On February 21, Yggdrasil, a Malta-based globally-recognized iGaming provider, signed an agreement with Jelly, an independent, globally recognized real-money game studio based in London, UK, and together they released Fury of Hyde Megaways™, the first slot of the Curious Cases series, which depicts the dark time of London, aka the 19th century, where infamous killers roamed the dark streets of London led by the untouchable killer, Mr. Edward Hyde.
Edward Hyde was a being that arose from the deeply repressed evil urges of the famous eminent scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll. The story goes that he created a serum that he thought would help him get rid of his dark side forever but instead turned him into a monster named Mr. Hyde. Unfortunately, after a while, the tortured doctor couldn’t control when the transformations would happen, so Mr. Hyde took the opportunity to appear whenever he felt like it.
The game is equipped with 117, 649 winning ways on every spin.
A visual that will awaken your inner detective:
True to its title, the main theme of the game is the aforementioned story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as one of the cases that rocked the whole of London in the 19th century. The background allows players to feel the gloomy atmosphere of 19th century London, with its cloudy skies and mysteriously lit windows.
The slot is boosted by GATI, a powerful slot mechanic developed by Yggdrasil which provides its B2B partners an opportunity to acquire a legal, approved, pre-configured company development tool that allows them to quickly create innovative content followed by rapid distribution.
To win, players must form a combination of at least three matching symbols that appear from left to right on adjacent reels beginning from the first reel onward on the new, dynamic 6×7 grid.
The basic low-value symbols are the 10-A symbols, while the bonus high-value symbols are serum bottles, books, science kits, Hydes and Jekylls, a gun and a pocket watch. A combination of six-of-a-kind low-value symbols is worth 0,6x to 1,5x a player’s bet, increasing to 5x to 10x for six-of-a-kind high-value symbols.
The game’s volatility is in the super high range, with an RTP of 96% and a maximum win of 10000x a player’s bet.
Also, the game can be played on any device and the player’s paid spin can be gambled for 20 p/c to 20 $/eur per spin.
Cascading Wins – this feature eliminates winning symbols from the reels when they appear, putting other symbols in their place. If the player scores another win after the symbols cascade, the feature continues to repeat as long as there are new wins. However, all cascades are part of the same spin.
Wild Symbol – they land only on the top tracker above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and replace every symbol except the Scatter. Throughout the game, the gun symbol is the Wild.
Scatter Symbol – this symbol is golden and portrays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It lands on the regular reels in the base game and on the additional reel in the free spins. A combination of 4, 5, 6 or 7 Scatters anywhere on the reels activates 10, 12, 14 and 16 free spins, respectively.
But that’s not all, as it can also activate additional spins during the free spins bonus round.
Mystery Symbol – this symbol, aka a pocket watch, lands anywhere on the reels. As soon as they appear, they unveil the same regular paying symbols, which may be anything but the Scatter or the Wild.
Hyde Super Spin – every time a symbol in the upper tracker participates in a win, it unveils the letter behind it. This feature is activated when the player discovers the letters H-Y-D-E in four positions.
Furthermore, any of the following may happen throughout this feature:
- Symbol removal – at least 1 symbol is eliminated, beginning from the lowest;
- Multiplier increase – a rise of x2 or x3 is added to the win multiplier;
- Minimum Megaways – the winning ways rise to 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 or 117, 649.
Free Spins – the golden Scatter stays on the main reels during the base game or on the tracking reel throughout the bonus round. A combination of 4, 5, 6 and 7 of these rewards 10, 12, 14 and 16 free spins as mentioned above.
During this feature, the win multiplier grows by +1 after every cascade.
Activating Hyde Super Spins rewards +1 free spin and any increase in the multiplier or minimum number of ways from it continues as long as the feature last.
Commenting on the launch, Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, said: “Fury of Hyde Megaways™ is a fantastic addition to our YG Masters portfolio, marrying the popular mechanic with a great storyline and beautifully presented and eye-catching art.
“Offering huge win potential, the game will appeal to fans of Megaways™ and anyone looking for an exciting adventure with well-known characters. We can’t wait for the next chapter of the Curious Cases series from Jelly.”
Victoria Newbolt, Marketing Lead at Jelly, added: “Fury of Hyde Megaways™ is a title we are extremely proud of and it’s a great way to introduce players to our Curious Cases series that will take players on exciting slot journeys inspired by tales, legends and myths.
“Boosted by Megaways™, we have delivered a truly thrilling and innovative game in Fury of Hyde Megaways™, with an arsenal of elements to keep players entertained.”