GI Games Round-up: Red Tiger, Playtech, Greentube and more27th March 2020 10:46 am GMT
This week has seen a whole host of new games rolled out by leading suppliers including Red Tiger, Playtech, Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play, NetEnt and Greentube among others.
Red Tiger’s Vault of Anubis
Red Tiger is challenging players to venture deep underground in search of big wins with its latest release Vault of Anubis.
The 7x6 cluster slot is set in a vault guarded by giant structures, where intrepid players have the chance to win up to 5,000x their stake.
The game’s top row includes the Free Spins meter which is filled by four Vault Spins symbols. The reels feature Egyptian-styled playing card symbols such as an emerald scarab, the eye of Horus, and Anubis himself.
Vault of Anubis has already proved a big hit in an exclusive deal with LeoVegas, and with its Super Symbols and Free Spins it is sure to have players returning to the vault for more.
“With immersive gameplay, picture perfect graphics and a dramatic soundtrack, players daring enough will be rewarded with a thrilling experience when they enter the Vault of Anubis,” said Red Tiger director of business development Carl Ejlertsson. “The game’s popular theme and mechanic, coupled with the opportunity for a max win of 5,000x the stake, makes travelling back to ancient Egypt an adventure that’s truly worth experiencing.”
Playtech’s Kingdoms Rise: Scorching Clouds
Playtech has released the sixth game in its new Kingdoms Rise suite of games.
Developed by Sunfox Games, the 5x5 slot is packed with Spreading Wilds, Dragon Egg Collect Respins and player selectable Empress or Knight Free Games, allowing the player to decide the volatility of the free games.
In addition, this game makes full use of the Kingdoms Rise suite functionalities, including tokens and up to 3 different jackpots.
Yggdrasil is taking players on a trek deep into the jungle full of exotic animals and multipliers in its latest slot release Multify.
In the game, five chameleons have their eyes set on tasty fireflies and the more they catch, the bigger the reward for players. The game is packed with features including Dropdown Wins, Wilds and the MultiMAX feature that allows every win to be multiplied by up to 5 different multipliers.
The Dropdown feature causes winning symbols to disappear from the reels, leaving room for new symbols to land. Every winning screen will leave a Wild to further boost the win potential for the next drop by increasing the reel multiplier by 1. Three chameleon Scatter symbols trigger the Free Spin rounds where multipliers do not reset.
“The MultiMAX feature is maxed out in this game,” said Yggdrasil senior product strategist Jonas Strandman. “Blaze through the spins and see Multipliers merge and multiply with each other for unbelievable wins. The indefinite increasing multiplier in the free spins mode is a familiar feature, but you have never seen it grow out of control this fast.”
Pragmatic Play’s Wild West Gold
Pragmatic Play is heading to the Wild West with the launch of its newest slot game, Wild West Gold.
The latest addition to the supplier’s Gold series of games transports players to a frontier town in the American West in the quest for riches.
The 5x4 reel, 40 payline title features rogues, bandits and outlaws filling the reels, while the Sheriff symbol acts as a Wild, with up to a 5x random multiplier added to the Wild. Three sunset Scatter symbols in view triggers the Free Spins mode, with more sunsets leading to additional spins.
In the bonus round, the town comes alive after dark with Sticky Wilds staying on the reels for the duration of Free Spins, with the potential to win up to 10,000x a player’s stake.
“Ride into the dangerous land of the cowboys in Wild West Gold, the latest fast-paced thriller from Pragmatic Play,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “Our Gold series continues to go from strength to strength, with Mustang Gold and Wolf Gold being some of the best-performing slots in our catalogue. We look forward to Wild West Gold joining these in our product offering.”
Greentube’s Ghostly Towers
Greentube has expanded its Home of Games portfolio with the launch of Ghostly Towers.
The 5-reel, 20-win line slot includes a host of extra features, including three different reel modifiers and a Free Spins Bonus to enhance the gaming experience. Whenever Pierre the ghost appears on the reels, a modifier activates, giving players a new advantage in their quest for riches in the haunted house.
The Free Spins Bonus also awards five Free Spins and up to 10 random gems. Matching at least five gems triggers one of the modifiers.
NetEnt is taking players deep inside an enchanted woodland steeped in elvish magic in its newest slot release Wilderland.
Set in a magical forest, the slot has a number of mystical features, including NetEnt’s Walking Wilds mechanic which has been augmented with Walking Scatters, multiplying multipliers and stacks.
The walking symbols can come back on the reels after walking off accompanied by an anticipation animation that drives excitement to the treetops.
Wilderland‘s free spins depend on those walking symbols. Players will keep getting free spins until the last walking symbols are gone, while each spin can bring more with a full screen activation zone to increase chances of adjacent symbols connecting.
“Wilderland is a personal favourite of mine,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “Walking Scatter Wilds is something unique, powerful and simple that gives that feeling of thrill and constant excitement. With the multipliers, expanding stacks and the rich theme it will be a very strong title for NetEnt this year. We are looking forward to our players’ response to this title.”
True Lab’s Startup Valley
True Lab has unveiled its latest slot release Startup Valley, which features the supplier’s Buy Bonus feature.
The game sees players buried in books, sweating on their decks, abusing energy drinks, as five smartheads chase a fruitful investor meet-up.
Players of Startup Valley gain experience points for dedicated free spins that unfold their super skills. These include additional wilds and random multipliers thrown on the reels. Three IPO scatters arriving in the base game trigger a round of 10 IPO free spins. These include all characters at once with their unique features mixed and applied randomly.
The Buy feature will trigger an IPO free spins round with a single click. The rate will depend on a player’s selected bet size.
“With a set of cool features and its signature visuals, Startup Valley is an ultimate slot game that will fit nicely into our 2020 roadmap,” said True Lab chief business development officer Vasily Polynov. “The Buy Bonus feature makes it attractive for an even broader audience.”
Radi8 Games’ Crystal Crater
Genesis Group-owned Radi8 Games has released its latest slot Crystal Crater.
Crystal Crater is a 4x5, 50-line medium volatility slot which lets players choose their favorite random wild bonus aboard a deep space mining vessel searching for precious jewels.
The Random Wilds special feature can be triggered when the player receives 3 or more Bonus Scatter Symbols, allowing a selection of 4 combinations of Free Spins and Random Wild symbols.
Crystal Crater has 2 sets of jewels, the high paying symbols are Citrine, Red Rubies, Amethyst and Emerald, while the low paying symbols are made up of precious stones in shapes of poker symbols; Spades, Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds.
Every spin can potentially unearth Stacked Diamond Wilds combined with random wilds to unlock big payout combinations. Hit 3 or more Bonus Scatter symbols to trigger the special feature, significantly speeding up gameplay giving online slot players more bang for their buck.
Stakelogic’s Gods of Death
The ancient Gods of Egypt are rising again in Gods of Death, the latest slot release from Stakelogic.
Players can spin the reels in the presence of the ancient Gods in the 10 line, 5x3 slot, which sees the deities randomly conjure up their powers to change the reels and lead the player towards treasures hidden inside the ancient tomb.
Intrepid raiders should be on the lookout for The Snake Queen landing on reel 3. She is wild and expands to cover the reel, creating even more ways to prevail and find the lost rewards. Three or more Pharaoh scatter symbols in view awards free spins and opens the golden tomb, which can aid players in discovering untold riches.
Unearthing three Golden Mummies during the free spins round unlocks the gates to the treasure filled sanctum of the Egyptian Gods. Behold as the walking dead stride across the spinning reels, turning all reel’s wild and unleashing huge win combinations.
Gods of Death is the latest game to incorporate SUPER STAKE, a new game feature from Stakelogic that gives players another shot after a losing spin, allowing them to place a side bet which effectively doubles their stake and enables an additional feature which delivers a high payout approximately every 44 spins.
“Gods of Death is an exciting addition to our slots portfolio, with a wealth of highly engaging features for our fans to get their teeth into,” said Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar.
“The awesome Gods hold the key to a gameplay structure which can change in an instant, keeping players on the edge of their seat and wanting more. We’re confident this game, with the added incentive of Super Stake, will really deliver the power of the Gods.”
Betsoft’s Monster Pop
Betsoft Gaming has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Monster Pop.
The cascading reels slot offers a 5x5 grid that expands to a 13x13 grid, offering players a cluster pay-out of up to 1921x their bet.
In the game, players can collect stacks of monsters, with the appearance of the Monster Cloner Symbol expanding the grid, while added Wilds increase players’ chances for big wins.
“We are renowned for great storyboards and for true cinematic quality,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “Monster Pop strengthens this reputation. It also delivers an innovative take on cluster pays slot games, offering players excitement and huge win potential. Player response has been fantastic so far and we expect Monster Pop to be a long term hit.”
Kalamba Games’ Miami Bonus Wheel
Kalamba Games is bringing the bright lights of Florida’s party capital to the slot world in its latest release Miami Bonus Wheel.
Exclusively distributed through ORYX Gaming’s platform, the 3x3, 10 payline slot is packed with engaging features, including the new Bonus Wheel through Kalamba’s signature HyperBonus feature.
In the base game there are three variants of multiple Wilds symbols with the value of one, two or three to ramp up the excitement factor. Up to 15 Free Spins are awarded whenever there is a win in the Bonus Wheel feature, triggered when three bonus symbols land anywhere in the base game. Wilds and Multiplier Wilds that appear during Free Spins leave a sticky Wilds frame that locks in position for the remainder of the round.
“Miami Bonus Wheel is a high-volatility title that will have wide-ranging appeal among slot players thanks to its slick theme and a simple yet intuitive gameplay,” said Kalamba Games co-founder and chief operating officer Alex Cohen.
“Packed with Free Spins and Multipliers to build anticipation and enhance the player experience, this new addition to our ever-expanding slot portfolio encapsulates all the fun and excitement of Miami’s party scene.”
Play’n GO’s Sticky Joker
Play’n GO has released its 10th game of the year with the launch of its 3-reel slot Sticky Joker.
Sticky Joker is the latest entry in the supplier’s Joker series of games, and includes a unique and fun take on the Wild Joker symbol that the games are famed for.
In Sticky Joker, each time the Joker lands on the grid it will stick to the reels and award a player another re-spin. More jokers equal more spins, with the chance to fill a whole grid with Joker Wild symbols.
“Sticky Joker is an excellent game for players who are fans of Joker based games,” said Play’n GO CEO Johan Törnqvist. “It's simple, straightforward and players can quickly get into the rhythm and enjoy what it has to offer.
“We love making immersive games with characters and backstories and plenty of features for people to experience but, sometimes people just want something simple to have fun with, at Play’n GO we cater to everyone.”
Red Rake Gaming’s 777 HEIST
Red Rake Gaming has launched its latest slot game 777 HEIST.
The 5x5 slot is set in a museum which houses the most valuable artefacts in the world, which players will need to collect to gain access to a special spin that grants the thief with 3 skills to help them reach their objective: hacking, harness and smoke bomb.
Each one of these skills has a special function. With ‘hacking’, the player can hack into the system and replace symbols to obtain more wins. With ‘harness’ it is the moment for action, to hang from the ceiling and place at least 2 Wild symbols. Finally, the ‘smoke bomb’ allows the player to clear all the reels to enter the Mona Lisa room and play the free spin feature.
777 HEIST includes the supplier’s Cascading Reels feature, which can also be found in its other slots such as Solomon: the King, Asp of Cleopatra, Viva las Vegas, Twin Harlequin, and Tiger and Dragon.
Spearhead Studios’ European Roulette
EveryMatrix’s Spearhead Studios has launched its first table game with the release of European Roulette.
European Roulette features a realistic 3D roulette wheel with true-to-life ball behaviour that has been optimised for mobile use and rapid loading.
The game’s standard table view offers all of the traditional inside and outside bets. Players can place a full range of special bets, as well as statistics-based bets such as hot and cold numbers. They can switch to the racetrack view to place one of a series of classic call bets and save up to ten favourite bets for reusing.
“Our team has put a lot of thought and love into making European Roulette a reality,” said Spearhead game development director Kevin Corti. “We had an emphasis on delivering a premium mobile user experience, providing an effortless UI and spectacular aesthetics.
“In short, we wanted to offer players the full breadth of bet types and features that they have come to expect from other providers, but to also make the experience much easier and delightful.”
Spearhead managing director Mathias Larsson added: “We are excited to unveil our first table game to the market. In the same way as with slot games, we aim to deliver the best selection of table games for our players.
“Besides looking amazing, the game contains advanced features offering everything that a player wants. Before the end of H1, we will deliver a minimum of 8 more slot games, and in July we will release our next table game which will be Blackjack.”