Are you ready to enter a world of novelty, parlor games, and magic? If the answer is yes, you’ll want to read this week’s slots newsletter, packed with more magic than you can shake a wand at.
First up we have Yggdrasil Gaming with their Dr Fortuno release. The innovative developers have come up with a new game that blends video slots and blackjack with progressive jackpot fun.
Scandinavian giants NetEnt, meanwhile, keep the big brands coming with a new South Park game. Well, the South Park brand may have met a sticky end befitting the show’s legendary character Kenny, but Arcane Reel Chaos features much of the same great gameplay of those scatological slots titles.
And finishing off our look at the week’s big releases, Play’n GO go for a night on the tiles with Mahjong 88. Will this Chinese-themed slot have you buzzing?
Dr Fortuno’s travelling circus is in town. Are you ready to roll up, roll up for a night of excitement and mayhem?
The troupe of misfits and the master magician himself will mesmerise you in a slot featuring nudging wilds, a free spins bonus, and the ‘Wheel of Fortuno’ where you can win a ‘must-drop’ progressive jackpot.
Entrance to the magic show starts at a very reasonable 0.10, and there is some exciting half-time entertainment in the form of a free spins bonus. The feature starts with a raffle where you can win reel modifiers. Hit 3 to 5 scatters and you will win 10 free spins plus modifiers depending on how many trigger scatters you landed.
The second act on the slot is the Wheel of Fortuno with a chance of bagging a progressive jackpot. 3% of your bet will go to the jackpot which has also a ‘must-drop’ time limit.
Any Dr Fortuno wild that lands in view will nudge to cover the entire reel when it is part of a winning combo. You will then earn one spin on the Wheel of Fortuno. In addition, every wild appearing in a game round will award you one spin of the wheel.
So, what can you win on the prize wheel? Coins, additional spins, a win multiplier, or a chance to play for the jackpot, that’s what. If you’re lucky enough to land the wheel on the jackpot segment you will unlock the jackpot.
The South Park slots have been hugely popular with NetEnt fans over the years. Games like South Park manage to pack in the bonuses while maintaining the comedy cartoon series’ iconic childish humor.
The license agreement may have expired but fans of South Park Reel Chaos can still enjoy the same game mechanics and features in the new Arcane Reel Chaos slot.
Arcane Reel Chaos doesn’t feature Kyle, Cartman, Stan or one of Kenny’s innovative deaths, but it does have some of the same gameplay. Arcane Reel Chaos tells a story of Don Parker, who turns into the villain Deep Pockets after accidentally releasing an ancient evil. It is now up to our four heroes, Flare, Chrono, Zero.x and Psyop to defeat Deep Pockets and save the city.
Arcane Reel Chaos can be played on desktop and mobile platforms from as little as 0.20 a spin. There are four random mini features in the base game but free spins fans will adore the multi-level free games bonus where you can win up to 1,212x your stake.
Psyop triggers randomly stacked wilds at the start of a spin and turns two or three reels wild. Zero.x places up to five random wilds onto the reels while Flare will award a random win multiplier between x2 and x5 for the current spin.
Chrono, meanwhile, triggers randomly after a losing spin only and will award respins until a win occurs. At the same time, she increases the win multiplier by x1 on each losing respin.
Hit three talisman scatters to trigger an open-end free spins round with four levels. Each of the four heroes will face Deep Pockets. You will receive six lives while Deep Pockets gets an increasing amount as you progress through the stages. Each hero has to defeat the villain in their round in order to progress. A win will strike a life from Deep Pockets while a loss will take one from the heroes. Survive stage four and you will collect a handsome extra reward.
Mahjong originates from the Qing Dynasty and has spread far beyond China to become an immensely popular parlor game. In fact, you can find Mahjong played in many western casinos that have a high Asian clientele.
Play’n GO have tapped into the Mahjong craze with Mahjong 88. They’ve also cleverly incorporated the lucky number 8 into the slot title and gameplay.
Mahjong 88 is played on an 8×8 grid and you can play from as little as 0.10 a spin. There is a flurry of features that adapt to the four seasons of a year. You can experience wins worth up to 5,000 times your bet.
At the start of a game, 64 tiles drop onto the grid. Winning clusters of at least four symbols are removed from the grid and are removed by new symbols dropping into their place on the reels. This cool take on cascading reels ends when no new wins take place.
Look out for the “seasons” that come into play during your game. Each season has a reel modifier that triggers randomly once you experience a losing cluster. Modifiers include wild patterns, transforming symbols, and symbol removals.
Look out for the Fortune Frog meter on the right of the screen. If you collect 33 winning symbols you will trigger one of four modifiers at the end of the spin. Croak, Spawn, Tongue and Hop will select one symbol to become a scatter pay, or it will transform into another symbol. Finally, the symbol can explode other symbols to give you a bigger chance of making a winning cluster.
If you collect 88 or more symbols in your meter you will activate the Super Charge feature. An additional 5x multiplier is applied to your winnings, and there is a top payout worth a staggering 5,000x your bet. Enjoy a night on the tiles with Mahjong 88.