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Two New Slot Releases to Start 2016


New games are an important part of the online slot industry. It doesn't matter how good your games are if you don't give players something new to try out once in a while, and this allows a software company to push for innovation and to test new ideas. Both Big Time Gaming and Net Entertainment know this, and that's why they've started the new year off with new titles.

The Dragon Born Slot

Dragon Born is the newest title from Big Time Gaming. This game is set up using their Megaways platform, and this gives players as many as 117,649 ways to win on each spin. You can get up to seven different wild reels, and there's a special free spins feature that gives players a tremendous amount of value. This is a great game with a lot of action in an atypical format, and it's a good example of innovation in the industry. They've broken out of the usual 5x3 layout and given players something that's a bit different as a result.

Multiplier Mayhem From NetEnt

The Multiplier Mayhem online slot by Net Entertainment is based on street racing. While it does use the typical format with five reels and three rows, it offers an incredible number of features. They have wild multipliers, a free spins bonus feature, a different type of bonus feature where you can win over 100 times your total bet and more. This software provider is known for their high-quality titles, and the graphics and sound in this game come together to really push that reputation forward. Overall, this is another game that adds value to their portfolio as a whole.

New Trends in 2016

In 2016, we're expecting to see a lot of new trends. Breaking out of the traditional 5x3 mold is something that we expect to see a lot of smaller companies doing who want to jump ahead and make a name for themselves, but we also expect those like Net Entertainment to keep things going like they have been with the more typical layouts. The reason for this is that they're able to build solid games with great gameplay on a solid foundation like the traditional 5x3 video slot format, and there's no real reason to change this.

Both of these new games are available for play at CasinoLuck for players who want to give them a try.

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by Jesse Jesse
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    Hey Yappy. Thanks for your comment. Let me explain what I mean about NetEnt tending to stay with the typical formats. There are more software companies than ever trying to get distribution deals for their content. At this point, you can't be like Arrow's Edge and just throw whatever against the wall and hope it sticks regardless of quality -- there has to be something that makes you really stand out. NetEnt's thing that makes them stand out is the way they approach things graphically. The relationship between Temple Quest and Spinata Grande is a really good example of this. The visual appeal of Spinata Grande is the [only] advantage it has over Temple Quest, and that visual appeal is what NetEnt has become really known for. Because of this, I would contend that it would be really unlikely for Net Entertainment to start going after super atypical game layouts (like the Megaways format); that's just not the angle they've been working to stand out. Along these lines, you'll rarely see Net Entertainment break out of the 5x3 or 5x4 format for video slots. Spinata Grande's 5x4 format is only second in volume to the 5x3 layout that it seems like 90% of video slots are these days. The concept of the giant symbols won't really work well on a 5x3, so it's a necessity there to use the 5x4 instead. Long story short, I don't expect Net Entertainment to go further outside of the box that's been working for them than they have to. Despite having a huge visual appeal, they don't seem to really ever take risks when it comes to features, and I really don't think they're going to take risks on a game format right now that isn't in line with the norm.

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    Hey Jesse - not sure about your last comment! "but we also expect those like Net Entertainment to keep things going like they have been with the more typical layouts" As we all know... NetEnt completely ripped off Big Time Gaming's MEGA SYMBOL game Temple Quest last year to win EGR slot of the year with Spinata Grande!


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