GI Games Round-up: Featuring Playtech, Nolimit City, Swintt and more9th April 2020 10:30 am GMT
This week's round-up features new games from the likes of Playtech, Nolimit City, Realistic Games and iSoftBet.
Playtech’s Midnight Wilds
Playtech’s Origins studio has launched its latest slot game, Midnight Wilds.
The 3x5 slot with 243 paylines takes players under the stars with a modern visual style. The Wheel of Luck feature adds additional intrigue to the game as players have the option to buy free games (optional) and then gamble to receive as many as 40 free games at a time.
Random Wilds add another level to the game, ensuring that gameplay never feels repetitive, especially in a ‘ways’ game.
The slot has been inspired by the success of Playtech's customizable content such as Kingdoms Rise, and the popularity of the Random Wilds mechanic.
Nolimit City’s Harlequin Carnival
Nolimit City is taking players on a Venice carnival inspired adventure with its latest release Harlequin Carnival.
Harlequin Carnival features the return of the provider's xNudge mechanic in a 3x5 classic reel setup with 20 pay-lines and a max potential return of 5871x the bet.
The slot also includes the Harlequin Respin feature, with players that land the lucky lady able to nudge multipliers and walk to the left to collect wins. Collecting three bonus symbols sees players enter the Harlequin Bonus, where every walk increases the multiplier and allows for more Harlequins to land.
“Inspired by the long standing theatrical traditions of Italian Commedia dell’arte, Harlequin Carnival takes the xNudge mechanic to the next level - with Walking xNudge Wilds!” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer.
iSoftBet’s Majestic Megaways
iSoftBet has released its latest slot to feature Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic with the launch of safari adventure game Majestic Megaways.
Set deep in the African Savanna, the six-reel slot features 117,649 ways to win through the Megaways mechanic. If full moons land on the reels they act as mystery symbols, transforming into the same symbol to help trigger mammoth wins.
The main feature is triggered by landing four or more diamond Bonus symbols on the reels, triggering 12 free spins. Each extra diamond will add a further five spins, while a progressive win multiplier increases with every cascading win.
Majestic Megaways will also be the first iSoftBet title to feature a Bonus Buy option in applicable markets, allowing players to instantly trigger the Free Spins round. The Majestic Bet costs 75 x total bet and will guarantee to spin in at least four Bonus symbols, and award Free Spins.
“We enjoyed resounding success with our first Megaways title, Aztec Gold Megaways, and are delighted to be adding a second title to the iSoftBet Megaways family,” said iSoftBet head of games Mark Claxton. “The exhilarating setting transports players to the great African plains and, with an increasing win multiplier always active, the bonus round is one of our most lucrative yet!
“Add in the option for players to choose the Majestic Bet, with a guaranteed feature trigger, and you have all the elements for a Megaways slot which we fully expect to deliver impressive results.”
Realistic Games’ Hot Cross Bunnies - Game Changer
Realistic Games has released Hot Cross Bunnies - Game Changer, a revamp of its original Hot Cross Bunnies slot title.
The new 5-reel, 20-fixed line slot is the second game to include the Game Changer bonus round, which is triggered by boxed symbols landing around the edge of the reels to create a game board.
During the round, players roll the dice to move from square to square, landing on symbols that determine the prize awarded. Those displaying a Pink Bunny, Bell or Fruit will then spin the bonus slot and award three, four or five of a kind of that symbol. Players should look to avoid the Take Prize symbol as this will end the bonus round.
If a Game Changer feature is activated with reels one and five showing three Pink Bunny symbols on each, it is impossible to lose and the player will keep travelling around the board and collecting prizes until they have reached the maximum pay out of 1000x their stake.
The network release follows a two week exclusivity period with GVC and complements the recent release of Hot Cross Bunnies Pull Tab, a new instant win title that features a Free Spins Bonus Round to add extra excitement to the classic format.
“The Game Changer concept is already exceeding our expectations and Hot Cross Bunnies – Game Changer promises to be no different, combining a popular theme familiar to Realistic fans with a bonus round that offers fantastic engagement and win potential,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee.
“Our portfolio has consistently grown this year with high-performing slot titles and instant win games that have added new levels of diversity and innovation to our offering. We’re already receiving an incredibly positive response from our partners and look forward to seeing how these latest releases perform with players.”
AvatarUX has released PopRocks, the debut title in its PopWins series and the second through its partnership with Yggdrasil and the YG Masters programme.
PopRocks unleashes mystical gems with powers that pop and multiply, expanding to a maximum win potential of 72,188x bet and up to 33,614 ways to win.
PopRocks is the first game to use the innovative new PopWins mechanic, where winning symbols ‘pop’ and are replaced with two new symbols and expanding reels, giving players the chance of epic wins.
PopRocks is AvatarUX’s second title launched through the partnership, following the successful release of Lilith’s Inferno last year.
“We’re thrilled to announce the release of PopRocks, the first title featuring our innovative PopWins mechanics,” said AvatarUX managing director Marcus Honney. “Immersive gameplay, cutting-edge design and bringing excitement to the market is what we pride ourselves on, and with its state-of-the-art technology, PopRocks is a fantastic addition to any offering and is sure to keep players coming back for more.”
Yggdrasil head of partner strategy and sourcing Stuart McCarthy said: “Our YG Masters programme adds significant business strategy value for our connected partners, and this innovative new title from AvatarUX perfectly showcases our aim to enhance our existing portfolio with innovative quality content from third-party studios.”
Swintt’s Golden 888
Swintt has rolled out the latest title in its Swintt Lite series of games with the release of Golden 888.
Golden 888 features either 3x or 9x multipliers on winning combinations with one or two Wild symbols.
“Golden 888 is a straight-forward classic style slot, designed with certain audiences in mind,” said Swintt business development director David Mann. “Many of our partners are looking to expand their slot portfolio with a variety of games and this provides for players who like a retro style.
“We’re thrilled to expand our Swintt Lite series with this game as well and make sure we cater for any operators entering emerging markets. Swintt Lite works well alongside our other localised content, including the land-based games in our portfolio.”
Live 5’s Billy Gone Wild
Live 5 has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Billy Gone Wild.
Currently live on William Hill before network-wide release, the 5x4 reel, 50 pay-line slot is packed full of features, including Wilds, Free Spins and Re-Spins that deliver plenty of big win potential if players can bring some sort of calm to the farm.
The Wild features can be triggered during the base game randomly at any moment, dropping a variety of Wild symbols onto the reels including Walking Billy Wilds: if a Billy Wild lands in view it will step left until it comes off the reels. Each move to the left is a Free Respin. If another Wild lands during this event, the Respins are continued until there are no more Billy Wilds in view.
“Billy Gone Wild is a fun-filled farmyard adventure with tremendous big win potential thanks to the various Wild, Free Spin and Re-Spin features,” said Live 5 chief product officer Matthew Parker. “We are thrilled to be launching Bill Gone Wild exclusively with William Hill and look forward to seeing it become a big hit with its discerning online casino players.”
OneTouch’s Wild Sorcery
OneTouch has launched its latest slot game Wild Sorcery.
The slot features potions, spell books and other illustrations of the dark arts, which trigger free spins when three wilds appear, with players able to choose the number of spins and the multiplier to give them control of their winnings.
“We have quickly grown a portfolio of exciting and engaging content and we have added to it in style with Wild Sorcery,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “We are constantly looking for ways to impress our players and this latest truly mobile-first offering should do exactly that. We look forward to watching the magic unfold.”