BTG, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Platipus and AvatarUX: on the spin
In the past week, an array of slot releases have graced the CasinoBeats inbox. Sit back and relax as we guide you through a selection of new slot titles, including Big Time Gaming’s Disco-dancing dynasty, Pragmatic Play’s pizza party, Play’n GO’s gushing gold rush and more.
Rasputin Megaways – Big Time Gaming
Russia’s greatest love machine is the star of Big Time Gaming’s latest funky slot title, which uses six reels with rows of up to 10 symbols. With an RTP of 96.68 per cent, this game uses the megaways mechanic to offer a million ways to win with a maximum win of up to x68,180 the player’s stake.
Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO, commented: “Sometimes you just have to take an amusing concept and run with it. The result can be breathtakingly silly but also strikingly original, interesting, and fun. Rasputin Megaways is all those things, but it’s also just a great game.
“We know our players will have a smile on their faces and maybe even a wiggle in their hips as they enjoy this one.”
When three scatters land on the same spin, players have the choice of two free spins options with Ecstasy & Fire and Big & Strong game modes.
With the Ecstasy & Fire game mode, players are awarded seven free spins with the reels being able to expand to 12 symbols high. Unlike the base game, the extended reel-set will carry over on each spin. When reels reach 12 symbols high, an additional three spins are awarded.
During the Big & Strong feature, players are awarded 10 free spins with an unlimited multiplier. The multiplier starts at a value of x1 and increases with every five symbols that are added to the reels by Rasputin wilds.
For any win above x100, players can choose to exchange x100 their stake in order to win either seven or 10 free spins.
Additionally, players can gamble any win between x25 and x100 in a chance to win either free spins game modes. Losing this gamble will cause players to lose their winnings and return to the base game.
Pizza! Pizza? Pizza! – Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play’s latest greasy slot title uses a pizza-shaped reel set with a set-up of 2-3-4-5-6 with symbols paying from bottom to top. This high volatility game has an RTP of 96.04 per cent and offers a maximum win of up to x7,200 the player’s bet.
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, commented: “Pizza! Pizza? Pizza! takes the world’s love for this classic dish and packs it with features and win potential.
“The game uses cutting-edge animation and design to seamlessly propel this popular theme into a world-class slot, delivering a feel-good experience powered by innovative mechanics”
Symbols for this game come in the form of playing card values and pizza toppings, with olives, mushrooms, salad leaves and pepperoni slices. Medium value pepper symbols will showcase monetary values that can be won during this free spins feature, with values ranging from x2 to x2,000 the player’s bet.
Additionally, pizza truck wilds can drop into play during the free spins feature, substituting for all symbols other than scatter and money symbols.
During the free spins feature, pizza truck wilds will collect the cash values of all peppers on present the reels. These wild symbols can often appear as golden wilds, triggering a special enhanced reel-set whenever they contribute to a win.
If a golden wild appears on the board during the free spins while providing a payout, the reel-set will triple in size with a 6-9-12-15-18 set-up.
Every fourth wild symbol that appears during the entirety of the bonus game mode will retrigger the feature, awarding 10 free spins. This can be done up to three times and will cause the money symbol values to double, triple or increase by x10 depending on how many times the feature is retriggered.
The bonus game mode also has a randomly activated feature where money symbols will appear on the screen if only one wild lands on a spin without any cash values to collect, increasing the win potential of an unsuccessful spin.
Wild Falls 2 – Play’n GO
Play’n GO’s latest slot sequel sees the return of its donkey and prospector combo as they stand beside a waterfall 5×3 reel set with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x15,000 the player’s stake.
Head of Games at Play’n GO, Charlotte Miliziano, commented: “There’s nothing we love more than stepping up to the ultimate challenge and taking our most popular storylines to the next level. With our Wild Falls titles, you get adventure.
“Our team did a great job of blending great mechanics with fresh features for an incredibly immersive experience. If you loved Wild Falls, just wait until you see what’s in store in Wild Falls 2.”
Three chests sit above the board, falling onto the reels on random base game spins. If one or two chests land on the reels, the rapid respin feature is activated. This places the chests sticky on the reels as they move down one row with each respin and the reel-set increases to 5×5.
If this feature leads to three chests being present on the reels, the river of gold free spins game mode is triggered.
This feature works similarly to the rapid respin feature as chests nudge down one row with every spin, however golden chests are introduced as players gain free spins as long as chests are present on the reels.
Once all chests have nudged off of the board, the river of gold free spins feature will end and players will return to the base game.
If three golden chests appear on the reels at once, the super river of gold feature is triggered. This works exactly the same as the rivers of gold feature apart from all chests will appear as gold with multipliers that can be combined.
Xmas Avalanche – Platipus
The only Christmas slot release in this selection, Platipus’ latest title uses cluster-pays on a 7×7 reel set to offer a maximum win of up to x5,100 the player’s bet. This game has medium volatility with an RTP of 95 per cent.
Xmas avalanche is a cluster-paying slot title, providing wins through clusters of five or more identical symbols landing next to each other.
Low value symbols are represented by blue, pink, green and red baubles, with snowflakes and Christmas wreaths depicting the medium value symbols.
Gingerbread men represent the high value symbols for this title. If the right amount of symbols land in a winning cluster, these can offer between x1 and x150.
This is also a cascading wins title, meaning that symbols in a winning cluster will disappear after providing their payout, to make way for new symbols to drop in and increase the win potential.
After a cascading win, clusters in the base game will explode with the potential to leave behind multiplying wilds. If these wilds contribute to subsequent wins then their multiplier value will be increased.
HelioPOPolis – AvatarUX
AvatarUX’s latest PopWins slot title takes players to the great pyramids of Egypt, using 5×3 reels with 32,768 ways to win to offer a maximum win of up to x20,000. This game has high volatility with an RTP of 96 per cent.
Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, commented: “HelioPOPolis brings a new take on the classic Egyptian theme as we give it a modern twist, accompanied by our fantastic PopWins mechanic.
“It is another release that sees us explore exciting features and mechanics such as synced reels, expanding Wild symbols, Mystery symbols and much more. HelioPOPolis also comes with our proprietary PopWins mechanic which has really allowed us to elevate our offering into something that is hugely respected across the gaming industry today.”
With the games PopWins mechanic, symbols that form a winning combination will disappear to be replaced by two new symbols. This increases the reel-set with every consecutive win, with a maximum reel-set size of 5×6. The reel-set will reset to 5×3 on each turn.
During the free spins feature, the maximum reel-set size is 5×8, and this expanded size will stay active for the duration of the feature.
When activating the free spins, players have two game modes to choose from. They can either select a feature with larger 2×2 or 3×3 symbols available, or select the other option with guaranteed wilds on each spin.
In both free spins game modes, mystery symbols are on offer. These symbols will be placed across the board and will eventually reveal identical symbols once the spin they land on finishes.
When the free spins game begins, a random symbol will be chosen to be an expanded symbol, with only wild, bonus and mystery symbols unavailable to be chosen. After forming a win, these expanding symbols will fill out their entire reel to increase the win potential.
The game also has a win multiplier that starts at x1 and increases by a value of one with every consecutive win, resetting in-between turns.
This multiplier value does not reset in the free spins feature and can start at x5, x6 or x7 depending on how many scatters trigger the bonus game mode.