In our first games round-up of the New Year, there are new online slot releases from the likes of Microgaming, OMI Gaming, Habanero and Zeus Services.
Microgaming has launched four new games this week following a busy 2015 which saw the supplier roll out nearly 40 games to operators.
Lucky Twins is the latest release from Microgaming following an Asian theme. It is a 5x3 reel slot, with 9 selectable pay lines, available on download and flash. Representing protection, the Fortune Children symbol acts as the Wild, and players are wished good luck throughout the game by the iconic Meneki Neko waving cat.
Peek-a-Boo is a comical and colorful 5x4 reel, 40 payline ghost-themed game. Amongst other features, Peek-a-Boo’s special symbol - the quirky kid - zaps ghosts on the reels to award cash prizes and free spins. Using his ray gun on reel three, when the quirky kid captures 10 ghosts in the ghost meter, the free spins feature is triggered (up to 13 free spins), with the slot expanding to 1,024 ways to win.
Launching on mobile is Untamed Giant Panda, a popular instalment in Microgaming’s Untamed slot series. The five reel, 243 ways to win game features three bumper features: Collect a Wild, Lucky Nudge and Your Gamble.
Finally, Multi-player Mermaids Millions is a 5x3 reel, 25 payline slot which has been converted for multi-player (in download and Flash), injecting social elements to game play. Up to six players can enter a virtual room where they can view each other’s play, chat and share the action of the bonus rounds.
“2015 was a busy year for our Casino Games team, launching nearly 40 games to market, including blockbuster hit Bridesmaids and the stunning Hot as Hades,” said Neill Whyte, head of product channels at Microgaming. “And for mobile we launched over 30 HTML5 games including popular multi-platform releases Basketball Star and Happy Holidays.
“As we enter 2016, this January we are bringing diversity to our portfolio with an Asian-inspired game and a spooky classic.”
Habanero has released its latest slot, Bombs Away, a cross-platform 5x3, 50 fixed line video slot which takes players back in time into a Second World War themed diversion.
Bombs appear and explode on the reels, prompting a random number of adjacent symbols including the bomb itself to become wild. During the free spins feature round, a bomber swoops over the game to release its payload, turning even more symbols wild and sending pay-outs sky high.
Chris Visser, Habanero’s head of game development, said: “Bombs Away is a great little slot and enjoys the same immersive qualities of all of our new HTML5 games. It provides operators with a brand new yet popular theme and its low volatility and great Big Band soundtrack will certainly put players ‘in the mood’ for more of the same.”
Bombs Away joins Gold Rush as the latest additions to Habanero’s stable of over 50 slots, six table games, and 10 video poker titles. These are integrated directly into over 20 operators and available in 15 languages.
OMI has announced the omni-channel release of Platinum Bullions, the second in a series of new video scratch cards.
Available via the Kazuri Casino Module, Platinum Bullions features rich graphics and sound combined with a unique design and game play that awards both cash and special prizes.
The game has a rich feature set including unique and modern game play, Wilds, Multipliers up to x25, Multiple Stakes, and Auto Scratch with Swift Scratch which gives players the option to buy batches of tickets, as well as the Mystery Chance feature which gives players one more opportunity to win big.
The game also includes the SAFEBET functionality which ensures support for continuous game play, with players able to send messages and share from within the game to their friends by SMS, email and Facebook.
“I believe that this is a very interesting release; the game with it’s top notch graphics and sound, interesting features and engaging mathematics with good variance will attract both traditional scratch cards players and probably also video slot players looking for a fast paced scratch card game,” said OMI Gaming’s Tobias Lindgren.
ZEUS will release its first game of the year next week, marking the start of a new line of video slot titles under the NXG Line brand.
Eternal Desire will consist of graphics that were originally created for HD 720p resolution and will contain full screen animated backgrounds in the bonus and main game.
It is a 5 reel game with 4 stops, and has 50 pay-lines and pays up to 500x the line bet. In order to enter the Bonus game, players must hit 3 of the scatter symbols on any position on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reel. During the Free Spins, the bonus game can be retriggered and win 5 more Free Spins.