Spadegaming, NetEnt and Push Gaming: on the spin – slots round-up
Magic Kitty – Spadegaming
Spadegaming harnessed the world of magic with its “purrfect” slot title Magic Kitty, a 5×4, 50-payline slot which incorporates scatters, wilds, a free spins buy option and free game mode.
In the base game, scatter symbols appear in the form of a mouse with one of the kitty’s potions. If a player lands three of these from left to right, it will trigger the free game feature and free spins will be awarded.
Within the free game, any wilds that are landed will lock into their place on the board for the length of the feature. A maximum of five extra free spins can be won during free games, which ends when there are no free spins left to use.
Players have the option to take advantage of the buy free spins feature for either x50 or x100 their total bet. The feature guarantees sticky wild symbols in addition to skipping straight to the free game mode.
Starburst XXXtreme – NetEnt
This week saw the release of NetEnt’s sequel title to one of its “most popular titles” with Starburst XXXtreme.
The 5×3, nine-payline slot features Starburst wild symbols, random wilds and XXXtreme spins. Along with its high volatility, the title has an RTP of 96.26 per cent.
Moreover, Starburst XXXtreme includes starburst wilds that award respins, random multipliers and spontaneously activated random wilds.
Players have the option to purchase an all-new XXXtreme spins feature which guarantees Starburst wilds when activated. This comes at the cost of either x10 the bet for one guaranteed Starburst wild symbol per spin, or x95 the bet for two guaranteed Starburst wild symbols per spin.
“Starburst XXXtreme is a fun-focused addition to any gaming portfolio, with an easy-to-understand mechanic – and it brings a great legacy,” Todd Haushalter, chief product officer at Evolution commented.
“Everyone knows the Starburst name. It’s been a slot favourite for years. We’ve been working hard to keep those classic features that make the game so popular and the team have done a great job at incorporating them into an XXXtreme version that will appeal to current, as well as the next generation, of players.
“It’s a big responsibility working on an already well-loved game, but with Starburst XXXtreme there’s a blend between old and new. We’re looking forward to seeing this game out in the market, and we’re sure players are going to love the gaming experience just as much as we loved creating it.”
Booty Bay – Push Gaming
Push Gaming’s latest slot title, Booty Bay, takes players on a swashbuckling adventure to claim hidden plunder in the 5×5, cluster title.
Including a Treasure Map feature which involves Swirling Rapids and Booty Wilds, the base game of this highly volatile title can be transformed by triggering different features when the moving Booty Wilds land in the 3×3 square, which has progressive unlimited respins that are generated.
The Treasure Map feature presents a board of instant prizes, while Swirling Rapids pulls Booty Wilds into the Hotzone. Three of these wilds also trigger the Triple Wild Lock, anchoring them inside for more opportunities for riches to grow with multipliers.
“Pirate-themed games are one of the many popular themes in our industry and with Booty Bay, we’ve put our signature on it in the shape of progressive unlimited respins, bringing something fresh to the genre,” noted James Marshall, CEO at Push Gaming.
“With our typical focus on mobile user experience, we’re going a little against the trend on this one, providing players with a different feel that is very well suited to shorter game play sessions.”
Midnight in Tokyo – Wazdan
Another cat-themed title makes it into this week’s on the spin with Wazdan launches its “claw-some” Midnight in Tokyo, a five-reel, 243 ways to win Asian adventure.
Including the company’s splitter and Hold the Jackpot mechanic, Midnight in Tokyo integrates two types of wild splitters within the title which increase the number of ways to win.
Moreover, Ninja Cats slice symbols on either side of them, while Kung-Fu Cats split symbols above and below. The Geisha Cat symbol acts as a bonus symbol, where three of them landing on the reels will trigger the bonus jackpot game.
Utilising Wazdan’s Hold the Jackpot mechanic, players are transported to a 15-slot mini-grid in a 5×3 layout as they search for further bonus and moon symbols. Players are initially granted three re-spins, which reset every time a new symbol lands on the reels.
“Midnight in Tokyo sees our players invited to explore the landscape of one of the world’s most famous cities while its feline citizens are up to mischief,” explained Andrzej Hyla, chief commercial officer at Wazdan.