This week has seen new games released by the likes of Playtech’s Rarestone Gaming, Habanero, Greentube, Play’n GO, High 5 Games, Evolution Gaming, Booming Games, Betsoft Gaming and Nolimit City, alongside integrations for iSoftBet, Playson and Vivo Gaming.
Rarestone Gaming’s Sky Queen
Playtech’s Rarestone Gaming has launched a new Fire Blaze jackpot suite of games with the release of Sky Queen.
Sky Queen is the first in a series of games from Playtech's in-house studio to include a new Hold and Respin feature, offering players the chance to win four different jackpots - Mini, Minor, Major or Grand.
In the main game, six or more Sun symbols trigger the Respin feature, with each Sun representing a prize. These symbols and their corresponding prizes remain locked within the feature round, with extra Suns awarding additional prizes and respins.
Any jackpot star symbol is guaranteed to trigger one of the Mini, Minor or Major jackpots – worth up to 500x total bet – or, if Suns fill all the symbol positions, the player wins the Grand jackpot of 2000x their original stake. The Grand jackpot can also be won in the main game with 15 Sun symbols on the reels.
“The unique strengths of each of our studios is a core element of Playtech’s content strategy, and Rarestone’s expertise in creating games with a sense of excitement and anticipation comes through clearly in the Fire Blaze series,” said Playtech casino director James Frendo.
“The combination of Playtech’s innovative game design and powerful back-end technology, coupled with the scale of our distribution network, puts us in a unique position to create recognisable jackpot brands players will actively seek out.
“The Fire Blaze suite offers something genuinely fresh for even the most seasoned players, with each new game featuring a different second feature to further encourage players to try every release. At the same time, ancient culture themes are perennially popular, further widening the appeal of what we believe will be a long-term successful brand.”
Habanero’s Magic Oak
Habanero is inviting players to add a touch of sparkle to their lives with the release of Magic Oak.
The latest release features woodland-themed symbols including a rabbit, boar, owl, fox and squirrel, with wins paid when the same icon appears in blocks rather than lines.
“We are always working hard to improve the gamification of slots and we have achieved that with Magic Oak,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “Unlike traditional slots, players can land big prizes with grouped symbols rather than on paylines, meaning Magic Oak is our most exciting and engaging game to date.”
Greentube’s Ancient Goddess
Greentube has expanded its Home of Games slots portfolio with the launch of its new Egyptian-themed Ancient Goddess.
The 5-reel 20-line slot takes players on a journey to a time when gods ruled over the pyramids, and the streets flowed with treasure and gold. It includes a free games feature that delivers 12 free games, where the goddess has the power to grant players a feature re-trigger with additional free games. She can also upgrade the value of picture symbols during the feature to further improve winning chances.
Play’n GO's Mahjong 88
Play’n GO has released its first 8x8 slot with the launch of Mahjong 88.
Based on the popular 19th-century tile game, Mahjong 88 mixes a classic pastime with slots.
Instead of a spinning reel, the symbols appear on Mah-jong tiles and when any tiles disappear from the “board”, new tiles appear from beneath.
The features include Seasonal Wilds, which are linked to a player’s run. As players progress through the four seasons, each Wild performs a different task depending on the season the player is experiencing, along with a special Season Bonus as the seasonal change occurs.
“We’re very proud of what we have created here with Mahjong 88,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “Not only is it our very first 8x8 grid slot, but we carefully curated the design to add a rich authenticity to the Mah-jong based theme.
“It’s no secret that we’re going to be putting out a high number of games this year, and this is just one example of the high quality and innovation that every single title will carry.”
iSoftBet has signed a deal to launch its full portfolio of games with Isle of Man-licensed lottery operator Jinni Lotto.
Jinni Lotto customers will have access to iSoftBet’s proprietary games and Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) content, which includes titles from suppliers such as Evolution Gaming, Red Rake, Pragmatic Play, Booming Games and Elk Studios.
“Jinno Lotto has an excellent proprietary platform, operates in a number of exciting markets and shares our philosophy of developing the best customer experience possible with a firm focus on mobile,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “They are committed to expanding their casino offering to offer the best games to their players and we’re delighted to sign this agreement with them.”
Jinni Lotto founder Liroy Tisona added: “We’re ecstatic about our partnership with iSoftBet, as the recent integration to their gaming software will allow us to offer our players more quality content.”
Betsoft Gaming’s Viking Voyage
Betsoft Gaming’s newest slot takes players into ancient Scandinavian legend with Viking Voyage.
Viking Voyage takes place on the eve of an expedition into uncharted waters, with the Golden King setting out to fulfil the soothsayers’ prophecy and discover impossible wealth with the help of his band of fearless warriors.
The base game is built around preparations for the voyage, while two unique special features take players aboard the longboats as they set sail with a resounding rallying chant.
“Viking Voyage offers players a deeper, more meaningful experience to other games with similar themes,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “From the artwork to the gameplay mechanics, every aspect of Viking Voyage is steeped in Scandinavian lore and supported by the standard of cinematic gameplay that is unique to the best games in Betsoft’s SLOTS3 series.
“Every symbol tells a story, and both the free spins and stacked wild respin features are tied closely to the narrative of the game. We are confident that Viking fans and seasoned slots players will all find this voyage an exciting one to undertake.”
Playson has agreed a deal to provide its content and promotional tools to operator LeoVegas through an integration with Relax Gaming's platform.
LeoVegas customers gain access to the supplier’s popular titles Book of Gold: Double Chance, Mighty Africa and Wild Warriors, as well as Playson’s flagship Timeless Fruit Slots portfolio, which includes Sevens & Fruits, 40 Joker Staxx and Super Burning Wins.
The games include a range of promotional tools such as tournaments, jackpots, unique feature triggers and free spins.
“Working with LeoVegas is an astounding achievement for Playson team,” said Playson managing director Ivan Farrugia. “It is an opportunity to showcase our games across a wide market segment and we are excited to meet the challenge on our best foot.”
Booming Games’ Super Boom
Booming Games newest slot release takes place in front of the city bank as a superhero tries to catch a villain who has taken all the bank’s loot.
Super Boom is a 12 line high volatility slot with an irregular grid. Reels two and four can turn wild at a moment’s notice in the base game, and can transform into Multiplying Wild Reels in Free Spins, adding to the regular Wild Multipliers.
Players can win anywhere between five and 12 Free Spins, depending on how big a story the newspapers make of their daring bank raid. Once five or more Scatter symbols (newspaper) land, each symbol awards the player an additional Free Spin.
High 5 Games’ Eagles’ Flight
High 5 Games is taking players to the skies in its latest slot release Eagles’ Flight.
The 5x4 medium volatility slot, set in the clouds of North America, follows the bald eagle which lands on the reels to reward players with big wins and jackpots.
Available via the supplier’s remote game server, High 5 VAULT, the game includes a split symbols feature which allows more symbols to appear on the reels and broadens the paytable for even higher potential wins.
In the bonus round, the split boost feature takes gameplay to the next level by boosting standard symbols into split symbols.
“The bald eagles are soaring high and hungry to reward players in our latest global release, Eagles’ Flight,” said High 5 Games senior director of business development Nicholas Chin. “Players will love the split symbols and boost feature as they add another dimension to the gaming experience, providing even more chances to win and sail off into the sunset.”
Nolimit City’s Tombstone
Nolimit City is taking players back to the wild west with its latest slot release, Tombstone.
Tombstone is the 16th slot release by the studio and introduces the supplier’s new xNudge feature, which can be used across three different bonus rounds - Justice Spins, Gunslinger Spins and Bounty Spins.
“It’s been a delight to work with bandits and outlaws, and revisit the xNudge feature once again,” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer. “Tombstone is a personal favourite and a game that you feel the potential of big wins in all aspects of the game - both main game and bonus rounds.”
Evolution Gaming’s Super Sic Bo
Evolution Gaming has launched a new live dealer game, Super Sic Bo, which is based on the classic dice game.
Streamed live from Evolution’s central studios in Riga, the game offers a modern, user-friendly take on the ancient dice game that extends the game by adding random multipliers that can increase winnings by up to 1000x.
Just like traditional Sic Bo, Evolution Live Super Sic Bo is played by predicting the outcome of the roll of three standard dice. Players place their bets on one or more of the many result combinations shown on the game’s betting table.
“Sic Bo has not changed in the last 100 years but we have done something players will love to this classic game — added random multipliers of up to 1000x,” said Evolution chief product officer Todd Haushalter. “This is the most player-friendly Sic Bo game in the world, and we think players will love it.
“This is totally authentic Sic Bo, but with massive added excitement. It’s simple to play for new players, yet totally satisfying for Sic Bo devotees. The super-engaging User Interface and high payout RNG element in particular will appeal to the widest range of players, including slots players.”
WeAreCasino / Vivo Gaming
WeAreCasino has expanded its casino platform with new content from live dealer specialist Vivo Gaming.
Broadcast from its live dealer studios in Bulgaria, Vivo Gaming’s content will be made available to operators on WeAreCasino’s platform, alongside newly integrated games from Tom Horn Gaming such as Sherlock: A Scandal in Bohemia and Inca's Treasure.
“I’m very excited to have WeAreCasino in our partner family, they’re known by its innovation in the slots industry with their TheSlotBuilder and their agile platform to integrate clients, we think is a perfect fit to expand our operation,” said vice president account manager Alfredo Malespin.
WeAreCasino sales director Marko Jelen commented: “We think the HTML5 live dealer games operation from Vivo Gaming and the Tom Horn Gaming video slots will make a big impact in our customers revenue, their latest features in live dealer like the Multi-Camera games and the dedicated Native Dealers will enhance the players experience.”