Beyond the Reels is a behind the scene interview with experts who go into further depth about the decisions made during the development of the title and a deeper understanding of how game features and mechanics work.

Following the release of 4ThePlayer’s latest slot title 123 BOOM, SlotBeats spoke to its co-founder/commercial and marketing director, Henry McLean, in our first episode of Beyond the Reels. 

The 5×4, 1,024 ways includes 4ThePlayer’s new mechanic ‘Slot Slider’ which sees the reels go from right to left and has an RTP of 96.4 per cent with a medium to high volatility level.

Commenting on choosing the title theme, McLean noted: “When we look at themes normally we’ve already got a concept of what feature we want to create. 

“We have a working project name, we had the project meeting and actually it’s about exploding symbols and came up with the idea of cannon ball wilds and then it was kind of a no brainer.

“Also pirates is a global theme, everyone knows and likes pirates so it kinda fitted well.”

The game includes Sliding Wilds which sees symbols slide into the direction that ways pay, unlocking explosions. Sliding Wilds can destroy symbols clearing the path for more big wins. 

Within the game is the Rapid Bonus Feature which includes an increasing multiplier that starts at x2 as well as rapidly reloading Sliding Wilds.

The game boasts two play modes which are enhanced on both desktop and mobile. Slide Spin allows spins right to left and pays left to right. If the player turns on Top Spin which puts the reels top to bottom paying bottom to top.