With so many new studios and legacy brands working overtime to compete for player spins, more than a dozen new games are released every week. Today’s gamers only have to click on a title on one of their favorite gaming portals to be the first in their circle to try out a new game.
In the not too distant past, every single online casino was simply an extension of the game developer, with one site exclusively offering Microgaming titles and others only games from Playtech, Realtime Gaming or Cryptologic etc. – there were no multi-software online casinos and in order to download a new game on a Microgaming site, players had to completely reinstall the Viper download client and all elements of each game. Thanks to innovations such as Instant Play via HTML5, these days are long gone.
Today’s games can be built and deployed on Remote Game Servers (RGS) using pre-existing modules once they are certified. In some jurisdictions like Spain, after obtaining a contributor license, a developer like Play’n GO can self-certify any new game on that market and release it across its entire gaming network without the need for approvals from one regulator to another.
Lots of new games to play
Today we’re looking at some new releases from BGaming, Gamzix, Lady Luck, Playson, Red Rake Gaming and Wazdan.
BGaming – alien fruits
Look out for innovative AI-generated graphics with reloading reels and a chance to win up to 15,000x in this game. Join fruit characters in search of gumballs in this high-energy intergalactic thriller.
The game was released over the network soft swiss and other operators with BGaming titles. Alien Fruits offers a maximum win of €180,000 on full bets.
BGaming Co-CPO Julia Aliakseyeva said: “As a leading slots provider, we’re excited to add Alien Fruits to our portfolio of over 100 creative titles. We’re particularly excited to introduce AI-generated graphics, just one example of BGaming’s innovative approach to slots development.”
Land four or more scatter symbols (spaceships) to activate the free spins bonus and the fruits will travel across galaxies to bring you to the free spins.
In most markets, players also have access to the Bonus Buy feature to go to the front of the queue (for a price) and play the bonus game if they feel like taking a risk.
Random multipliers ranging from 2x to 100x take the game to new heights.
gaming – wolf story
Wolf Story is a 5-reel, 3-row, 25-fixed payline slot machine. The game symbols represent members of the animal kingdom and Scatter and Moon offer more: Scatter triggers free spins and Moons are a portal to the bonus game using Gamzix’s Hold the Spin mechanic.
There are four jackpots up for grabs and you need to collect 15 moon symbols to have a chance at the big jackpot.
Wolf Story has a pretty high RTP of 96% and a max win of over 5,000x.
Alejandro Kosohov, CEO of Gamzix commented: “Each slot is a combination of visual presentation and a perfect blend of available features. It must grab attention from the first moment and intrigue the player to the last twist. That’s what we focused on developing Wolf Story. You’ll see lots of animated elements, changing backgrounds, and features like Mystery Coin that only reveal the end result when the time comes. Wild and mysterious, right?”
Lady luck games – pop eye
This highly anticipated release from Lady Luck Games is officially slated for a worldwide release on April 20th, 2023 – however, it is said that it could launch in select regional markets before launching in Lady Luck’s distribution network.
Popeye was developed in partnership with King Features Syndicate (Hearst Communications), a comics content company and animation studio first established in 1914 and home to famous characters such as Flash Gordon, Beatle Baily, Hagar the Horrible and of course Popeye.
Exclusive regional releases include partnerships with Danske Spil for players in DenmarkNovibet served Greek playersTipobet365 active in scattered markets worldwide, betson And White Hat Gaming for UK players.
“We are excited to bring our immersive and immersive slots game, Popeye, to a global audience through these exclusive regional launches featuring industry-leading brands. We believe our compelling gaming experience combined with the strong market presence of these leading platforms will be a winning combination for gamers around the world.”said Mads Jørgensen, co-founder and CEO of Lady Luck Games.
Global release date: April 20, 2023
Payout ratio: 94.0% | 96.1% | 88.0% depending on the market
Hit frequency: 29.8% | 29.7% | 30.4%
Max Win: Bet 5,100x | Wager 5,500x | 5,300x wager
Minimum/maximum bet: €0.10/€100.00
Languages: EN, RU, TR, ES, IT, DA, ZH-CN, TH, KO, DE, EL, NL, RO, SV, KA
playson – Giza Nights: Hold and Win
This game is feature rich with semi-complicated mechanics that will captivate new players with mysteries and discoveries and will bring veteran players back for years to come. Set up as a 5×3 slot with 25 paylines, it promises to take players on a journey to one of the seven wonders of the world and a treasure hunt in the mysterious ancient city of Giza.
The Boost feature collects the value of the accumulated Moon symbols and awards them to players instantly. It can also award one of three jackpots if the correct symbols land on the reels on the same spin.
The bonus game is supported by Playson’s popular Hold and Win mechanic, which resets the number of new spins available to 3 whenever any new Bonus, Boost or Mystery symbol appears in the feature. The bonus game plays until the player runs out or fills the 5×3 grid with bonus symbols that award the Grand Jackpot worth 5,000x their stake.
The Mystery symbol can also change into a Mini, Minor or Major jackpot symbol during the bonus game. These appear after a boost symbol appears, or are revealed one at a time when the bonus spin is complete.
Land three scatters to trigger or retrigger 8 free spins and only the highest paying Bonus, Boost, Scatter and Wild symbols are collected.
Tamas Kusztos, Commercial Director of Playson said: “Giza Nights: Hold and Win is a great addition to our library and brings the charm of Giza to our Egyptian-themed game series.”
“The hold-and-win mechanic is a player favorite, and with the built-in boost feature, they’re sure to have an exciting time exploring our bespoke game offering.”
RedRakeGaming – Ramses legacy
There must be dozens, if not dozens, of Egyptian themed slots, but it remains a popular genre as developers add their own twists to the much visited theme. Red Rake is no exception. Founded in 2011, the studio started out in the social gaming space before taking on the more serious role of becoming a BMM certified real money gaming provider.
Ramsey’s Legacy is a great slot in many ways – the first eye-catcher is the One Million Ways to Win feature, but the mini-game and free spins are also important for players who like to fully immerse themselves in the game
Head to the gates of the Ramses Pyramid and watch as a wall rises with each victory, revealing more tiers of symbols. When a pyramid appears on the reels it is added to the progress bar which when full triggers the mini game.
In addition to the mini game there is a free spins bonus round with 8, 12 or 16 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively. The game screen starts with 4 rows on the reels and each win opens 2 more rows.
The game was released on April 13 on the Playson network.
wazdan – hot slot™: 777 payout
Wazdan had added its eighth game to its top-performing Hot Slots series with Hot Slot™: 777 payout.
Andrzej Hyla, Commercial Manager of Wazdan: “We are excited to introduce the latest addition to our Hot Slot™ range, featuring immersive new mechanics that offer endless entertainment and huge win potential.”
“As the first game of a new quarter, we wanted to release something our partners can look forward to as we build on the momentum of our popular series.”
Like all games in the Hot Slots series, this game combines a classic retro theme with the innovative modern mechanics of Wazdan.
However, this game offers a new feature with the Cash Out symbol. Players can use it to collect prizes, including jackpots, through Wazdan’s player engagement engine.
Cover all reel positions with Jackpot symbols to win up to 1,500 times your stake when I win the big jackpot.
Players can double their bets to activate the new probability mechanic that increases the chance of landing jackpot symbols.
Wazdan prides itself on catering to the wants and needs of individual players through their Freedom of Choice collection™, which allows players to personalize their gaming experience in a variety of ways, instilling a sense of ownership and increasing player retention and loyalty.
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