Pragmatic Play Releases First Anime-Themed Video Slot
From the stables of Pragmatic Play comes the Anime-Themed Starlight Princess, the first of its kind in the developer’s game collection. The award-winning game studio has taken a step towards conquering “uncharted territory,” in the words of Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play.
Following the new game release on September 23rd, Barzely affirmed, “Heading in a new direction with an anime-inspired theme, we’ve brought our celebrated mechanics into uncharted territory in a bid to appeal to our global spread of players.”
What To Expect With Starlight Princess
Starlight Princess portrays anime-inspired graphics set in an ethereal kingdom above the clouds. The slot plays out on a 6-reel grid with 5 rows. Rather than typical paylines, it debuts a “Pay Anywhere” mechanism where players get a payout for any 8 or more identical symbols that are visible on the screen.
It comes with a Tumbling Reels design where winning combinations disappear from the reels. New ones fall in place, allowing for consecutive wins on a single spin. It also features four random multiplier symbols offering between 2x and 500x boosts.
More in-game bonuses include scatter symbols, four of which award 15 free spins with the possibility of retriggers. Finally, there is the option to place an Ante Bet valued at a 25% increase of the current bet. Taking this option increases the possibility of landing more scatter symbols.
In the search for the “Starlight Princess,” players will be faced with a max win of 5000x their stake. As is common with Pragmatic Play’s titles, the game is designed with very high volatility.
A TrailBlazer Among Slots
Anime is a style of animated cartoons originating in Japan. It was popularized by television shows such as Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z and is currently a worldwide phenomenon with a massive fanbase cross-continent.
The Anime genre isn’t very common among slots. In hindsight, there couldn’t be a better-suited industry for it than iGaming. Hence, with this new title, the developer has further solidified its position as a leading content supplier in the online gambling scene.
Game Developer That Is No Stranger To Innovation
The award-winning game studio constantly fends off the competition to bag coveted awards thanks to its array of impressive and innovative casino games. Starlight Princess is the latest addition to Pragmatic Play’s collection of over 200 titles. However, the developer recently churned out Rise of Giza PowerNudge™, a 10-payline Ancient Egypt-themed video slot with a power nudge feature that applies to every win.
Just before that was Chili Heat Megaways™, a reboot of the original Chilli Heat slot, which stuns with a massive 200,704 ways to win. The developer launches up to 5 new slots every month. Besides these reel-based titles, its multi-product portfolio includes live casino games and bingo.
The company recently entered into a fresh partnership with BetVictor to revive the Heart Bingo brand. The collaboration will incorporate Pragmatic Play’s Reels Room bingo product, and according to Claire McDaid, VP of Bingo, “players will be in for a treat.”
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