We offer you our traditional overview of the popular novelties’ technical characteristics developed by the leading manufacturers. The article presents the analysis of the possibilities of three slots: Lucky Larry's Lobstermania, Diamonds and Dragons and The Angler.
Lucky Larry's Lobstermania by IGT: review of the gaming machine
Lucky Larry's Lobstermania is a slot developed by IGT which combined the best characteristics of the slot that is already well-loved by gamers together with innovative functions necessary to satisfy the market needs. The simulator’s dynamics provides a possibility to shuttle between the two worlds – the original game and its modern, enhanced version.
The theme of the slot is dedicated to one of the most favorite types of spending free time – fishing.
The game’s architecture differs from the usual one – five gaming reels have a different number of rows. In particular, the outer ones have three lines of symbols, the central one has five rows, and those adjacent to it – four. Therefore, in the process of reels spinning the player sees in general 19 symbols. According to the developer, there are about 720 active combinations that allow the player to accumulate points.
The theoretical RTP rate of the gaming machine is not revealed on the developer’s official website. The slot’s symbols correspond to the theme and are presented by the images of sea creatures – a turtle, starfishes, seashells with pearls and sharks. Besides, the reels show dwelling of the main character, an anchor, a seagull, a buoy and logo of the game.
The control panel is located at the bottom of the screen and consists of a very small number of buttons. Three scoreboards displaying the bet amount, the current winning and the deposit amount are placed in the center. Besides, the customers can regulate the volume of the slot’s soundtrack.
Diamonds and Dragons by Novomatic: characteristics
Diamonds and Dragons, a slot machine developed by Novomatic, invited users on a tour of the world of dragons and gems.
Unlike in Lucky Larry's Lobstermania, the architecture of Novomatic’s project is not so original. Five gaming reels are located in three rows, which demonstrates the developer’s commitment to traditional forms. The theoretical RTP rate also remains unknown. The game has been developed on the Cool Fire'll-s platform.
However, the simulator has a serious drawback – no mobile version. Besides, the design looks quite limited in terms of background presentation and a poor variety of symbols, which are presented as multicolor dragons and various gemstones.
The control panel is very simple. Just like the slot Lucky Larry's Lobstermania, Diamonds and Dragons has a scoreboard where the winning and the bet amount of the user are displayed.
The Angler by Betsoft: let’s talk about details
Betsoft also invites users to go fishing. The main character here is a desperate fisher Otis who is constantly searching for a perfect catch. The game takes place near the lake. The slot was released in June 2017.
The videogame’s architecture is presented in a traditional way – five spinning reels in three rows. According to the slot’s developer, the game implies twenty active winning lines. In this feature, the slot is similar to the previous one – Diamonds and Dragons. However, there is a serious advantage: according to the information developer has provided on its official website, the theoretical RTP rate is 97.10%, which is considered to be quite high.
One more positive aspect – the slot can be played on any modern device, including smartphones, tablets or PCs.
The game itself is distinguished by high-quality graphics, blue colors are dominant in the slot design and the main character – a plump fisherman – stands out against the background due to yellow elements in his clothes.
The symbols are presented as images of the fisher together with sea creatures. There are special symbols in the game. Besides, one can find alphanumerical designations of playing cards on the reels.
The atmosphere is supplemented by relaxing music.
The control panel, unlike in the above-mentioned slots, has more buttons, though it is also located at the bottom of the screen. Sound control and game settings are in the lower-left corner. Besides, it can correct the bet amount and the number of winning lines. The scoreboard shows the current winning and is placed in the center. The buttons that start the spins, as well as the automatic mode, are on the right. Moreover, the user can get comprehensive information about the slot by pressing the Help button.