Monthly Archives: August 2015

Another gem-themed slot? I don’t think so!

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I have no idea why, but more and more software providers decided to create new slots based on the diamond theme. Is this subject really so interesting and appealing? I’m not quite sure. All those Dazzle Me, Illuminous and other games from most popular companies look very similar and do not stand out of the crowd when it comes to the special features. But there is one, completely different and totally innovative gem-themed slot: Fruit Mania from Wazdan!

Fruit Mania from Wazdan is a unique 9-reel and 9-payline slot focused on the theme of fruits and gems. On its reels you will find some of the most classic slot symbols: bells, Vegas signs, stars, plums, watermelons, cherries and other popular fruit.

What is so special about this game? Well, you will see it when you launch the slot. Did you pay attention to mentioned above number of reels? Nine is not a common number of reels in the slots and Fruit Mania allows players to gain completely different gaming experience. How? It’s easy. The main screen of the game consists of classic 3 reels and 3 rows, but on the left you can see two different “mini” reels – one for Diamond Bonus and one for Lotto Bonus.

Let’s begin with the Lotto Bonus. This extraordinary round is triggered when Lotto symbols are caught on the 3 middle reels. During the bonus game, player has to choose one of the mysterious Lotto tickets hiding different prizes. All you need to do is to pick one, reveal the prize and collect credits.

The second bonus game, called Diamond Bonus is not so easy to activate. How does it work? When a diamond symbol occurs on the reel, it will switch on the corresponding field in the Bonus matrix table visible on the right. Once the diamond meter is full, the next draw of at least 3 diamonds on the reels activate 9 bonus games. All of the previously caught diamonds are held on their positions and all diamonds appearing at the time of bonus round remain on their positions till the end of the round. If a player finishes the game with at least 4 diamonds on the reels, he or she is awarded with the special prize. Sounds a bit complicated? You need to see it to understand the rules and I’m sure you will get the point immediately!

There is also one extra feature available not only in Fruit Mania but also in other Wazdan’s slots: after each draw of all 9 symbols on the reels, the game automatically blocks the best set of symbols. What is more, you can always unlock the reels of lock another set of symbols.

As you have probably noticed, I am not a great fan of classic slots, but I just love Wazdan’s games. Fruit Mania became one of my favs long time ago and I remember playing it on the slot machine in one of the land based casinos. I fell in love from the first sight and it still remains on my Top 10 slots lists, especially when I see new gem-themed slots released by other software providers and packed with visual effects that mean nothing when you wish to collect some cash.

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Hot as Hades – I love this game!!!

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Hello everyone!

I bet you have heard about Hot As Hades from Microgaming. Some time ago all gaming websites were filled with news about the newest Microgaming’s release. Is this game worth our attention or is it another hot advertising campaign? Well, I cannot say anything negative about this excellent slot!

The first thing that catches our attention while playing Hot as Hades are the graphics. The whole game looks amazing – the colours are vivid, all animations performed by the symbols are totally stunning and the general image of the game is really pleasant for the eye. Once in a while, the nice and cheerful character of the game appears in fron of the reels and makes some funny movement. I must admit I have a lot of fun spinning the reels of the game.

Nut what about the basic things? So, Hot as Hades offers 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines filled with the images connected with the Hades lair. What you will find on the reels are the images of boiling lava, fireballs, flame-haired Hades, Medusa’s snakes, Posiedon’s ocean, xylophone. All symbols are well detailed when it comes to the graphics.

During the base game, players can play the Super Mode Free Spins game that is triggered at random – when you win it, you are awarded with 5 free spins. At the time of this round you will be able to benefit from Held Wilds that stay at the same position for th eduration of the feature. If you catch 3 Held Wilds, you will get a 2x multiplier to engross your win.

When you stop the reels with at least 3 scatters, you will start a unique Quest for the Crystal Helm Bonus feature where you need to reclaim the crystal helm guarded by Hades’ connivilling godly siblings. During the round you travel from the underworld and outwit your enemies for bonus rewards. Finding Cerberus awards award all prizes for that level. The quest is finished if you find hidden pitfalls. There are 4 levels of this game. Your aim is to reach Zeus’s chamber and play for the crystal helm. The crystal helm awards extra prizes. To be hones, all these levels make game a bit complicated, but in fact it is quite simple and intuitive. And most of all, the feature is really rewarding!

What can I say? I am a true fan of Hot as Hades slot. As a great enthusiast of Greek mythology and nicely-animated slots, I couldn’t not fall in love with this game. What is more, I managed to win a nice prize in it and spend excellent time in the company of Hades.

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – the best fairy tale themed slot ever

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I was always a bit sceptical about the slot games based on fairy-tale theme. Am I a child to enjoy such stories? When I heard that iSoftBet released a new slot Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, I was almost sure that I would not like it. But this time I have to admit I was totally wrong! Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters slot looks great and offers nice winnings!

First things first: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters slot has 5 reels and 10 paylines – not more and not less. When it comes to the graphics, its reels are filled with the images of characters taken from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters movie: these are not those usual sweet boys and girls from childish stories, but true warriors wearing armour and holding strange weapons. This is what I totally adore! Besides, the game offers interesting special features that really helped me collect some nice winnings.

The symbol of a hideous troll plays the role of the Wild symbol and may replace all other signs except for the scatter. When it is used to form a winning combination, the wild extends to cover the whole reel. Thanks to this solution winning in that game is a piece of cake.

The scatter is represented by the icon of crossbow. When you catch at least three of them anywhere on the reels, you will be awarded with 15 free spins. What is more, during the free spin feature you may benefit from wild symbols remaining on the same position for the next win once you manage to stop the reels with the wild in the central position.

All fairy tale themed slots’ haters – don’t be afraid of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – this game is something completely different! It’s not cute, overwhelmingly sweet or packed with silly animations. Instead, what you get on the reels of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a vivid action, scary animations, excellent music and most of all, frequent wins. So do not waste your time and give this game a try – it truly deserves the utmost attention!

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