September saw SlotBeats give out five Slot of the Week awards with the first going to Yggdrasil’s Jurassic adventure with Raptor Doublemax.
The five-reel slot is set in a world before humans, when great dinosaurs roam the earth competing to be top of the food chain.
With 25-ways to win, the game includes features such as free spins, a free spins gamble, cascading reels and a golden bet.
“Raptor Doublemax gives valiant fans a chance to demonstrate power and determination as they gamble for more in this enrapturing slot, with the constant chance to win huge prizes,” said Stuart McCarthy, head of product and programmes at Yggdrasil.
“With the dropdown feature of the game, wild symbols occur more often, as does the chance to secure more wins.”
Featuring cascading reels, all winning symbols are removed after a win, allowing new symbols to fill the empty spaces to create even more chances to win. Moreover, an extra wild card is also added after every win with this dropdown feature. But the hunt of these bipedal beasts doesn’t stop there.
The game’s Doubling Multiplier feature means that each consecutive win doubles the multiplier with no limit.
The second title to claim our SOTW in September was AvatarUX’s latest inclusion to its PopWins series with PapayaPop.
Released globally on September 6, PapayaPop is a 5×3 slot with up to 118,098 paylines featuring unlimited free spins, a multiplier, a gamble wheel, a Popwins feature and Buy a Bonus.
“Our PopWins collection has been an incredible success for us and we’re delighted at how it has been received by players all over the globe,” said Marcus Honney, managing director at AvatarUX.
“PapayaPop takes an Art Deco theme and adds even more excitement for players through the gamble wheel, where even bigger wins await for those who dare to risk it and through the introduction of the newly introduced Unlimited Free Spins feature.”
Up next came Synot Games’ South Pacific venture, which gave players the taste of coconut water and sounds of the ukulele in Tiki Princess.
The 5×3 tropical title features 20 ways to win, and includes features such as wilds, free spins, respins, special wins and a Hold and Win mechanic.
In the game, scatter symbols pay at any position across the board. Only the highest win is paid per active payline and per scatter combination, and scatter wins are added to the payline wins.
Meanwhile, the game’s wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the bonus scatter, and appears only on reels two, three, four and five. These can expand to fill the whole reel.
On the back of a tropical paradise came Relax Gaming as it harnessed the power of Ragnarok with its Volatile Vikings title.
The 6×5 cascading slot features a scatter pay mechanic along with a multiplier reveal and free spins mode.
“Our dev team has done yet another tremendous job with Volatile Vikings. They’ve taken a traditional theme and injected the kind of gameplay that really sets our titles apart,” explained Simon Hammon, CPO at Relax Gaming.
“As its name suggests, players can expect an action-packed, high-paced experience with a pay-anywhere functionality that drives the differentiation we demand in our games. Added to the exquisite animations and evocative soundtrack, I’m sure we’ve got another winner on our hands.”
Throughout the entire game, the Multiplier Reveal feature is in motion. Every spin starts with two multiplier reveal symbols, one on reel three and another on reel four. Each symbol will have a counter and a multiplier.
The final title to claim our Slot of the Week award for September was the third instalment of Play’n GO’s Charlie Chance series.
Charlie Chand and the Curse of Cleopatra is a 6×6 cascading slot that sees the explorer face-off against the merciless Cleopatra and features a Serpent’s Trail feature, Cleopatra’s Columns and free spins with win multipliers.
“Players love our Wilde and Dead series, and we know that that’s in large part because of the lavish narratives that they provide. Not to mention the wealth and riches associated with the treasures of great pharaohs, they provide such cool gameplay both visually and audibly,” remarked Play’n Go’s head of games, Charlotte Miliziano.
“The style of the Charlie Chance games means that we’ve been able to explore Ancient Egypt in a different way. The black and white cartoon style is very different to the Dead series for example, and I’m certain players will love this title too.”
In the base game, symbols drop onto the grid as five or more adjacently connected symbols in a cluster awarding a win. Here, winning symbols are removed with new symbols cascading down to fill the empty spaces.