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Relax, Play’n Go and Wizard Games: on the spin

CasinoBeats’ inbox has been full of new slot releases, put your feet up as we take you through some of our favourite titles from the past week including Relax Gaming’s Japanese nightscape, Play’n Go’s prehistoric party, Yggdrasil’s monster-battling warzone and much more.

Neko Night Dream Drop – Relax Gaming

Neko Night Dream Drop is a 5×4 reel slot that incorporates a Japanese Manga style design with 1,024-winways and a maximum win of up to x20,000 the player’s bet. The title introduces Neko, an ambitious cat who plans on an exciting adventure downtown.

Commenting on the launch, Simon Hammon, CEO of Relax Gaming, stated: “We’re thrilled to unveil Neko Night Dream Drop, which combines the classic lucky cat theme we all know and love with the innovation and excitement synonymous with Relax Gaming’s slots.

“Our reputation as the industry’s leading creator of engaging content can only be strengthened with this latest game, and we can’t wait for players to see this addition to our portfolio.”

Wild symbols can drop into play on reels two, three and four, substituting for all symbols other than the scatter. Landing a wild symbol upgrades further wilds landing on the same reel, by implementing a multiplier value to that wild and increasing it by one each time. This also awards the Neko respin feature. 

Additionally, gold coin scatters can also appear, triggering a free spins feature if three or more land on the reels at once. Eight spins are initially awarded to the player and the respin wild feature also becomes available. An extra free spin is awarded for each scatter symbol that lands during the free turns.

Jackpot prizes of five varieties can be won in the Dream Drop game with rapid, midi, maxi, major and mega variants, with up to x20,000 the player’s stake on offer. Golden koi fish symbols land on the reels to be collected into each reels’s own jackpot meter. 

Each jackpot prize corresponds to a reel, with the fifth reel representing the mega jackpot prize. Landing six koi symbols on that reel will award the highest-paying jackpot to the player. 

Mount M – Play’n Go

Travel back in time to the Ice Age where sabre-tooth tigers and dodo birds navigate a frozen earth in Play’n Go’s latest slot title, Mount M. This woolly mammoth-themed title is a 5×3 reel slot with 1,024-payways and a maximum win of up to x13,000 the player’s stake.

Charlotte Miliziano, Head of Games at Play’n Go explained: “We love to tell stories through our features. The expanding reel isn’t just an innovative feature, but another tool to tell the story of Mount M, helping the player on the journey to the top of the mountain. Creating an experience is what we do best.”

Bonus scatter campfires are included in the title, triggering an evolution free spins mode if three or more land on the reels at once. During these evolution spins, wild symbols bring orbs onto the reels with them. Collecting five orbs within this mode unlocks an additional top horizontal reel for added win potential. 

Collecting orbs gives players the chance to unlock an extra four horizontal reels in total. When the reels expand due to more than five orbs being collected, a random animal symbol is upgraded to always appear as a mammoth, and an extra free spin is given to the player.

Landing additional scatters during single evolution spins will award more free turns. Landing two, three, four or five extra scatters will award three, five, eight and 10 extra free turns respectively. Players can win up to 68 spins in total.

Randomly during the evolution spins, the middle reels can start to glow. If a wild lands on these glowing reels then the shatter respin feature will be activated. In this game mode, the wild will shoot its orb to destroy the blocked additional horizontal reels, unlocking between one and four top reels for a single respin. 

Of Sabers and Monsters – Yggdrasil

Of Sabers and Monsters is a 6×4 reel slot with scatter pays and 4,096 ways to win that implements a battle rounds mode where players hope to defeat a stag-like monster to land sticky wilds.

“Of Sabers and Monsters brings our much loved ‘battle’ mechanic Wild Fight back to players and for the first time it features on a ways game, with a fantastic theme and huge win potential,” commented Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs at Yggdrasil.

“With our brave Heroes fighting for riches and glory, we’ve sounded the trumpets and all are welcome to take up arms in this epic battle.”

The game provides payouts using consecutive scatter wins, meaning they will be provided no matter where they appear on the board as long as identical symbols are on three or more consecutive reels in a cluster.

With the free spins feature that is triggered by free spin symbols or blue feathers, a number of spins between eight and 20 are initially awarded to the player. Landing additional free spins will award extra free turns.

The middle four reels become enhanced with the Wild Fight mechanic for the free spins, with all character symbols landing on reels two, three, four and five going into battle with a monster on every spin. 

If the character wins the battle, the symbol will turn into a sticky wild for the entirety of the free turns, but more often than not the monster will defeat them.

Tropical Bonanza – iSoftBet

Summer may be coming to an end, but iSoftBet refuses to leave the seaside as its new slot release, Tropical Bonanza, takes players on a boozy beach bash with 6×5 reels, scatter pays, cascading wins and happy hour multipliers.

Mark Claxton, Head of Games at iSoftBet, explained: “Tropical Bonanza takes players on a unique island adventure, bringing them to a beach paradise stacked with lucrative modifiers, free spins and the opportunity to trigger massive win multipliers of up to x100.

“With exotic fruits and tasty cocktails combining to deliver juicy payouts and a hugely exciting bonus round, players have everything they need to enjoy the full tropical slot experience.”

Tropical Bonanza is a cascading slot title, which means winning symbols will disappear after applying their payout, making way for new symbols to increase the win potential of an already successful spin.

The title applies payouts using scatter wins as landing symbols anywhere on the board in any combination can provide a win, with a minimum amount of eight identical symbols needed.

Randomly during the base game, happy hour modifiers can be triggered. One of these modifiers is the orange slice multiplier. Another modifier is a free shots feature, filling up a cocktail glass on the side of the screen. Once this glass is full, the free spins feature will be triggered with eight spins gifted to the player.

Another game mode that can be triggered is the mr crab feature. This will appear to provide a minimum win of x20 the player’s stake and he too can trigger the free spins feature. This free spins mode can also be activated by landing three scatter pineapples on the reels at once, with one multiplier orange guaranteed to land on each free turn. 

Bier Haus Riches – Wizard Games

Grab a flagon of ale and prepare for a hangover as Wizard Games has developed a new DigiDrop slot game, which gives payouts when number symbols land on a reel set of 3×1 to present a multiplier value. 

Joey Hurtado, Managing Director at Wizard Games, said: “Oktoberfest is a time of celebration of life’s simple joys and with Bier Haus Riches, our design team has captured that essence of fun while providing a very enjoyable and engaging slot. 

“The implementation of the hit DigiDrop mechanic makes this another important release within our roadmap and we look forward to seeing how players take to it in markets all over the world.”

Number-shaped pretzels ranging from one to ten can appear on the reels, along with 00, .5 and 0. Wins are given out when numbers land on the reels in a formation that will represent a proper figure. 

These numbers will then work as a multiplier, attributing itself to the player’s initial bet to give a winning payout. There are also diamond-shaped pretzel blocker symbols to stop numbers from appearing on the reels. 

Beer-filled stein glasses will also drop into play, causing the reels to expand to 3×3 when two or more land on the board at once. These expanded reels spin once for the chance to create additional wins, while the triggering symbols stay locked in position.

Landing an additional scatter while the reels are expanded will activate a free spins feature. This game mode provides the player with ten free spins on the 3×3 board. Each additional scatter that lands during the free spins will award an extra free spin.

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