortunes is set to be a headline hit for our operator partners.”

Hacksaw Gaming

Hacksaw Gaming has launched its portfolio of online scratch cards with operator LeoVegas.

Hacksaw’s instant win games have gone live with the operator in selected markets, with further titles to be rolled out over the next four weeks through platform provider Relax Gaming.

“Launching our portfolio on a leading brand such as, just proves how much potential Hacksaw Gaming has,” said Hacksaw Gaming chief operations officer Marcus Cordes. “We look forward to working closely with LeoVegas and becoming a valuable part of the company’s portfolio moving forward as we release some very exciting content.

“We strongly believe that there is huge growth ahead of us and are excited to release more titles with such an acclaimed and recognised partner.”

Yggdrasil’s Dr Fortuno

Yggdrasil has introduced a cross-vertical shared jackpot game, Dr Fortuno, which is available as a slot and blackjack game.

Both games feature Dr Fortuno, the charismatic leader of a travelling freak show who ventures to lands far and wide, inviting players into his mysterious and rewarding world.

The 5x3 slot features nudging wilds and the Wheel of Fortuno, which gives players a shot at the jackpot and a chance to win additional coins or multiply their winnings.

The Ringmaster also brings his magical flair to the blackjack table. The five-player RNG multiplayer offers a new bonus bet and bonus game, with rewards including multipliers and a chance to win the daily jackpot which is shared with the slot game.

“There is a lot going on in the Dr Fortuno slot,” said Yggdrasil senior product strategist Jonas Strandman. “Nudging wilds, a bonus wheel, free spins and a jackpot. The bonus wheel happens often enough to keep spiking entertainment levels, while the free spins can dish out huge wins with the right combinations.

“The cross-vertical nature of the game presents our operators with a prime opportunity to introduce their players to new verticals, using a character and game mechanics that they are familiar with.”

Red Rake Gaming’s Marco Polo

Red Rake Gaming has launched a new 5x3 reel slot that takes players on a journey through Europe and Asia with Marco Polo.

Starting in Venice, Marco Polo's hometown, players must reach the free spin feature in order to begin the journey along the Silk Road and increase their winnings.

Powerful Yin Yang symbols lead the player to a choice between a direct win awarded by an abacus, or direct entry to the free spins feature. The Marco Polo symbol is also Wild and replaces all the symbols including Yin Yang, which gives the player more chances to win.

Nektan / Dench

Nektan has signed a deal to launch its content with platform provider Dench eGaming Solutions.

Nektan will aggregate its casino content to Dench’s operator network via E-Lite, Nektan’s content distribution platform.

Dench partners will have direct access to more than 800 HTML5-developed slots and table games from a range of providers.

“We’re delighted to be delivering our B2B E-Lite platform to Dench eGaming Solutions,” said Nektan chief operating officer of B2B Jane Ryan. “This latest commercial agreement will allow us to grow our international scale even further, while providing Dench customers with access to a growing portfolio that is brimming with premium content.

“Nektan’s B2B division is enjoying significant growth at present thanks to our proprietary technology and ease of access to world-class casino content. We look forward to announcing more commercial contracts over the coming months as demand builds for our services.”

Booming Games

Booming Games has expanded its presence in Sweden’s regulated market through the launch of its content with operators Betsson and Videoslots.

The supplier’s portfolio of certified slot games includes Booming Seven Deluxe, VIP Filthy Riches and Boomshakalaka, as well as latest releases Crazy Bananas and Stellar Spins.

“We are happy to continuously expand our reach in regulated markets with close partners like Betsson Group and Videoslots,” said Booming Games chief commercial officer Frederik Niehusen.

Synot Games / Aspire Global

Synot Games has signed a deal to launch its online slot games on Aspire Global’s casino platform.

The first three exclusive titles to be made available to Aspire Global’s operator partners include the Aztec jungle-themed Golden Myth, Egyptian-themed slot Book of Secrets, as well as Native American-themed Hunter’s Spirit.

“We are delighted to commence this new cooperation,” said Synot Games CEO Ivan Kodaj. “Aspire Global is a highly respected solution provider and we are convinced that their established European network and expertise will be a great foundation for our games to perform well with these new markets.”

Aspire Global vice president of sales Jov Spiero commented: “We are excited to be the first to launch Synot games in Western Europe on Aspire Global’s platform. I am confident that their success and experience in Eastern European markets will also translate into excellent results in the markets Aspire Global operates.”

CT Interactive / EveryMatrix

EveryMatrix has expanded its CasinoEngine platform with content from Bulgarian games development studio CT Interactive.

CT Interactive will provide its portfolio of more than 100 HTML5 titles through an integration with EveryMatrix’s platform.

“We have been very impressed by EveryMatrix and its team of visionary people, working with high-profile iGaming partners, and we are delighted to have them as a valuable partner,” said CT Interactive head Lachezar Petrov.

“As CT Interactive’s slot titles will be live with EveryMatrix`s desktop and mobile users across all operator’s channels, we are thrilled to offer players a portfolio of popular games, including our latest releases such as 40 Mega Slot, Ramses the Great, Fluftails.”

EveryMatrix head of vendor management Amund Stensland commented: “We are excited about the mutual opportunities presented by the agreement and we are pleased to have CT Interactive, a provider of games that proves consistently popular among European players, as our business partner. CasinoEngine’s team is eager to build a long and rewarding partnership."

BF Games / Spinomenal

BeeFee Games has launched its content on Spinomenal’s casino aggregator platform following a successful integration.

BF Games’ portfolio of games are now available to Spinomenal’s operator partners, including popular titles such as Bonnie & Clyde and Crystal Mania and newly-released Aztec Adventure 3D and Lucky Tropics.

“By adding our portfolio to the Spinomenal platform we have significantly increased the number of operators and players that will be able to enjoy our games,” said BeeFee head of business development Claudia Melcaru. “The Spinomenal team has been great to work with, very professional and great guys overall.”

Spinomenal director of business development Nir Ronen added: “We are thrilled to add BF Games’ portfolio to our ever-growing platform of content and are sure that their state-of-the-art games will be a hit with operators and players alike.”

In related news, Spinomenal has released its latest slot game, Colossus Kingdom, which centres around a card deck of Kings, Queens, Aces, 9's and 10's in a fairytale environment.

A magician reading his Book of Spells is the Wild, while a blue-eyed Princess, a bearded King, a purple Dragon breathing fire and a handsome square-jawed Centurion round out the cast of symbols.

When the Gamble Feature is triggered, it activates the Free Spins feature giving the player the choice to gamble the Free Spins that they have won in an attempt to win up to the maximum 40 Free Spins.

Other special features include a Wheel of Fortune Bonus Game, Nudge feature, and random Colossus symbols appearing in the central 3x3 game zone.

"A commitment to quality and innovation is central to how we conduct our business, and we are excited to deliver on our potential as we bring a fresh approach to the video slots market with the stand out features being the option to gamble and gain more free spins together with the 3x3 Colossal reel in the middle of the reels,” said Spinomenal CEO Lior Shvartz.

“With more games rolling out shortly, this new game Colossus Kingdom has all the versatility needed for veteran players while the easy-to-engage interface is ideal to pick-up new slots fans. With so many winning possibilities on every spin this game really is a fairytale."