The Slot Selection returns for its first episode of spring looking at some top slot releases from Hacksaw Gaming, IGT, SG Digital and Yggdrasil.
First up is IGT’s latest slot title Wheel of Fortune Megaways which incorporates Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic with its renowned Wheel of Fortune brand.
Wheel of Fortune Megaways is a six-reel video that offers players 117,649 ways to win, increasing to one million paylines during the Free Spins round.
Throughout the game, the player has the chance to trigger the Wild Megastacks whenever a symbol lands. Within the base game, up to three reels can be covered entirely in Wilds, stacking to seven positions high. Additionally, in the Free Spins round, up to two reels can display 10 Wilds each.
The Wheel of Fortune logo is the Scatter symbol. If the player lands a minimum of three Scatters they will be awarded up to 18 Free Spins, depending on the number of Scatters that land.
Before the Free Spins commence, the wheel turns to display the starting number of Megaways paylines. Moreover, the Expansion symbol, once landed, is replaced by two new symbols, increasing the number of symbols in that reel by one.
When a reel reaches full height, the wheel spins again to award up to 12 extra free spins. If all six reels reach 10 rows high, then one million Megaways are produced.
Second on our list is Hacksaw Gaming’s sequel to its Cubes title.
In the base game of Cube 2, each corner of the initial five by five grid contains an ‘X’. If a winning cluster is formed that contains one of the ‘X’ cubes, it will act as a multiplier and take on a number equivalent to the number of cubes within the winning cluster.
If a winning cluster connects with multiple corner ‘X’ cubes, the multiplier figures shown will be added together before being multiplied with the win.
The Free Spins feature is activated by the player obtaining five or more winning clusters in various colours which will light up the title’s logo. Upon entering the round, the player will be presented with mystery cubes, which are filled with colours or additional Free Spins, and once the colour cube is selected, the chosen colour will be sticky for the duration of the Free Spins.
During this mode, the size of the grid does not decrease between Free Spins. All wins that are in the colour awarded on entry are sticky for the duration of the Free Spins.
Players can activate the multi-colour Free Spin feature by getting all four corner multipliers in the same colour on an initial spin. Once activated, this will award between five to 10 Free Spins.
This mode also comes with a mystery cube and all the colours collected within this round will be sticky for the duration of the Free Spins.
This third title comes from Yggdrasil, in partnership with ReelPlay, as players are transported to the mystical City of Gold in El Dorado Infinity Reels.
El Dorado Infinity Reels is an initial three reel video slot which can expand an infinite amount of times on consecutive wins.
All spins within the slot begin on three reels. On any spin if the rightmost reel improves any symbol combination, then an extra reel is added to the right. The new reels spin and, if it again improves, another reel is added. This can continue an infinite amount of times.
Any Temple Win awards 10 Free Spins which a player can choose to store, gamble, or play.
The player’s decision will affect the level at which the Free Games are started with a higher level awarding bigger multipliers.
The title also comes with a Symbol Multiplier which is applied to all symbol wins. In any new game, the Symbol Multiplier starts at one and increases by one every time a new reel is added during the base game.
Within the first four Free Spins levels, the multiplier can increase up to four times every time a new reel is added.
Finally, SlotBeat’s Slot of the Week has been awarded to SG Digital for its latest addition to its Rainbow Riches franchise with Rainbow Riches Race Day.
The title, which is a six reel slot, offers 4,096 ways to win. Located at the top of the reel are horses that move corresponding to the horse symbol that lands on the grid.
During the base game, when one or more winning combinations land, the winning symbols will explode with new symbols taking their place.
If the player lands four or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels it will trigger the Free Spins feature. Landing a Horse symbol on the reels will contribute to the Horses feature.
Above the reels are five horses, each with an associated pot. When one of these horses appears on the reels that horse will move forward on the track. Multiple horses can appear in a single spin.
When a horse reaches the pot, that prize is awarded to the player. If multiple horses reach their respective pots on the same cascade then both prizes are awarded. In addition, any horse that lands on the reels will cascade along with the winning symbols.
Free Spins are awarded when player’s land four or more Scatters during the base game. During this round, each pot will start with a value equal to x10 stake. The player can distribute another 90x stake to the pots before the Free Spins start.
Moreover, the horse race within the bonus mode is a new race, with each horse starting at the beginning of the track.