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Snowborn, Relax Gaming, AvatarUX, Stakelogic and Play’n GO: on the spin

CasinoBeats’ inbox has been flooded with newly released slot titles, take a seat as we guide you through some of the noteworthy titles from the past week including Snowborn’s feisty feline voyage, Relax Gaming’s motorcycle escapade, Avatar UX’s African adventure and more.

Cats of the Caribbean – Snowborn Games

Cats of the Caribbean is up and coming studio Snowborn Games’ latest release. Working as a 5×3 reel slot with 20-paylines, this title introduces players to some purrfect pirate shipmates.

Three different free spin modes are on offer, with Captain Red, Captain Claw and Captain Catnip free spin game modes. During any of these features, the board increases to 5×4 reels and the paylines increase from 20 to 30. 

During the base game, collecting wild symbols that do not successfully add to a payline will increase the chances of randomly activating the wild cannon mode. This feature will award the player with between two and 15 wild symbols on a single spin.

Multiple wilds can be placed on the same square, applying a multiplier for every wild that is attributed to that square. 

With the Jackpot bonus feature, four jackpots appear on a bonus wheel, ranging from x20 to x10,000. The player gets to spin the wheel using an Octopus tentacle, and will be awarded with whatever prize the wheel marker lands on. 

Dead Riders Trail – Relax Gaming

Relax Gaming has released a gas guzzling slot title with Dead Riders Trail, a 6×6 reel, blockbusting slot that puts the pedal to the metal.

As it’s a cluster-style slot, not all symbols that land on the reels are paying symbols, there are stone blocker symbols that can drop in too. Any winning symbols that are part of a cluster will explode and disappear, destroying some stone blocks with them and making way for new symbols to increase the win potential.

If all the stone blocks on the reels are destroyed by winning clusters, then the feature wheel can be activated. This wheel can offer either four free spins, seven free spins, the bonus or super bonus trail mini-games. 

With the free spins bonus, bombs are attached to a number of stone blockers. Bombed blockers expand to transform into valuable mystery symbols when effected by the explosion of a winning cluster. These mystery blocks reveal the best possible symbol and make it rain with winnings.

The bonus trail games work like a board game. The player’s pawn moves one to six spaces each turn. They start the round with three fuel cans displayed on a meter. One is used each turn, but more can be collected. The mini-game ends when they run out of fuel.

Landing on a normal tile will award a multiplied bet win, while landing on a truck tile will trigger a feature. Silver trucks can trigger any feature, while golden trucks can bring exclusive features such as the collect all symbol, where all values from all normal tiles are collected.

Triggering the super bonus round will see the silver truck that is usually positioned closest to the start replaced by a golden truck. This truck offers players a much greater chance of triggering the higher tier features, including a persistent payer that awards cash on every turn and a persistent sniper that constantly multiplies the value of other tiles.

Raging Pop – Avatar UX

Set in the African Savannah, Raging Pop is a 6×4 reel slot with a raging rhino bonus game mode that causes the reels to expand as a stampede takes over the screen. The title is a collaboration with Yggdrasil that implements Avatar’s exclusive Popwins game mechanic.

Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, stated: “RagingPop is another exciting addition to our portfolio, and we’re thrilled to launch it across Yggdrasil’s broad network of operators. It’s another strong milestone for us, and we look forward to seeing how our collaborations continue to bear fruit.”

As another blockbuster style game, each successful spin will see identical symbols land in a cluster on the board, with these winning symbols disappearing to make way for new symbols.

The raging rhino mode can be activated randomly in both the base game and the free spins mode. This will cause the reels to extend up to five, six or seven symbols tall. 

Meanwhile, stampeding rhinos run across the screen to select a multiplier that will be attributed to any payout caused by the extended reels. These multipliers can be between x2 and x500.

A gamble wheel feature is also available, allowing players to gamble the amount of free spins they are awarded. When winning free spins, the wheel will be presented to the player, offering up to 30 free spins. Players can spin the wheel in hope of landing more free spins, but could come away with losing the free spins they were guaranteed.

“AvatarUX is a standout studio in its own right and it’s a fantastic partnership for us that brings innovative content to players across the world,” commented Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil. 

“We can’t wait to see how operators receive the latest PopWins creation.”

El Cowboy Megaways – Stakelogic

Celebrate the day of the dead with some deadly Wild West outlaws in El Cowboy Megaways, Stakelogic’s recent six reel slot that combines cascading wins with bonus horizontal reels to enhance the player’s experience.

Olga Bajela, CCO at Stakelogic, said: “El Cowboy Megaways is a Western-themed slot like no other. The action is explosive, with wilds, multipliers, free games and more giving players the chance to ride into the sunset with big win bounty of their own. 

“The action-packed gameplay has been combined with gritty artwork and an authentic soundtrack to take players to the heart of the Wild West and make them feel like a true cowboy. This is yet another great addition to our market-leading video slot portfolio.”

El Cowboy Megaways is another cascading slot title, meaning winning symbols on a payline will disappear once they have applied their win, to make way for new symbols.

Two bonus horizontal reels are placed above and below the reels. The top row can present three action symbols, while the bottom row places wild symbols under specific reels. If these align to be above and below the same column, then the action will be triggered.

When four or more scatters drop at once, the free spins feature will be activated. With this feature, the top bonus reel can only have one action, the dynamite action. The bottom bonus reel will have either a wild action or a multiplier wild action. When these two reels align in the free spins game, the feature offered by the bottom reel will be activated.

Throughout the free spins feature, a multiplier reel is added to the right side of the board, multiplying payouts by x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x8, x10, x12, x15, x20, x25, x50 or x100 randomly on every winning spin.

Bull in a Rodeo – Play’n GO

Enter the bull ring in Play’n GO’s new slot title, Bull in a Rodeo. This release incorporates over five different wild features in a 5×3 reel set that offers a maximum win of up to x2,000 the player’s stake.

“We’ve been looking to give Benny the Bull a new adventure since he caused mayhem in Bull in a China Shop,” commented Charlotte Miliziano, Head of Games at Play’n GO.

“We pride ourselves on our characters and their development. What’s their next move? Have they made some new friends along the way? These characters provide humorous storylines that players can’t get enough off. I wonder what Benny’s next adventure might be…”

Landing Benny the Bull wilds onto the reels can offer different wild features depending on his mood, and it only takes one wild to drop into play to activate these features. If Benny is angry then he will turn into his x2 multiplier version, dropping more multiplying wilds around the board to increase the win potential.

If Benny is happy, then he will drop more wilds onto the reels, but they will be the standard non-multiplying wild symbols. If Benny is looking proud then he will turn into an expanding wild, growing to fill out an entire reel.

Furthermore, if players can land a gate scatter on the reels at the same time as a Benny wild, then the freedom spins game mode will be activated.

With this feature, Benny breaks out of the rodeo, offering ten free spins to the player. The standard blue bull wilds can only drop into play during this game mode, and three are guaranteed to drop in after every win. They surround winning paylines to give an increased payout.

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