Australia: 21st January, 2019 – Big Time Gaming (BTG) continues to rock the online casino sector to its core with its latest ground-breaking slot release, Holy Diver. With the Holy Diver likely to be added to CasinoRankings.com’s Free Play Slots section of the site in the coming weeks.
The game has been more than two years in the making and is themed around the popular 80s rock song of the same name performed by American heavy metal band, Dio.
Holy Diver features BTG’s MegaWays™ mechanic, giving players up to 117,000 ways to win in the base game and up to 586,971 ways to win in the bonus game.
It is also the first game to feature BTG’s Reel Adventure™ mechanic, which allows the developer to introduce complex narratives and interactive characters to its slots.
BTG has used this in Holy Diver to create three worlds with three tiers of volatility that the player controls by choosing to play the bonus round or to level up and play the base game with a multiplier.
This is unlocked by an animated knight moves along a path below the reels. When he comes across a treasure chest he opens it to reveal one of four reel modifiers.
- Standard Symbol Bonus – one of the low-value symbols is randomly chosen and converted into a Wild.
- Sword Bonus – adds up to three full Wild reels with a multiplier of up to x7.
- Fireball Bonus – shoots up to four Wild symbols onto the reels.
- Gem Symbol Bonus – awards one or more Gems which are then transformed into Wilds. The Wilds can come as x2 or x3 multipliers as you climb through the levels.
Instead of using a traditional Scatter symbol to unlock the bonus feature, players collect the Gems hidden in the treasure chests.
There are four colours to collect, and players must collect all four colours to trigger the free spins bonus feature – all four colours can land at the same time.
Players are then given the choice to play the free spins feature at level one/two or decline to play the bonus and upgrade to level two/three instead and return to the base game and play with a x2/x3 Wild multiplier.
If the player triggers the bonus free spins feature at level three the bonus game is initiated with a x3 multiplier in place.
On entering the free spins bonus game, the Holy Diver rock song starts to play.
Players receive ten free spins; Gems land on reels two through to five and transform into Wilds with multipliers based on the player’s current level.
The knight that moves across the bottom of the reels in the base game is also present in the bonus game.
Instead of kicking open chests, he fights mystical figures and once defeated they can reveal diamonds that trigger free spins and re-spins.
Holy Diver will launch exclusively with LeoVegas on the 23rd January & Royal Panda from the 24th January, before being made available to the wider market on 7th February 2019.
The very first spins will be played by casino streaming sensation Kim Hultman (also known as LetsGiveItASpin) and will be broadcast on CasinoGrounds.com on the 23rd January at 8pm.
Big Time Gaming also plans to license its Reel Adventure™ mechanic to other developers following the success of licensing MegaWays™ to 20+ studios in recent months.
Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming, said: “Holy Diver is our most complex and comprehensive game to date and is something truly special.
“Reel Adventure™ is a huge leap forward in slot game development and allows us to take any theme, brand, movie, etc and combine it with a narrative and central character.
“The whole team is very proud of what we have achieved with Holy Diver and we look forward to launching it exclusively with LeoVegas on 23rd January.”
James Ford, Head of Casino at LeoVegas, said: “The Big Time Gaming team has done it once again. Holy Diver takes online & mobile slot games to an entirely new level.
“This is one of the most entertaining, thrilling and rewarding games that we’ve seen on mobile todate, and we are delighted to be offering it to our players first.”
Big Time Gaming will be showcasing its entire portfolio of games at ICE London next month, with characters from Holy Diver greeting delegates for the duration of the show.