Friday, 4 October 2019

Playtech, Microgaming And Pragmatic Play Release New Video Slots

Pragmatic Play, Microgaming & Playtech New Slots
Top: Pragmatic Play’s Tree Of Riches, Left: Playtech’s Justice League Comic, Right: Microgaming’s Boom Pirates

Playtech, Microgaming, NetEnt and Pragmatic Play have all released new slots this week.

Microgaming this week unveiled its latest slot Boom Pirates, a game developed by independent studio Foxium exclusively for Microgaming. The game, which uses a 5×4 layout with 1,024 paylines, follows Captain Mary as she sails the Jolly Roger in search of treasure at the high seas.

The new slot includes Microgaming’s new Wonderways and Foxify features which change gameplay drastically. The Boom Pirates feature, powered by Wonderways, expands the reels to 9×6 and increases the paylines to 10 million. The Foxify feature, meanwhile, increases the chances of players triggering features and increases players’ wagers by 50%.

What’s more, Captain Mary herself can appear during the game to transform non-winning symbols into a five-of-a-kind winning combination. Players can also trigger the game’s free spins feature by landing three Yo-Ho-Ho Scatter symbols. The Wonderways feature can be triggered during the free spins to help make more winning combinations and landing additional Scatter symbols can lead to additional spins and big prizes.

Ake Andre, the CEO of Foxium, said in a statement: “Boom Pirates is set to be an explosive success and marks the maiden voyage of our new Foxify and Wonderways technologies, which we believe will transform the player experience and enable our creative teams to take game development to the next level.”

James Buchanan, Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, added: “Boom Pirates is full to the brim with thrilling features, new mechanics and a soundtrack of sea shanties not to be missed. Captain Mary takes players on an exciting adventure as they navigate the game’s cannon fire, swashbuckling pirates and quests for treasure. The Boom Pirates feature expands the reels to an astounding nine-by-six grid with over ten million ways to win, offering players the potential for substantial rewards.”

Playtech’s Justice League Slot

Playtech launched its Justice League Comic slot this week exclusively at Paddy Power Casino. The game is another in Playtech’s collection of DC Comics-based jackpot slots that are packed with special features, include visuals based on the comic superheroes and provide players with numerous chances to win big.

The brand new slot uses a 5×3 layout with 25 paylines and includes symbols based on DC superheroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. The slot includes several special features each triggered by landing a Joker, Cheetah or Darkseid symbol on the reels.

The special features include a stacked 3×3 Mystery Symbol which is added to the reels with a respin, the Moving Wild bonus where users trigger several respins with Wild symbols that move to the left with each spin, and also the Coin Respin where players earn several respins with blank symbols, coin symbols and 2x symbols that double the value of all coins.

What’s more, the game includes a free spins feature where players can earn up to 20 free spins. On top of that, there are four jackpots to be won including the Mini, Minor, Major and Grand. At the time of writing, Playtech’s Justice League Comic slot is only available at Paddy Power Betfair but is expected to launch at other operators at a later stage.

Pragmatic Play’s Tree Of Riches Slot

Pragmatic Play has also launched a brand new slot. Titled Tree Of Riches, the new slot uses a simple 1×3 slot that is packed with numerous special features including Respin and Spin Until You Win bonus features. According to Pragmatic Play, the symbol is based on a Far-Eastern theme and includes bags of money as its symbols.

The tree-bag filled with riches acts as the Wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols to help make winning combinations. What’s more, the symbol also acts as a random multiplier of 5x, 8x and 10x. Landing two Wild symbols with a blank symbol triggers the Respin feature. When this happens, the blank symbol will continually respin until it creates a winning combination.

Yossi Barzely, the Chief Business Development Officer said in a statement: “Tree of Riches is a simplistic slot game with all the attention to detail and features that make a Pragmatic Play game so great. We are consistently developing exciting content for our portfolio, which is rich in diversification, so Pragmatic Play fans can have an exciting gaming experience regardless of their tastes, and Tree Of Riches is another innovative take on a 1×3 slot.”

All of the new slot games are available to play at their respected casino operators unless otherwise stated.