Fangs, Greek Goddesses and Things That Go Bump in the Night Are Yet to Come!
There have been some cracking slot releases recently; Cash Noire (you can read all about this in a separate article!) and Evolution Gaming’s Crazy Time wheel to name a few, but we’ve got wind of three upcoming releases from Quickspin and we cannot wait to get our hands on them!
Mark Smith, the Producer of Vampire Senpai: “The concept for Vampire Senpai came to us from our own game designer Sammy Wong, who told us the Chinese legend of the “Jiangshi”, a zombie-like vampire that is so stiff, it can only move by hopping around with outstretched arms, killing any creature it comes across in order to absorb its qi or life force.”
The fun begins with Vampire Senpai on July 14th. A colourful and prosperous land filled with cherry blossom, tranquil waters and views to die for. Literally! Inspired by Chinese folklore where vampires (Jiangshi) would hop from victim to victim in search of the best tasting blood, the 5×5 grid-based slot is pleasant by day, but a terrible fright by night!
“Sounds frightening? Do not worry. Quickspin has adapted this theme in a very light-hearted way, making the game more playful and appealing to everyone. Although aimed mainly at the Asia market, Vampire Senpai is an attractive and entertaining game that will appeal to an even broader audience. In the base game, it is cozy and nice and the Jiangshi still comes by every now and then to turn medium symbols that are human into Wild vampires.” – Mark Smith.
This isn’t one of your slasher type slot machines, instead, a comical undertone provides edge of your seat entertainment. Try not to compare this one with the likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street where Freddy Kreuger rips into his victims, this is a cartoon-esque masterpiece with jolly good features.
Turning wilds have the power to infect certain symbols to produce more wins. Talisman turning wilds could appear in up to 9 spaces on the grid for a shot at epic wins. Reanimated free spins see vampire wilds hop around the grid while Talisman wilds can lock in place during your free games for even more fun.
Artemis, the daughter of the mighty Zeus and twin sister of Apollo, is set to take on the fierce Medusa in an action-packed thriller this August. According to the history books, Artemis was the patron and protector of young girls who was believed to bring disease upon women before relieving them of it. How very nice! Then you have Medusa, the winged human with venomous snakes in her hair. Legend has it that she would turn you into stone just by looking into her eyes!
Artemis vs Medusa transports players to the heart of Greece where a battle like no other could see you land a win of up to 5288x your stake! The offspring of Zeus knows she has a battle on her hands, so she’s teaming up with Minotaur and Griffon to bring down the venomous Medusa.
When speaking on the upcoming release, Travis Grabau, Producer at Quickspin said: “The heart of the game is the battlefield, we wanted to create a game that was designed to take advantage of the vertical space available in portrait mode. We also thought that it would be fun to have both the protagonist and antagonist be portrayed with a strong female character.
It didn’t take us long to settle on Artemis. The goddess of the hunt was just the type of figure we had in mind. Once we had decided on Artemis it made Medusa the gorgon the most obvious choice for her opponent.”
It’s the bonuses that deliver the biggest of thrills and you can bet your bottom dollar this one is packed with exhilarating features. Monster bounty coins kick off the thrills with their instant wins, but to win the value hiding within, Artemis (with her golden frame) must appear in the same spin. Al coins will be gathered and added to your bankroll.
Next up is the free spins bonus and unlike typical slots, this one offers an unlimited number of free games. The battle between the two goddesses heightens and to slay your opponent, you must gather as many monster symbols as you can. Watch as the meter fills up to win monstrous pay-outs!
Andrea Femerstrand, Senior 2D Artist: “I work as a 2D Artist in the Artemis vs Medusa project, and my role is mainly to work with the Lead Artist on all static images in the game. I mainly worked on the medium symbols and the graphics for the free spins. The special thing about our game is that during the free spins there is a battle between Artemis (the Goddess of Hunting) and a bunch of Greek monsters. It is all about collecting coins, and in the free spins themselves, shooting as many monsters as possible in order to get to the final boss Medusa, which sits on the highest profit.”
September sees the launch of Ghost Glyph, the predecessor of the Golden Glyph, only the theme is very different indeed and just in time for Halloween with its frightfully good theme! The bonuses and wins are super cheerful with wilds, multipliers, free spins and massive symbols! Tumble mechanics could see players landing more than the one win in a single spin but the biggest of fun comes with the ghostly urns.
Depending on how the urns are activated (there are five!), you could benefit from one or more of the following:
- Yellow Ghost Urn: This one spreads between 4 and 10 wilds on the reels
- Green Ghost Urn: Has the ability to transforms low paying symbols into higher value ones
- Red Ghost Urn: Removes low paying symbols by targeting one randomly selected low paying symbol and removing all occurrences of it
- Blue Ghost Urn: Activates the bonus game! Or if you’re already in the bonus game, three additional spins are granted.
Massive wild symbols are packed into the free spins bonus and just to give you an idea of what to expect, this specific feature has 22 levels! Twenty two different levels, each bursting with big winning opportunities.