This week has seen new games rolled out by the likes of Microgaming, Pollard Banknote, High 5 Games, OneTouch, Pragmatic Play, Playson and Booming Games, alongside platform integrations for ReelPlay, Ganapati, Probability Jones, EGT Interactive, Hacksaw Gaming and Betsoft Gaming.
High 5 Games’ The Amulet and the Charm Power Bet
High 5 Games (H5G) has launched an upgraded version of its popular game, The Amulet and the Charm.
The newest addition to H5G’s slots library features all the popular characters and symbols from the original release, as well as the supplier’s new Power Bet feature.
During the gameplay, players can boost their wins for 30 spins by activating Power Bet. Once triggered, players are offered the option of either taking the Amulet Boost to receive more scatter symbols, or the Charm Boost for even bigger scatter values.
The 4x5, 40 paylines slot also includes H5G’s Scatter Bucks feature that leads to big wins even on spins when the reels don’t align, as well as Stacked Wilds, where symbols are stacked on top of one another to create a block of wilds in the same reel, increasing the chance of a winning combination.
“Power Bet has become hugely popular with players looking to boost their wins, and we’re sure the addition of this exciting new feature to one of our most successful games will raise excitement levels even further,” said High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer.
“For those looking for good fortune in their life, this is the perfect game to find the luckiest charm of them all with the gameplay packed full of fun features and bonus rounds to win big.”
Microgaming’s Tiki Vikings
Microgaming has rolled out Tiki Vikings, a new exclusive slot developed by Just For The Win that sees the bearded band of Viking brothers bring a taste of Hawaii back to their native Norse homeland.
The five-reel, 20-payline slot includes a host of features, including the Symbol Lock Re-spin and the Symbol Upgrade.
Landing a winning line of any of the highest-paying symbols unleashes rewards via the Symbol Lock Re-spin feature, where the Viking brothers are frozen in place for an extra spin and landing further high-paying symbols awards further re-spins.
As symbols become frozen, the symbol upgrade meter at either side of the reels gradually fills. Achieving three consecutive spins of locked symbols triggers the Symbol Upgrade feature, transforming each locked symbol into the next highest-paying symbol.
“Just For The Win have delivered yet another entertaining and highly original slot game,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. “Tiki Vikings merges two popular themes to great effect, providing players with a colourful and fun base game, boosted with excellent bonus mechanics.
“The Symbol Lock Re-spin and Symbol Upgrade features add a tremendous sense of energy and momentum to the gameplay, offering the potential for huge rewards.”
Just For The Win CEO Johan Persson commented: “Tiki Vikings is a wacky mashup that’s particularly close to our hearts here at Just For The Win. We’ve had a blast putting together a cast of grumpy but loveable Viking characters.
“They’re all fresh from an awesome tropical vacation, and they’ve brought the relaxed, sun-kissed Tiki vibes back home to the icy Scandinavian tundra. Naturally, our bearded friends’ Hawaiian party keeps freezing in the frosty climate – luckily for players, that means the potential for big wins.”
888casino has further expanded its platform through a new agreement with ReelPlay.
The partnership will see a range of new and existing content delivered via SG Digital’s OGS platform, including titles such as Buster Hammer Carnival and Rogue Treasure.
In addition, players of 888casino will have first access to the upcoming release of ReelPlay’s Hypernova Megaways, a galactic-themed slot offering up to 117,649 ways to win under license from Big Time Gaming.
“888casino continues to offer its customers the safest most entertaining experience by offering unique 888 products as well as a growing selection of engaging third-party content,” said 888 senior vice president of B2C Guy Cohen. “We’re proud to partner with ReelPlay to bring their high-quality casino content to our players. We are really excited about building a successful business partnership with ReelPlay.”
ReelPlay chief commercial officer David Johnson commented: “We are proud to launch the first game to our partners at 888.
“ReelPlay commit to all our licensees to deliver games of the highest possible quality supported by all manner of campaign and marketing opportunities in the truest sense of partnership. We expect the tie-up between ReelPlay and 888 will provide for mutually exciting and profitable times."
Pragmatic Play’s Hot Chilli
Pragmatic Play has released the latest addition to its slot portfolio with Hot Chilli.
The 3x3, nine-payline slot features symbols rising up out of the broth to fill the reels, including corn, tofu bites, mushrooms, prawns and a variety of meat symbols.
“We are very pleased to release our newest title, Hot Chilli,” said Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely. “With its fun take on the classic hotpot and an innovative approach to reel spins, the elegant gameplay and quirky setting really sets it apart in our portfolio as a fantastic slot title.”
Ganapati / Patagonia Entertainment
Patagonia Entertainment has expanded its Latin America-facing GAP content aggregation platform with games from Ganapati.
Patagonia will add a wide selection of titles from the Asian-themed game developer, including the new Manny Pacquiao slot Pacquiao One Punch KO, which is set for release next month. Other games include Samurai Girl, Neo Tokyo, Sumi-e and Wild Sumo.
“Ganapati’s content is a welcome addition to our constantly growing GAP,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “Adding these new titles will further diversify our offering and help drive our business forward.”
Ganapati Europe Holding CEO Juliet Adelstein commented: “It is very exciting for Ganapati to be making its first step into the LatAm markets, and through none other than Patagonia Entertainment. This will undoubtedly be a mutually beneficial partnership, and we cannot wait to see the results.”
OneTouch’s Golden Stripe
OneTouch has released the newest addition to its growing slot and table games portfolio with the launch of Golden Stripe.
Set in the Far East, the 1x3 stepper slot-style game sees players attempt to hit special symbols on the solitary payline, which can be upgraded through seven paytables. Symbols and player rewards are visible around the temple in which the game is set, tracking the player's progress.
“Golden Stripe is a throwback to a classic era, offering simple-to-play mechanics while still offering the kind of quality you would expect from OneTouch,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “We know players will enjoy its stripped back nature and find themselves truly immersed with aptly-themed backdrops and sounds. It’s a great addition to our ever-growing content offering.”
Probability Jones / Nektan
Probability Jones has launched its slot portfolio on Nektan’s casino platforms.
The integration has seen a number of Probability Jones’ games added to Nektan’s B2C white label and B2B content aggregation platforms, including latest release Red Hot Win Spin.
“We’re delighted to have gone live with games from Probability Jones, an innovative games studio that is looking to shake up the online casino sector with exciting content,” said Nektan chief operating officer Jane Ryan.
“The integration will benefit customers of both our Evolve white label casino and E-Lite platforms, with the delivery of these new games set to attract new players and provide existing users with an alternative gaming experience.”
Probability Jones managing director David Newstead added: “Nektan is a fast-growing company with its platforms live across the globe, so providing our games to them made strategic sense. It has been a smooth integration process and the support from Nektan has been impeccable.
“We are excited to continue working with them and deliver them and their customers with new content over the coming months.”
Playson’s Fruit Supreme: 25 Lines
Playson has released the latest addition to its popular Timeless Fruit Slots series of games.
Fruit Supreme: 25 Lines is a 4x3 slot developed in the classic fruit machine format, featuring increased wins with 25 paylines.
Red Sevens are the highest paying symbols and include a x2 multiplier. All winning animations have burning effects and during a big win, the whole screen is covered in gold coins.
“Fruit Supreme: 25 Lines is a dynamic new take on our classic fruits style slot and a deserving addition to our Timeless Fruit Slots series,” said Playson head of product Vsevolod Lapin. “We have capitalised on our growing games portfolio with a series of significant operator in new markets integrations, and we are sure Fruit Supreme: 25 Lines will prove a big hit with both our new and loyal players.”
Pollard Banknote’s The Twilight Zone
Pollard Banknote has expanded its portfolio of licensed brands with the launch of new lottery scratchcard games based on cult sci-fi TV show The Twilight Zone.
Under an agreement with CBS Consumer Products, Pollard Banknote has incorporated the TV show’s signature style and graphics into instant ticket designs and promotional merchandise.
“We are thrilled to help lotteries invite their players into a new dimension of game play,” said Pollard Banknote vice president of sales and marketing Brad Thompson. “The Twilight Zone is a proven classic that lends itself particularly well to a Halloween-themed program, as well as exciting second chance and experiential prizing, which we look forward to exploring with our lottery clients.”
The game also offers players experiential prizes such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror thrill ride at the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf entertainment venue at Bally’s Las Vegas.
The Twilight Zone originally aired from 1959 to 1964 on CBS, with 156 episodes over five seasons.
Booming Games’ Surfin’ Reels
Booming Games’ latest slot release takes players back in time with Surfin’ Reels.
Taking players to the 1970's where surfing was king and the beach was the place to be, the medium volatility slot is packed with features and huge wins. Players can instantly win up to 50 times their bet with through the game’s four Quick Hit Jackpots, while up to 10x bet can be won through the Wheel of Fortune.
In addition, the Free Spins portal allows players to choose from three levels of surfing skills, from beginner to VIP, with each of the three Free Spins sessions offering different numbers of spins combined with varying multipliers.
EGT Interactive has signed a deal to provide its portfolio of games to online casino operator Videoslots.com.
The operator will have access to the supplier’s recent releases such as 5 Juggle Fruits, Great 27 and 20 Hot Blast, as well as popular titles 100 Burning Hot and Coral Island.
“We’re always looking to add slots of the highest quality to our offering as we look to offer our players the most engaging content around,” said Videoslots.com head of games William Ahlberg. “EGT Interactive’s portfolio is packed full of great slots and the amount of variety means there is something to suit the tastes of all players. We are delighted to be working alongside them.”
EGT Interactive business development manager Irina Rusimova added: “Working with Videoslots.com highlights just how far we have come as a provider and serves as a great morale boost for the whole EGT Interactive team.
“We have earned some rave reviews for our products recently and know Videoslots’ players will love what we have to offer. Whether it’s slots or classic table games, we have them covered.”
Hacksaw Gaming has rolled out a selection of its instant online scratchcard games with operator Multilotto.
More than fifteen new scratchcards have been made available to Multilotto players in selected markets, including SCRATCH! Bronze, where players have a chance to win up to €100,000.
“We are continuously looking at ways to increase value for our players and extending our partnership with Hacksaw Gaming means we can add another thrilling vertical to our markets and offer our players more exciting ways to win,” said Multilotto chief operating officer Mark Knighton.
Hacksaw Gaming chief operations officer Marcus Cordes added: “We're really excited to continue our journey and have our games live with Multilotto. As Multilotto is primarily a lottery provider, we feel they know the full potential found in classic instant win games which have been digitally revolutionised.”
Betsoft Gaming has signed a multi-year contract extension with Eastern European operator Leonbets.
Leonbets has been offering Betsoft content to its players for the past two years, and has gone live with the supplier’s newly launched Gold Canyon slot game, with forthcoming titles Wolf Moon Rising and Gemmed! set to launch later this year.
“We’ve had a fantastic relationship with Leonbets ever since we began working with them,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “Today’s announcement is a natural progression of that work and one we’re very much looking forward to extending for many years to come.
“This year has seen us partner with some of the industry’s biggest names and we have plenty more to come.”
Leonbets casino manager Dmitry Popov said: “We’ve been delighted with our partnership over the last two years and we’re thrilled to extend this further to create a longstanding agreement.
“We are extremely customer focused and constantly strive to improve our products and player experience, and Betsoft’s new and exciting range of content will further strengthen our casino product and continue to enable us to differentiate from our competitors.”