Slingshot Studios is another software development team that works exclusively for Microgaming. Having that in mind, there is no doubt whether the La Lucia-based studio possesses enough quality to be among the top developers in the industry. Even though their catalog is not that big, each of their games boasts excellent graphics and catchy soundtracks, and they offer quality gameplay alongside entertaining and rewarding additional features.
The studio came to life in 2016, created by a group of industry veterans and innovative creators that develop games that are attractive both to newcomers and video slot veterans. Slinghshot Studios concentrated all of its forces on developing video slots, so no other types of casino games are being created in their kitchen. Their first-ever progressive jackpot video slot, African Legends, is linked to Microgaming's WowPot Progressive Jackpot. As for branded games, their premiere branded video slot is Game of Thrones Power Stacks.
African Legends WOW Major Jackpot – We start with their first progressive jackpot video slot. This is a five-reel, three-row game that comes with 243 ways to win. Visually impressive, the 2021 release is of medium volatility, and the top non-progressive payout is set at $30,000. Thanks to the Rolling Reels feature, all winning symbols are removed. New icons land to fill the blanks, and the process continues until there are no more new winning combos. The Wild Blast feature is triggered randomly, adding up to 5 Wilds on random positions. Trigger free spins with successive rolls. At least 4 consecutive rolls will trigger the feature. Depending on the number of triggering rolls, players can get up to 20 free spins with a win multiplier of up to 10x. The WowPot Jackpot feature is triggered when you get 8 successive winning rolls. The Jackpot is seeded at $50,000 and it can only get bigger.
A Dark Matter – Probably the most popular game released by Slingshot Studios. The higlhy volatile game is played on a 5x3 grid with 5 fixed paylines that pay both ways. It has a dark theme and is placed in Victorian England. Wilds appear on reels 2 and 4 and tend to land in stacks. Once these two reels are completely filled with Wilds, the Invading Wilds feature is triggered. One of the adjacent reels will be turned Wild. If reels 2 and 4 are both fully Wild, the central reel will be turned into a Wild as well. Land three Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 to trigger the Free Spins feature. Players get 12 freebies with all wins doubled during the feature. Wilds are superstacked in free spins. Also, each additional Scatter landed will get you one extra free spin. The game offers a max win of 2,400x bet.
Banana Odyssey – Now is the time for us to go to outer space and join a group of astronaut monkeys. Another 5x3 game from Slingshot Studios that benefits from 10 paylines and pays both ways. A medium volatility game that comes with an RTP of 96.31% and a max win of $160,000. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, and 4. Each time a Wild lands, it will expand to cover the entire reel. Once that happens, a free respin is triggered. This feature continues until there are no more new Wilds on the reels, meaning that players can expect up to 3 successive respins with locked Wilds. Scatters also appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, and they appear only in the base game. Get all three of them on the grid and you will trigger the Free Spins feature. Players receive 10 free spins.
Leprechaun Links – This video slot is played on 5 reels, 4 rows, and 40 paylines. The volatility of the game is very high, and the RTP is 96.2%. The most you can win in a single spin is 25,000x bet. The visuals are amazing, and once again, players have the opportunity to see the beauties of the Emerald Isle. The Power Stacks feature will reveal a symbol that will be super stacked for that particular spin. Super stacked symbols can appear on all reels, and Wilds and Scatters cannot be super stacked. To trigger the Link&Win feature, you need at least 6 Coins on the grid. Gamers get 3 respins and only Coins appear on the reels. Each additional Coin landed resets respins to 3. The feature ends when there are no more respins left, or when all cells are filled with Coins. There is also the Free Spins feature, triggered by 3 Scatters on the reels. Players get 15 free spins with all wins doubled.
Links of Ra – Another game that offers the Link&Win feature. Links of Ra is a highly volatile game that offers max wins of 25,000x bet per single spin, and comes with an RTP of 96.2%. Just like Leprechaun Links, it is played on a 5x4 grid with 40 paylines. It also offers the Power Stacks feature, with stacked regular symbols appearing on every reel. The Link&Win feature is more or less the same as in Leprechaun Links. The same thing goes for the Free Spins feature. The only difference between these two games is the theme, because Links of Ra is placed in Ancient Egypt.
Even though the studio is relatively young and that they do not have many titles in their catalog, Slingshot Studios really impressed us with the quality of their games. First, each of the video slots on offer boasts amazing graphics and each of them houses a fitting soundtrack. Next, the quality of gameplay is simply amazing. The reels run as smoothly as possible and there is no difference when playing on desktops or on the go. Additional features are captivating, will keep you busy for a long period of time. Even so, note that there are games that offer the same additional features. That is the case with Links of Ra and Leprechaun Links.
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