Where is the time going this year? It feels like only yesterday that we were celebrating it being a new year, yet now we’re on the cusp of it being June, with many of us already looking to the end of this year. Although time is moving fast, there’s much to savour before we see in another new year, chiefly the upcoming releases of top iGaming brands, such as Pragmatic Play. Granted, for anyone other than gamers, this news may be less than exciting, but for those of us who follow the iGaming community very closely, the sound of new slots being launched is hard to ignore.
As those of you who have been around for some time now will know, Pragmatic Play is a relatively new label, having been founded in 2015, therefore making it only three years old. Despite its obvious infancy, this brand has churned out plenty of games since then, with their Malta base seemingly a hive of activity. So much so that there’s three new titles for us to immerse ourselves in, with each of them offering an exciting and wonderfully textured, and themed, experience. As always, these games will have the first rate HTML5 software Pragmatic Play is known for, as well as being mobile friendly.
We start our rundown with Asgard, a mythical one armed bandit that won’t be launched until June 28th, which means you have quite the wait on your hands before being able to join in. That being said, while the wait is a long one, there’s no end of teasers to see us through, with this viking themed pokie available as a demo from Pragmatic Play itself.
The entire game has a conventional feel, having been developed to fit the typical 3×5 matrix format, as well as having an average number of winlines, at just 25 in total. However, while it’s a classic design in many ways, there’s features to help it hit the contemporary market running, such as its interactive free spins bonus. We know that bonus games don’t sound all that unique, but Asgard has four possible ways the mini game can play out, due to its Royals Feature, its Stacked Wilds, Mystery Stacked Symbols, and Raining Wilds. And so, users aren’t guaranteed the same playthrough twice, which makes for a very exciting experience. Even more exciting, is that bets start from as little as 25p, thus allowing for all walks of players to game with the brand.
5 Lions Slot
Next up on our list is 5 Lions, a oriental themed pokie that offers its players massive scope, thanks to its 243 ways to play. The entire game is based around the legends of Fu Lions, with their golden frames and glowing eyes guarding the treasures of this 3×5 interface. Despite this slot having similar controls to Asgard, and indeed other Pragmatic Play titles, 5 Lions feels like an individual slot machine, for it delivers a more streamlined experience.
Instead of bombarding users with different bonus outcomes, this game keeps it simple, with the scatters simply offering a series of free spins. Not that this feature is without hidden depths, as the free spins play on an even larger interface, with 576 ways to win now available. What is more, the wilds are an important part of the show, as they not only substitute other symbols, but can also award multipliers if part of a winning combination. And so, while a different experience entirely, 5 Lions is just as titillating as any other slot from Pragmatic Play. A truth you’ll be able to explore for yourselves, for a total of 25p, once the title has been released on June 14th.
The Champions Slot
We end our mini guide with the latest release from the brand, The Champions, a title that was actually released on May 24th, and so is able to played at many Pragmatic Play casinos. Despite having already hit the market, there’s a lot about this pokie that you may not be aware of, such as its football infused aesthetics; this is a title all about the ‘beautiful game’.
Much like other activities from the brand, the action is kept inside a grid of 3×5, thus allowing for a more adaptable playthrough. However, there’s certains quirks to this title that make it completely unique, like your ability to choose a team before you start playing; this feature can randomly choose for you, if you’d prefer, but we like that you get to back the team you love. Furthermore, you can score goals to unlock the Momentum Progressive Game, which gifts you an increased set of multipliers. This is achieved by a crosshairs being on the reels, with you able to move it to any position you please. Should you then score a goal after spinning, the multiplier value will increase, with each following goal adding to the total. And, to make this playthrough even more enjoyable, Pragmatic Play has kept the costs of betting low, with the minimum bet the 25p threshold we’ve come to know and love.