Yggdrasil‘s fast-growing YG Masters content partnership program has seen its third contribution from Australian casino software company ReelPlay‘s independent studio partner Hot Rise Games. Powered GATI, Monsters VS Gigablox invites players to participate in an epic battle between giant ferocious creatures, the outcome of which will decide the fate of the world.
Surrounded by a city in flames, the high volatility video slot which is played across a 6-reel, 6-row grid with 50 fixed paylines has a 95.5 percent RTP and a €249,280 max win. The hit frequency is 38.4 percent and the stakes range from €0.50 to €80 per spin. Wins occur when three or more matching symbols land from left to right on adjacent reels starting from the far left side of the grid.
Players will be working with 9-A card rank symbols as the low pays and six higher paying character symbols ranging from “futuristic sci-fi robots to ancient Eldritch abominations,” led by a monster resembling King Kong, Kongo King. The game’s wild symbol is represented by a gold crown which substitutes for all paying symbols to help complete winning lines. The VS symbol is the scatter while also acting as a paying symbol.
The slot incorporates Yggdrasil’s popular Gigablox game engagement mechanic (GEM), which sees oversized symbols appear at random on any merged reels to form blocks from 2×2 to 6×6 in size. Winning formations of these larger symbols are deconstructed to their regular 1×1 sized symbol parts to determine the payout. During base gameplay, Gigablox symbols can consist of any pay symbol, scatters or wilds, whereas in free spins, only character/monster symbols are used to configure Gigablox symbols.
Landing five or more VS scatter symbols on the reels will trigger the free spins bonus round. When this happens, players are awarded 4 free spins +1 spin per triggering scatter symbol, resulting in 9-40 free spins. Extra free spins cannot be retriggered during the bonus game. Whichever monster symbol that appeared the most during the activation of free spins, becomes the Rampaging Monster during the feature, which is wild and presented in golden form.
Landing an equal number of two or more monster symbols on activation, sees the highest paying symbol used as the rampaging monster symbol. If no monster lands, Kongo King is automatically chosen. Wins that only include wilds and/or rampaging monster symbols are worth 2x as much.
Depending on the jurisdiction, players who don’t want to wait for the free spins round to trigger organically are able to instantly activate the bonus round from the base game by clicking on the shopping cart with the star button on the left of the screen. The cost to buy the feature is 75x the stake.
What They’re Saying:
“ReelPlay have partnerships with many independent studios which allow us to showcase varied approaches to game development. We’re proud of our partnership with Hot Rise Games and our ability to enable them to contribute exciting products to the YG Masters offering,” read a statement from David Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for ReelPlay.
The latest addition from ReelPlay development partner Hot Rise Games to the YG Masters offering, Monsters VS Gigablox™ following Legion – Hot 1, gets access to Yggdrasil’s preconfigured, regulation-ready development GATI™ toolkit and is playable on all devices.
Also commenting on the new release, Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, said via company news… “Monsters VS Gigablox™ brings an exciting, apocalyptic environment to the reels as great denizens of the dark fight it out in a destroyed city.
“Packing in our Gigablox™ GEM makes for another thrilling addition to the YG Masters offering as we strive to create dynamic, unique content.”
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