After recently announcing its new framework, online casino games developer Pariplay Ltd. has now launched its latest title and what is sure to be a smash hit, Prancing Pony.

The new fantasy-themed online video slot invites players into the fabled inn where on any given day one could encounter a wizard, hobbit or another such character of lore.

July launch:

Serving iGaming operators, brick-and-mortars and lotteries, Pariplay’s medieval adventure is also the first game to be released on the new framework, Pariplay PXplay. A revamp of its game framework and gaming engine, PXplay allows for even more features, functionality and innovation especially, in the area of mobile optimization.

Familiar surroundings:

If the name of the tavern that serves as the backdrop in this fun-filled quest has a familiar ring it might be because it is the name of the famous inn that appears in the 2013 film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” inspired by the novels written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien, where at the start of the movie, a chance meeting between Gandalf the Grey and Thorin Oakenshield takes place.

Features and symbols:

The five-reel, six-row online slot boasts some exciting features and colorful graphics that engage players. And while the 50-payline, medium volatility, game’s cast of characters/symbols are unnamed, the rugged dwarf, stoic elf, noble knight and grey-haired wizard, bear a strong resemblance to the heroes of the fantasy classic and join players in their mysterious journey.

The most valuable symbol is the bearded wizard, who will earn players up to 7.5x their stake if they land 3,4 or 5 in combination on the reels. Serving as the game’s WILD is the bottle of potion, which replaces all of the standard symbols in addition to offering payouts of 2, 5 or 10x a player’s stake per payline.

The Collect Coins feature are special silver coins, which join the standard symbols on reels 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each has its own value ranging from 200 to 4000. When a player lands a Collect on reel 5, the values from all of the coins on reels 1,2,3 and 4 are totaled for their win. Players can trigger the Jackpot Hold & Respin feature by landing five or more of the jackpot symbols, which will earn them 3 respins. Land a new jackpot symbol, it will also be held and the respins reset to 3. Each landed jackpot symbol moves a player up the jackpot ladder, increasing the potential prize. Another winning opportunity includes an extra spins feature, which will be triggered when a player lands 3x extra spin symbols on the reels. When that happens, players can choose from five options, with as many as 20 extra spins.

Medium volatility slot:

With a 95.97 percent return-to-player (RTP) rate and more than 20 languages available, The Prancing Pony makes this unforgettable quest accessible to a wide-ranging player base. This latest offering from the Gibraltar-based developer is currently certified in Malta, the UK and the Isle of Man, with Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden and various other regulated markets forthcoming.

The official statement from Pariplay read…

“We’re very excited about The Prancing Pony, a game that features memorable characters as well as a collection of engaging features, including the Jackpot Hold & Respin. More than just a great game, however, The Prancing Pony also serves as the launch of our new game framework – Pariplay UX Play. This new framework will allow us to enhance our product offerings with even more features, functionality and innovation, especially when it comes to mobile optimization.”

Romania presence:

Currently, the innovative developer’s portfolio comprises more than 100 online casino games, including player favorites Dragons of the North, Gold’orado and King of the Trident.

In addition to announcing its Pariplay PXplay innovation, the developer also recently secured a much valued official permission, Class II gaming license for online game content in Romania, enabling the B2B provider to supply the southeastern country’s regulated market with a diverse portfolio of titles via the Pariplay FUSION™ aggregation platform.