This week sees new games released by the likes of Pragmatic Play, Yggdrasil, Patagonia Entertainment, Habanero, NetEnt, Evoplay Entertainment and Fantasma Games.
Pragmatic Play’s Live Blackjack
Pragmatic Play has expanded its live casino offering with the launch of Live Blackjack.
With a wide range of tables with different limits available to players, the new fast-play game includes the Auto-Stand feature, which decreases the game duration by 25 per cent.
This allows players to set a minimum value of card points and for the system to automatically select the Stand option when reaching the respective value.
The Deal Now feature allows players to end the betting time as soon as all players have finished placing bets. Players can also enjoy the Early Decisions feature, which allows them to select the options on their hand without waiting for their turn to play.
“Our live casino offering is one of the most modern and exciting in the market, and we are delighted to further strengthen it with the addition of our new Blackjack titles,” said Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely. “We cater to all Blackjack needs with these new additions, from casual players to high rollers, and look forward to giving our operator partners a truly exciting and innovative live casino product.”
Pragmatic Play has also expanded its slot portfolio with Tree of Riches
The 1x3, slot has a Far-Eastern theme, with bags of money acting as symbols. The riches-filled tree allows for big wins, as players can multiply their winnings by up to 10x, thanks to the “Respin” feature.
The tree of riches symbol takes the place of a Wild, and if two or more of these hit the reels at the same time, the “Respin” mode is triggered, activating a ‘Spin Until You Win’ feature.
“Tree of Riches is a simplistic slot game with all the attention to detail and features that make a Pragmatic Play game so great,” said Pragmatic Play chief business development officer Yossi Barzely. “We are consistently developing exciting content for our portfolio, which is rich in diversification, so Pragmatic Play fans can have an exciting gaming experience regardless of their tastes, and Tree of Riches is another innovative take on a 1x3 slot.”
Yggdrasil’s Golden Chip Roulette
Yggdrasil has expanded its portfolio of table games with the launch of its first roulette game, Golden Chip Roulette.
A twist on the classic game, Golden Chip Roulette includes innovative features such as pinch-to-zoom and random multipliers, as well as its unique Golden Chip feature.
Every chip placed as a Straight Bet turns gold, while an inner wheel generates a random multiplier of x10, x50, x100, x250, or even x500, significantly higher than the x36 on standard roulette.
“This is our first roulette game which we are very proud to add to our portfolio of innovative table game products,” said Yggdrasil product owner table games Johan John. “While providing a familiar betting space for all table games players, Golden Chip Roulette is packed full of new features that focus on offering an enhanced user experience across all devices, and that will keep players engaged while significantly increasing acquisition and retention rates for operators.”
Patagonia Entertainment’s Halloween Groove Bingo
Patagonia Entertainment is getting ready for Halloween with the launch of its new bingo game, Halloween Groove Bingo.
Set in a haunted garden, the 90-ball game with a 30-ball initial draw sees cursed pumpkins on patrol, with players tasked with passing challenges set by the Pumpkin King.
The game also features a bonus round where a wheel of fortune mini-game gives players the chance to win multipliers and build a fortune.
“Halloween Groove Bingo is a terrifyingly fun game for players and is packed with fun challenges,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “The game is made even sweeter with all the chances for massive payouts and we’re certain this will go down a treat.”
Habanero is giving players the chance to conjure up big wins with its latest release Wizards Want War!
Featuring two wizards, one virtuous and the other villainous, players are tasked with landing both on reel one and reel five to unlock a deadly duel between the two, with up to six wilds awarded after the battle is concluded.
Duel wins help players accumulate extra wins, with multipliers up to 9x stakes paying out if successive battles are triggered, while 10 free games are awarded when select symbols appear.
“There’s nothing more magical than big wins and players can achieve them with our latest release, Wizards Want War!” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “Featuring a virtuous and a villainous wizard, players can watch the two go head-to-head in spell-binding fashion thanks to immersive graphics and sounds. It’s sure to prove popular.”
NetEnt’s Perfect Blackjack and Victorious relaunch
NetEnt has expanded its live casino portfolio with the launch of a new live dealer game in conjunction with Rank Group’s Grosvenor Casinos.
Perfect Blackjack has a return-to-player (RTP) of 99.5 per cent, with the house edged trimmed to just 0.5 per cent, and allows players to develop their perfect blackjack strategy by allowing them to follow, watch and learn. It is also the only live dealer blackjack game to offer optional autoplay functionality, with players pre-selecting whether to auto-split or double down.
“Launching Perfect Blackjack onto the full NetEnt Live customer network means that players with all our live casino partners will be able to be introduced to and enjoy the benefits of the optimal strategy,” said NetEnt Live director Andres Rengifo. “Beyond that, this is an innovative game that brings something truly different to the live casino market and we have seen that it’s an entertaining and popular product.”
NetEnt has also announced the relaunch of Victorious as Victorious MAX.
For more than seven years, Roman empire-themed Victorious has been a strong performer and the addition of the MAX volatility setting gives players a second option of play, increasing the potential win from x1500 bet to x7000 bet. Victorious is the first NetEnt game where players can switch between the two versions of volatility while in the game.
Victorious MAX is a 5-reel slot with 243 bet ways offering slots fans more routes to possible wins. It joins other games such as Dead or Alive 2 that have been boosted with higher volatility as part of NetEnt’s MAX portfolio.
“NetEnt has been at the forefront of innovation-first games development for 20 years, leading the way in creating optimized, player driven content,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “Taking a 2012 classic like Victorious and now adding the game to our high-volatility MAX portfolio means that this Roman empire-styled slot is set to gain a new army of fans.”
Evoplay Entertainment’s Sprinkle
Evoplay Entertainment has announced the release of its second fully 3D/VR in-browser slot game.
Sprinkle boasts features including wild substitutions and a range of free spins. Taking players into a fully immersive, fantasy world while locked into a VR experience, players can explore the game from the inside by rotating, zooming in and out, and enjoying the intuitive swiping mode to automatically change bets and reveal Payouts.
“We created Sprinkle to offer something entirely new to our players,” said Evoplay Entertainment CEO Alex Levchenko. “The gameplay is a dream come true, taking players onto an entirely new level of immersive Gaming.
“The tech that went into its development is some of the best the industry’s seen, and we’re delighted to become the world’s first development studio to have launched two 3D/VR in-browser slots.”
Fantasma Games’ Medallion
Launching exclusively with LeoVegas Group for two weeks, Fantasma Games’ newest slot combines video gaming elements and a rich, immersive landscape for a truly otherworldly experience
Fantasma Games will launch its latest slot release Medallion with LeoVegas later this month, before a wider roll out at the end of October.
Medallion is a 6x6 reel game with expanding wilds, a void respin feature, free spins and cascading reels. It also features Big Time Gaming’s innovative MEGAWAYS random reel modifier mechanic, which provides players with the chance to win 23,360x their bet.
“Our vision is to create slots that go beyond gambling, that create something more immersive and memorable for the player,” said Fantasma Games CEO Fredrik Johansson. “Medallion is a true reflection of that – a really imaginative and game that has the power to delight and surprise. This is a completely unique game and we’re really excited to get it out there to the players.”
Other features of gameplay include Avalanche mode, in which symbols in winning combinations disappear, prompting new symbols to topple, creating additional win opportunities. If the new symbols result in a new winning combination, that win is multiplied by the Avalanche multiplier.
“We are delighted to add Medallion to our ever-expanding portfolio of mobile games,” said LeoVegas Group casino operations manager Johan Ekberg. “We think what Fantasma Games is doing in the slots space is really exciting, offering titles that have that extra little bit of wow factor, that dare to be different, and Medallion is another amazing achievement.”
Microgaming’s Boom Pirates
Boom Pirates is the latest online slot created by Foxium exclusively for Microgaming.
Captain Mary hoists the Jolly Roger with her band of pirates in this dynamic slot packed with a shipload of treasures, which include the all-new Wonderways and Foxify features.
The Boom Pirates Wonderways feature sees cannon fire transform the five-by-four reel grid into a nine-by-six reel, offering over 10 million ways to win. Players can activate Foxify to increase their chances of triggering the game’s three treasured features, while raising the initial wager by 50 per cent will add extra gunpowder to the pirates’ cannons, boosting the chance of a grid explosion.
The fearless Captain Mary features prominently throughout the game, randomly swinging into action to turn non-winning spins into a five-of-a-kind winning combination.
“Boom Pirates is full to the brim with thrilling features, new mechanics and a soundtrack of sea shanties not to be missed,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. “Captain Mary takes players on an exciting adventure as they navigate the game’s cannon fire, swashbuckling pirates and quests for treasure. The Boom Pirates feature expands the reels to an astounding nine-by-six grid with over ten million ways to win, offering players the potential for substantial rewards.”
Foxium CEO Åke André added: “Boom Pirates is set to be an explosive success and marks the maiden voyage of our new Foxify and Wonderways technologies, which we believe will transform the player experience and enable our creative teams to take game development to the next level.”