Our latest round-up of new game releases in the real-money casino gaming sector includes titles from the likes of Microgaming, Realistic Games, and Play’n GO.
Realistic Games has released Super Graphics Super Lucky, a new game based on its popular Super Graphics Upside Down title. Available across mobile, tablet and desktop platforms, the three reel slot features a Japanese capsule vending machine game theme, and is now live across a host of operators.
It boasts a bonus round that includes 12 free spins, a progressive multiplier, and a three stage jackpot trail. Any capsule in view on the middle reel adds one to the multiplier value and opens up to reveal one of three character icons at random. Players who light all three characters will land the jackpot of 250 times their stake.
“Super Graphics Upside Down has proven such a smash hit that operators and players alike have been asking us when we’d be launching the next Super Graphics game,” said Realistic Games’ commercial director Andy Harris. “I’m delighted to say that day has now arrived and we’re extremely excited because we think ‘Super Lucky’ has every chance of being even bigger than ‘Upside Down’.
“The game retains the characters and theme that made its sibling so successful, yet its unique bonus round, features and maths model show our desire to innovate and offer something new.”
Super Graphics Super Lucky will be followed by another two slot releases this year, along with the addition of a Blackjack game offering two proprietary side bets.
Sweden’s Play’n GO has launches its latest slot Wild North, which features creatures of the Northern Scandinavian wilderness emerging across the snowy reels at twilight.
In Wild North, players with a passion for the great outdoors can see regal reindeer, omniscient owls and other majestic forest animals in the game, while the wild lynx may roar into action to help players complete valuable winning combinations.
The appearance of the dazzling Northern Lights in any three positions across the reels triggers one of seven wild animal-inspired bonus features. Players can reap the rewards of Nature's bounty by winning free spins with stacked wilds, sticky wilds and other wild features, if they can brave packs of wolves and savage clawing bears.
"We were truly inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us in the design of Wild North,” said Martin Zettergren, chief operating officer for Play’n GO. “Our main offices are nestled among the breathtaking forests of Sweden, so we need only gaze out the window to see tall green pine trees and birds swooping past.
"When you spot grazing deer, an elk or an owl on the drive home from work, you're enthralled. You're there in your car, surrounded by the latest technology, but you feel very fortunate to have seen that owl. We wanted to bring this admiration for nature and feeling of prosperity to the reel world."
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming will release two new games next week (September 9th), Lucky Zodiac and Rugby Star.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup which kicks off later this month, the rugby-themed Rugby Star game is a5 x 3 reel, 243 ways slot featuring scatters, stacked wilds and a wild pass feature, delivering plenty of in-game action. The wild pass feature triggers at random in the base game and turns up to two reels wild on reel two, three or four. Rolling Reels also feature in both the base game and free spins mode.
To trigger the free spins feature, three or more scatters must appear on the reels. Up to 25 free spins are available with a multiplier trail of up to 10x.
Lucky Zodiac is also launching with operators next week. Embracing the oriental theme, Lucky Zodiac adds an exciting twist, switching the Zodiac symbol every Chinese New Year.
The 5 x 3 reel, 20 line game features sparkling wilds and firecracker scatters. 12 free spins are available in the bonus feature, triggered by three or more scatters, with multipliers of up to 7x on each spin. There’s also the gamble feature whereby players have the opportunity to double or quadruple their wins.
“Two very different games launching in September but both will appeal to a wide variety of players,” said Mike Hebden, head of casino games at Microgaming. “Rugby Star is the latest in a series of sporting games timed around renowned worldwide events; we expect this to be just as popular as the others in the series.
“And with the High 1 Zodiac symbol swapping every year, Lucky Zodiac is dynamic and refreshing, standing out from other slots with fixed symbol sets.”
Yggdrasil Gaming rolled out its latest video slot, Vikings Go Wild, a mysterious adventure where players join the Vikings as they set sail across the dark blue ocean to attempt to slay the sea monster.
Once in free spins and fighting the sea monster, this medium to high volatility slot gives players the chance to turn the victorious heroes into sticky wilds which uniquely stick for the entire free spins.
There is also the opportunity to land on treasure chests which offer mystery wins and the chance to trigger even more free spins.
As with all of Yggdrasil’s games, Vikings Go Wild will be launched simultaneously on desktop and mobile and also features Super Free Spins, which gives operators the opportunity to give an infinite number of free spins to different player groups.
“We always create games with the players in mind and we focus on delivering fresh and engaging concepts that stand out from the other slots in the market,” said Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil. “Vikings Go Wild features a really exciting free spins concept, as well as the stickiest of sticky wilds, which give players even more chances to win big.”
Betsoft Gaming is providing a range of its slot games to Asian-facing operator Gampag Group, owner of the ca88.com brand.
Under the terms of the partnership, Gampag will offer Betsoft's Slots3 collection of 3D video slots via ca88.com, as well as the supplier’s ToGo collection of mobile games.
"Partnering with Gampag Group is a notable milestone for us," said Betsoft Gaming’s Joya Zhang. "With their incomparable reach in the Asian market, our content will be delivered to millions of players who are looking for an exceptional iGaming experience.
“Gampag can give it to them, with style and a level of support that is second to none. We are extremely proud to have formed this partnership with them."
Paul Hong, project manager at Gampag, added: "We are astounded at the performance of these Slots3 games. From the first day we launched them, we noticed an enormous increase in gameplay, with SugarPop! leading the charge.
“It is clear that our huge community of players love this addition to our games offering and we are eagerly looking forward to what Betsoft will create next."