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Pragmatic, Blueprint, & 4 The Player: on the spin

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 Pragmatic Play’s retro reels, Blueprint Gaming’s bonanza, 4 The Player’s big heist and Yggdrasil’s purr-fect slot.

Snakes and Ladders Megadice – Pragmatic Play

Pragmatic Play welcomes players to enjoy its twist on a nostalgic board game with this 5×3, 10-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x20,000 the bet.

In the game, triggering the snakes and ladders board bonus round is the main objective of the game, which can be prompted by landing three or more bonus symbols, or by filling the snake above the reels via the game’s progressive feature.

Moreover, when wild dice symbols hit, the number of dots they display determines how many sections of the snake above the reels are filled. Filling the snake entirely will trigger the bonus round while changing the stake restarts the process.

“Snakes and Ladders Megadice blends all the joys of playing classic board games with the action and excitement of modern gaming experiences,” commented Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play.

“We are thrilled with how the aesthetics and bonus features have combined to create such a multifaceted experience for our players, and hope that the feedback reflects the hard work that went into the development process.”

Deal or No Deal: Banker’s Bonanza – Blueprint Gaming

Blueprint Gaming invites players to choose Deal or No Deal with this 6×5, scatter-pays video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x50,000 the bet.

Six or more winning cascades during any spin will award the Deal or No Deal feature, while the mega version that sits at the top of the banker’s trail guarantees free spins.

Moreover, as with previous titles within the series, the game is packed with features from the show, including the red boxes and banker’s phone, with presenter Noel Edmonds providing commentary during the bonus features for the first time.

​​Looking at the banker’s bonus spins feature, after any deal there is a chance the banker can offer players the banker’s bonus spins, where they win not only the deal but free spins as well.

“Our design and development team have done an exceptional job in reimagining the Deal or No Deal igaming experience with this latest gameplay,” noted Jo Purvis, Director of Key Accounts and Marketing UK at Blueprint Gaming.

“While the key characteristics remain the same, subtle changes to the mechanics and bonus features ensure players can expect something different as they spin the reels and aim to beat the banker. Most notably, the scatter pays format brings a new dimension to our ever-expanding portfolio.” 

60 Second Heist – 4ThePlayer

4ThePlayer has put players firmly in the driving seat for the “ride of their life” in this 5×4, 1,204-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x60,000.

The title boasts a win time free spins bonus that sees players receive 60 seconds of free spins. This race against the clock can be extended by landing extra time symbols anywhere on the reels.

In addition to more drive time, landing boost scatter symbols will force the reels to spin faster, earning players even more cash as the clock counts down. Additionally, there is an ever-increasing multiplier.

During base gameplay, a turbo lock respin feature may trigger at any time. This sees winning symbols lock in place. All other reel positions will respin and any new winning symbols will lock as well. This continues for five seconds, after which the final win will be awarded.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce players to 60 Second Heist as it’s without a doubt our most exciting high-octane slot to-date,” remarked Chris Ash, Founder and Business Development Director at 4ThePlayer.

“This tile offers an unrivalled experience, and we truly believe that we’ve created something special with the help of Yggdrasil and their state-of-the-art GATI technology.”

Pushy Cats – Yggdrasil

The stage is set and the lights are down as players prepare for the furriest performance with this 5×3, 20-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x20,000 the bet.

Starting with sticky wild respins, one of these is awarded whenever the player lands one new wild symbol in the base game. This sees the player take a free respin while the wild remains sticky.

Meanwhile, the bonus game is activated whenever three wild symbols are landed in the base game or during sticky wild respins. This features a global multiplier applied to every win which is increased by +1 for each winning spin. Additionally, incorporating walking wilds, these move by one position on each spin if able. 

Moving onto the bonus game bumpers, these surround the 5×3 reels when the bonus game initiates. When a wild lands on a winning bumper, it moves back to its original position and triggers the bumper. After being triggered, all bumpers are converted to vortexes.

“Pushy Cats is an action-packed adventure that sees everyone’s favourite furry friends help players pick up unforgettably huge wins,” commented Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programmes at Yggdrasil.

“Lucky winners can rack up some truly incredible prizes thanks to the innovative bumper-style bonus feature that can reach as high as x20,000 their stake.

“We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve brought to the table with this game, and are truly looking forward to seeing the response it gets from the igaming community.”

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