After presenting a three hot November slots, Yggdrasil, the innovative online gaming solutions provider, is sending players on an intergalactic journey with its extra-terrestrial title, Avatars: Gateway Guardians. Yggdrasil Gaming has surprised the iGaming community once again before the month’s end.
Earlier, players had a chance to get acquainted with John Carew Blackjack, an innovative table game variant featuring former Aston Villa football player as a virtual dealer.
As the month unfolded, Yggdrasil lined up a fantastic winter game in big reel portrait mode, 9K Yeti, produced in collaboration with 4ThePlayer only to bring an epic exploration slot arcade Aldo’s Journey on November 21st.
In its latest release, players are challenged to free the Avatars and earn multiple cash rewards for helping them escape the Earth’s orbit.
The LeoVegas Originals Series continues to expand with the addition of Avatar Gateway Guardians. This series is an exclusive collection of Yggdrasil games that can only be found in the LeoVegas line-up for their customers. The first impression of the playing grid brings back memories of that device used on Stargate SG1 to travel to different planets. Avatar Gateway Guardians has a singular look and way of spinning that you probably haven’t seen before. In some ways, it’s like stepping through a Stargate to a strange new world that combines old and new motifs. The only things missing are Jack’s endless wisecracks and Teal’c saying ‘Indeed’ and raising an eyebrow every five minutes.
Exclusively Designed for LeoVegas
As an exclusive extension of the portfolio at LeoVegas, Yggdrasil’s extraterrestrial slot edition comes with a Multiplier wheel each time a player lands on a Hotspot area. While spinning at random, the wheel adds up to the Multiplier and potentially triggers a 20x booster, taking all wins to a hypnotic and supersonic level.
There is also the extra spins mode on board, activated when three scatter symbols land on the reels. As expected, the number of rounds is defined by the number of scatters in base game.
Product owner at the Swedish studio, Natalya Ovchinnikova, commented:
“Avatars: Gateway Guardians promises to take players on an interstellar adventure full of thrilling missions to complete in order to collect great rewards.
With astronomical win potential and out of this world features and graphics, we’re confident the title will become a firm favorite with Leo Vegas’ customers.”
By introducing exclusive content to its members in Sweden, LeoVegas is putting maximum efforts to earn itself a King of Casino title. According to James Ford, head of casino at the Swedish mobile gaming company, the existing portfolio provides a great opportunity for the brand to promote premium digital content, updated with new and innovative titles from the game changers such as Yggdrasil Gaming.
James Ford, Head of Casino at Leo Vegas, said:
“The fourth instalment of Leo Vegas’ collaborative journey with Yggdrasil and the fifth for the Leo Vegas Originals series, this game positions itself as one of the most unique looking slot games on the market.
We would like to thank Yggdrasil for allowing us to spread our creative wings on this project while continually providing us with invaluable expertise at each step of the way. Today we are proud to present Avatars: Gateway Guardians and we hope our players will enjoy the game play experience.”
Four guardians stand before the Avatar kingdom, bringing spellbinding wins every time a player lands on a Hotspot area, triggering the ancient Multiplier wheel. The wheel will spin a random amount of times, each time adding up the Multiplier to the previous one. The luckiest players can get x20 on x20 multipliers taking win potential to supersonic levels.
Instead of vertically spinning reels, the game spins 3 rings in a circular motion. Symbols are split into three parts which spin independently on each of the 3 rings. If the 3 parts of a symbol line up on a spin, they form a winning combination and payout. If they form within the glowing white highlighted areas, they trigger extra features. Essentially, you get a 3×6 set up during the base game and 3×8 during the bonus feature. It takes a little while to get to use to, but a few spins in and you will quickly get the gist.
Three Free Spin symbols transport players to a new dimension, where a stone dial displays even more Hotspots and pay lines. The number of Hotspots is defined by the number of Free Spin symbols landed in the base game – granting two for every Free Spin symbol and launching cosmic wins in this interstellar empire.
NetEnt COO Joins the Ranks
Yggdrasil has hired former NetEnt chief operating officer (COO) Björn Krantz to run its new publishing business. Krantz, who spent more than 10 years at NetEnt in various management roles, will join the slots specialist as head of publishing in January 2020. Krants resigned from NetEnt in September. Krantz, who signed an agreement with Hard Rock International in New Jersey back in July 2018, will join the team in January 2020 and help it expand its global footprint.
Björn Krantz commented:
“I am delighted to have been given the trust and confidence to lead the newly formed, and strategic publishing division, which is clear proof that Yggdrasil means business, and continues to invest in innovative and future proof value propositions globally.
It will be an honor for me to work together with the Yggdrasil team, and to execute on the plan to realize the full potential of the Publishing growth strategy and objectives. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to get started early next year.”