Another Thursday had gone by and yet another slot has been added to JackpotJoy Slots, this time it’s a grizzly themed 50-line slot called Bear Cubs!
The main slots game is pretty straight forward, albeit being 50-lines instead of the typical 25, where things really become interesting is the bonus feature. When you land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols on the reels you’ll trigger the Golden Cub Spins bonus game with 5, 8 or 12 free spins respectively.
At the start of the bonus game the player has to choose one of the three grizzlies as his golden cub, and over the course of the bonus game any time a Wild symbol or the golden cub’s symbol lands on the reels they’ll be locked in place for the reminder of the bonus game and act as Wilds.
The video below will hopefully give you a pretty good idea of how the bonus game works and as you can see, it’s possible to amass a massive win from the bonus game, even on a small wager!
We’ve been busy at work the last couple of weeks and I’m proud to tell you that we have some nice improvements to JackpotJoy Slots including two new slots as well as a revamp of the tournament feature!
Spellbound Forest is a fantasy-themed All Pays slots where matching symbols on adjacent lines (or Wild symbols) will give you a total of 243 different ways to win!
When you land 3 or more Bonus symbols anywhere on the screen, the multi-stage pick bonus game will commence and take you through magical wonderland which at the end will also award you with a multiplier on any thing you win during the bonus!
Diamond Fortune is a standard 25-line slot, which was launched as part of our Olympics promotion when our players collectively made a staggering 800 million spins during the summer games!
It features a pick bonus game with up to 5 pick stages, if the player manages to avoid picking a Collect symbol and make their way past all 5 security beams there will also be a multiplier bonus waiting for which can multiply their winnings in the bonus game by up to 4 times!
New Tournament Features
Last but not least, we also introduced a big revamp of our tournament feature, introducing Fire and Ice mode when you go on a winning or losing streak. Whilst the player is on fire or on ice they’ll receive bonus for continuing the streak – keep on winning whilst on fire or keep losing whilst on ice, and the longer the streak goes on for the bigger the bonus!
The leaderboard on the left will also tell you which player’s current on fire or on ice.
Simple Speed Tester is a very simple framework I wrote to help me run benchmarks and is used to power my JSON and binary serializers benchmarks. It takes cares of some of the orchestration that you tend to do when running benchmarks, e.g.:
repeating a test multiple times
time the individual runs
ignore the min and max runs and use the rest to calculate a meaningful average
It’s intended to be really easy to use (see examples here) and for one and only one use case – help you speed test a specific piece of code!
If you’re like me and like to run your own benchmarks then check it out, you can also install it via Nuget.
Another week, another Thursday, another release and another new slot to add to our platoon of F#-backed slots game, Plants vs Zombies Summer Brains is now live on Lucky Gem Casino!
Plants vs Zombies Summer Brainz
As you can see from the sports stadium in the background, this brand new 25-line slot is clearly themed around an upcoming global sporting event that’ll be happening very close to our office (hint hint!)
Besides featuring some of your favourite characters from the Plants vs Zombies game there is also a fun pick bonus game with an excellent soundtrack:
Go on, try it out, and enjoy some SUMMERBRAAAIIINNZZZ!!!!