Not only did January 2019 see Big Time Gaming release their latest Megaways™ slot Holy Diver, it also gave us the first glimpse of their brand new Reel Adventure™ mechanic. This unique addition to their slots adds an extra dimension to your play by following the character at the bottom of the reels, throughout your play in the base game this character can trigger numerous features such as full reel wilds, multiplying wilds, and in the case of Holy Diver this is also how you trigger the free spins bonus round.
THE REEL ADVENTURE™ AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GAME REELS
SO HOW DO REEL ADVENTURE™ SLOTS WORK?
Currently as we only have the one slot that features the Reel Adventure™ mechanic we can only surmise how this new feature works until there are more releases. With Holy Diver on each spin that you initiate in the base game the character below the reels will move toward a chest that contains either a base game enhancement, such as random reel wilds, or a jewel that will make up a part of triggering the free spins feature. Not every spin of the reels will see the character reveal a mystery award from the chest, this will take place every 1 - 5 spins.
As this is a progression based mechanic of triggering the feature it also gives players the option to choose the volatility of their bonus round. With Holy Diver Megaways™ there are 3 levels at which you can play the free spins at, and to reach each level you must collect the 4 gems required to fill the characters shield. This in theory will mean that if you collect the level 1 bonus round you will be playing with the lowest volatility, if you choose to go on and then collect the level 2 bonus round you will be playing with medium volatility, and reaching the highest level of 3 will mean that you are playing the free spins round at the highest volatility possible.
what does the future hold for reel adventure™ slots?
WILL THERE BE MORE REEL ADVENTURE™ SLOTS?
It's early days for the Reel Adventure™ Slots and no doubt Big Time Gaming will be seeing how this new addition to their games goes down with online players. We could expect to see some changes to how it works in upcoming slot releases if BTG feel that their latest development requires some minor adjustments to increase player satisfaction. Time will tell if BTG decide to keep this feature unique to their slots like the feature drop™, or if they again take the path of licencing it out like they have with the Megaways™ mechanic. What is for certain is that we can expect to see plenty of these style of games hitting the online market in the coming months.
WHAT DO WE THINK ABOUT REEL ADVENTURE™ SLOTS?
It's always good to see slot developers pushing the boundaries and raising the bar when it comes to making new games, and once again Big Time Gaming are the software provider that has launched a new gaming platform to keep the online market fresh and appeal to new and existing players.
The future we will be very interesting in how BTG take this new game mechanic forward, and how they will integrate it into their future slots to try and keep ahead of the chasing pack when it comes to online slot development. We're very excited to see the games that BTG bring to us in 2019, and with their continuing innovative ideas with slot play it could be one of the best years yet for online slot and casino players.