This week has seen new games released by Pragmatic Play, Yggdrasil, Lightning Box, NetEnt, Greentube, Playson and Probability Jones, alongside platform integrations for SYNOT Games, Nolimit City, BF Games, Red Rake Gaming and High 5 Games.
Pragmatic Play’s Monkey Warrior
Pragmatic Play has unveiled its latest slot title Monkey Warrior.
The 3x5, 243 payline slot follows the path of Wu Kong, the legendary Monkey Warrior, as he leaps his way through the mystical reels.
The game is set in a magical world of tranquillity, and with symbols of regal warriors and mythological creatures filling the reels. Free spins appear during the base game, and three scatter symbols hitting the reels simultaneously will trigger eight free spins.
The re-spin feature can also be triggered when six or more Money symbols appear at the same time. Players start with five respins, and can trigger more within an interactive minigame, leading to big wins.
“We are delighted to reveal Monkey Warrior, our latest blockbuster slot,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “With its smooth gameplay and incredibly detailed setting, we look forward to our fans getting a chance to join Wu Kong on his journey.”
SYNOT Games has launched its games in the Montenegrin market for the first time following an integration with operator Maxbet.
The supplier has rolled out 38 slot games through its EASIT platform, including Alchemist's Gold, Book of Secrets, Hunter's Spirit, as well as Respin Joker and Fruit Awards.
“We are happy to follow in the footsteps of our previous success with Maxbet, one of the very first operators we have launched our games with,” said SYNOT Games CEO Ivan Kodaj. “We firmly believe this partnership will translate into great results also in Montenegro and our games will become players´ first choice.”
Maxbet CEO Minja Bolesnikov commented: “As one of the largest regional companies in the gaming industry in the Balkan region, MaxBet is very proud to expand its online offer in Montenegro. Besides expanding our land based network, which is currently present in four countries, our priority is on increasing our online games offer on new markets.
“We consider Montenegro as an important market with great potential. As SYNOT prove themselves as a reliable partner, we are sure that their offer will boost our growth. According to our slogan “Life is a game!”, MaxBet is always striving to present best offers and fresh excitements to our players.”
In related news, SYNOT also received certification this week from Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen to launch its games in the newly regulated market.
“We are happy to announce that we have successfully completed all legal requirements in order to enter this significant market and we can’t wait to introduce our games to Swedish players through existing and also new acclaimed operators,” said Kodaj.
Yggdrasil’s Untamed Wilds
Yggdrasil is taking players into the Nordic outback with its latest slot, Untamed Wilds.
Launched exclusively with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, Untamed Wilds sees players battling Sweden’s elements across three alternating zones, including misty forests, ice-cold rivers and rugged mountains.
Bears appearing on the reels bring additional wilds and potential big wins, while players must avoid the charging Moose as it tears into trees to reveal multipliers. The pouncing Wolf summons a member of his pack to uncover a duplicate wild, rewarding slot fans with even more chances to win.
When players hit three or more scatters, dusk descends revealing the Northern Lights and a greater chance to see more majestic beasts with the potential for higher wins.
“As a Swede myself, the theme is very close to my heart,” said Yggdrasil senior product strategist Jonas Strandman. “Players enjoy a perfect blend of tranquillity by being close to nature combined with the raw power of the Nordic wilderness.
“This is a high-quality production that we’ve developed for our valued partner and that we believe will be a big hit.”
NetEnt’s Mercy of the Gods
NetEnt has launched the latest addition to its adventure-themed archive with the release of Mercy of the Gods.
The 5-reel, 3-row, 20 line slot takes players to ancient Egypt where an adventurous archaeologist has discovered an ancient pyramid and seeks to solve its mysteries and find its treasures.
In the game, Isis, the goddess of life and prosperity, awards Gift of Life Re-Spins with the added gift of Double Wilds. Scatter, or the eye of Ra, opens the way to Free Spins at the top of the pyramid, while collecting bonus symbols gives the chance to enter the realm of Anubis, and the possibility of winning the Gift of Wealth Jackpot.
“Built on top performing Divine Fortune game mechanics, our casino partners can expect a strong performance from our latest release,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “We’ve added some high variance and created a polished and beautiful Egyptian style art package. Mercy of the Gods is a top-quality proven performer and I’m looking forward to what our players think about it across our network.”
Lightning Box’s Astro Cat Deluxe
Lightning Box has taken its partnership with Incredible Technologies online with the launch of new slot Astro Cat Deluxe.
The Asian-themed game is based on Incredible Technologies’ 5-reel, 1296 ways forerunner Astro Cat, which has proved popular across US land-based casinos.
The Deluxe version of the game includes Incredible Technologies’ Sky Wheel feature, which is triggered when 5 Sky Wheel symbols appear within the ReelFecta reel, setting the giant wheel above them spinning. Players can then win a Jackpot, entry into the Astro Cat Bonus, or a credit prize.
The game has already gone live on a number of online casinos, including LeoVegas, Betsson, bwin, Casumo, BetVictor and Cherry Casino.
Lightning Box managing director and co-founder Peter Causley said the collaboration would further solidify the supplier’s commitment to a true multi-channel offering, as it looks to bring the best gaming ideas online from other verticals and geographical markets.
“We’re really pleased to have teamed-up with Incredible Technologies for Astro Cat Deluxe, which is an exciting fusion of slot IP,” said Causley. “The original game has been a real hit across the board and the Deluxe version has shown some stellar performance in the USA since its launch late 2017. We’re confident that the online release will also deliver similar success for our online operating partners.”
Incredible Technologies vice president of gaming sales and marketing Dan Schrementi added: “The original Astro Cat is a proven performer and a staple in our catalogue of games. The addition of the extremely popular Sky Wheel feature puts Astro Cat Deluxe in a new spotlight and we’re excited to see it offered across land-based and online gaming channels.”
Greentube’s Sherwood Showdown
Novomatic’s interactive division Greentube is set to expand its Home of Games portfolio with the launch of Sherwood Showdown later this month.
Greentube’s latest slot is based around the legendary bowman and his outlaw band, with a new twist in the shape of a fearsome wolf as his arch enemy. The 5-reel, 20-win line slot comes packed with features and six different reel modifiers.
“We’re confident Sherwood Showdown will hit the bullseye with our customers, but we have plenty of other tricks up our sleeve,” said Greentube chief financial officer and chief games officer Michael Bauer. “The Home of Games portfolio is now one of the broadest and best in the industry and, as our recent expansion has shown, there is something for every type of player and operator – wherever they are in the world.”
High 5 Games
High 5 Games (H5G) has agreed a deal to launch its games with Betsson Group.
The agreement includes the exclusive launch of Way Out Wilds, the first to be released ahead of a multi-game, global roll-out, set to be announced next month.
“High 5 Games is renowned for its popular land-based smash hits and the quality of their fresh and innovative gaming content will bring something different to the marketplace while matching up to the standards set by the likes of all-time casino classics Golden Goddess and Da Vinci Diamonds,” said Betsson Group product director games of chance Ciara Nic Liam.
“We are thrilled to have the world exclusive on the launch of High 5’s first next generation game, Way Out Wilds, with its brand new ‘memory’ feature, and look forward to bolstering our portfolio with future releases.”
High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer added: “Betsson is a massive brand in the Scandinavian market and beyond, which will significantly add to the global footprint of our games. They are a fantastic partner for us to debut the first of our next generation games.”
Probability Jones’ Red Hot Win Spin
Probability Jones has released its first slot game Red Hot Win Spin.
Red Hot Win Spin is a 243 ways to win game that comes with wilds and scatters in the base game, and the red hot scatter that gives the game its name on the 5th reel that provides the biggest action.
Stop in a normal scatter and the red hot scatter in the base game and trigger an infinity respin feature that keeps going as long as players are winning.
“Red Hot Win Spin has been created to embody that classic pub fruity experience,” said Probability Jones chief product officer Kieron Bain. “We all remember hitting win spin features on those AWP machines and watching the reels hurtle round in opposite directions to instantly hit winning combinations.
“We’ve taken the essence of this system and wrapped it up in a slot machine format that offers massive potential in the bonus game - with the possibility of scoring 1000x plus prizes. We know that players want to see the progression offered by a game and we’ve given them a ladder to the big money.
“Probability Jones is committed to offering players experiences they can explore with repeating themes at every single level. In Red Hot Win Spin this is best characterised by the bonus feature, which uses an innovative lives, levels and multiplier mechanic that offers an electric experience and top rewards,” he said.
Red Rake Gaming
Red Rake Gaming has secured a deal with Fonbet to launch its games in Russia and the Ukraine.
The supply deal will see the supplier’s top performing titles go live, including The Travels of Marco, Knights, Tiger & Dragon, and Super12Stars.
“We are delighted on our most recent partnership with Fonbet and we are looking forward towards a long lasting and fruitful collaboration,” said Nick Barr, managing director for Red Rake’s Malta operations. “We have seen a high demand for our content in the CIS region and partnering with one of the most establish operators in the region is very reassuring we are delivering what players want.”
A spokesperson for Fonbet added: “We are excited to offer red rake's excellent content to our platform. Without a doubt, Red Rake's content will prove to be very popular with our players.”
Playson’s Imperial Fruits: 40 Lines
Playson has launched the latest title from its Timeless Fruit Slots series with the release of Imperial Fruits: 40 Lines.
The royal-themed 3x5 slot has 40 winning lines, with the prestigious royal crown acting as an expanding wild, while gold and diamond scatter symbols deliver wins regardless of pay lines.
“We’ve rolled out the red carpet for Imperial Fruits: 40 Lines, which is an exciting new addition to our fast-expanding slots portfolio,” said Playson head of product Vsevolod Lapin. “With its classic look and immersive gameplay, we’re expecting Imperial Fruits: 40 Lines to be a big hit with all of our players.”
In related news, Playson has agreed a deal to distribute its games on Pragmatic Solutions’ platform.
The supplier will deliver its portfolio of more than 60 games, including popular titles such as Legend of Cleopatra, Wild Burning Wins and Book of Gold.
“We are delighted to have entered into this new partnership with Pragmatic Solutions, which paves the way for Playson to deliver our innovative portfolio as well as experience-enhancing features to operators using Pragmatic Solutions’ highly successful platform,” said Playson head of commercial Michael Tadross. “The technical project is progressing well and we’re excited to go live with our first operator over the coming weeks.”
Pragmatic Solutions head of operations Flavia Dumitru said: “We’ve been hugely impressed by Playson and its innovative games content and we’re delighted with this new collaboration. We look forward to helping distribute its popular suite of games and building a successful partnership in the future.”
Nolimit City’s Tractor Beam
Nolimit City has launched its latest slot game Tractor Beam.
The 20-win-line slot offers multiple features including Clone Attack, giving the possibility of a random stacked high paying symbol across the entire reel area, or the Beam 'em Up feature which beams away all royal symbols to make way for a higher paying win.
“Tractor Beam had a different approach to its creation process,” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer. “We started out with the game name, and from that created a game concept for both theme and math design.
“We’ve created a fun and vibrant slot, that personally is a highly anticipated game title with its astonishingly polished graphics and math."
Also this week, Nolimit City secured a deal to launch its portfolio of slots with Rootz’ newly launched online casino brand Wildz.
“It is vital that, as we push to provide the best all round gaming experience on the market, we continue to ensure the best content,” said Wildz CEO Lasse Rantala. “Nolimit City have a proven track record of not only creating some stand out titles among their portfolio, but consistency in terms of game production and volume. Regular high-quality content for our players? Sounds ideal to me and perfect for Wildz.”
Nolimit City commercial director Malcolm Mizzi added: “It is not only refreshing to see new names in the industry but also immensely exciting for us. We’re not the largest or oldest standing video slots supplier in the market but operators such as Wildz by Rootz know of us.
“This is a true testament that our product has had a positive reaction across the industry. We’re excited to watch our future partnership blossom and Nolimit games attract new players to such an exciting concept.”
A deal has also been struck with Betclic Everest’s brands including Betclic.com, Expekt.com and Everestpoker.com.
“Betclic is one of the oldest standing and leading names in the industry,” continued Mizzi. “Their approach towards setting a standard has been revered by many and we’re happy to make this deal official by going live on their great brands with our exciting and growing portfolio of premium games”
Betclic casino games expert François Dogon added: “We're thrilled to be welcoming NoLimit City into our Casino games portfolio. Their innovative and high-quality content will, without a doubt, excite and engage our players. Betclic's goal is to provide the best casino games offer to its customers and NoLimit City fulfills this requirement with their fantastic casino games.”
BF Games has launched its portfolio of games across Soft2Bet’s online casino brands.
BF Games’ catalogue of games, including recent releases Bonnie & Clyde, Aztec Adventure, and Taste of China, are now available to Soft2Bet’s customers playing at BuranCasino, Cadoola, LightCasino, Wazamba and Boaboa, as well as other popular online casinos run by the platform provider.
“Launching our games on Soft2Bet’s successful casinos is an exciting moment and we are delighted about this great new collaboration,” said BF Games head of business development Claudia Melcaru. “Our portfolio of games, which have a perfect blend of quality graphics and high-performing math models, are a great match for Soft2Bet’s target audience.”
Soft2Bet head of casino Teodora Breskovska said: “We are thrilled to shake hands with BF Games and add their top-notch games to our online casinos.
“Each of our brands has its unique atmosphere and we are sure that titles from such a valuable partner will fit perfectly in the portfolio of entertainment options on each of our websites. What’s more, we are on the edge of introducing our casinos to even more regulated jurisdictions and this partnership is a logical step that will help us reach even more people in the very near future.”
Merkur Gaming has launched its casino games with operator Balkan Bet through an integration with NSoft’s platform.
NSoft powers Balkan Bet’s online platform, which has been expanded with new games from Gauselmann Group subsidiary Merkur Gaming. The supplier’s most popular slot titles include Ancient Riches Casino, Electric Burst and Savanna Stampede.
“The process of integration has been performed smoothly and we have had great communication, both with Balkan Bet and Merkur Gaming teams while working on this project,” said NSoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Ivan Rozić. “Everything was done very professionally and on time.”