New Game Announcements From Quickspin & Elk Studios

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Two new game announcements from Swedish providers Quickspin and Elk Studios just came in so let’s have a closer look

  • Quickspin introducing the High Roller Feature

  • Unlock wild features in Elk’s upcoming Lake’s Five

Quickspin just recently launched Volcano Riches, which generally received a positive response from both streamers and viewers in the Twitch Casino section, many comparing it to NetEnt’s classic slot Wild Waters.

Elk’s recent release, Kaiju, initially generated a lot of interest, but soon fell flat and was abandoned by many casino streamers. The cause may have been the lack of lucky strikes, despite it’s apparent potential. Too many scatter teases seemed to have annoyed players as well.

The two providers have now mobilized for another round of game releases and this is what we can expect.

Lake’s Five (Elk Studios)

Lake's Five Elk Studios

The title is a name game inspired by the movie Ocean’s Eleven, or as Elk themselves presents it in their pitch – Ocean had his eleven, Lake has five – Lake’s Five!

Lake’s Five is a fairly high variance 5 reel slot with a 96.3% RTP and a max win of 2160 times the stake. Players can bet from 0.20 to 100 EUR.

It mixes the disco fever of the 70’s with a high tempo scatter respin feature and a free spins bonus game loaded with walking, sticky and climbing wilds. Connecting paylines generate 178 ways to win and a chance to win up to 216,000 coins.

The Heist bonus game

Three scatter symbols trigger the free spins bonus game where Mr. Lake and his team enter Mr. Romano’s highly secured office. The aim is to collect golden keys to unlock the cascading wild features and to get additional free spins.

Three keys on reel one unlock the walking wild feature, three keys on reel three unlock the sticky wild feature and three keys on reel five unlock the climbing wild feature.

Once a feature is unlocked, it is available during the remaining free spins. All remaining walking and climbing wilds complete their paths leaving a trace of wilds in the last free spin. Wilds that cross each other’s paths result in multiplier wilds for one spin.

If all three features are unlocked the captured monkey is released from his cage to participate in a disco fever ending of the bonus game.

Respins

Two scatter symbols trigger the respins feature where Mr. Lake appears to turn the scatters into respin wilds. The reels with the wilds move one step downwards for every respin. The respins continue until the bonus game is triggered or only one scatter remain on the reels.

Screenshots

Main game displaying a potential scatter tease
Paytable
Free spins bonus game

Joker Strike (Quickspin)

This Quickspin release is built on the same mechanics as one of their most iconic games – Second Strike. We don’t have that much information about it yet, but Quickspin have uploaded an official promo video that showcases the new High Roller Feature, which is a new game mode where players can “bet big to win big”.

Just like on the original game, any win starts the Joker Strike feature where a symbol on the outer wheel needs to hit for a Joker Strike win. So far it’s pretty much identical to the original.

High Roller Feature

In the High Roller feature players get 3 modes to choose from, each lasting 5 spins.

  • €20 bet: 5 spins + guaranteed wild
    Extra wild symbol moves clockwise around the reels
  • €30 bet: 5 spins + guaranteed wild + Wild Strike
    Wilds on outer wheel awarding wilds in Joker Strike feature
  • €50 bet: 5 spins, guaranteed wild, wild strike + double chance
    Extra marker on outer wheel doubles chance of hitting Joker Strike feature

Both games are due for release on April 10, which means they will be going head to head. Joker Strike or Lake’s Five, which game will you be playing?

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