Microgaming, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play And More Release New Slots
A slew of new video slots were released this week by several leading game providers.
Microgaming’s Dangerous Quest
Microgaming launched a new game on Tuesday (January 21) titled African Quest, developed by Triple Edge Studios exclusively for Microgaming. The slot, which is based in the African desert, uses a 5×4 layout with 1,024 paylines and has an RTP of 96.52%. Symbols in the game include zebra, elephants, lions, rhinos and the traditional playing card letters and numbers.
African Quest includes dozens of special features including Stacked Lion symbols which can award big wins, Wild substitutions, and three Free Spins modes which all feature their own perks such as multipliers ranging between 1x and 4x. During the feature, players can land a 64x multiplier to make a giant win.
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Play’n GO’s Vampiric Slot
Popular game provider Play’n GO launched their new slot this week, a sequel to the firm’s hit 2013 slot Wild Blood. The new game, Wildblood II, continues with the vampire-fantasy theme and follows characters Margaret, Rebecca and Laura from the first slot. Wildblood II uses a 6×4 layout with 4,096 paylines and has an RTP of 96.18%.
Symbols in the new slot include the three women, a skull, a dagger and the traditional playing card letters and symbols. The special features include Wild substitutions, Scatter symbols, Vampire Re-Spins triggered with a stacked Wild on the sixth reel, and three Bloodlust Free Spins, each with their own perks such as multipliers, expanding Wilds and more.
Play’n GO CEO Johan Törnqvist said in a statement: “Wild Blood was a very popular title for us, and we felt the time was right to give these characters another outing. But we also wanted to ensure that we gave a new gaming experience, not just repeating the same game over again, so we have incorporated a new grid format and paytable, and more of a contemporary design to give players something new.”
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Pragmatic Play Celebrates Year Of The Mouse
Game developer Pragmatic Play has decided to celebrate the Year of the Mouse by launching its new Money Mouse video slot this week. The game, which has been released to coincide with Chinese New Year, uses a 5×3 layout with 25 paylines and has an RTP of 96%. Symbols in the game include Chinese dragons, firecrackers, mangos, drums and the normal playing card symbols.
It has several special features including Wild substitutions, Scatter symbols which trigger the game’s Free Spins mode, a Giant Symbol which appears during the Free Spins, and a Money symbol which triggers the Money Re-Spin feature where players can win big sums and a chance to win the game’s Grand Jackpot.
Melissa Summerfield, the Chief Commercial Officer for Pragmatic Play, said in a statement: “We are delighted to release Money Mouse as the Chinese New Year festivities approach. With a joyful theme, immersive setting and colourful gameplay, it is sure to be an excellent seasonal addition to our ever-growing portfolio.”
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NetEnt Heads To Africa In New Slot
NetEnt was the second provider to release an African-inspired video slot. The popular game provider, best known for Starburst, launched its Serengeti Kings video slot this week, a game that uses a 5×4 layout with 26 paylines and has an RTP of 96.7%. Symbols in the slot include panthers, lions, hyenas, giraffes, meerkats, zebra and playing card letters and numbers.
Serengeti Kings is packed with special features including Wild substitutions, the Lion and Panther features which, when activated simultaneously, create Wild symbols with multipliers, and Scatter symbols which trigger the game’s Free Spins mode of up to 12 spins. The slot also gives players a chance to purchase Free Spins, but this isn’t available at all online casinos.
Bryan Upton, the Director of Games for NetEnt, said of the game: “Serengeti Kings expertly combines classic graphics, innovative state-based mechanics that provide gameplay that continues to offer regular excitement over 24 spins. This makes for a slot experience that will keep players engaged and excited over multiple sessions. We’ve listened to regulators and have made our unique Feature Buy smart configurable, so our operators have a flexible game to offer to all their markets. A big release for us, looking forward to the success this title will bring!”
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