New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for December 07, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 7, 2018

Creating Slots Magic With The Great Albini

Foxium’s latest offering introduces players to a truly animated magician

Following hard on the heels of its Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion slot (see previous InfoPowa report), games developer Foxium has released The Great Albini, a 5 reel, 25 or 50 pay-line game with a theme built around a fictitious world famous magician and his charming assistant Lily, both of whom appear in animated form among outstanding graphics.

Scheduled for full release on January 9, the game has a claimed RTP of 96.6 percent and features that include Mystery Box Respins and a Free Spins with Lily feature.

The Mystery Box Respin feature is activated when the Mystery Box symbol lands stacked on the central reel. Three Respins are awarded when all the Mystery Box symbols appear locked into place. If any more appear on the reels during the feature, they too will lock into place until the end of the round. Respins will be reset to 3 each time a Mystery Box symbol appears. The round ends when no more symbols appear, or the whole area is covered with Mystery Boxes. A random symbol, excluding the Free Spins and Wild symbols, will replace the Mystery Box icons on the screen, and the winning payout is calculated according to the line wins based on the symbol value. The feature pays out with the triggering bet.

During the Free Spins round, the grid changes to a 5×6 format and the pay lines increase to 50. Players are awarded 12 Free Spins when the Free Spins symbol lands on reels 2, 3, and 4. Other features in the Free Spins round include the Aztec Lady. The Lily character is the tall Wild that becomes sticky, granting players a Respin with an x2 multiplier. The Aztec Lady feature can be re-triggered during the free spins round. The Wild symbol can turn up on reels 2 to 5, replacing other symbols to create winning combinations. It cannot, however, replace the Aztec Lady, Free Spins, or Mystery Box icons.

The Bonus Box feature is a new feature in Foxium games through which players have an opportunity to immediaetly trigger 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins with the Aztec Lady feature. Once the Free Spin symbol lands on reels 2, 3, and 4 covering the whole reel, the feature starts in earnest. During the Free Spins winning payouts can be multiplied by x2, when the Aztec Lady feature is triggered. The Aztec Lady acts as a Wild symbol with X2 multiplier and can award Respins.

C.T.I. Introduces Fire Dozen Slot

Fiery new game has a retro feel to it

The latest 5 reel, 40 pay-line slot from Casino Technology Interactive will appeal to old-school slot players and presents a fiery version of the retro-style fruit machine illustrated with quality graphics and animation.

Features in the Fire Dozen slot include special Wild symbols on reels 1 and 3, and Scatter symbols on reels 1,3 and 5. When all Jokers are hit at the same time, an animation of the Wild is displayed and a mini-animation of all the winning characters appears.

The top rewards are 750x bet.

Sherlock Holmes To The Rescue In New Slot From Developer Tom Horn

Famous detective and his sidekick Dr Watson head to Bohemia to save a royal reputation

The latest slot from developer Tom Horn leans heavily on a classic nineteenth century novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in which famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague Dr. Watson travel to Bohemia to save a royal reputation.

A Scandal in Bohemia is a 5 reel, 25 pay-line game with a steam punk style theme that tracks the efforts of the famous detective in recovering a compromising photograph that could embarass the royal house of Bohemia.

Players who assist the duo in chasing down the villainous dominatrix Irene Adler in a bid to recover the photograph can accrue rewards through two Bonus Games where they pick a win round to maximise the potential to multiply their bets.

Chances for Free Spins intensify with every spin as players progress through this interesting interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective story, including Holmes’s intriguing relationship with Adler.

Enter Ivan, The Immortal King

Russian folklore the basis for this game’s theme

Online gambling games developer Quickspin is geared up and ready to launch its latest slot on December 11, a 5 reel 20 pay-line game with the intriguing title of Ivan and the Immortal King.

The theme takes players back to medieval times in Russia where folklore has it that hero Ivan Tsarevich embarked on his legendary quest to defeat the evil and immortal king, Koschei.

The tale woven around Koschei is that the immortal king’s life-force is concealed in a needle within an egg, a duck, a hare and finally a chest. Players seek to help Ivan Tsarevich to locate and unlock the chest in order to penetrate the multiple organic security levels and finally break the needle, thus ensuring the defeat of evil…and winning rewards.

As themes go, it’s an imaginative and engaging storyline.

Notable reward features in the game include the enigmatic Slav witch Baba Yaga who can be good or bad news and appears randomly in a surprise bonus. When she zooms in 4 random adjacent symbols are added to the reels, creating reward opportunities.

Other features include Wilds, Scatters, Multipliers and Free Spins, with an overall RTP of 96.26 percent.

Third Title In RTG Asia’s Naughty And Nice Range Launched

Medium volatility game arrives in timne for the festive season

RTG Asia’s popular Naughty or Nice slot range, which features bikini-clad Santa’s helpers in a car wash setting, has been augmented by a medium volatility new game titled Naughty or NIce Three which offers the same random major and minor random progressive jackpot opportunities as its predecessors.

With five reels and 30 pay-lines, the new slot has the usual range of features, albeit packaged in an unlikely theme of Santa getting his sleight cleaned up.

Microgaming Saddles Up For Western Wildness

Showdown Saloon is a five-reel, 15 pay-line western-themed slot developed by Fotune Factory Studios

Microgaming provides its own take on the Wild West in Showdown Saloon, a new 5 reel, 15 pay-line online slot developed by Fortune Factory Studios exclusively for Microgaming.

Set in the dust and dirt of the frontier, the wildest slot in the old west pulls players through the saloon doors into a world of fast-paced western action.

Showdoown Saloon is loaded with thrilling features, including pattern-based Mystery Stacks, Re-spins and Free Spins. Illustrated with vibrant graphics, the game features richly depicted saloon accessories, such as pistols, playing cards, rolling dice and poker chips, which act as symbols in the game and deftly capture the essence of the wild west theme. A catchy and funky soundtrack, along with distinctive sound effects such as train whistles and ricocheting bullets, builds suspense and intensity.

Large Mystery Stacks are loaded on every reel. Each reel’s Mystery Stack is replaced by a single symbol, with a maximum of three different symbols substituting across all five reels. Stacks on reels one and two will always get the same matching symbol.

The Re-Spin feature is triggered when the full symbol stacks of the same symbol land on reels one and two. The feature chase comes in when the activated stacks are locked and the remaining reels respin. Mystery Stacks within the remaining reels always match the symbol in the locked reels, increasing the chances of connecting line wins or retriggering respins. Players will be aiming for a full reel blackout of a single symbol.

Showdown Saloon includes a bonus feature in Free Spins with Re-spins. Players can trigger 5, 10 or 15 free spins and the intensity builds with guns blazing and poker chips flying far and wide, amplifying the slot’s classic western theme. In free spins, Mystery Stacks always match across all reels. Once the reel deck is filled with matching symbols, players can set their sights on some high stakes wins up to 1500x their bet.

Players can step up to the bar for high-stakes wild west action in Showdown Saloon, which is available exclusively for Microgaming operators from Tuesday 4 December.

David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, said in a statement Tuesday: Showdown Saloon is the second game under the Fortune Factory Studios brand, and there are plenty more exclusive titles coming from this talented collective. Players will experience high volatility gameplay within this title as they aim to hit that full reel blackout.”

Phelan Sykes, head of game production at Fortune Factory Studios, added: “Enriched with exciting graphics and sounds, Showdown Saloon gives you the feeling of mingling with card sharks and gunslingers in a classic wild west saloon. Optimised for desktop and mobile, the game allows players to set their sights on high stakes wins.”

Action Ops: Snow And Sable Added To December Slots Offering From Microgaming

New sci-fi themed slot developed esclusively for MGS by Triple Edge Studios

Microgaming launched Action Ops: Snow & Sable on Thursday – the latest sci-fi themed online slot developed by Triple Edge Studios, exclusively for Microgaming operators.

Set in the futuristic city of Aurora, Action Ops: Snow & Sable provides players with the opportunity to jump into the action with the crime-fighting duo and harness the powers of the elite cyber agents to reveal Mixed Wild Pays, Stacked Wilds and Free Spins.

The two characters are prominently featured as Wilds and drive most of the action, by providing both individual and mixed pays. Scatter symbols provide access to a high-paying 10, 15 or 20 free spins round by getting three, four or five scatter symbols respectively.

Once in free spins, Snow & Sable are even more prevalent as they make reels one and five fully wild on every spin. The game will randomly assign a character to reel one and five on each spin, with the player aiming to get the same character on each reel for heightened win potential. This greatly increases the potential for prizes, driving focus on the three centre reels to get high-paying 5-of-a-kind combinations. When a player lands on two or three scatters during free spins, they will receive five or ten additional spins.

Players can join Snow & Sable for a wild action-filled ride as the game is now live exclusively for Microgaming operators.

David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, comments: “Action Ops: Snow & Sable is another creation by Triple Edge Studios – hot on the heels of their previous title, Wicked Tales: Dark Red. Featuring Mixed Wild Pays, Stacked Wilds and Free Spins, players can jump into futuristic, sci-fi slot action with the daring duo.

“This high volatility game offers wins up to 1,000 times the initial bet with a potentially rewarding base game, complemented by a free spin experience that has a high theoretical average return and the ability to retrigger. We look forward to unveiling more action-packed content from Triple Edge Studios in the coming weeks.”

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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