Opal Fruit Slot From Big Time Gaming
One of the most popular video slot games of all time is NetEnt’s Starburst. This low variance, 5-reel arcade-style slot with Neon symbols and expanding wilds on the middle 3 reels has been a staple of the UK casino scene for years now, and is a favourite of operators looking to dish out a few free spins to new customers when they register or make a first deposit. Online casinos like Casumo have been giving away 20 free spins on Starburst slot for every new sign up since they launched in 2012.
With all this success it’s perhaps surprising that no other game developer has produced a worthy competitor to Starburst. That is until now.
On 29th May 2019 Australian game developer Big Time Gaming will launch their latest innovative slot, entitled Opal Fruits, and it aims to rival Starburst for the low stakes and free spins market. Anyone old enough will also know that the name Opal Fruits itself is a cheeky pun – the Wrigley’s sweets, Starburst, were originally called Opal Fruits back in the 80s!
So, what can we expect from BTG’s new game?
We already know that BTG are renowned for producing high energy, high variance and edge of the seat slots like their brilliant Bonanza game, and similar White Rabbit slot. These video slots use tricks like free spins, progressive multipliers and cascading wins to create winning sequences where the prize value increases exponentially with each spin, making for some thrilling slot play.
BTG CEO, Nik Robinson, has said that Opal Fruit will combine similar gameplay, but with a game engine that is suited more to lower stakes and high turnover than their previous titles. This will make it more suited to bonusing and a perfect game for casinos to use for free spins offers.
Opal Fruit will also include a brand new trademarked feature called, Triple Reaction™. There are 3 reel sets in the game – one 4×1 at the top and bottom and a standard 6×3 reel set in the middle. The top one will spin left to right, the bottom one from right to left, and the middle one from top to bottom. This creates a dizzying affect with each spin to add further excitement to the experience.
Fans of arcade games will also notice some of the soundtrack sampling from 80s games like Defender and Robotron 2084.
In short, Opal Fruit promises to bring together all the best elements of high-production values and thrilling gameplay that have made BTG slots so popular to date, and put them into a lower variance, lower stakes game to appeal to many more players.
So, watch out Starburst …. there’s a new kid in town!
Opal Fruit slot is out on 29th May 2019 and will be available at all Big Time Gaming casinos in the UK this year.