This yearly report previews the slot games presented at G2E gaming show, Las Vegas. The information summarizes the new games, upgrades and internet options from these four creative slot makers: Aristocrat, Scientific Games, IGT or GTech and Konami.
While many of these games are already on the casino floor, others will be coming soon.
Aristocrat Slots 2020
The company based in Australia offers a series of milestone “firsts” for VGT Class II. Debuting on the Arc Double cabinet are The Walking Dead II and Buffalo Grand. Premiering on the Helix XT cabinet is The Hunt for Neptune’s Gold, the first Ovation title using VGT’s famous Red Spin Free Spins feature.
Wonder 4 comes to Class II with two titles: Wonder 4 Jackpots on the Helix+ cabinet and Wonder 4 Gold. 5 Dragons joins the Xtreme Link family of games and can be linked across Arc and Helix XT cabinets along with Buffalo Xtreme and Timber Wolf Xtreme.
Class II exclusives include five new families of games: Grand Fu Wheel, Ring Ding Ding Cash, Cash Surge, Cash Current, and Mountain Temple. Also, Gold Stacks 88 Link/Gold Pillars 88 Link expands with the titles Prosperity Pig, Prosperity Tiger, Blossoming Fortune, and Tree of Luck. Fantastic Jackpots is a family series launching with four top performing titles.
In its systems division, Aristocrat will introduce two breakthrough solutions: Mobile nCompass and Branded Bonus. Mobile nCompass is a revolutionary and digital way to think about cardless play, where the player sees and interacts with key features within their mobile device.
Konami Slots 2020
The company increases their presence on the casino floor with both new slot titles, cabinets and innovative systems.
A key cabinet is KX 43, premiering six unique linked progressives. Fortune Mint is among this year’s showcase series on the 4K UHD portrait screen machine. It features two debut base games, mystery multipliers, symbol-driven jackpots, and vibrant Asian-inspired art elements.
The Fortune Mint was shown on both KX 43 and Concerto Opus, each with rotating overhead signage and gold ingot-covered pod fillers.
The strong collection of KX 43 game content includes the symbol-driven Strike Zone series, brand extensions like Chili Chili Fire Boosted Wins & Wilds plus Stay & Spin jackpots with instant credit awards. Integrated links, such as Diamond Trails, Myth of the Pyramids, and Ba Fang Jin Bao feature custom sign and pod filler options.
Konami’s Synkros casino management system offers a number of award-winning advancements including Synk Vision facial recognition and the SynkConnect player mobile app. Both are cardless solutions, designed to empower players with the opportunity to receive targeted offers, rewards, and communications, without the need for a traditional player loyalty card.
IGT-GTech Slots 2020
Details of IGT-GTech offerings begin with the debut of three cabinets within IGT’s new Peak hardware family. The PeakSlant 49 gaming machine features a curved, 49-inch, ultra-HD display and a large 13.3-inch Dynamic Player Panel. The cabinet is backed by a large library of games including the highly anticipated Scarab Link. IGT will also introduce the PeakSlant 49 with Wheel cabinet, a modern hardware solution for Wheel of Fortune slots that includes a 49-inch, ultra-HD touch screen display and is topped with a 27-inch Wheel of Fortune wheel.
New core video slot games will take center stage. There is Lucky Buddha, Twin Strike, Magic of the Nile, and Hexbreaker 3 that are strong examples. Also there are plans for high-potential stepper games such as Loot Booster and Double Chili Mania.
The world of Sony Pictures’ Jumanji franchise will come to life with the introduction of IGT’s Jumanji 4D game on the CrystalCurve True 4D gaming machine.
Also, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure video progressive slot includes five bonuses that leverage fan-favorite imagery from the cult classic movie.
IGT slots will bring to life some of TV’s most popular game shows in a big way. The company will debut Jeopardy! and $25,000 Pyramid on the MegaTower Universal cabinet, plus The Price is Right Showcase Showdown on the MegaTower Universal cabinet.
The IGT/GTech boasts the benefits of its industry-leading ADVANTAGE system that includes Cardless Connect, Resort Wallet and Intelligent Offers.
Scientific Games Slots 2020
Scientific Games features both Bally and WMS Gaming slots titles.
Examples include the Mega Drop Jackpot System that is a must-drop, multi-level jackpot system that is accessible to all players at any level. Players are provided a chance to win one of three progressive jackpots that are not time-based for fairer delivery, filling a gap among existing must-hits jackpots.
Additionally, Pillars of Asgard presents an unprecedented one million ways to win with the new gaming engines, Wild Multipliers, Floating Wild Stacks and Buy Pass, where players can purchase direct entry into the bonus round.
SC offers 3 new and exciting Bond slot games
- James Bond – Thunderball: the 1965 feature film famous for thrilling aquatic action scenes is the inspiration for James Bond – Thunderball. Game features include a riveting Thunderball Free Spins feature where sharks, harpoons, and grenades add adventure and Wilds to the reels; and a chip feature that can award credit prizes and bonuses, such as a Wheel Bonus with a Jackpot Pick Feature.
- James Bond – Casino Royale: this thrilling game raises the stakes! James Bond – Casino Royale stars the action-packed 2006 feature film centered on a high-stakes poker game. The game boasts iconic movie clips and sensational game features, such as a Casino Bonus where players pick cards to unlock reel arrays with enhancements. Also a feature that can award credit prizes and bonuses like the 007 Bonus that takes aim at cards for lavish credit prizes.
- James Bond – Diamonds Are Forever: search for diamonds on the reels for jackpots playing James Bond – Diamonds Are Forever! This action-packed stepper game features movie scenes and a thrilling Wheel Bonus! The Wheel Bonus can award credit prizes, Diamond jackpots, the Q Bonus which grants players free spins with added Diamond symbols, or the Shaken, Not Stirred Bonus where a Martini shaker fills glasses, serving up a Diamond jackpot!
Additionally, below is a sampling of SG systems:
- Game Service allows players to enjoy proven slots, keno, poker, electronic table games and sports wagering on a new suite of low-cost gaming devices.
- Unified Wagering provides new ways for enabling sports wagering across an entire casino floor, not just the sports book.
- Cardless and Unified Wallet offer player convenience.
- Rewards Quest enables customized player engagement through achievements, badges, and rewards.
- Player Boutique automates gift programs to enhance the player experience.
In conclusion, I offer some info about online slots that relates to the slot makers covered in this report.
Slots games online have advanced to the extent that playing at online casinos can duplicate any land-based casino experience.
Proof of this statement becomes evident with the number of slot makers like IGT and Wms Gaming who have chosen to participate at both online casinos and land-based.
This double market strategy creates the best of both worlds for slot players in that games like Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune, Raging Rhino along with familiar progressive slot names can be played online and off worldwide.
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