This week sees the release of several new games from the real-money casino gaming sector, including a new Wheel of Fortune-branded slot from IGT and further releases from the likes of Microgaming, Play’n GO, CORE Gaming, iSoftBet, and Betsoft Gaming.
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IGT has launched a new Wheel of Fortune-branded real-money online slot for the Ontario and New Jersey iGaming markets.
Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin is now available to online players in Ontario, Canada and New Jersey, with players in the US state also able to play the game via mobile devices.
"Releasing Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin to the online real money gaming space is the ideal example of IGT's commitment to cross-platform content creation and deployment," said Matteo Monteverdi, IGT’s senior vice president of global product marketing, Interactive. "Delivering the most in-demand slot theme of all time to our Interactive customers and their players marks a significant milestone for online real money gaming."
The online version of IGT's Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin shares the same graphics package and play mechanics as the land-based version of the game. It is also available for social casino players on IGT's DoubleDown Casino.
IGT has developed more than 200 Wheel of Fortune slots themes for land-based casino and has created more than 1,000 millionaires through the slot brand.
Play’n GO has unveiled its latest slot title Rage to Riches, a five-reel game simultaneously released in mobile and Flash, featuring classic arcade game characters who cascade down onto 20 fixed pay lines, before trigging three city-smashing bonus rounds.
Players collect bonus stars for scatter wins, before unleashing monsters who rampage their way through a city amid a hail of bombs and bullets hell-bent on stopping them.
Punching and smashing player-selected buildings, the monsters will destroy the city in the search for valuable coins among the rubble. As symbols crunch into place, players collect free spins and are able to multiply their prizes in the optional gamble bonus round by guessing the colour or suit of a face-down card.
Martin Zettergren, chief operating officer of Play’n GO, said: "Rage to Riches is a nostalgic slot title boasting stunning graphics, sounds and animations that will give players the opportunity to go on a lucrative rampage once again.
“Launching simultaneously on both mobile and flash will ensure the game is available on all devices and we can’t wait to see players smash building after building in the search for big wins.”
Along with several new mobile games, Microgaming has announced the launch of Basketball Star, which is set to a hip-hop soundtrack with 243 ways to win. The game is a 5x3 reel slot showcasing the popular Rolling Reels.
Three or more scatters trigger up to 25 free spins, with a maximum multiplier trail of 10x. Players can also shoot lucky with the random Wild Shot bonus feature in the base game, whereby up to two reels can turn wild, guaranteeing a win.
Set for simultaneous release, Basketball Star went live with operators this week on download, flash and mobile.
In addition to Basketball Star, Microgaming has also this week released three other mobile optimised games this month - So Many Monsters, So Much Candy and So Much Sushi.
“This month we’re adding to the collection of sporting games we offer with Basketball Star,” said Mike Hebden, head of casino games at Microgaming. “Packing the excitement of a major league final, we’re confident the game will be a crowd-pleaser.
“Plus its simultaneous release ensures players are able to enjoy the game no matter their preferred playing device, adding to the industry’s biggest portfolio of mobile games available to our operators.”
Betsoft has released its latest Slots3 title, Alkemor’s Tower, which is a five reel, any-way-pays 3D video slot that takes the player into the mystical world of legendary wizard Alkemor, who harnesses vast power through various schools of magic.
Like all Slots3 titles, Alkemor’s Tower boasts an array of features centered around the forces of elemental magic – fire, earth, air and water – with each element having its own powerful effect on the richly animated reels.
With the correct combination of icons on the reels, Alkemor will teleport players to either the Magical Conservatory level of the Tower for an exploration of Nature Magic, or delve into Celestial Magic on the Arcane Observatory level to enjoy a generous free spins bonus. Any standard win can be doubled with the correct guess of a coin toss.
“Alkemor’s Tower is a stunning example of the magic we at Betsoft can make with a video slot,” said Mark McKeown, Betsoft’s VP of sales and marketing. “We are again pushing against the boundaries of what technology can do, in creating this unique game experience.
“The four distinct elemental magic effects bring untold variety to the gameplay, giving this game tremendous replay value. With an exceptionally strong theme and absolutely gorgeous graphics, Alkemor’s Tower is poised to surpass the popularity of many of our games to date.”
CORE Gaming has launched a new £3 instant win scratch card on SkyVegas.com, as well as three other HTML5 mobile titles.
In Word Candy, players can click on the ‘Buy Card’ button, and rip open a chocolate bar and select 18 squares from a total of 27, each containing a letter, to try to complete words on a crossword grid.
Just three completed words will win a cash prize, while a 12-word bonanza will bring home a £60,000 jackpot. Players can also use an ‘Auto Pick’ button to make all of their random selections with one click.
Lucky players will be presented with a ‘Golden Ticket’ - offering a potential win of 10 times the value of the card – at the start of the game, while landing three cherries offers the chance of extra prizes through three spins on the bonus lollipop wheel. The game is available across desktop and mobile from a single HTML5 code base.
“With slick game play and big prizes on offer, we are sure that Word Candy will be a hit across desktop and mobile devices,” said Justin Chamberlain, CEO of CORE Gaming. “We are thrilled that the game has launched on Sky Vegas and our other HTML5 mobile titles – Sky Blackjack, Sky 3 Card Brag and Scratch4, which offers a suite of four scratch cards – have also now been made available to users of the Sky Vegas desktop lobby.”
iSoftBet has gone live with a selection of its Flash and mobile content on VideoSlots.com, including the supplier’s popular title Neon Reels.
Having recently been accredited with a UK license, VideoSlots has also been able to benefit from iSoftBet’s growing range of Flash and mobile content, complementing the online casino’s range of games already available for the Scandinavian market.
iSoftBet group sales and business development manager Luci Apostolou said: “The expertise shown from the VideoSlots team has instilled confidence and trust from the onset, and we’re extremely happy with the close partnership we’ve developed since signing with the online casino.”
Alexander Stevendahl, CEO at VideoSlots, added: “We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the content produced by iSoftBet for a long time, and we are thrilled to have the supplier’s games live on our casino. The team at iSoftBet are continuing to impress us with each new game release and we’re looking forward to seeing where this valuable partnership takes us in the future.”