ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming is set to add a sparkling host of exclusive studio and partner releases in November.
Shining brightly on the Microgaming platform is Hyper Star™ (23 November), the latest dazzling release in Gameburger Studios’ ‘Hyper’ series. With a taste of classic Vegas, this 5×3 slot game featuring 243 ways to win takes players for a night out on the town, complete with massive jackpots, big win potential and enthralling club beats! Rolling Reels™ with increasing multipliers drives the action in the base game, which can be amplified up to a massive 15x in free spins, while the game’s Star collect feature sparkles throughout and can randomly trigger a jackpot wheel. With a maximum 7,343x the bet to take home on a single spin, and a fixed jackpot of up to 5,000x bet, Hyper Star™ is set to light up the night.
Players can enjoy a feathered frenzy with Lucky Clucks™ (4 November) developed by Crazy Tooth Studio. Featuring win boosting BIG BuildUp™ action, chickens will lay eggs that hatch into wilds and multipliers at random, with special corn feeding the Mother Hen Prize that can also be awarded to players when triggered. The fun continues in the Raise The Roof Bonus when three or more scatter symbols trigger the feature packed with expanding reels as the farmyard flock help increase the number of ways with each spin and drop sticky wild symbols on the reels.
Players can also get their backpacks ready for a wild Alaskan adventure with Kodiak Kingdom from Just For The Win (16 November), where they’ll come face-to-face with Alaskan cougars, golden eagles, caribou, trout and the almighty Kodiak bear on their trek up the infamous multiplier mountain. Following in the footsteps of the studios’ Silverback: Multiplier Mountain slot, the game delivers a dynamic 4,096 ways to win experience. Upping the action is a high-potential multiplier wild and a multitude of multipliers and retriggers in free spins, along with massive win potential peaking at 25,000x the bet!
Sticking to the North American wilderness, SpinPlay Games are set for a Western escapade with Mustang Riches (9 November), bringing to life coyotes, eagles and rattlesnakes, alongside the studio’s new BlazingWays™ features. Players can collect coins along their journey, expanding the reel set and increasing ways up to a maximum 7,776! Expanding wilds on reels two, three and four reveal the beauty of the unbridled Wild West, unleashing wins of over 7,000x the bet. Meanwhile, landing lucky horseshoes allows players to plot their own path the free spins victory, choosing between the number of free spins and starting BlazingWays™
Casting a spell at the end of the month is 11 Enchanting Relics from All41 Studios (30 November), and features the EpicStrike™ mechanic, Epic Pick and free spins with extra wild symbols. 11 Enchanting Relics is the first magical slot to showcase eleven tiers in EpicStrike™. Epic Pick, triggered by landing the enchanting relic symbol, invites players unveil glowing orb symbols and gives them the chance to win up to 10,000x their bet through the EpicStrike™ feature.
Gameburger Studios enhances their last decadent foray into the Playboy® brand with Playboy® Fortunes™ HyperSpins™ (18 November), adding the acclaimed HyperSpins™ respin feature to give a more immersive experience to players that loved the original while also adding another layer of excitement. Re-spinning individual reels at a cost opens up the opportunity for bigger wins or feature triggers, including free spins with multipliers.
God of Seas: Triton’s Fortune (2 November) from Foxium waded into Microgaming’s waters at the start of the month. Free spins and the randomly-triggered Triton’s Fortune feature in this underwater adventure.
Journey through La Racha in Don Bingote (11 November) in a new video bingo from Neko Games inspired by Don Quixote de La Mancha. Players can win up to 5,000x their bet in Bingote Jackpots, and during Diamantea’s Castle Bonus they can win up to 1646x by collecting as many prizes as possible.
Next up from Real Dealer Studios is Real Roulette con Tomas (2 November) presented entirely in Spanish and joins their roster of Hollywood-style luxury gaming experiences.
Royal League Zuma Riches (22 November) from Gong Gaming Technologies features the randomly triggered Royal League feature where players are taken on an exotic adventure.
There are also a number of games going live on Microgaming’s platform from their aggregation partners, including B Jones in Session (2 November) from MGA, an intergalactic adventure from Spearhead Studios with AstroBoomers Turbo (11 November) and a golden slot from Gamevy in the form of Bonsai Spins (3 November).
Spearhead Studios announces the launch of The Spanish Life, a new medium volatility title that presents an authentic Spanish cultural experience.
Using numerous Spanish symbols, the new 5×3 videoslot transports the players in a setting of sun, food and wine, immersing fans in a world of refreshing colourfulness and atmosphere. The title lets players enjoy many powerful features such as Wild symbols, Free Spins, Card and Ladder gambles.
This new captivating slot is fun and engaging as fans can play ten pay lines and potentially win a big bonus: cash prizes in the free spins feature. The Spanish Life has an RTP of 95.96%.
Kevin Corti, Game Development Director at Spearhead Studios, says: “The Spanish Life is a game that is close to our hearts, as Spearhead Studios is based in the south of Spain. The game is set in a beautiful rural vineyard in the Andalusian hills, an idyllic setting that many people might aspire to. The cash-collection mechanic (of fancy wine bottles) in the bonus feature is a new addition to our portfolio and perfectly fits the visual theme. We’re looking forward to sharing it with players.”
Operating under the EveryMatrix Group, Spearhead Studios’ portfolio of 40+ titles is now available across 14+ markets in Europe and Latin America, with the United States coming soon.
Play The Spanish Fun for fun here.
About Spearhead Studios
Spearhead Studios is the real-money game production studio within EveryMatrix group of companies. Here at Spearhead Studios, we believe in challenging the ordinary. We develop high-quality HTML5 video slots, table and other online real-money games. Our aim is to disrupt the industry by making gaming both fun and fair for everyone. Our mission is to change the game of game making. We are not game makers; we are game changers.
EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven product suite for casino, sports betting, payments, and affiliate/agent management. The company’s B2B iGaming solutions are designed to help clients unleash bold ideas and deliver outstanding player experiences in regulated markets.
To offer the services required by operators, the EveryMatrix products work together as an entire platform or independently. They can be easily integrated with existing platforms to accommodate different types of clients from bookmakers to lotteries and from existing large operations to newcomers.
EveryMatrix is an active member of the World Lottery Association, European Lotteries Association, and iDEA Growth in the U.S.
Learn more at www.everymatrix.com.
8th November 2021 – Yggdrasil, the leading worldwide publisher of online gambling content, has partnered with Jelly for an epic Norse adventure, Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor™. Prepare for glory in this ultra-epic Viking series like no other!
Set against the backdrop of a barren land, Thunder of Thor boasts iconic artwork, from runic symbols to fearsome axes, longboats, and Vikings.
The first title in the Valhalla Saga trilogy features the legendary Thor in this 5×3, 20 payline video slot, and sees Jelly’s new PowerLinks™- powered innovative Free Spins mechanic make its highly anticipated debut. PowerLinks™ features award money driven prizes in the Free Spins and will always guarantee a feature payout.
On any spin, the Thunder of Thor modifier can trigger to create Wild symbols with attached multipliers of x2, x5, x10, x50 or x100 to tantalise the potential for huge wins. A bonus respin can trigger if the player has 4 scatter symbols in view; this will respin the remaining reels to give a second chance at landing the 5th scatter to get in to the Free Spins bonus.
Players can win up to 10,000x in the PowerLinks™ Free Spins round. This feature is triggered by 5 or more scatters landing in view. By triggering Free Spins, the player is awarded 5 free spins, with the triggering scatter symbols creating special reel zones. If any additional scatter symbols land in the reel zones, the player can enjoy bigger prizes at the end of the Free Spins bonus.
Thunder of Thor is the second release from Jelly – hot on the heels of Savanna Roar – since joining the YG Masters program.
The game is developed through Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art GATI technology enabling partners to employ the preconfigured, regulation-ready, standardised development toolkit to produce consistently cutting-edge content followed by rapid distribution.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Partner Programs at Yggdrasil said: “Our latest collaboration with Jelly offers an exciting and immersive experience, steeped in Norse mythology. With the Thunder of Thor modifier offering huge win potential and a lucrative free spins mode, there’s plenty to look out for in this thrilling hit.
Victoria Newbolt, Marketing Lead at Jelly, said: “Through the YG Masters initiative we’re able to create bold, expressive games and deliver an electrifying experience. Our latest game through the Masters program takes an iconic tale and we’ve added tonnes of fun on every spin.”
Max win: 400 000€
The Valhalla Saga incorporates three of the most famous Vikings: Thor, Loki and Odin and give each their own flavour, incorporating its own unique elements, varying volatility while keeping core elements of game play similar.
Thunder of Thor is the first of the three part epic, and with it sees the launch of the POWERLINKS TM game mechanic. POWERLINKS creates prize zones that can be upgraded as the Free Games bonus round plays out. The game also features the Thunder of Thor modifier, which can award wild multipliers of up to 100x to tantalise the potential for huge wins!
BETS, RTP & STRATEGY
Thunder of Thor slot has 20 paylines, an RTP of 95.90%, high volatility and average hit frequency of 32.84%.
As you can see, this spinner has a high average hit rate, but is also pretty volatile – so what does this mean in reality? Typically, it means the game can go through hot and cold runs, with the potential for some really lucky spin clusters! This game doesn’t consistently fire-out wins at the theoretical average of 32.84% – it’s often more likely to be below or above this level – with the upside having serious power when hot runs are encountered. This makes Thunder of Thor slot ideal for players who like excitement and the potential to win big returns (relative to their bet size).
When it comes to betting, you can play Thunder of Thor slot with bets ranging from €0.20 to €40.
Thunder of Thor slot machine also has a Bonus Buy option, which costs 60X the standard bet, but instantly triggers the potentially powerful bonus round.
Payouts in Thunder of Thor
Thunder of Thor slot has a line-up of nine symbols that payout for landing a standard 3-5 icons: Thor, Viking ship, Thor’s Axe, Golden chalice, A, K, Q, J and 10. As illustrated in the Thunder of Thor paytable below, wins can range from X0.2 to X25 the triggering bet, creating a large range of potential base game wins. The basic payout range on the minimum €0.20 bet, is €0.04 to €5, while on the maximum bet of €40, it’s €8 to €1,000.
While the base game wins in Thunder of Thor slot machine are fairly standard, you can potentially send wins soaring to Valhalla, if you get enough luck on these bonus features. With a maximum win up to X10,000 the triggering bet, the game can theoretically payout between €2,500 and €400,000, depending on your level.
When you play at the best Thunder of Thor slot sites, you can try and trigger the game’s powerful bonus features – Bonus Respins, Free Games and Hammer of Thor! Here’s an insight into Thunder of Thor’s slot bonuses:
If you trigger four scatters on reels 1-4, but the fifth scatter isn’t activated, a Bonus Respin can be awarded, with the animated Thor’s Hammer smashing the slot screen! The Bonus Respin has the potential to bring in another Scatter symbol and trigger the Free Games.
The Free Games round unleashes the new PowerLinks™ bonus mechanic. The Free Games are launched when five or more scatters land on the reels and leave an imprint on the screen. The bonus gives you five Free Games, with any scatter symbol landing in a previously imprinted location, further boosting the payout potential. Wins in the Free Games are revealed at the end of the round and paid as a multiplier of the original bet.
HAMMER OF THOR
A special Hammer of Thor modifier can be triggered on any spin, amidst a burst of animated action and sounds. Any wild can become either a x2, x5, x10, x50 or x100! wild multiplier. This activates huge potential wins and is one of they top reasons why this game is getting a lot of attention.
Overall, Thunder of Thor video slot has some exciting new bonus features, creating exciting visuals and the potential for some nice wins if you get enough luck. Due to the game’s volatility, buying the bonus for x60 is an option, but be sure to consider your budget before giving it a go.
Last month we spoke of action and adventure, and at risk of being monotonous, we’ve got more of the same! Can consistent action and adventure actually be monotonous? We’re not sure it can, so strap yourselves in for another dose of Kalamba excitement courtesy of our latest exotic games and feats of superhuman endurance!
With that kind of introduction, we could only start in the Caribbean onboard a swashbuckling galleon in search of booty! Yes, she’s back – Caribbean Anne 2 sees our intrepid hero on the hunt for new treasure and untold riches! This sequel to the smash-hit original takes place on a beautiful tropical island and features new and returning characters from the first game with numerous feature tweaks and all-new game mechanics.
With a maximum win of up to 14,000x the bet, Caribbean Anne really means business this time around, so unfurl the mainsail and get searching for big wins!
Locking wild respins, a Caribbean Anne multiplier and Unlimited free spins where it’s possible to win cash prizes attached to K-Cash Spins symbols, four levels of cashpots or two types of bonus, so there’s always something to be on the hunt for.
Equally as intrepid, but definitely more on the right side of international maritime law is our CCO Giles Lucas, who has only completed a 7km charity swim from Gozo to Malta! .
Joining him in the epic feat was our friend David Flynn, CEO of Glitnor Group. The adventure, a day later than planned due to weather conditions, was for two charities – Prostate Cancer Research UK and Embrace Diversity Organisation Malta. They’re charitable organisations that do some amazing work, so if you’re able, you can donate here.
Back on dry land and back to industry business, Spanish slots players can now access Kalamba Games’ portfolio of award-winning slot machines via betragaperras.es
BeTragaperras.es is a guide to online casinos in Spain and to Spanish slots whose goal is to create as complete a picture of the market as possible.
The provider-specific brand listing for each site together is always good to see, and with professional reviews of our most popular releases so far we are quite sure that our slots will become a great addition to their extensive game library.
Gareth Dando, Head of Marketing at Kalamba said:
“We’re really pleased to be working with BeTragaperras and we look forward to an excellent collaboration!”
As if we haven’t reported enough excitement in this month’s round-up, perhaps the biggest commercial news is that Kalamba has just been awarded an MGA licence, hot on the heels of certifications in Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. A huge thank you must go to all the teams who worked on this – it’s a measure of how far we’ve come over the last five years.
Steve Cutler, our CEO and Co-Founder , said:
“This is a huge milestone for the company that cements us firmly into the licenced gaming club. It is a great testament to all the hard work from the team and the multiple hurdles we have had to jump over to get to where we are.”
“We are five years old in December, have achieved more than most already and plan to keep on the same path. We also recently hit the awesome milestone of 50+ people in the company.”
What a way to round off the round-up! It means a lot to us that we can report such consistently positive news, it goes to show the passion and hard work that runs through Kalamba and all that work here. We’re proud to share it with you!
Till next time…
3rd November 2021: iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, has embarked on a great quest in new hit, Moon Spirit Hold & Win.
The five-reel hit takes place on the American frontier, offering 243 ways to win, packed with Mystery Spins, Dreamcatcher Respins and Totem Awards.
The Moon Spirit Mystery Symbol can land stacked on any spin in base play, transforming into matching symbols for huge win potential.
Wolf symbols represent Wilds, which have the ability to act as a multiplier and can land on any of the middle three reels, multiplying all wins by x2. Up to three Wilds can land per spin, one per reel, and can multiply each other for a max multiplier of x8.
Five or more Moon Spirit Scatters will trigger the Respins mode, awarding an initial three respins, which resets for every successful spin.
During the Bonus Round, Moon Spirit symbols will become Dreamcatchers, which upgrade in levels as more of them land on the reels. The top reward is the highest Totem Level, which will see players granted a staggering 1,000x their stake.
Moon Spirit Hold & Win is the newest creation in iSoftBet’s diverse slot offering, headlined by the hugely popular Gold Digger, award-winning Moriarty Megaways™, and recent release Diamond Heist.
Mark Claxton, Head of Games, iSoftBet, said: “Moon Spirit Hold & Win is another exciting addition to our portfolio set in a sweeping landscape as players hunt for huge wins in the gaze of a full moon.
“Utilising our very popular Hold & Win mechanics and an engaging theme, it offers massive win potential with immersive gameplay. We’re very proud of it and can’t wait to see how the game is received by our fans globally.”
17th November 2021: iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, is back with the fourth instalment of its highly successful Hot Spin games collection with new release, Hot Spin Hot Link.
Boosted by the popular Hold & Win mechanic and an all-new Respins feature, the 20-line game contains the Hot Spin collection’s iconic design, showcasing a Hot Wheel at the side of the reels that is randomly triggered, awarding players one of three modifiers.
Hot Link Respins can be triggered from both the Hot Wheel, along with Extra Wilds, Wild Reels and Multiplier Win, and by landing five or more Hot Link symbols on the reels, awarding players three respins and unlimited retriggers.
During Respins, Hot Link symbols can link up to form bigger symbols, resulting in boosted payouts and the lucrative Hot Prizes – Hot, Hotter and Hottest – available with the biggest 3×3, 3×4 and 3×5 mega symbols.
In the base game, the Diamond symbols offer the highest payouts, followed by the Red 7, Star and Bell symbols, with classic fruits adding more flavours to the retro-style pay table.
Hot Spin Hot Link follows previous popular Hold & Win titles Outback Gold, Brides of Dracula, Moon Spirit and Gold Digger, joining an expansive collection of innovative products in iSoftBet’s award-winning slots portfolio.
iSoftBet’s Hold & Win titles deliver a slick, intuitive gameplay experience with highly engaging bonus rounds that ensure the retention of its players, with Gold Digger’s popularity generating significant success with various operator partners, including GVC, LeoVegas and Betsson.
Mark Claxton, Head of Games, iSoftBet, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the fourth addition to our renowned Hot Spin games collection with Hot Spin Hot Link, now featuring the popular Hold & Win mechanic and payouts worth up to 3000x the bet.
“We wanted to pay tribute to the original game without stripping away too many of its iconic elements, and we have done exactly that, so we expect this new Hot Spin release to go down a treat with our audiences across the globe.”
The provider spoils the players with a new Big Bass Bonanza Megaways™ release
Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is delighted to announce that it is back with a third installment to the Big Bass Bonanza series, in the new release Big Bass Bonanza Megaways™.
At its heart, Big Bass Bonanza Megaways™ maintains the angler’s dream of reeling in as many prize-bearing fish symbols as possible in the Free Game feature, only this time, everything is in a larger format.
Thanks to a tumbling win system, winning combinations are paid and then removed from the reels, with fresh symbols falling into the empty spaces, forming additional combinations until no wins occur.
Landing three, four, or five scatter symbols triggers the Free Game feature, awarding players with 10, 15, or 20 free spins, respectively. In the Free Game, fish symbols are not removed from the reels as part of the tumble feature, rather they fall to the bottom of the screen as tumbles occur.
Dynamite and Bazooka features are available in the Free Games feature, with the former adding fish symbols in random positions on the reels, and the latter occurring when two Fishermen are in view with no fish, exploding all symbols in view, except for the Fishermen.
Big Bass Bonanza Megaways™ arrives on the heels of Bounty Gold™ andMexican-inspired title Big Juan™, as well as recent hit John Hunter and the Quest for Bermuda Riches™, whichreside amongst a collection of over 200 HTML5 titles in Pragmatic Play’s award-winning games portfolio.
Julian Jarvis, Chief Executive Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Big Bass Bonanza Megaways™ delivers a Megaways makeover to the Big Bass Bonanza collection, bringing high-volatility excitement to the underwater adventure that we know so well.
“We are delighted to be able to breathe new life into a series that has become a staple of our collection, and to launch yet another product in collaboration with the Reel Kingdom.”
Pragmatic Play currently produces up to five new slot titles a month, while also delivering Live Casino, Virtual Sports, and Bingo as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through one single API.
18+ | BeGambleAware.org
Malta, 3rd November 2021 – Players get to unearth hidden treasures and win up to 20,000x their bet in Cluster Tumble, the latest action-adventure game from Relax Gaming, the igaming aggregator and supplier of unique content.
Join the game’s courageous explorer on her mission as she climbs the Temple’s summit to rescue her missing husband.
The fifth action-packed instalment of the Tumble Series continues the saga from the original hit, Temple Tumble, deep in the Himalayan wilderness in the outskirts of Nepal. Players must navigate the 8×8 grid, clearing all tiles that stand in their way. With a variable number of symbols in play, wins must be formed to destroy all the surrounding blocks, or land three scatters to access the Temple.
Help comes in the form of wilds and power-up blocks that contain magical features. When active, power-up blocks offer extra wilds, Lightning Wins and Fire Transform features that convert into targeted symbols in this highly volatile quest.
The Free Spins feature is triggered by landing three Scatter symbols or by removing all stone blocks from the board in the main game. Triggering Free Spins awards five spins. Clearing the whole board in Free Spins awards three additional spins and increases the multiplier by three.
Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer at Relax Gaming, said: “The Tumble series has time and again proven itself as we continue to drive differentiation. With such rich variety to draw upon, it’s unsurprising that we are on the fifth game and it keeps going strong. Featuring a standout heroine, we are confident that Cluster Tumble is going to hold its own or outperform the best in the series.”
Now regarded as one of the industry’s leading aggregators, Relax Gaming provides its partners with one of the most comprehensive selections of games available.
This encompasses a wide range of titles, from its high performing proprietary slots to an expansive library of content from hand-picked third-party studios via its partnership programmes.
In tandem with its continued success, the leading supplier secured the award for Unique Gaming Company of the Year at the UK’s International Gaming Awards in September.
This was preceded by four EGR B2B Awards in July, including Innovation in Mobile and Casino Software Provider, as well astwo CasinoBeats Developer Awards at the SBC Summit in Malta.
New Jade Of The Jungle game promises Free Spins and wild wins across two sets of reels
Malta, 11th November 2021: Grab your compass and get ready to venture into the wildest depths of the Amazon in Jade Of The Jungle by Stakelogic & Jelly, a brand-new game from the innovative slot providers that features symbol nudges, Free Spins and – for the first time ever – two sets of reels.
The first release from the studio to utilise the dynamic “Dual Reel” system, Jade Of The Jungle takes place across two separate 3×3 game boards that are uniquely decorated with all manner of exotic symbols, including tribal masks, animal deities and icons that represent each of the four elements.
Wins are counted from left to right on either reel set, with seven paylines on each combining for a total of 14 separate ways to win. One of the more volatile slots from Stakelogic, players can get their hands on a top win multiplier of 2,976x for landing the most valuable jade symbol in all 18 reel spaces.
Aside from the slot’s innovative base game mechanic, Jade Of The Jungle also boasts a number of nifty features that will help players make it back to civilisation clutching an armful of treasure. For one, whenever a big win is near or the bonus round is just one symbol away from being triggered, the random nudge feature can shift the reels in players’ favour by moving any missing symbol into view.
This can help them gain access to a Free Spins feature that is normally triggered by landing three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Whether this occurs naturally during the base game or with the help of the random nudge feature, players will be granted an initial 12 Free Spins with the added incentive that every subsequent scatter will add more Free Spins and remove the lowest value symbol.
This means that if players manage to extend the feature for long enough by landing additional scatters, eventually they’ll reach a point where only high-value symbols remain on the reels, with this being key to activating some of the game’s bigger payouts and evening out the high volatility of its base game.
As a final incentive, Jade Of The Jungle is another game to be included in Stakelogic’s growing catalogue of Super Stake slots. In this version of the studio’s trademark bonus feature, if players decide to activate Super Stake mode by increasing their bet, one base game symbol will be chosen at random, with multiple versions of this symbol then being added to the reels along with extra substitute wilds.
Salvatore Campione, Head of Greenlogic at Stakelogic said: “Like an intrepid explorer taking his first steps into the wild, we’re treading new ground with Jade Of The Jungle.
The game is the first “Dual Reel” title from Stakelogic, with two 3×3 game boards providing more ways for players to win big and access the Free Spins feature. Throw in our now-legendary Super Stake mode and it’s clear Jade Of The Jungle promises to be another unforgettable adventure for players.”