Get ready for a week of novelties, revivals from the past and parlor games meeting slot reels. You probably wonder how that all has been integrated into online slots. Better than expected as you will discover in this newsletter. This week’s game announcements have been a showcase for the ingenuity, boundless creativity and neverending drive of today’s modern developers. Focussing not just on HD graphics and animations but also on engaging the player via inserting a suspenseful storyline into their slots.
First up is Yggdrasil Gaming, who is releasing with Dr Fortuno a duo of video slot and blackjack, that comes with the first ever cross-over progressive jackpot. Players in both games contribute and can trigger it in any game round. Netent has revived their branded blockbuster slot featuring the characters from the South Park cartoon series but gave it a sinister doomsday feeling with an evil villain that is trying to take of a futuristic city. Play’n GO decided to bring one of the most popular tile-based parlor games to a set of slot reels on Mahjong 88 and created a flurry of random and bonus features that will have you buzzing.
Dr Fortuno’s travelling circus is in town and is inviting you for an unimaginable experience on slot reels. The troupe of misfits and the master magician himself will mesmerise you with nudging wilds, a free spins round and the Wheel of Fortuno where you can win a ‘must-drop’ progressive jackpot.
Entrance to the magic show starts at 0.10 where the first act will be a free spins round. It will start with a raffle where you can win extras and reel modifiers for the feature. Three to five scatters will get you 10 free spins and one, two and three picks for three, four and five scatters respectively.
The second and main act on the slot is the Wheel of Fortuno where you can win a progressive jackpot. A contribution of 3% of each bet will go to the jackpot which has also a ‘must-drop’ time limit. Any Dr Fortuno Wild landing in view will nudge to cover the entire reel when it is part of a winning combo and will grant you one spin on the Wheel of Fortuno. Each wild appearing in a game round will award one spin.
Prizes on the wheel are coin wins, extra wheel spins, win multiplier and the chance to play for the jackpot. Land on the latter and it will unlock the jackpot wedge. You will need to have at least one spin left to be able to then turn the wheel one more time and potentially in the progressive jackpot.
The NetEnt fan community reacted with great sadness when the game studio pulled the plug on South Park Reel Chaos when the license agreement ended. Throughout the years of its existence, Kenny, Cartman, Stan and Kyle entertained countless players worldwide with their hilarious antics and of course big wins.
Well, they are not back, but at least the game mechanics and features. Arcane Reel Chaos is as the name indicates the sequel to the epic South Park game and tells a story of Don Parker, who turns into the villain Deep Pockets after accidentally releasing an ancient evil from a talisman. It is now up to the four new heroes Flare, Chrono, Zero.x and Psyop to defeat Deep Pockets in the free spins round and save their city.
Playable on mobile and desktop from 0.20 coins, you will benefit from four random mini features in the base game and a multi-level free spins round that can lead to wins of up 1,212 times your stake on every single spin.
Psyop triggers randomly stacked wilds at the start of a spin and turns two or three reels wild. Zero.x places up to five random wilds onto the reels while Flare will award a random win multiplier between x2 and x5 for the current spin. Chrono triggers randomly after a losing spin only and will award respins until a win occurs. At the same time, she increased the win multiplier by x1 on each losing respin.
Hit three talisman scatters to trigger an open-end free spins round with four levels where each of the four heroes will face Deep Pockets. You will receive initially six lives while Deep Pockets gets an increasing amount as you progress through stages. Each hero has to defeat the villain in their round to see you progress to the next level. A win will strike on life from Deep Pockets while a loss will take one from the heroes. Survive stage four and you will collect a handsome extra reward.
Mahjong rings a bell for most of us as a game with strangely designed thick tiles where usually four players rely on skill, strategy and a sprinkle of good luck to beat their opponents. The game originates from the Qing Dynasty and has since spread far beyond China to become an immensely popular parlor game.
Play’n GO has taken on the challenge to create an equally entertaining video slot. Mahjong 88 is an 8×8 grid slot with a flurry of features that adapt to the four seasons of a year and can lead to wins of up to 5,000 times your bet.
Play the game on desktop or mobile from just 0.10 coins to see the seasons change after 25 to 99 spins. A total of 64 tiles drop onto the grid at the start of a spin sequence with winning clusters of minimum four symbols are getting removed and new symbols are dropping into place. The sequence ends once no new win occurs after a cascade.
Each season has a random modifier that will trigger once you do not hit a winning cluster. These are a number of wilds in different patterns, symbol transformations and removals.
Collect minimum 33 winning symbols in the Fortune Frog meter on the right and you will trigger again one of four modifiers at the end of the spin sequence. Croak, Spawn, Tongue and hop will select one symbol to pay scattered, transform to another symbol in view or explode other symbols to increase the chance to hit another winning cluster. Collecting 88 symbols in the meter will apply an x5 multiplier to your current winnings, peaking at a staggering 5,000 times your bet.