This week has seen new titles rolled out by Blueprint Gaming, SG Digital, Microgaming, Evolution Gaming, Greentube, Pragmatic Play, Pariplay, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Habanero and Kalamba Games, with platform integrations for Playson, Play’n GO, Vivo Gaming, PG SOFT, Fazi Interactive and Red Rake Gaming.
Blueprint Gaming’s Tiki Treasures Megaways
Blueprint Gaming has launched Tiki Treasures Megaways, the first release to combine the supplier’s Jackpot King progressive pot system with the popular games mechanic.
Set deep in the jungle, the reels are packed with Tiki symbols, while the Megaways mechanic from Big Time Gaming provides 117,649 ways to win.
Four or more scatter symbols trigger the free spins mode, where players have the option to choose the volatility or pick a mystery choice. There is also a mystery symbol hidden between the spins, which transforms into any other symbol to create even more chances to win.
Tiki Treasures is the first Megaways release to incorporate the Jackpot King progressive. Offering players the chance to grab big prizes from any of the linked games, the system also features two ‘must be won by’ Regal and Royal pots, which are guaranteed to pay out by a fixed value.
“Our Megaways titles have been well received by players and combining the Jackpot King progressive system for the first time means there’s a wealth of prizes to be found on the reels,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “Whether it’s through the game’s free spins rounds or the must-win pots, engagement levels are set for an all-time high as players seek the lost treasures of the Tiki.”
SG Digital’s Raging Rhino Megaways
Scientific Games’ SG Digital division has released Raging Rhino Megaways, makes full use of Big Time gaming’s Megaways mechanic to charge up massive ways to win.
Featuring true Raging Rhino volatility, this latest installment provides players with more than 117,000 possible ways to win with unlimited multipliers plus up to 5x wild multipliers.
“Our player-favourite Raging Rhino series is an ideal candidate to pair with Megaways,” said SG Digital chief creative officer Tom Wood. “I’m excited to see how players respond to our beloved IP, enhanced with one of the industry’s hottest features.”
Microgaming’s Village People Macho Moves
Microgaming has released its latest branded slot game with the launch of Village People Macho Moves.
Developed exclusively by Fortune Factory Studios, the 70s disco-themed game is a six-reel, 15-payline online slot. In the game, a cast of flamboyant characters fill the dancefloor with features including expanding wilds and free spins with six unique bonuses.
Sparkling symbols bring the flashy disco club to life, depicting retro platform shoes, vintage sunglasses and mirror balls. Six fully-animated Village People characterisations break out their Macho Moves on podiums above the dazzling reels, shaking their hips to five chart-topping hits from the VP Jukebox, including YMCA, Macho Man and In The Navy.
“Big, bold and brilliantly fun, Village People Macho Moves brings the sights and sounds of the legendary disco group into the world of online slots,” said Microgaming chief commercial officer Jean-Luc Ferriere. “The game encapsulates all that’s great about the iconic band, with five of their most famous songs playing on rotation and all six band members making an appearance as fully-animated characters.
“Fortune Factory Studios have excelled in creating a feature-rich branded slot experience with wide appeal and fantastic win potential.”
Fortune Factory Studios head of game production Phelan Sykes commented: “Creating a slot game based around an iconic brand like the Village People was an inspiring prospect for us at Fortune Factory Studios. In Village People Macho Moves, we’ve set out to embody the timeless energy of the band. Music is central to the experience, and the built-in VP jukebox gives players a choice of the group’s biggest hits to play as they enjoy a breadth of inventive gameplay features.
“Our range of Macho Moves mechanics also adds a unique depth to free spins, offering players significant win potential of up to 5,845 times their bet, with the extra thrill of seeing the amazingly animated characters boogie down.”
Evolution Gaming’s Side Bet City
Evolution Gaming has expanded its portfolio of live dealer poker variants with the launch of Side Bet City.
The game is a unique Las Vegas-themed poker room that transports players back to 1985, with bright neon lights for an authentic late night, big city buzz.
The poker game designed to be played not against the dealer but against a pay table for an unlimited number of online players. Players simply bet on whether they will win on a 3 Card Hand, a 5 Card Hand or a 7 Card Hand, or on the ‘All Lose’ option. The player can bet on any combination of these bets.
Winning hands are based on all the usual poker hands and no decisions are needed by the player after placing their chosen bets. If the player’s bet wins, a winning message appears on-screen.
“We are very excited by the potential of Side Bet City because it adds something very different and distinctive to our already wide choice of poker variants,” said Evolution chief product officer Todd Haushalter. “Side Bet City is a fast, simple live poker game with big payouts, all wrapped in a 1980s’ theme.
“We feel the game will attract the widest range of players with the way the game plays out. Players new to poker will love it because it’s an easy and entertaining introduction to the game. More experienced poker players, meanwhile, will also find the game huge fun because it presents a different kind of poker challenge and also because there are big payouts on offer of up to 1000 to 1.”
Pariplay’s The Beak Pearl
Pariplay is taking players aboard The Beak Pearl pirate ship in its newest slot, Parrot’s Gold.
Parrot’s Gold offers 50 paylines stretched across a colourful six-reel, four-row slot, including four unique parrots, themed music and features including the supplier’s new hold and respin function.
For a chance to gain a large fortune, players can trigger the special Pearl Respins bonus round by landing five or more gleaming pearls in one spin. Players can also set off the free spins feature by aligning five or more free spin symbols in one spin.
Collecting five or more jackpot symbols activates the Jackpot Picker bonus, where players must match three identical scrolls to win either a mini, minor, major or grand prize with a chance to multiply their winnings up to 100x.
“We’re excited to release Parrot’s Gold, a, quite literally, ‘flagship’ title designed for the adventurous thrill-seeking player, which is hot on the heels of our most recent Lucky Vegas slot launch,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz.
“Parrot’s Gold is also the first game to feature our new hold and respin functionality, which allows players to bank on big prizes. Boasting a treasure’s trove of special features, we’re confident that players will be kept thoroughly entertained.”
Pragmatic Play’s Sweet Bonanza
Pragmatic Play has released Sweet Bonanza, a new 6x5 tumbling slot bursting with toffees, watermelons and lollypops.
Hitting four or more scatter symbols triggers the free spins feature, which is packed with high multipliers and offers potential wins of up to 21,175x the original bet.
The tumbling feature is triggered when a winning combination of symbols appears, causing them to vanish and be replaced by new symbols which drop onto the reels from above.
“We are excited to unveil Sweet Bonanza, a high-volatility game which gives players an opportunity to load up on sugar and huge prizes,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “We’re certain that our innovative tumbling feature and tantalising gameplay will be a firm favourite with operators and players.”
NetEnt’s latest game is a 1024-bet way, 5-reel, 4-row slot designed with the look of an old-style cash machine and loaded with game mechanics.
In Cash-O-Matic NetEnt has flipped its proprietary Avalanche feature on its head. Now operating in reverse, Avalanche sees all winning symbols remain on the reels, while the rest disappear.
In the main game, the Level Multiplier is awarded if at least one row is filled with winning symbols. The more rows, the higher the Multiplier value. In Free Spins, the Multiplier depends on the number of Scatter symbols that activated Free Spins and can go as high as x50.
“We’re pleased to present Cash-O-Matic, a true homage to the first slot machine, the Liberty Bell,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “High volatility reverse Avalanche action, Free Games, Scatter Stacks and Multipliers in a very simple and elegant art package. A game for the VIP players out there.”
Greentube’s Really Wild
Greentube has launched a new gangster-themed slot game Really Wild.
Available to B2B partners under the supplier’s Home of Games portfolio, the slot takes players to the shadier parts of town to make a name for themselves. In Really Wild, 7 win lines run across a total of 4 reels.
The reels are bursting with lucky symbols such as hoodlums, fruits and more. The Guy (Scatter) symbol is the key to up to 20 Free Games, where the Wild symbol is the true star, as one of the reels will spin to show a cluster of them and remain fixed in place for all remaining Free Games.
Yggdrasil’s Wild Robo Factory
Yggdrasil invites players to try their luck in a world of mechanical mayhem in its new slot Wild Robo Factory.
This 4x5 game takes place in a dark factory, where 12 motorised servants are driven wild at the production line under the command of quirky robots.
Encountering a Wild Robot on the conveyor belt brings big rewards, as these robots can be stacked, carrying multipliers, or help players trigger free spins. A small spark can transform some of the players’ lower paying symbols into higher paying ones to guarantee a bigger win.
When three or more Free Spin symbols land in a single turn, players are sent down into the factory basement in the Free Spin Mode where they can play as long as they have robots moving on the conveyor belt. Sometimes the system overloads, forcing the robots to reverse back onto the game screen, where players benefit from them a second time.
“Wild Robo Factory is a highly original addition to our portfolio, packed with unique features and game mechanics,” said Yggdrasil senior product strategist Jonas Strandman. “The Free Spins have some serious win potential if you get big robots, system overloads or re-triggers.
“As with all Yggdrasil slot titles, Wild Robo Factory comes complete with our collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST, and we look forward to seeing how it is received by our partners.”
Playson has agreed a deal to launch its games on WinStar Casino through an integration with London-listed GAN.
Slot titles including Book of Gold: Double Chance, Wild Warriors, and latest release Wild Burning Reels will soon be live on WinStar Casino, the GAN-powered iGaming brand of Oklahoma’s WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville.
Playson business development manager Lars Kollind said the launch would be the first of many with GAN.
“We’re really pleased to be partnering with WinStar and looking forward to seeing how the games perform at the casino and others across the group,” he said. “We are developing some real momentum now, with the number of operator partnerships increasing every month. It is an exciting time for Playson and fans of our games.”
GAN managing director Giuseppe Gardali added: “Playson is one of the genuine challenger brands in real money slots at the moment and its games will undoubtedly complement our existing game offering.
“I’m confident they will enjoy playing the company’s latest titles and, like us, will also look forward to seeing what else they have in store over the coming months.”
Kalamba Games’ Midas Treasure
Kalamba Games is taking players on a quest for long-lost fortunes with its new slot release Midas Treasure.
Exclusively distributed on the Relax Gaming platform, the 5x4 slot features a range of bonus jackpots, free spin retriggers and wild multipliers.
Players can collect multiple silver Midas coins and unlock bonus games, which offer four-level jackpot prizes up to a maximum win of 1000x the original bet or buy-in to the HyperBonus feature to short-cut to free spin rounds.
“With 40 pay lines and multiple jackpot levels, Midas Treasure offers a high volatility gaming experience with a classic theme sure to drive customer engagement and retention,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen.
“We are confident that this adventurous game will be loved by both advanced and casual players as it’s packed with hit features including our proven HyperBet and HyperBonus.”
FSB has expanded its casino platform with new content from slots supplier Play’n GO.
The new partnership sees FSB arm itself with an innovative games portfolio which majors in the great graphics, engaging gameplay and immersive soundscapes that have become synonymous with Play’n GO.
The integration includes the supplier’s portfolio of over 100 slots, such as Sea Hunter and Reactoonz, alongside recent release Raging Rex.
“We have been working in a targeted fashion to forge fresh casino alliances of late, aiming to deliver a best-in-class casino solution with the most engaging products from the industry’s top suppliers to sit alongside of our award-winning sports betting services,” said FSB CEO David McDowell. “It’s a real statement to have their visually stunning games on board.”
Play’n GO UK sales manager Stuart Trigwell added: “We’re delighted to partner with FSB, who are making waves in an increasingly competitive space. We are excited to see our creative content delivered via such a versatile platform, and we can’t wait to see how our games perform across their global market span.
“With our combined experience and expertise, we’re sure this partnership will prove a success with players enjoying our wide variety of slots and tailored content.”
Fazi Interactive / BtoBet
BtoBet has bolstered its casino portfolio with Fazi Interactive’s portfolio of online slots and table games.
“BtoBet has positioned itself as a leader in the industry by constantly pushing for technological innovation to deliver an outstanding user experience,” said BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried. “This undoubtedly is a principle that Fazi Interactive has in common with us.
“Their online casino portfolio speaks for itself, with their titles boasting advanced visuals as well as new and innovative features. I am positive that their content will be hugely popular amongst players, seeking a next level UX.”
Fazi Interactive CEO Bojan Mitic commented: “We’re very pleased to partner with BtoBet. This partnership is valuable to us and we are proud to see our games offer through one of the most sophisticated gaming platforms in the industry.
“We share the same vision of providing our customers with leading technology and product enhancements to meet their requirements. We believe our slots and table games will continue fascinating even the most demanding players and growing our presence with such a renowned and globally recognized company.”
Vivo Gaming / GrooveGaming
GrooveGaming has signed a content agreement with Vivo Gaming to integrate a range of live dealer titles onto its platform.
GrooveGaming's clients will gain access to Vivo Gaming’s portfolio, including live roulette, baccarat, blackjack and live dedicated tables delivered from four studios across the world.
“Through this partnership with GrooveGaming we will extend our footprint and reach deeper into a number of markets with the latest generation live dealer content,” said Vivo Gaming vice president Leo Tinoco. “We are sure that the market will welcome this coming together of two major businesses and that it will offer significant increased value to players and operators alike.”
Groove Gaming chief operating officer Yahale Meltzer added: “We selected Vivo Gaming’s live casino offering because it is by far one of the absolute best and will add to what is already one of the strongest offerings in the global iGaming market.
“Live games will support our growth and add to GrooveGaming's already rich diversity and our team look forward to working closely with the team at Vivo with live dealer games set to be the next stage in growth for the iGaming sector."
Red Rake Gaming
Red Rake Gaming has signed a deal to launch its games with operator Betclic Group.
Betclic will have access to Red Rake’s entire game catalogue, which includes The travels of Marco, Knights, Bonnie & Clyde and its highest grossing game this year, Super12Stars.
“We are looking forward to working with Red Rake,” said Betclic Group’s Francois Dogon. “Through them, we have access to a variety of leading games content that we think brings an element of quality to our Casino offer. We are confident that Red Rake's games content will have a positive effect on our growth.”
Nick Barr, managing director for Red Rake’s Malta operations, commented: “I am extremely pleased to welcome the Betclic Group to the Red Rake Gaming family. The brands under the Betclic Group umbrella have been around for many years by offering their players the best of breed in products, and it is terrific to see Red Rake Gaming in this category.
“This partnership also further solidifies our approach towards regulated markets and ensuring we move forward with our clients as they grow. Portugal is fast becoming a significant market for Red Rake Gaming and we look forward to continuing to drive our ever-growing position here.”
In related news, Red Rake Gaming is taking players deep into the magical world of Ali Baba with its latest release The Adventures of Ali Baba.
In the 6x6 reel game, the normal feature sees a powerful tornado appear randomly at the end of a spin and will copy a reel straight to the left-hand side in order to give the player a better chance of a win. In addition, Morgiana, Ali Baba’s inseparable partner on his journey, can appear as a wild symbol to give more wins.
In order to be able to shout the famous catchphrase “Open Sesame!” to open the cave and enter into the infinite free spins feature, players will have to get three sesame symbols on any reel, which will remain fixed and then launch respins until 6 sesame symbols come up.
1X2 Network has expanded its casino aggregation platform with the addition of content from Pocket Games Soft (PG SOFT).
The Malta-based studio joins the likes of GameArt, Habanero, Playson, Oryx Gaming and Gamomat on 1X2 Network’s platform, which includes in-house development studios 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio.
The integration includes popular PG SOFT mobile slot titles such as Fortune Gods, Medusa, Tree of Fortune, Joker Wild and Hood vs Wolf.
“Unlike other game aggregators, 3PI focuses on delivering unique content that allows operators to stand out from their rivals,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid. “PG SOFT games are visually striking yet deliver a compelling and exciting experience for the players, thus making them a great addition to 3PI.”
PG SOFT managing director Ken Zhang commented: “This is a very important deal for us as it allows us to introduce our games to more operators and their players than ever before.
“We have come a very long way in a short space of time, but it is deals like this that will take PG SOFT from a rising star to titan of the industry.”
Habanero’s Wild Trucks
Habanero’s newest slot puts players in the driver’s seat with the launch of Wild Trucks.
Wild Trucks is Habanero’s first game to feature linked symbols, setting players up for massive pays. It also has a Guaranteed Expanding Wild trigger and Free Game trigger.
“Wild Trucks is a rip-roaring new slot and we’re thrilled to let it loose on the road,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “With exciting new Wilds and Free Game offers, few slots offer this much intensity and anticipation for features to combine and award huge wins.”