Latest addition to portfolio Relax Gaming slot machines , Book of 99 , deviates from genre norms and is "different" from other games, according to the provider's CPO Simmon Hammon.
In the latest release Beyond the Reels Hammon helped SlotBeats reporter James Ross check out the newest addition to his portfolio of slot machines - Book of 99.
"We've been chasing the idea of releasing a 'Book of' game for quite some time," he explained. “The first thing we differed in was the thematic convention. I noticed that there was no approach to the Book of series based on Greek mythology and everyone is a bit bored to see the same old Egyptian book, the books of Ra and the books of Atem.
“There have been a few iterations - I think the Viking book came out recently and there were a few changes but no one did the theme, but basically you have to look at what people like about the game's "Book". It is generally a familiar player format, very volatile games, good options and good win potential.”
Recently named SlotBeats Slot of the Week, Relax Gaming is a high volatility, 99% high return game that is considered the "first slot" with such a high RTP value.
“That's really the wrong name. In reality, RTPs tell you very little about the game, to be honest,” he continued. “Firstly, RTPs are generated or are the average of the number that is generated over “x” simulated rounds. Now this "x" number of simulated rounds can vary greatly depending on the vendors. There is no single standard regarding testing standards for the number of rounds.
“We test, for example, RTP on hundreds of billions of rounds; some games have even had trillions of rounds to earn RTP, so if you're a trillion rounds player then great! But that's what the RTP benchmark really is, the empirical average over a simulated number of rounds. And it's a simulated number of rounds, games tend to start running that calculation pretty quickly, but that's not what defines the game."
During the game, players will strive to get book symbols to activate game modes. The symbol itself is a wild symbol that substitutes for a pay symbol to complete wins on a payline and also works as a scatter.
If the player lands three or more on the grid, he awards 10 free spins. However, before the round starts, one of the payout symbols is randomly selected and becomes a special expanding symbol.
On each spin, the special symbols expand to cover all positions on the reel after any regular wins are paid out, but players will be aiming for full screen wins to claim the biggest prize. Free spins can be retriggered when three or more book symbols land in the bonus round.
In addition, there is a collection wild symbol in the name. When a wild symbol lands in the base game, the collection meter that is placed on the side of the crease increases by one. When you fill 99 collected wild symbols, 10 free spins are awarded.
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