The latest episode of Beyond the Reels sees Fantasma’s Chief Product Officer Trevor Ko join SlotBeats’ Mollie Chapman to discuss the studio’s latest release, Alice in Adventureland.
Exclusively launched for the operator Paddy Power, Alice in Adventureland is a 5×4, 20-payline video slot that incorporates a maximum win potential of up to x10,000 the bet.
Ko outlined that the game features ‘lots of cats!’ and its main function is to focus on feature buy, ensuring that players come back to the game.
He remarked: “You can expect lots of fun and lots of cats! That’s what we’re trying to do here. We really focused on the feature buy on this game as what we noticed in a lot of games was that the future buy was always an add-on after the game was made.
“So we were focusing on replayability; what we’re hoping is that people would play the feature buy over and over again and that’s what we designed this game around.”
Featuring Rocketkats, Ultraspins and super spins as well as free spins, Adventure in Wonderland shows players the ‘path’ towards victory, whereby players see value from collecting certain symbols and all symbols are upgraded.
Ko recognised that showing players the path to winning could aid the game’s player retention rate.
He added: “One of the games that we were inspired by was one of our other games, Heroes Hunt 2. When we saw streamers say ‘you’ve got to kill the vampire, kill the vampire’, which is that big moment in Heroes Hunt 2, that is when Tian and I thought of this inspiration.
“We’ve got to have a ‘kill the vampire’ moment for our players so when they finally get to something, that it is rewarding so we invested a lot of time, fun and entertainment into one spin which is the third level when you get there. People won’t be disappointed.”