New Slot Games — Weekly Round-up for October 27, 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Oct 27, 2017

Arthurian Legend Revisited In New Quickspin Game

Mighty Arthur is a 5 reel, 20 pay-line online slot

Online games developer Quickspin has set mid-November as the release date for its latest online slot, a 5 reel, 20 pay-line game with a theme based on the Arthurian legends and appropriately titled Mighty Arthur.

All the leading characters in the legend, including magician Merlin, the beautiful Guinevere, Knights of the Round Table and the legendary English king himself, along with his trusty sword Excalibur, are represented in the quality graphics, which are backed by digital quality sound effects.

Wilds are important in the game, enabling punters to build winning combinations from expanding wilds when royalty or the magician appears across the reels. Other features include free spins, multipliers up to 621x stake and scatters


Yggdrasil’s Pumpkin Smash Slot Is Now Live

Day of the Dead theme in time for Halloween

Yggdrasil Gaming’s new online slot Pumpkin Smash is now live, bringing a colourful Mexican Day of the Dead theme to Halloween celebrations this month.

The new slot challenges players to hit sugar skull pay-lines and bonus game pumpkins for prizes, and for two bonus pumpkins in the base game takes players to a Free Spins round where they can smash pumpkins to trigger an stream of prizes, ranging from simple coin wins, to symbol multipliers and extra Free Spins.

Jonas Strandman, head of slots at Yggdrasil Gaming said in a release statement Tuesday: “Opening a gift to see what is inside is a popular feature in all types of games, and we have integrated this mechanic in an innovative new fashion in Pumpkin Smash. The bonus is both frequent and rewarding, with the pumpkins regularly containing free spins. Combined with simple rules and a familiar concept, this is a great game for beginners.”

View the trailer for Pumpkin Smash:

New Game From Si Interactive

Scientific Games online arm launches online fantasy game Sword of Destiny

SG Interactive, the online subsidiary of Scientific Games, has announced the launch of Sword of Destiny, an epic new fantasy game for the online gambling space that brings the popular aesthetics of the original land gambling game to mobile and desktop screens.

Based on popular card and role-playing games, Sword of Destiny is made to appeal to a fan-base familiar with epic online fantasy games, SGI said in a statement Tuesday, boasting that Sword of Destiny is packed with engaging features and bonus games.

The reel array varies between 5×3 and 5×5; during the base game, the reels randomly expand upwards, adding two additional rows and 25 new pay lines. This also launches one of three features: Clumped Wilds, Random Wilds, or Symbol Upgrade, each enhancing opportunities to win and injecting the reels with eye-catching art and animation.

Sword of Destiny is the first game built on SGI’s X-Zone engine.

Tom Wood, VP and chief product officer, B2B for SG Interactive said:

“Sword of Destiny was unique as a land-based title for Scientific Games, and we’re excited to bring it to the real money online space. This game stands out as a premiere portrait mode title that captures the aura of a high fantasy world and is unlike anything we currently have in our online portfolio.”

Two bonus games highlight the Sword of Destiny experience and make full use of the game’s portrait orientation. The Free Games Bonus, triggered by three scattered X-Zone symbols, applies a multiplier to each winning combination. Different multipliers can apply to new winning combinations, maximizing anticipatory gameplay.

The Temple Tower Jackpot feature ignites when three scattered bonus symbols land on reels one, three, and five. A ladder with 16 steps appears on screen, containing credit prizes and static jackpots. Players pick three stones, each of which awards between one and six steps up the ladder.

When no more picks remain, the prize on the highest step the player reached is awarded. The Temple Tower offers a riveting and satisfying mechanic that expands the scope of the game world and introduces the possibility of huge wins.

Habanero Launches Rolling Roger Online Slot

Be at one with nature with developer’s heroic hedgehog

Quality slots and table games provider Habanero is giving slots fans the chance to hedge their bets with its latest HTML5 slot release, Rolling Roger.

The 5×3 video slot follows the adventures of a friendly hedgehog and his woodland friends the frog, caterpillar, snail and bumblebee, and features Habanero’s new pay-out mechanism which pays wherever the heroic character rolls.

When Roger rolls over any high paying character symbol, a single acorn is awarded. Once 40 acorns are collected, free games can be triggered when 3 or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere.

The acorns then turn into free spins where A, K, Q, J and 10 can randomly turn WILD at a cost of 5 acorns whenever Roger rolls over them. The feature only ends when all acorns are swapped for woodlands wins.

Habanero spokesman Toni Karapetrov says that Rolling Roger is one of Habanero’s best games to date, following the latest releases of games like Cake Valley, Scruffy Scallywags, The Dead Escape and Panda Panda.

Pragmatic Play Unveils Diamond Strike Online Slot

Latest video slot release incorporates a blend of classic mechanics and modern features

Online gambling games developer Pragmatic Play, has announced the latest game to join its premium collection of online slots, a 3×5, 15 pay-line game titled Diamond Strike with a claimed RTP of 96.48%.

The developer says the new game evokes the spin-to-win experience of classic slot titles, loading the reels with abstract symbols like fruit, bells and lucky sevens alongside a dedicated free spins icon, and deploying straightforward, well-timed pay-outs.

The game’s titular diamonds are both stacked and wild, with lightning striking and scattering extra diamonds during the free spins round to unlock the biggest rewards.

Fixed jackpots hover above the reels, with three golden sevens triggering the Jackpot Bonus mini-game and a chance to win up to 1,000 times the original bet.

Catalin Bratosin, head of games production at Pragmatic Play, said Thursday: “Diamond Strike is our take on classic slot gameplay, with expertly-modelled mechanics and design delivering an engaging gameplay experience.”

Pragmatic Play’s portfolio now contains more than 80 HTML5 slot titles.


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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