Much as fashion brands and retailers have Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collection, online casino games also tend to be released in groups of new offerings around October and April. Particularly arcade-style video slot games follow this pattern. Let’s take a look at some of the new arcade-style video slots on Betsson, a Net Entertainment casino.
Pearls of India
Pearls of India is set in 19th century India with the narrative behind the game an explorer who is seeking to discover the legendary and priceless pearls. The music is moody, speeding up only when you hit a winning combination or are gambling some winnings. It’s a 5 reel, 3 row game and your protagonist has to choose between one of 3 temples to start his exploration for the treasure.
A bonus game which allows you to win up to 250 times your initial bet is activated when you manage to collect 25 of the special Temple bonus symbols. Three scatter symbols, which are the legendary ‘Pearls of India’ themselves can give you up to 10 free spins and the multiplier feature enables you to increase your winnings by up to ten times. Wilds are a portrait of an intrepid explorer, who is on the hunt for the pearls. You also have the opportunity to gamble your winnings either on red or black or on the card’s suite. In the free play version I got the Ace of Diamonds 5 cards out of 6 which seems a bit strange for a random generator but presumably in real play that would not happen.
Cool Jewels by Williams Interactive is an unusual 6 by 6 cascading reels format and is the first game to be built on the Exploding Pays game engine. This game is a new slot experience in a number of different ways, the most notable of which is the fact that there are no paylines. The alternative system means that any symbol appearing in a group of four or more is a winning combination. Another unique feature is that if you get two wilds next to each other horizontally they will fuse into a single locked wild which remains in play until it cascades to the bottom row. The symbols all pay the same so it doesn’t matter which combination you manage to get though the payout levels do increase the longer you are playing. The graphics are colourful and symbols explode when matched which leads to those above them ‘cascading’ down and potentially unlocking new combinations.