Yggdrasil, a Malta-based globally recognized iGaming provider, together with its YG Masters’ program partner 4ThePlayer, has launched 3 Lucky Witches™, the sequel to 4ThePlayer’s widely loved slot 3 Lucky Leprechauns, a witch-themed slot specially created for players to enjoy completely this coming Halloween.
Aligning with its name, the main theme of the slot is 3 gorgeous witches Ivy, Scarlet and Celeste who are about to embark on a real spooky adventure with the help of players. The game takes place in the landscape of some creepy house equipped with a fog of mystery, where 3 witches are supposed to live, with crooked trees in the garden, jack-o-lanterns scattered everywhere and bats flying around. There is also a bright full moon, which adds to the atmosphere. As for the soundtrack, unfortunately, it does nothing to enhance the overall experience.
The slot is boosted by GATI, a powerful slot mechanic developed by Yggdrasil which provides its B2B partners with the 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 winning combinations of 3+ matching symbols starting from the leftmost side of the panel on adjacent reels on a dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 243 paylines. Additionally, the game may be played on any device, has high volatility, an RTP of 96.0% and a maximum win of 5,000x a player’s bet.
As for the symbols, there are 14 in total, with Scarlet, Ivy and Celeste as the Wilds. In addition, the low-value ones are poker cards such as the 10, J and Q, which are worth 0.5x to 3x a player’s bet, while the K and A are worth 0.7 to 5x a player’s bet. Then, the high-value bonus symbols are potions and candles which are worth 1x to 8x, increasing to 10x and 20x a player’s bet for the raven and book symbols. One of the most important high-value bonus symbols is the black cat, which is worth 0.5x to 20x a player’s bet for a 2+ combination.
Wilds – the 3 aforementioned witches replace every regular paying symbol apart from Scatters.
Other features are related to the Bonus Wheel, which is activated when players land 3, 4 or 5 Bonus Scatters in sight.
Witches’ Wheel Bonus – this feature is entirely dependent on the number of Scatters, aka pumpkins, that have landed on the Bonus Wheel mentioned above. Every of the 3 Lucky Witches bonus wheel levels reward a Prize or Level-up. The Level-up moves players to the Wheel’s next level, while the Prize one rewards a Win Spins, Cash Prize, “?” and Mega Picks.
The Cash Prize is rewarded immediately and to win the other 3 rewards players may select to play it or to just get the above mentioned cash prize. Additionally, the Cash Prize is equal to the average win of the selectable bonus and is also shown on the wheel. However, for “?”, players can decide between Mega Picks or Win Spins.
Win Spins – players win 3 to 20 Lucky Witches free spins with a 3x multiplier (in regular game) depending on the position of the spinning wheel. When Win Spins are earned from “?” the win multiplier goes up to x6 to x10. Triggered from the Buy feature, it is x5.
Throughout the feature, every spin will lead to the win. However, the said feature can’t be re-triggered.
Mega Picks – depending on the position of the wheel, as was the case with the aforementioned feature, players may win 1-5 picks in the Pick-A-Win bonus, where players touch random objects to unveil a cash award and this continues until there are no more picks left. As soon as this is finished, the prizes are added to the total payout.
Buy Bonus – 3 options are available to players, such as:
- Witches’ Wheel Bonus – for 35x of the bet, players may get 3 to 5 Scatters that activate the aforementioned Wheel
- 3 Lucky Witches free play (Win Spins) – for 60x of the bet, players can get up to 20 spins with x3 multiplier
- Mega Picks – for 250x of the bet, players may get up to 7 picks
Commenting on the new Halloween slot release, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, Mark McGinley, commented: “3 Lucky Witches is a fantastic game, offering simple, classic gameplay with player-favorite features and good win potential. The wheel bonus feature adds another level of entertainment, making this the perfect title for a wide player demographic and with a Halloween theme, the game is a great addition to our portfolio of seasonal content.”
Co-founder, Commercial and Marketing Director at 4ThePlayer, Henry McLean, added: “We listened to player and operator feedback when creating this sequel and evolved an already popular game mechanic, introducing the exciting Witches’ Wheel. With several levels of rewards and the possibility for players to choose elements and feel part of the decision-making process, this game will generate great engagement and is one we are very proud to introduce to operators.”