SlotBeats takes a trip to East Asia for the latest Beyond the Reels episode, in which Mykhailo Pushnia, Game Producer at Tom Horn Gaming, takes the stage to run through the studio’s latest slot release – Wild Dragon’s Fortune.
Pushnia was eager to dive into the inspiration behind Wild Dragon’s Fortune, a 5×4 reel slot with four base game mode options for the player to choose from. These game modes vary from 20-winlines up to 1,024-ways to win through Tom Horn Gaming’s Gifts of Fortune mechanic.
Looking into the initial design process behind the slot, Pushnia explained: “With this game we decided that we can increase the payouts for the symbols, or we can use higher multipliers, but what actually makes these features outstanding for the players?
“We decided to come up with different winline sets for these base game levels, so while you’re playing on the first level you’re having just 20 winlines, wild multipliers from x1 to x5 and you’re playing low volatility games, slowly getting some nice wins.
“Then, you have the second level which already has 40-winlines, higher wild multipliers and so on, so you actually can receive bigger wins. With the third one you have 100-winlines.”
He continued: “As the biggest feature, we have this 1,024-ways and maximum wild multipliers, so on the last level, with four upgraded symbols, players can get wilds with multipliers up to x8 and there are very big wins.”
Pushnia stated that volatility was one thing he wanted to address for the Gifts of Fortune feature, suggesting that fans of lower volatility games have something to enjoy with the 20 and 40-payline game modes, while high volatility slot enthusiasts will also be pleased as the fourth level has “super high volatility”.
While players select what number of high value symbols they want to become enhanced as a Gift of Fortune, the game also offers players the choice of four game modes when triggering the free spins feature from landing blossom tree scatters.
Commenting on the range of bonus game options, Pushnia said: “In regular free spins game modes, you’re waiting for it and it appears in, let’s say, 200 spins right?
“But, with Wild Dragon’s Fortune, we decided we wanted to bring something new to the free spins to have players actually experience different game plays, in the same way that we have that in the base game.”
The range of free spins on offer differentiate in the number of spins provided, what levels of multipliers are available and how many paylines are active throughout the spins. These game modes are represented by the Gifts of Fortune symbols and their respective paylines.
Watch the video above to hear why Pushnia believes the East Asian theme “fits slots perfectly”, what players are able to access using Tom Horn Gaming’s proprietary bonus buy feature – QuickX – and how the company believes Wild Dragon’s Fortune can attract new players.