This week sees new games released by the likes of Skywind Group, Microgaming, Greentube, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, EGT, Digitain, Blueprint Gaming, Realistic Games and FlowPlay.

Skywind Group’s Bloodsport

Skywind Group has expanded its range of branded slots with the launch of its new Bloodsport game.

Based on the 1988 American martial arts cult classic directed by Newt Arnold starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the new slot sees players join Frank Dux once again, as he faces off against Chong Li.

Set in Frank Dux’s infamous high volatility high rewards competition, Bloodsport is a unique 11x5 reel with a jackpot that embraces the fighting spirit, including an all new fight zone devleoped especially for Bloodsport.

The fight zone is embedded throughout the game and can trigger an array of features: Kumite feature where you fight for added wild, Katana free games with an uncapped multiplier, and the Dux Bucks, which gives players a shot at the progressive jackpots.

“Bloodsport has a huge following, and we were incredibly mindful of doing it justice,” said Skywind vice president of content and games Uri Cohen. “I believe The Fight Zone device used in this game, and the story it tells, beautifully captures the essence of this cult classic.”

Microgaming’s 9 Masks of Fire

Microgaming is taking players deep into the jungles of Africa with 9 Masks of Fire, the latest online slot developed exclusively by Gameburger Studios.

By the creators of Break Da Bank Again Respin, 9 Masks of Fire is an African-themed, 20-payline slot that takes players on a search for coveted masks of fire across five red-hot reels fuelled by powerful gameplay features, including free spins, Mask Pays, and the Free Spin Wheel.

Rhythmic drums set the mood during the base game, while the Mask Pays feature smoulders to the left of the grid, rewarding players when three or more mask symbols appear on the smoking reels.

The game really heats up when players land three scatter shield symbols, unlocking up to 30 free spins as the flaming Free Spin Wheel lowers onto the grid and a 3x multiplier is applied to line wins. Free spins can be retriggered to award additional spins equal to that of the initial trigger, unlocking the potential for explosive rewards.

“Well done to the team at Gameburger Studios for cooking up this fun and engaging take on a popular game genre,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. “9 Masks of Fire is a high-energy online slot brimming with explosive visuals and a pulsating soundtrack that delivers a dynamic, action-packed and feature-rich gameplay experience.”

Matt Carvajal, creative designer of Gameburger Studios, added: “We proudly invite players to come and explore the high-energy world of Africa in 9 Masks of Fire. The game features thrilling graphics and a rhythmic soundtrack that truly embraces the African theme, and the addition of the Free Spin Wheel offers a highly entertaining experience with tremendous win potential.”

Greentube's Bat Stax

Greentube's latest addition to its Home of Games portfolio sees scary critters lurk in the dark in Bat Stax.

The 5-reel slot offers the players the chance of generous wins if the creatures of the night land in their favour. The gameplay requires players to be at their bravest as they head into the deepest, darkest caves in search of treasure.

Bats are the stars of this slot as they have the ability to expand and cover other symbols when awakened from their slumber, increasing winning chances. The blood-curdling Free Games feature adds extra scare with up to 25 Free Games and a re-spin possibility.

NetEnt’s Sweety Honey Fruity

NetEnt has launched its latest Asian-themed slot Sweety Honey Fruity.

Sweety Honey Fruity gives the classic fruit machine-based slot a twist with a taste of the Orient. The low-medium volatility game is a five-reel, 15-bet line video slot that combines an Oriental backdrop and traditional music with an exotic fruit theme.

Dragon fruit, starfruit and juicy melons are among the tasty treats bursting onto the reels and combining to activate wild substitutions and free spins.

“Asian-focused titles are a key part of our game release roadmap as we develop the theme within our portfolio in response to player and market demand,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “Sweety Honey Fruity quickly follows the successful launch of Twin Happiness and we have two more entertaining titles lined up before the end of the year.

“With each slot having its own unique style and features, we’re developing the offering for all types of slots fans.”

EGT Interactive’s Volcano Wealth

The latest slot from EGT Interactive is Volcano Wealth, a 5-reel, 4-position slot that has 100 fixed pay lines, giving the maximum number of winning chances on each spin.

The games graphics are ‘hot’ themed with variety of fairy symbols added to the play. The unique ‘Volcano’ symbol is a Wild feature and appears on all reels. It substitutes for all symbols on the same reel except Scatters.

Three or more Scatters trigger a bonus Free Spins feature. Another of the main bonus features of the slot is the four-level mystery jackpot cards.

Digitain’s Sic Bo

Digitain has announced the launch of its latest in-house table game, Sic Bo, which adds a modern twist to the ancient three-dice classic.

Sic Bo allows players to join at any stage in the staking cycle, select their stake and bet on any of the myriad outcomes. Using the game’s content-management panel, Digitain’s partners can also vary game probabilities, giving operators welcome flexibility in the odds they offer customers, driving engagement with regular wins, or more mouth-watering potential payouts.

“We’re delighted to introduce our partners and their players to Sic Bo, an immersive fusion between old and new, all sealed with Digitain’s patented in-house twist,” said Digitain director for international business development Simon Westbury. “Earlier this year we challenged ourselves to reach more casino players, and we’re certainly accomplishing that, thanks to an innovative gaming portfolio which has already garnered industry acclaim.

“Our gaming suite can be easily integrated into existing sportsbooks and casinos, offering players greater choice, while also boosting engagement and retention for operators. Sic Bo is already proving itself a ready winner for increasing player dwell-time, the holy grail of any digital offering.

“Combining the very latest in industry innovation with enshrined gambling inclinations, games like Sic Bo reinforce our portfolio’s position at the cultural crossroads of international gaming culture and taste. It provides further vindication that we are delivering leading turnkey solutions to the market.”

Blueprint Gaming’s The Goonies

Blueprint Gaming’s popular slot The Goonies has been enhanced to feature the supplier’s popular Jackpot King progressive system for the first time.

Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the game inspired by the popular 1980’s cult classic film now has the added incentive of players triggering the Jackpot King during any spin from any stake placed, adding a new layer of excitement to the gameplay.

In addition to the main Jackpot King pot, the system includes the Royal and Regal pots, which must be won before reaching £3,500 and £35,000 respectively.

The latest addition to the Jackpot King suite of games includes all the features and modifiers from the original release, such as Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle, Mikey’s Hidden Treasure and Super Sloth’s Free Spins.

“The Goonies has been an overwhelming success for operators, with players embracing the opportunity to hunt for the elusive treasure of One-Eyed Willy,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “With our Jackpot King functionality now available during the gameplay, players will be performing the Truffle Shuffle should they strike lucky and claim the big prize.”

FlowPlay’s Casino World

FlowPlay has launched its latest free-to-play social casino app Casino World.

Casino World offers over 40 casual casino-style games, including nearly 30 slots, and the ability for players to create their very own Vegas-like cities.

Launched exclusively for desktop browser play, FlowPlay’s newest game allows for the creation and customization of an immersive city with interactive, social elements that allow players to beat the house. Players can personalize their Casino World city by constructing and moving new buildings, from luxury hotels, to fun dance clubs to glamorous slot halls.

As they grow their empire, players will be rewarded with additional coins to flaunt their Casino World mogul status. Players can also construct ‘Party Rooms’ that serve as interactive chat rooms, where users can invite friends to chat, share Casino World Charms, which increase casino gameplay winnings, and interact more intimately with their better ultra-realistic avatars.

“FlowPlay isn’t just developing the best free-to-play online casino games, we’re fostering social and real-world relationships through the communities that we construct for our players,” said FlowPlay CEO Derrick Morton. “With Casino World, we wanted players to experience a new way to interact with the casino landscape, allowing players to build their own slot and bingo halls that reward them with additional coins. Now, players can create the city of their dreams all while sharing the experience with their Casino World friends.”

Realistic Games’s Super Graphics Upside Down and Spin Dizzy

Casino content provider Realistic Games has released two new instant win games, Super Graphics Upside Down and Spin Dizzy.

Building on the developer’s existing instant win portfolio, both titles introduce new features to Realistic’s collection of Pull Tabs, adding a free games bonus round, re-trigger chances and win multipliers.

The game reveal is a simple ‘pull tab’ mechanism in which the player can swipe with a finger, drag with a mouse, or simply press the start button to play either on phone, tablet or desktop.

The Super Graphics Upside-Down Pull Tab, which has a top prize of x1000 starting stake, includes a free games bonus round which can be retriggered. Two scatter symbols award 10 free games and three scatter symbols award 10 free games and a x250 prize.

The Spin Dizzy Pull Tab has a top prize of x750 starting stake and includes a free games bonus round with re-triggers. The bonus round also includes x2, x3, x4 and x5 win multipliers on all wins which adds another level of excitement into the bonus round.

“Adding the free games feature to Super Graphics Upside-Down and Spin Dizzy has given our unique library of pull tabs a new life,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee. “The new mechanics are designed to boost player engagement and retention rates while maintaining the accessibility and simple gaming experience provided by our instant win titles.

“With themes that have proved incredibly popular in the slot game versions, both the Super Graphics Upside-Down and Spin Dizzy pull tab games offer fantastic cross-sell ability for our partners. Both games have already had a fantastic reception in their exclusive release with BetFred and we are excited to see the games live across our network.”

Yggdrasil’s Blood Moon Wilds

Yggdrasil has released Blood Moon Wilds, a new slot game exclusively developed for operator GVC.

The 3x5 game, set in the spooky bayou surroundings of New Orleans, sees humans transform into treasure-seeking Werewolves under the light of the full moon.

The lunar calendar appears on a dial above the game screen and turns with every spin. When the full moon lands in the base game the high pay symbol villagers are transformed into Werewolf Wilds.

If three Free Spin symbols hit the reels simultaneously, a Lunar Eclipse occurs, drenching the game in dramatic blood red light. The blood moon replaces the full moon on the lunar dial, and if a villager transforms into a Werewolf they remain as a sticky wild, chasing down wins in the free spins mode.

“We are thrilled to release our latest slot hit, the terrifying Blood Moon Wilds in time for the Day of the Dead celebrations that will be taking place all over the world,” said Yggdrasil product owner slots Natalya Ovchinnikova. “With its pulsating gameplay and chance of huge wins, we’re confident it will exceed expectations and become a firm seasonal favourite.”

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