Aristocrat Technologies’ pure ‘passion for gaming’ will be on full parade on stand S3-250 at ICE 2017 as the leading global games developer demonstrates a plethora of new standalone gaming solutions coming to the EMEA region in 2017.
“Aristocrat has taken the strongest game mechanics from its highest performing standalone and licensed games and injected fresh spins on them to deliver even greater entertainment across all segments of C-Series™, J-Series™, E-Series™ and M-Series™,” said Erik-Jan van den Berg, Aristocrat Sales Director – EMEA.
“Operators will see key elements from marquee games – such as the ‘What You See Is What You Get’ (WYSIWYG) prizes from the revolutionary Lightning Link™, ‘Gold Reels’ from Good Fortune™ Link and ‘Wild Showers’ from Extra Bonus Wilds™ – permeating a wide collection of our latest standard game releases, along with popular wheel bonuses and a range of new, engaging features all designed to deliver the greatest gaming experience for players across Europe and Africa.
“A key aspect of the 2017 portfolio is the broad number of games being made available for both standard (Helix™) and premium curved portrait (Arc Single™) platforms, delivering even more playing variety and the opportunity for operators to offer greater architectural diversity on their gaming floors.”
Innovations amongst Aristocrat’s C-Series segment of core games include further extensions to the highly successful Extra Bonus Wilds family, with two new games joining the popular Wild Lepre’Coins™ and Birds of Pay™, as well as a new family of Extra Extra Bonus Wilds being introduced on both Arc Single and Helix cabinets incorporating multi reel set play, overlapping symbols and increased random triggers, spearheaded by the much anticipated Wild Fiesta’Coins™.
Pure Magic™ arrives to boost the proven Twin Spins™ game family, featuring more 3- and 5-of-a-kind wins during free games.
‘Gold Symbols’ is an innovative strike feature introduced within a new family of games incorporating the Asian-inspired Flaming Tiger™ and Egyptian-themed Mystical Sands™, whilst the Gold Collection of Aristocrat’s enhanced classics is bolstered by the arrival of Fortune King Gold™ and Buffalo Gold™.
Wild Fortune™ is another all-new family of three multi-platform games featuring player-selectable denominations, WYSIWYG credit prizes and multipliers and a 3-level standalone progressive. Featuring wildlife from across the world, game themes include Serengeti Stampede™, Siberian Sunset™ and Southern Song™.
The J-Series collection of jackpot-centred games encompasses four families of paired games, all of which will be available for both Arc Single and Helix cabinets.
Gold Bonanza™ titles Happy Piggy™ and Rolling Action™ add an innovative twist to the Good Fortune mechanic with a new WYSIWYG jackpot feature.
Hit It Hot™ Jackpot games Cash Bull™ and Dragon Bucks™ cater for the mid-high denom SAP segment with single and multi-denom options, wild stacks and high value start-ups to mystery triggered jackpots with ‘must hit by’ meters.
Spin It Grand™ games Fabulous Riches™ and World of Riches™ incorporate an upper screen horizontally scrolling jackpot wheel which interacts with the reel set below, scaling jackpot prizes and hot flame animations to embellish anticipated feature interaction.
Already a player-favourite, the Asian-themed Gold Stacks™ family gets an added lift with two new themes, Prosperity Cats™ and Prosperity Princess™, being added to the EMEA catalogue.
The E-Series portfolio adds a slew of new slot games with a multitude of entertainment-rich features being packed into each title, largely influenced by the original Max Stacks™ mechanic popularised by Sky Rider™, Temple of the Tiger™ and others, now with added inspiration drawn from Aristocrat’s most successful core and linked games.
For Helix, Mistress of Magic™ and the Asian-themed Hao Yun Long™ together offer four new ‘Gold Reels’ titles with 5-level SAPs, enhanced win multipliers and extra free games. Two new ‘Mighty Cash™’ games – inspired by Lightning Link and going under the Long Teng Hua Xiao™ banner – Dragon Flies™ and Tiger Roars™ offer player selectable denominations, a WYSIWYG feature, a 3-level SAP and 2-level bonus prizes. Midnight Stampede™, with two base games Super Stampede™ and Midnight Rumble™, encompasses a core game feel in the style of Buffalo™, featuring a 4×5 reel matrix, 2x symbol multipliers accruing up to 32x wins, random symbol upgrades, blackout win cycles and a 2-level must-hit-by jackpot levels.
The proven Arc Single range of E-Series games grows stronger with the introduction with two 8 Petals™ titles, Jade Garden™ and Gardens of Magic™ being joined by Tigress™ titles Wild Hunter™ and Wild Prowl™, together with The Romance of Fire & Rain™ 2 and its fantasy themed derivative Midnight Unicorn™. All have been designed to take full advantage of a portrait playing field, adding extra play lines or reel sets along with numerous richly entertaining features.
Aristocrat’s M-Series library for EMEA will be significantly strengthened with the focus on three distinct sub-segments; E-Series entertainment multigames, extensions to the multi reel set play style pioneered by Wonder 4™ and themed multigame packs of C-Series core games.
Gold Star™ Emerald Edition follows on from Gold Star Ruby Edition, while Gold Star Gold Dragon Edition brings together six of the most popular Asian-themed entertainment games.
Wonder 4 Stacks!™ brings four of the best entertainment games into the popular Wonder 4 Jackpots style of multi reel set game play, also being complemented by the latest core games iteration, Wonder 4 Wonder Wheel, and J-Series styled Quick Fire™ Flaming Jackpots™. On Arc Single, the portrait-dedicated Wonder 4 Tower is joined by a counterpart game Wonder 4 Tall Fortunes™, featuring Wild Lepre’Coins, Indian Dreaming™, Miss Kitty Gold™ and Buffalo Gold.
New core multigames, available on both Arc Single and Helix, comprise Player’s Choice™ Emerald Edition, incorporating a choice of eight proven high and low denomination games; 5 Dragons™ Empire, featuring three existing 5 Dragons titles plus two brand new games; and Retro Fever™, sporting six old time classics with HD enhancements, player selectable denominations, a 3-level common progressive jackpot and a unique jukebox-style game selection interface.
Mr van den Berg summarised, “Aristocrat’s ICE collection of games represents a true spread of strength and depth, marrying the most popular proven gaming concepts with a wealth of new creative ideas from the world’s most talented design studios. Our game segmentation strategy has been paying dividends in terms of overall game performance on gaming floors across EMEA over the last 12-18 months and this new generation of games will help to strengthen the popularity of Aristocrat games over the next year. We look forward to welcoming visitors onto Stand S3-250 at ExCeL to share in our passion for gaming and to specify the games that will be exciting players over 2017 and beyond.”