Over the past week, CasinoBeats has witnessed the release of an abundance of slot titles across the industry. Put your feet up while we guide you through some of the noteworthy releases, including Evoplay’s fiery fruit-machine, Armadillo Studios’ big fat Greek extravaganza, Peter & Sons’ spiritual skullduggery and much more.
Hot Volcano – Evoplay
Take part in a classic fruit-machine title with a flamethrowing twist as Evoplay releases its latest slot, Hot Volcano. This game showcases a 3×5 reel set with five-paylines and a maximum win of up to x515 the player’s stake.
Commenting on the launch, Ivan Kravchuk, CEO at Evoplay, stated: “We’re always happy to reinvent traditional content and give our fans something new, with the latest title elevating the classic fruit slot format with a blazing design.
“With a host of engaging features, we’re confident that this new release will provide an extremely immersive playing experience, and hopefully big wins for our players.”
All symbols in the game are represented by kiwis, pineapples and bananas, with the lowest paying combination possible coming from landing a combination of all three fruits on a payline. Next up, landing three kiwis, pineapples or bananas together on a payline will offer x3, x5 and x6 respectively.
These standard symbols can also appear with flames, enhancing the payout potential significantly. Landing three fiery kiwis, pineapples or bananas together on a payline will provide payouts of x15, x25 or x50 respectively.
Additionally, hot wild fruit symbols can appear on the reels, substituting for all symbols other than the free spins scatter. Landing three wilds on the same payline will attribute a payout of x500.
Free spins text symbols depict the scatter feature in this title, triggering 10 free spins and an automatic payout of x7 if three land on the reels at once. All winnings gained during the free spins will be enhanced by a multiplier of three.
Mythological Mayhem Supreme Streaks – Armadillo Studios
Armadillo’s latest slot release is certainly no Greek tragedy. Showcasing bonus features with progressive levels, this title has a 6×4 reel set with 117,649 ways to win and the opportunity to expand the reels to reveal higher-paying symbols.
David Stoveld, COO of Armadillo Studios, explained: “Mythological Mayhem is our most ambitious and innovative slot to date. We managed to recreate the mystical Greek world and infuse it with the most entertaining slot features, creating a truly unforgettable and entertaining gambling experience for our players.
“Our US expansion is going strong, and slots like these will help us make big leaps in this rich regional market.”
The base game is played on 6×4 reels with only medium and low-paying symbols, known as the Elysium Plains mode. Players spin to accumulate as many sun wilds as they can while collecting standard combination payouts.
After 10 spins, the next feature initiates and burning wilds land on the golden frames left behind by previous wilds, shifting the game into the first bonus tier, the Depths of Tartarus.
In this tier, the reels expand to 6×5 as the background changes to a dark, atmospheric scene. Winning spins now become cascades, with winning symbols disappearing to make way for new symbols and increase the win potential. Hades and the Minotaur symbols become available with this mode.
Players must achieve three back-to-back wins, aided by the golden frame wilds, to access the next bonus level, Seas of Poseidon. If a player has one unsuccessful spin, they will be sent back to the base game.
In the next two levels, Poseidon, Medusa, Athena and Zeus symbols become available as the reels can expand all the way to a 6×7 set on the final Skies of Olympus level.
During this final feature, cascading wins increase a multiplier value by one. When all spins have been completed, the final payout will be multiplied by this value.
Voodoo Hex – Peter & Sons
Peter & Sons’ recent slot title transports players back to early 20th century New Orleans where spooky skeletons run a voodoo shack in the heart of the French quarter. This game showcases a 3×3 reel set with five-paylines and bonus features including mystery stack respins and progressive multipliers.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs at Yggdrasil, commented: “We’re delighted to partner yet again with Peter & Sons for another fantastic creation, Voodoo Hex. With a very different theme to its usual content, we’re excited to bring new concepts to our offering and wow players with the immersive location.”
Wilds can appear on any reel, and if two full reels are stacked with the same symbol, mystery stack respins can occur, where respins happen until no more mystery symbols are present. This also contains a progressive multiplier, starting at x1, that increases by one for every win in the mode.
Coin symbols will award an immediate prize, regardless of being on a payline or not. If a scatter symbol lands on the centre of any reel, free spins are triggered.
During this bonus, mystery stacks are triggered more often throughout the round, while the increasing multiplier does not reset for the duration.
In certain jurisdictions, players can also proceed directly to the free spins mode through the bonus buy feature.
Yann Bautista, Business Development Manager at Peter & Sons, added: “Voodoo Hex is a spooky creation that brings a new side to our thrilling games portfolio, developed closely with Yggdrasil through the YG Masters program.
“With a simple matrix offering plenty of features and wins, we’re very happy with what we’ve created and look forward to entertaining players around the globe.”
Bao Tree Fortunes Rising – Skywind Group
Skywind Group invites players to Ancient China with its latest slot release, presenting a 5×3 reel set with 243-paylines hosted on the summit of a mystical mountain while offering bonus features such as the Bao Tree bonus.
Low value symbols in the game come in the form of traditional A-9 royal symbols, which offer between x1 and x10 the player’s bet, depending on the number of matching symbols in a single spin.
Up next in value comes the golden monye, heron, bear and deer. These offer between x2 and x100, depending on the symbols that land.
The tiger symbol is up next and provides x20 for three matching symbols and x160 for five. Finally, the highest paying regular symbol is the drums, which also act as a scatter, offering between x50 for three symbols and x1,000 for five.
The title comes with a Bao Tree feature, which is a pick and win game. In the base game, if the player lands a wild on reels two, three or four, this mode will be activated.
Moreover, the game includes a Fortunes Rising mode, triggered by landing three or more scatters from left to right on the reels. Once this mode is activated, the player is offered to choose one of five choices for the free games. Furthermore, this mode can see the paylines increase to up to 7,776 ways-to-win.
During the Bao Tree bonus prize, players must flip coins to match three symbols and earn mini, minor, major and grand prizes.
El Tesoro de la Jungla – MGA Games
Players are tasked with evading the many dangers in the heart of a jungle with MGA Games’ latest Spanish-catering slot release. This is a three-reel game that includes five minigames of jungle, platform, bridge, treasures and secret room varieties.
If players land three hats in the main game, it provides access to the jungle bonus that allows players to draw a prize.
The gems counter plays out as players must locate the gems in the mini game to get access to the next mini game.
In the platform bonus, players must stop the platform to move along. Each platform has a prize, including the monkey gem.
Moving forward is the bridge bonus, which players must have one gem to unlock. In this round, users are tasked with finding the correct way across the bridge. Here players can locate the elephant gem.
Next up is the treasures bonus game, which requires two gems to unlock. In this mode, players must take the treasures from its fixtures. Each treasure will have a prize attached to it.
The final bonus mode is the secret room that needs three gems to unlock. In this round, players must select one of three gem options to obtain a prize.