This week sees new releases from Pragmatic Play, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Realistic Games, Kalamba Games and Betsoft Gaming, alongside platform integrations for Playson, Patagonia Entertainment and Gamshy.
Microgaming’s The Smashing Biscuit and Ruby Casino Queen
Microgaming has expanded its portfolio with the release of two new slot games, developed exclusively for the supplier by PearFiction Studios and Just For The Win.
PearFiction Studios’ The Smashing Biscuit is a punk rock-themed five by three reel, 20 payline online slot that features the three talented Biscuit brothers, Soggy, Crunchy and Tiny, looking for their shot at stardom.
Built around a guitar designed amplifier, the slot contains two unique gameplay features as part of the base game: a multiplier ladder and three different random Dad Bonuses. It also has a dedicated four by three playing grid and a set list of special symbols reserved for free spins.
“We are delighted to add The Smashing Biscuit as the latest exclusive game to Microgaming,” said Microgaming head of games Jagoda Barber. “Bringing plenty of exhilarating excitement from the very first spin, The Smashing Biscuit offers an abundance of intuitive features, entertaining sound effects and an engaging storyline, and is set to bring players on a rewarding journey.”
Microgaming’s second release this week, Ruby Casino Queen, was developed by Just For The Win and is a five-reel, 20-payline slot that transports players into a glamorous world of riches. Bejewelled with precious gems and dazzling graphics, the slot features respins, free spins and three types of wilds.
“Just For The Win have once again created an outstanding gaming experience, combining exquisite graphics with sophisticated features in Ruby Casino Queen,” said Barber. “The second chance respin feature adds an extra level of excitement, with the 6x multiplier maximising potential rewards. Players can experience the true essence of casino elegance, along with all the action that can lead to big wins.”
Just For The Win CEO Johan Persson added: “We are thrilled to serve up a slice of casino royalty in Ruby Casino Queen, our latest title developed exclusively for Microgaming. Exhilarating mechanics combine with awesome aesthetics to deliver the ultimate casino experience.
“Players can feel like a high roller brushing their chips across the velvety felt tops of casino tables, with our casino queen Ruby leading the way towards big wins.”
Pragmatic Play’s 5 Lions Gold
Pragmatic Play has unveiled its latest slot game, 5 Lions Gold.
Offering 243 ways to win, the 3x5 slot features distinctive golden symbols including frogs, turtles and dragons. Three yin-yang scatter symbols trigger the free spins feature, while the lion symbol is a substituting wild which appears randomly on reels two, three and four.
Every spin in the base game has a chance of triggering the Caishen Random, granting access to either the free spins mode or scripted tiles bonus game.
“We are pleased to lift the lid on 5 Lions Gold, a game which offers players plenty of excitement and the chance for big wins through the Caishen Random and Golden Reel Jackpot features,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield.
“With a fantastic soundtrack and dazzling graphics, it is a great addition to our offering we have no doubt slots fans will love.”
Realistic Games’ Aussie Adventure
Realistic Games is taking players Down Under with its latest release Aussie Adventure.
The five-reel slot features the country’s most iconic sights and sounds, with bouncing kangaroos, shrimps on the barbie, a surfing koala on Bondi Beach, and digeridoos.
In the free spins bonus round, players are greeted with upside down reels, a retrigger chance at any point, and a jackpot of up to 250x their starting stake.
“Aussie Adventure is an absolute beaut of a game, and we are delighted to be releasing it,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee. “With its exciting features and a Down Under take on the free spins mode, it will make you want to enjoy all the delights of the outback.”
Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Dice
Evolution Gaming has expanded its Lightning-branded series of games with the launch of Lightning Dice.
Set in a black and gold Art Deco environment, the new dice game features random multipliers of up to 1000x and follows the launch of the supplier’s Lightning Roulette game last year.
In Lightning Dice, three standard dice are dropped into a transparent Lightning Tower by the game presenter. Camera close-ups then follow the dice as they tumble down through the maze-like sections of the tower. Players bet on what the total of the three dice will be when they come to rest at the tower’s base. Players can also bet on all 16 spots at once with the ‘Bet on All’ button.
Central to the game’s lightning theme are random multipliers which can multiply winnings by up to 1000x. After betting time has expired, ‘lightning’ strikes between one and several random ‘Lightning Numbers’ on the betting grid. Each of these numbers is then given a random multiplier. If the player has bet on that number, their winnings are multiplied accordingly.
“Everyone loves dice, plays with dice growing up, and understands how they work, yet there are no fun dice games in the online gaming world,” said Evolution chief product officer Todd Haushalter. “We decided to change that by launching two dice games this year. The first was Super Sic Bo, which has been a runaway success, and now the ‘little sister’ of Lightning Roulette is here, and that is Lightning Dice.
“We went out of our way to keep the game simple but highly visual with a giant Lightning Tower where dice come tumbling down to make it possible to win big money. I am really proud of the teams who have worked on this as it is a really special game and is sure to be a smash hit with players.”
Patagonia Entertainment / Moobifun
Patagonia Entertainment is looking to expand its content to Africa for the first time following a tie-up with French platform provider Moobifun.
The deal will see Moobifun make Patagonia’s portfolio of video bingo games available across its network of African partners.
“Africa represents an incredible opportunity for Patagonia Entertainment and we couldn’t be more excited about our first foray into the market,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “Moobifun share the same localised philosophy as Patagonia and we expect our games to deliver excellent results.”
Moobifun CEO Santiago Mosquera commented: “Our expertise and experience since launching in 2009 is testament that our technology provides a growth engine for the African gambling market.
“We are convinced that Patagonia׳s bingo games will work perfectly alongside our portfolio to greatly benefit our partners and expand the business."
Kalamba Games’ Joker 3600
Kalamba Games has released a nostalgic 80s-themed slot, Joker 3600, which is distributed exclusively on the Oryx Gaming platform.
The slot includes Kalamba’s HyperBonus feature that presents slot fans with a shortcut to free spins rounds, and presents a unique reel layout with 6-column, 5-4-3-3-4-5 row and a 3D reel bed.
“Joker 3600 offers players a familiar gaming experience but in an updated and modern version with an all new 3D vibe, a slick new player interface and of course our popular engagement and retention tools,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen.
“The simple, clean lines will help beginners as well as experienced players with navigation and we are certain the game will resonate with operators and players across multiple markets.”
Gamshy / GrooveGaming
GrooveGaming has expanded its content aggregation platform through a deal with Rome-based games studio Gamshy.
Gamshy will add a selection of its games to GrooveGaming’s platform, including Tubolarium, Western Barn, Sweet Maniacs, Kraken Islands, Bad Monsters, Jumping Sushi, as well as upcoming titles Inferno and Fruit Tribe.
“This is a great way to move on our strategy, which is to aim at international markets having become well known in our home market in Italy,” said Gamshy CEO Andrea Sipone. “It’s empowering to work with a partner like GrooveGaming, who give us access to a huge market. Through this partnership we are bound to accelerate our growth.”
Groove Gaming chief operating officer Yahale Meltzer added: “GrooveGaming is continuing it's rapid growth and expanding its footprint as well as ramping-up our content offering. GrooveGaming provides operators with access to a growing library of games from a broad range of suppliers to create an ecosystem that is essentially plug-and-play. The addition of Gamshy's pioneering games will only enhance our platform."
Betsoft Gaming’s Spinfinity Man
Betsoft Gaming has launched a new superhero-themed slot Spinfinity Man.
Featuring a 7x7 cluster grid and wins of up to 5000x, the game sees Spinfinity Man chase his evil nemesis Mr. X through Metropolis.
“Spinfinity Man is a fun, frivolous, feature-packed game built to capitalise on the huge appetite for superhero stories,” said Betsoft marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “Each aspect of the title, from its outstanding character designs to its cinematic gameplay, has been carefully calibrated to attract and engage players.”
Playson has expanded its presence in the Baltic region through an integration with leading Lithuanian operator TOPsport.
The operator will have access to more than 50 of Playson’s top-performing games, including the Timeless Fruit series of games, as well as Book of Gold: Double Chance, Wild Warriors, and Crystal Crush.
“We are extremely excited about this new partnership with the leading Lithuanian operator TOPsport,” said Playson sales manager Blanka Homor. “This deal is very much in line with our strategic move to expand further in regulated markets. We have new games and innovative features that we are excited about releasing to the market in the coming months.”
TOPsport CEO Gintaras Staniulis commented: “As a supplier, Playson have a great range of titles which appeal to a wide variety of players. As the leading operator in Lithuania, we want to assure that our players receive the best casino content, as they always did since gaming was added to TOPsport.
“This is a very positive development for us, it is going to help us to sustain number one position in Lithuania and we look forward to working with them as they roll out their back catalogue and add new hits.”