As a number of new igaming titles grace the CasinoBeats inbox, sit back and get to grips with a select few new slot games as we take a look at Play’n Go’s mystical reels, Greentube and Relax Gaming’s festive titles and Spearhead Studios’ Mayan adventure.
Merlin and the Ice Queen Morgana – Play’n Go
Play’n Go invites players to a battle of good and evil with this 5×3, 10-payline video slot which incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x20,000 the bet.
In the latest Play’n Go release, landing three or more Merlin staff scatter symbols awards 10 free spins. Before the feature begins, one pay symbol is selected at random to be the special expanding symbol for the full duration of the bonus round. With this, after any win, if the expanding symbol can form a win, it expands to cover all positions on its reel.
Furthermore, when Morgana wilds land stacked, they trigger the multiplier. Here, a random multiplier value of x2, x3, x5, or x8 is activated and then applied to all wins on the triggering spin. The multiplier also applies to any scatter wins.
“Players love the Merlin series, we have already explored his relationship with the Lady of the Lake and wanted to dive deep into one of his more turbulent relationships,” commented Play’n Go’s head of games, Charlotte Miliziano. “A little darker than its predecessor, Merlin and the Ice Queen Morgana embody the battle between good and evil.
“There’s another reason we enjoy working on these kinds of series. Like with Merlin, King Arthur and the gods of Norse mythology, new players already have some knowledge of these characters. They can fully immerse themselves in the narrative regardless of whether they’ve played our existing games.”
Diamond Link: Mighty Santa – Greentube
Greentube is inviting players to deck the halls and rock out with a rebellious Santa in this 5×3, 25-payline video slot which incorporates a Diamond Link Hold n Spin mechanic and a max win of x1,000 the bet.
Starting with the wild spin feature, with this, a diamond containing a wild spin logo will grant players a winning free spin. Here, a random number of wilds will appear at random reel positions to upgrade winnings.
Moving on to the sticky spin feature, a diamond containing a sticky spin logo will grant players a winning free spin. Here, all winning symbols will be locked in place and additional respins will be granted, until no new winning symbols appear or the whole board is filled.
“The Diamond Link series continues to go from strength to strength and by introducing our rocking new Mighty Santa character into the festive fun, we believe we are onto another winner for players all over the world,” said Steve Cross, director of games development and operations at Greentube.
“The new neon diamonds bring an element of added spice into the Hold n Spin feature, and we are confident that players will enjoy aiming for big wins including the grand jackpot, which could put the icing on someone’s holiday cake this year.”
Book of Souls – Spearhead Studios
Players are invited to join Lara Jones in her adventures at an ancient Mayan temple deep within the jungle in this 5×3, 10-payline video slot which incorporates several improvements from its predecessor, such as a more volatile math model, new gamble and buy feature options and new graphics.
The snake spin feature depicts a series of animated snakes on the screen as soon as the spin begins. When the result is displayed, between three and ten of the initial symbols will have been replaced by the snake wild – wins are then evaluated.
Moreover, before the free spins bonus starts, one of the four high-paying or five low-paying symbols will be randomly selected to be the special symbol. Next, the reels spin as normal – with the scatter acting as a substituting wild.
“Book of Souls was the second game we made – now, we have over 60! – and, while it’s still one of our best performers, we felt we could make it even better.” remarked Kevin Corti, game development director at Spearhead Studios.
“Not only did we radically spruce up the visuals, greatly modernising the game, but we made it much more volatile. We gave it a much higher max win potential and added new gamble and buy-bonus features to give players more control over their experience.”
Santa’s Stack – Relax Gaming
Relax Gaming has brought some early festive delight to fans of high volatility games with this 8×8, cluster-pays video slot which incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x20,000 the bet.
The secret Santa feature is triggered when a wild symbol forms part of a winning cluster. Once triggered, the winning cluster will convert into mystery symbols and a respin is awarded.
In free spins, wild symbols are guaranteed to land with every spin, with the number of wilds guaranteed to land increasing by one with each spin. Furthermore, when scatter symbols land, players win either an extra free spin or the win multiplier increases by one.
“It’s always a pleasure to design innovative games but there is definitely something extra in knowing we are bringing some Christmas cheer to people’s entertainment time as well,” commented Simon Hammon, chief product officer at Relax gaming.
“Set against an engaging retro-style winter wonderland backdrop, Santa’s Stack will be the gift that keeps on giving as we continue to drive differentiation this holiday season.”