Retaining the ‘strongest’ features from both Solar Queen and Solar Temple was a ‘no brainer’ claimed Playson’s game producer, Nikolay Illyustrov, as he delved deeper into the company’s third installment of its Solar Series.

Playson’s game producer, Nikolay Illyustrov

At the end of September Playson released its latest slot title Solar King, a sequel to its ‘fan-favourite’ slot Solar Queen.

Illyustrov looked back at the original titles which sparked the series into live and noted it is ‘difficult’ to pinpoint a single factor which drove its success: “There’s a wide range of explanations for its impressive popularity, but we believe that its short-term progress mechanic was the most important among them. 

“The Flaming Frames feature showcases a 10-spin cycle, giving players the chance to accumulate Wild symbols which appear on the tenth spin, boosting engagement by adding new excitement to the gameplay. 

“As the first and most popular title in our Solar collection, Solar Queen is where the series’ classic ancient-Egyptian theme originates. Its world class animations and immersive sound effects have also won plaudits from operators and players alike, resulting in the game enjoying a strong commercial performance.”

Asked how the new slots have incorporated into the new game and the reasons why, Playson’s game producer explained: We’ve retained the 10-spin cycle mechanic, Flaming Frames, as well as the Free Spins mode with Sticky Wild symbols that proved popular in our other Solar titles.

“However, while introducing a new ruler to the gameplay, we’ve also added a wealth of innovative new features, including line win multipliers of up to x10 which can be triggered by the Sun symbol’s reappearance within the same Flaming Frame. 

“That excitement-building bet line multiplier can also appear during Free Spins. Free Spins are activated by the Hawks Scatter symbols. Throw in the beaming Sun and a new Solar King Symbol that’s primed to deliver maximum payouts, and it’s clear that Solar King is a worthy contender for the coveted Solar throne.”

On the performance of both Solar Queen and Solar Temple, which received a host of award nominations, Illyustrov noted it was a ‘no-brainer’ to retain the strongest features when developing Solar King. He continued: “For that reason, Solar King maintains many of the elements that proved such a hit in the original, as well as a series of fresh enhancements. 

“Following the consistently strong feedback we receive from partners about the retention-boosting capabilities of our integration-free engagement tools, we ensured the game was also compatible with four of those tools – Network Tournaments, Playson Jackpots, Free Spins and Feature Triggers.”

Solar King showcases Playson’s integration-free engagement tools, features which Illyustrov noted ‘carry different advantages for both players and operators’. He concluded: “The game will be incorporated in our three-part series of festive network tournaments – Holiday Delights. 

“Playson’s legendary competitions are of strong benefit for everyone involved. For players, they offer the chance to win much larger prizes and enjoy a more competitive gaming experience. For operators, they’re a ready-made opportunity to attract thousands of new customers. 

“Playson Jackpots, meanwhile, carry the advantage of being completely random. They can be triggered at any moment, thereby ramping up the thrills for those enjoying our slots. Finally, players trying their hand at Solar King can test in-game features for free thanks to our Feature Trigger tool, as well as enjoying free rounds when Free Spins are activated. Safe to say, it’s a game that’s jam-packed with exciting twists and turns.”