Yggdrasil, a Malta-based globally recognized iGaming provider, together with its latest YG Masters’ program partner Bang Bang Games, has released Roamin’ Romans Ultranudge™, a cartoon-themed slot depicting the reign of Julius Caesars.
True to its name, the main theme of the slot is cartoon characters depicting ancient Rome when it was at the height of its power. The game takes place in historical time during the reign of the aforementioned Caesar, whose cartoon character is shown in the game as an extra valuable Wild symbol that appears with a multiplier that continues to grow as he moves across the reels for few spins. In addition, a building, possibly the Roman amphitheatre Colosseum, is located to the left of the brown reels, and a statue of a Roman warrior is located to the right.
To win, players must form combinations of 3 or more matching symbols on any of the 40 paylines on adjacent reels, with combinations beginning on the first reel from the left on the 5×4 grid. Also, the game may be played on any device.
The basic low-value symbols are playing card suits such as diamonds, clubs, spades and hearts, while the high-value bonus bonus symbols are the money bag, chalice, sword, harp and boot. A combination of 5 low-value symbols is worth 0,8x, increasing to 1x and 4x a player’s bet for a combination of 5 high-value bonus symbols.
Moreover, the game has a high volatility, a default RTP of 96% and a maximum win of 8,569x a player’s bet.
Wild Symbols – two different Wilds are included in the game: the feminine Caesar and a smiling young man named Wild Centurion. Their main task is to replace any regular paying symbol when wins are created, except the Scatter. Additionally, Wild Centurion activates the Ultranudge mechanic, aka a feature, each time it participates in a winning combination, while Caesars triggers Caesar’s Wild March.
Ultranudge – each time the Wild participates in a winning combination as mentioned above, this feature is activated. As soon as it starts, the winnings are paid out, causing each symbol on the reels to be “nudged down” by one position. However, any new winning combination created as a result of the “nudge” will also be paid out. Additionally, this sequence continues as long as there are winning combinations.
Caesar’s Wild March – each time Caesar’s Wild participates in a winning combination, it rewards a win multiplier of 2x on qualifying wins. With every spin or nudge, the Caesar’s Wild will move one reel position to the left and rise its multiplier by 2. Nevertheless, this carries on till the Caesars exits the grid from the first reel to the left. Additionally, the aforementioned Caesar’s Wilds may extend and cover the whole reel.
Bonus Boost – in order for players to improve their odds of activating Free Spins, this feature is available, but only to players who choose to activate it. It costs 50% per spin and adds additional Scatters to the reels.
Imperial Free Spins – this one is activated when players land 3 or more Scatters. After activation, they get 10 Free Spins. Throughout the feature, the aforementioned Caesar’s Wild multiplier stays the same without resetting.
Each new Caesar’s Wild that lands will begin with the highest multiplier displayed before the Free Spins are activated. However, if any of Caesar’s Wilds is still active after the 10th free spin, additional spins will be rewarded.
Gamble – for the opportunity to increase Caesar’s multiplier by +4 on every move instead of +2, players may choose to gamble prior to the beginning of the Free Spins. But if they lose, the whole feature will be lost.
Bonus Buy – in order to purchase 10 free spins or 15 super free spins, players must pay 100x of the bet for said free spins and 300x of the bet for said super free spins.
Commenting on the new release, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, Mark McGinley, said: “Bang Bang Games have developed a truly fantastic mechanic in UltraNudge, which compliments this Roman-themed title perfectly. Combine that with a plethora of engaging features including Caesar’s Wild March and you’ve got a winning slot on your hands, which is another strong addition to our YG Masters offering.”
Managing Director at Bang Bang Games, Frank McPolin, added: “We have been fortunate enough to release a number of brilliant UltraNudge titles over the last twelve months in collaboration with Yggdrasil, and Roamin’ Romans UltraNudge looks to be another fantastic creation! The YG Masters program has allowed us to continue to innovate and elevate our top-performing portfolio of titles, and all of us at Bang Bang Games are excited to see Roamin’ Romans succeed.”