This week has seen new games launched by Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Microgaming, Quickspin, Kalamba Games, Pariplay and Nolimit City, as well as integrations for High 5 Games, Play’n GO, Playson and 1X2 Network.
Big Time Gaming’s Kingmaker
Big Time Gaming has launched Kingmaker, a new slot which combines the supplier’s Megaways mechanic with Gem Multipliers and free spins with multipliers.
The game introduces a new mechanic which is the antithesis of what players have come to expect. In Kingmaker, players do not want to see the feature land. To become King, players must raise the multipliers within the four kingdoms.
The longer the feature takes to trigger, the bigger the base game pays with unlimited multipliers being attached to the four top paying symbols. Once triggered, players will be crowned with Max Megaways and the four combined multipliers come together and pay a King’s ransom.
Kingmaker has launched this week with Casumo and will be released to the wider market at the end of this month.
“Kingmaker takes players to a medieval kingdom where they are given the chance to take the throne and the riches that come with it,” said Big Time Gaming CEO Nik Robinson. “The game uses our revolutionary Megaways mechanic. This combined with the Unlimited Multipliers in the base game, sets the game on a perfect trajectory to deliver incredible wins.”
Casumo business producer Andreas Vickman added: “Casumo.com is delighted to be working together with Big Time Gaming and to give our players an exclusive first look at their next royal release Kingmaker. Kingmaker is a great addition to Big Time Gaming’s Megaways category, featuring an unexpected twist which I'm sure our players will love."
Quickspin’s Sticky Bandits: Wild Return
Playtech-owned Quickspin has release a sequel to its popular slot game Sticky Bandits.
Taking players back to the Wild West, Sticky Bandits: Wild Return marks Quickspin’s ninth slot release of the year.
The game sees bandits show up as both normal and massive symbols and features a shootout in the Free Spins Bonus where the bandits can turn into Sticky Wilds. New features include an old slot machine inside the game, with a jackpot that can multiply a win by 500x players’ bet in one single spin.
“The original Sticky Bandits is one of the classics in our portfolio, and we’re confident that players will love this sequel just as much,” said Quickspin chief product officer Erik Gullstrand. “Sticky Bandits: Wild Return offers a thrilling gaming experience with gorgeous graphics, unique features and non-stop excitement."
Blueprint Gaming’s Super Lucky Charms and King Spin Deluxe
Blueprint Gaming has launched two new games this week, Super Lucky Charms and King Spin Deluxe.
In the 5x3 reel European-style slot Super Lucky Charms, the fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and multiplies wins by up to five times.
Three or more Orb symbols trigger the free spins bonus round, where all wins are guaranteed to be multiplied by x3 in this highly volatile gaming experience.
“Our fortune teller and her magical crystal ball are set to grant players their wishes of big wins in the latest addition to the Blueprint slots portfolio,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis.
“Complete with stunning graphics and a free spins round that multiplies wins, we expect this latest release will charm both operators and players alike.”
The supplier has also released King Spin Deluxe this week, a retro-themed slot featuring Blueprint’s Jackpot King progressive system.
The 20 line, 5 x 3 reel slot gives players the chance to trigger the King Spin Reel Bonus on any spin, awarding a win of up to 500x their bet.
“All hail the king, as prestigious prizes are on show in our latest classic-themed release,” said Purvis. “As we continue to expand our international footprint, it’s important that we offer a range of different games to operators and their players. King Spin Deluxe complements our existing offer, with its quickfire format set to resonate with casino players across various jurisdictions.”
Microgaming’s Relic Seekers
Microgaming has launched its latest fantasy-adventure themed slot with the release of Relic Seekers.
Developed exclusively for Microgaming by Pulse 8 Studios, the five-reel, 25-payline game takes players on a journey through the ancient tomb of the Dragon’s Vein.
Set in the ancient relic of Huangdi’s era, three adventurers – the young and brave Free Man, the intelligent Professor Morgan and energetic Nora – are on a mission to uncover the mysterious secrets of the Dragon’s Vein.
As the curious trio explore deeper into the tomb, they are accompanied in the base game by a line-up of features, including the Symbol Turn Wild and Rolling Reels.
The Rolling Reels feature is triggered on any winning combination, causing symbols to explode and making way for new symbols to drop in. Subsequently, the Symbol Turn Wild feature is triggered after consecutive Rolling Reels, progressively turning more high character symbols wild.
“Offering an immersive playing experience with captivating visuals and features, Relic Seekers sets the bar high for future releases from Pulse 8 Studios, who we are delighted to be working with on an exclusive basis,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan.
High 5 Games
High 5 Games (H5G) has secured a deal to roll out its slots portfolio with 888casino.
The partnership will initially see H5G slots go live with 888casino across Europe, including the UK, Italy and Denmark, as well as in New Jersey.
“888casino is a brand which needs no introduction and this partnership is a fantastic step for us as we expand our presence across the globe,” said High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer. “As one of the leading operators in the industry, our agreement with 888 will help cement our presence in Europe and New Jersey, where we enjoy a strong foothold in the online market.”
888 senior vice president of B2C Guy Cohen commented: “Offering a range of high-quality games ensures that 888casino provides the most entertaining experience to customers. With the addition of innovative content developed by High 5 Games, our platform has an even broader platform of exciting content. We look forward to working with High 5 Games.”
Playson has signed an agreement to launch its games with Romanian licensed operator Platinum Casino.
The agreement will see the land-based casino expand its online platform with new games including Solar Queen, Wild Warriors, Mighty Africa, Book of Gold: Classic, as well as the supplier’s popular Timeless Fruit Slots portfolio.
“We’re excited to join forces with Platinum Casino to offer its players our extensive portfolio of top-quality slots,” said Playson senior account manager Christos Zoulianitis. “We are always striving to enhance our reach in regulated markets, and this is the latest in a string of strategic commercial deals which has seen us continue to expand our presence across Eastern Europe.”
Platinum Casino PR manager Tatiana Grigorescu commented: “Ensuring that we grow our offering to players with the latest and greatest games is a priority for Platinum Casino, and Playson continues to produce an excellent selection of market leading slots. We are thrilled to have signed this agreement with Playson and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
Kalamba Games’ Caribbean Anne
Kalamba Games’ new slot release is taking players across the seven seas in search for sunken treasures in Caribbean Anne.
Exclusively distributed on the Relax Gaming platform, the pirate themed game is a 5x4, 40 payline slot which introduces Locking Multiplier Wilds and features four-level progressive Bonus Jackpots, as well as free-spin bonuses and the supplier’s Hyperbet, HyperBonus and Bonus Jackpot features.
“Caribbean Anne’s customisable volatility appeals to a range of player types from old salty seadogs to casual sailors, leveraging new animation technologies to create a highly immersive gameplay,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen.
“We constantly strive to deliver innovative mechanics that boost revenue for operators. With our most successful and popular features, Caribbean Anne is set to become a top performer of our portfolio.”
Play’n GO has signed an agreement to provide its content to UK-facing operator GentingBet, including an option to roll out in Spain during the final quarter of this year.
GentingBet will offer a selection of Play’n GO titles, including Legacy of Egypt, Viking Runecraft and Sabaton.
“Genting is well-known for the high quality of entertainment it brings to its players around the world,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “Our library of award-winning content represents that quality, and we’re delighted for it to be a part of their offering. We are excited to be working with them and look forward to the future.”
GentingBet managing director Jeremy Taylor commented: “Play’n GO are key players within the casino industry and partnering with them to offer their content brings us closer to our vision of providing the best range of slot games to our customers online and land-based with due course.
“They also join us at a very exciting time with our new mobile-first website covering Sports and Casino launching in August under the one GentingBet brand.”
1X2 Network / Microgame
1X2 Network has rolled out its content in Italy’s regulated iGaming market through an integration with platform provider Microgame.
Italian operators powered by Microgame can now offer their players slots and table games from 1X2 Network’s 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio subsidiaries.
These includes popular titles Richie in Vegas and Faerie Nights, and soon to launch titles such as the developer’s first Megaways powered slot due for release in Q4.
“We are thrilled to have fully integrated our content into the Microgame platform and for it now to be available to operators in Italy,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid. “Microgame is a power player and will help ensure our games are made available to more operators and more players than ever before, further establishing our brands in Italy.”
Microgame CEO Marco Castaldo added: “We are pleased to have completed our 1X2 Network integration. The process has been smooth and seamless and testament to the professionalism of both companies. We believe their slots and table games will prove to be hugely popular among players in Italy – as they have in other markets – and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Pariplay’s Mystic Manor
Pariplay is bringing magic, mystery and enchantment to players with its newest slot, Mystic Manor.
The 5-reel, 4-row slot includes new game features, including Random Wilds, Wild Swaps and Reel Nudges, as well as a Mystery Card Jackpot bonus.
Players venture into the manor and are enticed by the gleaming Magic Box full of gold coins. Each spin in the base game randomly activates the features. The Magic Box can activate reels where Random Wilds appear to form winning combinations. Similarly, the magic chest can trigger the Wild Swap feature, which replaces all symbols of the same kind on the reels and transforms them into wilds.
To land the Mystery Card bonus round, players must obtain a special symbol on the third reel, which goes into the Magic Box. Once the box is full, the feature is triggered and players must match three of a kind to earn either a Mini, Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot.
“Mystic Manor allows players to experience a game packed with fresh and progressive gameplay features, including the Mystery Card Jackpot bonus, conceived for both mystery and adventure lovers,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz.
“This array of features, specifically designed to maximise player retention, blend with immersive graphics and a captivating soundtrack to heighten the mansion’s peculiarity and create what is sure to be a big hit amongst video slot enthusiasts.”
Nolimit City’s Hot4Cash
Nolimit City has announced its second game release of the month with the launch of Hot4Cash.
Following the recent release of Thor: Hammer Time, Nolimit City’s newest release comes with three main features. Offering just three symbols with three colour variants of each, the game features four Hot Zones on the 2-3-3-3-2 reel set.
The Lucky Wheel feature is activated when landing same coloured symbols of any kind, while the Colossal Spins feature occurs when landing the same symbol. The Super Freespins feature provides seven free spins when landing the same coloured symbols of the same kind.
“Hot4Cash is a game built solely around the features and its innovative trigger feature, highlighted within the 4 Hot Zones which are constantly present,” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer. “With an exciting individual reel stop and high paced vibe, this machine will really make your heart and booty bounce to the beat.”