Swedish online and mobile games provider Yggdrasil has launched the debut title from AceRun, one of its newest YG Masters partners. Titled, Book HOTFIRE and powered by GATI, the high volatility, Egyptian-themed release is a nod to classic “book” style slots and makes a perfect addition to the provider’s extensive portfolio.
This 5-reel, 3-row video slot has 10 paylines and a 96.1 percent RTP. It is optimized for mobile, with a minimum bet of €0.2 and a €30 max. In the game, players are tasked with collecting all the sacred books and if they succeed, they will trigger a potentially lucrative bonus round during which they can win up to 6,440x their stake for a maximum possible win of €193,200.
The game’s symbols in ascending value include 10-A card ranks which pay from €0.10 to €3.00 for landing combinations of three to five-of-a-kind matching symbols from left to right on the win line. For the remaining symbols, the Eye of Ra, Anubis, Isis, and a pharaoh, most likely King Ramses, players will need to land combinations of two to five-of-a-kind the same way. The three mids pay from €0.10 for tw0 up to €40.00 for five of Isis, while Ramses, the most valuable of all the symbols, starts at €0.20 and increases to €100.00.
Finally, the Book Scatter substitutes for all symbols and landing 3, 4, or 5 of them pays €0.40, €4.00 or €40.00, respectively. Furthermore, landing at least three book symbols anywhere on the reels automatically triggers 10 free spins. But, before the bonus round begins, players will spins a wheel of fortune which randomly stops on one of the nine symbols
Once the free games have commenced, whichever special symbol the dial landed on will expand to cover all three position of the reel, but only if there are enough symbols in place to activate a win. During the free spins, if a player lands at least three book symbols anywhere on the reels, the bonus feature will automatically be retriggered, leading to unlimited free spins and higher cash prizes.
YG Masters Program:
“There have been some incredibly impressive slots released through the YG Masters program in the past and we’re proud to release Book HOTFIRE alongside them, we’ve designed and built a sleek and modern game that delivers timeless gameplay we believe players will enjoy,’ read a statement from Jeroen van der Heijden, Head of Development for AceRun, regarding the studio’s debut release for the YG Masters program.
As mentioned earlier, Book HOTFIRE is the very first title from boutique studio AceRun, and the latest to become part of the flourishing YG Masters content partnership program, which it joined after launching earlier in the year. Like all YG Masters partners, the game is powered by GATI, Yggdrasil’s preconfigured, regulation-ready development toolkit, enabling partners to build and distribute their games faster across the globe.
Also commenting on the new release, Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs for Yggdrasil, said via company news…
“Egyptian-themed slots have been a mainstay within iGaming for many years now, and players know and love them. We’re truly thrilled to add another top-class book-style game to our ever-growing YG Masters Portfolio via AceRun.”
McCarthy added it is “very exciting when partner studios launch their first game” through their program, and they “look forward to working closely with them going forward to create fantastic gaming experiences.”