6/29/10 – Internet gambling fans have four new games to look forward to this month follow a launch announcement by software developer Playtech.
The games are all 5 reel video slots with themes that range from the Rocky boxing series of movies to the famous Marvel character The Punisher.
Boxing, and the heroic exploits of Sylvester Stallone as the self-made champion boxer Rocky Balboa, support the theme for a 5 reel, 25 pay-line video slot named for the classic series of films that attracted such large numbers of fans in the ‘seventies and ‘eighties.
The theme is carried by excellent graphics and even film clips, and the interactive bonus round lets players choose typical Rocky opponents such as Drago and Creed in condensed ten round fights that carry a prize for the player every time the hero wins.
The legend of Robin Hood forms the basis for The Archer, a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot.
Archer is one of the new games that feature a Robin Hood theme. The symbols are evocative of the famous folklore tale with forests, gold and of course archers and their bows. Archer also has an expand and split feature, which allows more than one symbol to occupy one space at the same time, increasing win opportunities for the player.
Pharaoh’s Secret has an Ancient Egyptian theme that features symbols such as pyramids, scarab beetles and underground passages. This is one of the first games from Playtech that has the Xtra Win factor, which can add up to 50 percent to the total bet that has been placed by the player, although it is only available when all 20 lines are being played. The game has a bonus round that is triggered when players get three or more of the scatter symbols. The bonus round will allow players to choose one of three symbols, revealing an amount that is won or free spins.
Punisher War Zone is a 5 reel, 20 pay-line video slot has five reels and 20 pay lines that features some of the most popular characters from the Marvel comics character based movies. There is a scatter feature as well as wild symbols, along with a skull icon which will dramatically increase winnings. If a player gets four skulls collected under one reel, the win will be four times their initial wager plus five free spins. Punisher War Zone also has a progressive jackpot and a Marvel Multi-Level Mystery Jackpot. When a player gets this jackpot, they have the chance to win one of four available progressive jackpots.
In Discovery, another 5 reel, 20 pay-line slot, the theme takes the player to the adventurous times of one of the world’s great navigators and explorers – Christopher Columbus, teamed rather intriguingly with Princess Pocohontas.