Having already made waves in the industry this year after winning the EGR Global B2B Awards in the Innovation in Mobile category, Swintt is diving back into the action this month to bring gamers even more underwater excitement in a brand new Premium version named Lucky Mermaid.
A five reel, 10 payline slot game, Lucky Mermaid takes place against a backdrop of coral reefs and clear blue seas. Bubbles float from the base of the screen as the reels spin and a menagerie of sea life is set up, with symbols such as fish, turtles and the mythical creature that gives the game its name.
The Lucky Mermaid acts as the slot’s wild card and can be replaced with any regular base game icon when achieving winning paylines, but players will also need to look for the special MULTI symbols when playing. turn. With a letter appearing on each column, landing an M, U, L, T or I icon will store it in a special bar above the reels – and once the word is completed, the rewarding Pearl feature will be activated.
When this happens, a dynamic school of fish swoops across the screen as a round of free answers begins on a new set of reels containing only pearls. Initially, players will receive three respins, but each time a bead stops in sight, it locks into place and the counter resets. This will continue until one of two things happens – either no new pearls appear and the respins end, or the reels are completely filled.
In either case, the values displayed on each pearl symbol at the end of the feature will be added together to give players their total prize. The amount will be awarded in addition to any winnings from the trigger round and they will then be returned to the base game so they can start collecting letters again.
Like the other games in the Swintt Premium collection, Lucky Mermaid also offers players the opportunity to increase their winnings in the base game by using the popular risk feature. Available after any winning spin, this potentially lucrative mini-game simply asks them to correctly guess the color or color of a face down playing card to double or quadruple their prize respectively. Multiple Risk Rounds can also be played.
David Mann, Commercial Director at Swinttsaid: “As the latest game in our popular catalog of premium slots, Lucky Mermaid invites players to dive beneath the waves to search for sunken treasure and max wins of up to 3,026x their stake.
“Like other games in our Premium Collection, Lucky Mermaid combines the familiar graphics and allure of classic land-based slots with innovative bonus rounds like the exciting Pearl feature. Easily triggered with our brand new coin collecting mechanism. MULTI symbols, this rewarding addition can seriously boost players’ winnings and increase the maximum RTP of the game to a reliable level of 95.05%”