New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for October 26, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Oct 30, 2018

Scary New Slot From RTG

Just in time for Halloween – I, Zombie

Online gambling games developer RTG Asia has announced the launch in good time for Halloween of a five-reel, 25 pay-line slot titled I, Zombie.

As the title suggests, there are some scary and decidedly undead zombies wandering around in the theme amid gory graphics, hunted down by a beautiful but deadly zombie killer called Amy.

Mirrors are the scatter feature in the game – players win free spins with three mirrors; doubleprizes for four mirrors and treble prizes when five mirrors are achieved.

Other features include Wilds and Multipliers.

RTG Asia is the Asian arm of Real Time Gaming, the 20 year old international online casino platform provider.

Netent’s Wild Bazaar Set For Launch Next Week

“Among the scent of spices, colourful fabrics, bric-a-brac and traders haggling, Wild Bazaar takes players on a Wild Spin adventure.”

Online gambling games developer NetEnt is all set to release a new 5 reel, 26 pay-line slot on October 24 titled Wild Bazaar.

The theme is a colourful Middle Eastern bazaar, and the claimed RTP is 96.15 percent in the game, which features four Wild Spin features: Stacked Wilds, Colossal Wilds, Linked Wilds and times-two Multiplier Wilds, each one hidden in a colourful chest symbol.

New Microgaming – Fortune Factory Slot Launched

Developer set to dazzle with Romanov Riches

Microgaming showcases a lavish new release, Romanov Riches, today (Wednesday), a game developed by Fortune Factory Studios exclusively for the tier one provider.

Players revel in the legendary riches of Russia’s czarist Romanov dynasty as they collect gems and stack up big prizes in this elegant five reel, 15 pay=line online slot, the first to be developed under the new Fortune Factory Studios brand.

On each spin, large Mystery Stacks on every reel are replaced with a single symbol. Landing matching stacks will trigger the respin feature, where triggering stacks are locked and the remaining reels respin. Mystery stacks transform to match the symbols in the triggering stacks on each respin, maximising the player’s chance of multiplying their wins.

Bejewelled rewards await in the game’s Wheel Bonus feature, which can be activated by landing full stacks of bonus symbols during the base game. Landing 3, 4, or 5 Bonus stacks trigger 1, 2, or 3 Bonus Wheels respectively. Wheels 1 and 2 award cash prizes, and Wheel 3 bestows a total win multiplier and a chance for players to win up to 1000x their bet.

The new game can be viewed here:

Phelan Sykes, head of game production at Fortune Factory Studios, said Wednesday: “With prominent mystery stacks, frequent respins and multiple bonus features, we’ve packed Romanov Riches with fast-paced action and a large variety of awards to chase.”

David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, adds: “Developed by a team of experts with an impressive track record within the traditional video gaming and land-based spheres, Romanov Riches is a deluxe addition packed with entertaining and intuitive features. Boasting rich graphics, the game offers frequent chances for players to collect and increase rewards with a respin and Wheel Bonus feature that deliver a range of play. Romanov Riches is only a glimpse of what’s to come from Fortune Factory Studios, who have some fantastic games in the pipeline.”

Yggdrasil Launches Dark Vortex

Enter a portal to the world beneath for entertainment and reward

Yggdrasil‘s eerie new slot, Dark Vortex, launches in good time for operators’ Halloween campaigns today (Wednesday) and is the developer’s first slot to offer the new ‘Buy Bonus’ feature

In Dark Vortex, players aim to open a portal to the netherworld and enter a land with reward opportunity. When the Vortex is fully open, the stacked wilds and 3125 ways to win running from both left and right mean that players could win more than 7000x bet size with any spin. Players can open the Vortex either reel-by-reel in base-play or buy straight into the feature.

In base play players can open an ancient vortex with taller reels, more high pays and stacked wilds by hitting two bonus symbols on adjacent reels. Every additional adjacent bonus symbol will grow the portal and give additional Vortex spins. Expanding the Vortex to cover all reels starts Free Spins with wild stacks up to 10 symbols tall.

The new feature introduced with this game also offers a third way into Free Spins – by sacrificing 80x bet players can activate the ‘Buy Bonus’ feature and immediately enter the Free Spins round. This option is perfect for players who prefer fast-paced, high risk-high reward action instead of grinding out wins slowly within the base game.

Yggdrasil head of slots, Jonas Strandman, said Wednesday: “Our humorous take on the Lovecraftian universe is no joke – the more than 7000x max bet win is the third highest for any Yggdrasil game.

“Add to this the the innovative Vortex reels and the chance to buy straight into the Free Spins, and we’ve got a game that we know will be highly appreciated by seasoned slots spinners, while at the same time being a great gateway to the reels for new players.”

There’s A Circus In Town

Just in time for Halloween – Relax Gaming launches Zombie Circus

Relax Gaming unveiled its second network video slot Wednesday, a 5X3, 10 pay-line horror themed game titled Zombie Circus.

The game features all manner of the shambling undead, transporting players to a topsy-turvy world where masquerading zombies line the reels, just in time for Halloween.

Landing three bonus symbols on reels one, three and five triggers the ‘Zombie Waves’ mode, giving players the opportunity to battle the living dead, zap some zombies and win up to 15 free spins.

Simon Hammon, Relax Gaming CPO, said: “Zombie Circus combines engaging gameplay with an exciting new twist on the zombie theme. We are certain the Zombie Circus will be a big hit for all of our partners.”

Double Halloween Game Launch From Netent

Halloween Jack and Wild Bazaar launched

NetEnt is getting ready for the trick or treat season with the dual launch of horror-themed Halloween Jack and Wild Bazaar, a Middle eastern and mystical follow up to th developer’s global proven performer: Fruit Shop.

With a claimed RTP of 96.28 percent, Halloween Jack tells the story of a cursed jewellery box that forces its owner into unspeakably scary acts.

Great evil is unleashed in the 5-reel, 3-row, 20-bet line video slot, with terrifying features including free spins and Jack ‘o’ lector, as well as the walking wild, stacked hell hound wild and expanding grim reaper wild.

“Slots players love games themed around their favourite celebrations and festivals and Halloween Jack really gets into the spirit of the season,” says Bryan Upton, NetEnt director of game products.

NetEnt is further underlining its creativity and the diversity of its games catalogue this month with Wild Bazaar joining Halloween Jack in an exciting, same day double release.

Wild Bazaar is based on the top performing game Fruit Shop’s proven math – with some major differences. A little Middle Eastern Spice has been added both the theme and the players’ ride through newly added features in Wild Bazaar.

The game transports players to a magnificent, magical marketplace and takes them on a wild spin adventure as they search for hidden treasures among the scent of spices, vibrant fabrics and curios to launch features simultaneously for those big wins.

The 5-reel, 4-row video slot features stacked wilds, colossal wilds, linked wilds and x2 multiplier wilds – each hidden in colourful chests and each being able to be triggered at any time independently or together.

“Fruit Shop is a top game in our huge network and we have taken it to the next level with Wild Bazaar. We are delivering on proven performance to our operators and our players, but with some extra pay out potential in a buzzing and hectic Middle eastern setting”, says Upton.

Realistic Games Launched Shuffle Bot Slot

Disco-themed five-reeler has 20 pay-lines

Realistic Games launched its new slot Shuffle Bots Thursday, showcasing a disco-themed game replete with colourful dancing robots and features that include the randomly appearing Cocktail Bot that can convert symbols into Wilds for winning opportunities.

The game has a shuffling reels feature in the bonus round where the player can receive a random chance of repeatedly triggering the feature.

This 5-reel, 20-win line slot incorporates the latest in HTML5 technology, meaning players can experience the best of the action in full screen on desktop, phone, and tablet.

Robert Lee, commercial director of Realistic Games, revealed Thursday that Shuffle Bot has been developed using Realistic Games’ new Games Machine technology which allows designers to create exciting new features that can be used in future concepts.

“Shuffle Bots® offers the player a wide range of engaging features both in the base game and during the feature round, and the chance of randomly activating the feature again and again is sure to be a dancefloor hit,” he said.

Pragmatic Play Launches Classic Ancient Egypt-Themed Slot

A new take on an old favourite

Pragmatic Play has announced its latest blockbuster slot, Ancient Egypt Classic, touting the game as a new take on an old favourite..

The 3×5 video slot, which goes live on the 31st October, features many symbols familiar to fans of ancient Egypt, including ankhs, the Eye of Ra, Queen Cleopatra, and Anubis, the feared god of the dead, as well as a scarab symbol that acts as a wild.

Once three or more scarabs appear on the reels, the bonus feature will be triggered. Players will receive 10 free spins, and a special symbol will be chosen at random, which if appearing on the reels during the bonus feature, expands to cover the entire reel, which can lead to huge wins.

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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