Wazdan marks Italian debut with StarCasino partnership – European Gaming Industry News

Wazdan marks Italian debut with StarCasino partnership – European Gaming Industry News


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Having already journeyed to the four corners of the earth in their popular line-up of Premium Games, hot-shot software provider Swintt is set to embark on all-new adventure this month with the release of its highly-anticipated Pyramid of Light slot.

A five-reel, five-pay line game, Pyramid of Light sees players brave the desert winds and scorching sands of ancient Egypt as they seek out long lost treasures from the old world. Set to a backdrop of a setting sun dipping beneath the dunes, regular symbols to feature in the game include male and female pharaoh figures, dazzling gold hieroglyphs and the classic jack-through-ace playing card values.
Alongside these conventional pay table icons, the game also includes three special symbols that can impact players’ winnings in a variety of ways. The first two are scatters that are independent of the slot’s regular paylines, meaning players just need to hit three or more anywhere on the reels to win.

The ancient scroll scatter symbol only appears on reels 1, 3 and 5, but should players successfully land it in all three columns, they’ll receive a fixed payout of 20x their bet. The ancient book, meanwhile, can appear on any reel and awards prizes of 3x, 20x or 100x for three, four or five symbols respectively.

While the two scatters can certainly set players on their way to unearthing a pharaoh’s fortune, the real jewel of the desert in Pyramid of Light is the slot’s substitute wild symbol. Depicted as a golden pyramid, this exceptionally valuable icon will not only be counted as any base game symbol if it helps players complete a winning pay line, but it will also expand to fill the entire reel whenever it appears.
Through a combination of expanding wilds and high value pharaoh symbols, it’s possible for players to land a maximum win of 1,222x their stake, while the fact that the two scatters act independently from the regular paylines helps lower the game’s variance and improve the overall hit rate to 13.97%.

On top of all that, Pyramid of Light – like a lot of titles in the Swintt Premium collection – also enables players to participate in an optional Risk feature after any base game win. Here, they’ll be asked to correctly guess the colour or suit of a hidden playing card to double or quadruple their current win respectively. Multiple Risk rounds can also be played, meaning prizes can potentially grow and grow.

David Mann, Chief Commercial Officer at Swintt, said: “With its noble pharaohs and iconic architecture, ancient Egypt has always been a rich source of inspiration for slot developers – and we’ve done our best to capture that sense of awe and wonder in our new Premium release, Pyramid of Light.

“As the latest launch in our Premium Game line-up, Pyramid of Light has the instant play appeal of a classic land-based slot, but kicks the excitement up a notch thanks to the presence of scatter symbols and expanding wilds. Throw in a Risk feature on top of all that and we have high hopes for the release, particularly in the German and Dutch markets, where our Premium Games have performed so well.”

Author: Tracey Gomez