Following the recent collaboration with Bang Bang Games and the release of the hit Shadow Raiders MultiMax™, on April 27th, Yggdrasil, a Malta-based globally-recognized iGaming provider, released Devour the Weak, a hell-themed slot featuring the underground, aka hell, where many different demons and beasts reside.
A terrifying visual:
True to its name, the main theme of the slot is the underworld, demons and various ugly beasts that live in the underworld. The game takes place there and the background reels show lava flowing through red-hot rocks.
The rock music played throughout the spins completes the atmosphere of the game and this slot can be played on any device.
To win, players must form a combination of 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels, beginning from the leftmost reel on a dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 243 paylines. Furthermore, each win activates the Dropdown feature and the Avalanche mechanic, where each winning symbols is eliminated, together with each icon of equal or lesser value, further causing new ones to take their place and create new wins.
The basic low-value symbols are J, Q, K and A, while the high-values bonus symbols are monsters in blue, green, yellow and red. A combination of 5 low-value symbols is worth 0.3x to 1x, increasing to 1.5x to 2.5x a player’s bet for a combination of 5 high-value bonus symbols.
In addition, there are some extra symbols such as the Wild Symbol, aka the golden skull, and purple orbs may appear on the symbols during spins, meaning that symbols like these are hexed.
The game has super high volatility, a maximum win of up to 10000x a player’s bet and 4 different RTPs, with an RTP of 96% as the default. The others are: 94%, 90.5% and 86%.
Dropdown – when the player makes a winning combination, this feature is triggered as mentioned above. Furthermore, the Avalanche mechanic is present during this feature, with symbols that pay lower than the symbols that are part of the removed winning combination, also being removed from the reels.
The feature will last as long as the player makes new wins and as soon as it ends the total winnings are paid out.
Wild Symbol – the main task of Wilds is to make extra winning combinations by replacing other regular symbols.
Hexed Symbols – if the Hexed Symbol participates in the win, it converts into a Wild.
Multiplier – every symbol involved in the win will be collected into the multiplier meter located to the left of the reels. Each time the player collects 6 symbols, they will move to the next multiplier level, which begins at 1x.
Moreover, the current multiplier triggered by the player is added to the win obtained. However, if no additional winnings are made, the multiplier reverts back to 1x again and if the player is in the bonus game, the multiplier will revert to 6x instead.
Free Spins – if 6 or more Hexed Symbols are eliminated, this feature is triggered. As soon as it’s activated, the player automatically gets 10 free spins for these 6 eliminated Hexed symbols, with every extra one rewarding players with 1 additional free spin.
Throughout the bonus game, the 3 middle reels will have a purple frame and if Hexed Symbols appear in it, they will be directly transformed into Wilds.
What’s more, the player can also land +1 symbols on the fifth reel, which will further result that every such symbol awarding the player with 1 additional free spin.
Golden Bet – if the player pays an additional 50% of their bet, this feature is activated. Upon activation, it will reward the player with 1 collected Hexed Symbol on every spin.
In addition, it will also increase the player’s chances of landing Hexed Symbols.
Bonus Buy – if the player decides to purchase the Free Spins Bonus Game immediately, they may use this feature. There are two options available:
- 100x – the player triggers the free spins round with a random number of free spins, which may be 10, 11, 12 or 13. The minimum multiplier is 6x;
- 666x – the player triggers the free spins round also with a random number of free spins, which may be 14, 15, 16 or 17. The minimum multiplier is 33x.
Commenting on the launch, Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, said: “This exciting new slot isn’t for the faint of heart, with a great theme featuring demonic characters that are beautifully crafted for an immersive experience.
“We can’t wait to see players devour low paying symbols and start racking up impressive wins via hexed icons, win multipliers and free spins.”