In the latest edition of Beyond the Reels, SlotBeats experienced the ‘revolutionary’ Titanways mechanic, making its debut in Fantasma Games’ latest addition to slots portfolio, Golden Castle Titanways.
This week, SlotBeats reporter, James Ross, was accompanied by Tianzhi Zhou, Product Owner and Mathematician at Fantasma Games, who guided SlotBeats through the gilded ruins of the castle.
During the game, regular symbols can appear in five different sizes, although a symbol’s height has no impact on its value.
A Titanways win occurs when three or more identical symbols land on consecutive reels from the leftmost to right. All wins pay left to right and the win is multiplied by the number of winning symbols per reel, according to the Paytable and by the multiplier (if any).
“The Titanways mechanic is a twist to the standard ways variation,” Zhou began. “The interesting part of Titanways is that it intermingles oversized symbols. The tall symbols aren’t that interesting but the fat symbol is the interesting part.
“With those fat symbols, you can get a win with just one symbol if you land a 3×3 on reel one. That’s the interesting part of the Titanways mechanic. It makes it much easier to get long wins, to make sure of reels four, five and six and it has a very good synergy with Avalanche.
“When you win, you always have a chance of avalanching other oversized symbols and then it plays like a linked reel making it easier to get another winning combination.”
Furthermore, the Wild Haunt feature is activated for each Ghost King symbol landing on the reels.
The Wild Haunt feature randomly selects one non-1×1 symbol and disassembles it into multiple 1×1 symbols of the same kind. Each 1×1 symbol the Wild Haunt Feature creates also may be randomly upgraded to a Wild symbol.
Rounding off the adventure, collecting three Bonus symbols in a Base Game round activates 10 Phantom Free Spins. In the Phantom Free Spins, there is a win multiplier that starts at x1 and is increased by one after each Avalanche.