Reels, win lines, symbols and bonuses are the foundations needed for a successful slot machine, anyone can tell you that, but it’s noticeable that we as a thrill-seekers nation have become tired of the same, old same old. Software developers are having to stay one-step ahead with each new release and while many revert back to previous mechanics, just a small few go further and deliver the unimaginable!
Yggdrasil, the creator of the progressive jackpot paying Holmes and the Stolen Stones (and many other titles!), has excelled in terms of reel mechanics, going from grid-based clusters in Sunny Shores to twice-expanding reels in the hilarious Easter Island. But, not content with previous successes, the game developer (who is not quite ready to rest on their laurels), have come up with a ground-breaking concept – Gigablox.
Following the success of Splitz earlier this year, sees the unveiling of Gigablox, which just happens to be the third game-changing mechanic of theirs for 2020. Players will be transported to the heart of Japan where a quaint little shop packed with nick-knacks could prove to be fruitful.
The 6×4, 40 win-line slot features a mind-blowing element whereby the reels can grow with every spin and it’s during these spins that a ‘Gigablox’ could land, ranging in size from 2×2 to 4×4! The larger the symbol, the larger the potential wins!
Not Your Typical Slot:
Online casino enthusiasts who love nothing more than to play free slots, will be totally enthralled by the bonus spins feature. Landing five or more lucky cats will initiate the bonus and this is where the grid formation changes to 6×8 for even more ways to win! A ‘blessed’ symbol is plucked at random for a 5x multiplier for the duration of the bonus.
Jonas Strandman, Senior Product Strategist at Yggdrasil, said: “Every spin of Lucky Neko Gigablox is a joy to play. With the Gigablox reels the next big win is just around the corner and the free spins offer some serious win potential from time to time. We continue to drive innovation throughout the industry and can’t wait to see how the Gigablox mechanic is received by our fans across the globe.”
The latest mechanic follows the series of two other exciting mechanical innovations; Splitz and MultiMax and if you’re yet to discover them, you’re in for a treat! Neon Rush Splitz offers futuristic gameplay with cloning symbols, many big jackpots and symbols that can ‘split’ for larger winning clusters (especially during the bonus spins round!).
Multifly delivers the MultiMax concept where chameleons in the deepest of jungles can ‘multifly’ your winnings! When a winning combination is found, the zany creatures gobble up the symbols (in a cascading reel sort of way!) and replace at least one of the empty spaces with a wild. New winning combinations will be boosted by up to four different multiplier amounts and the process will continue until there are no new wins found.
It’s all very exciting, isn’t it!
Source: “Yggdrasil Unveils Game-Changing Mechanic in Lucky Neko Gigablox”. Yggdrasil. June 24, 2020.