iGaming Business magazine Slots Showcase 2019 - Page 16

SLOTS SHOWCASE 2019 GA NAPATI NEO TOKYO Ganapati’s futuristic slot is a cyberpunk love story that embraces the company mantra: to showcase the very best in Japanese innovation and design In brief, how would you describe Neo Tokyo to our readers? With its immersive backstory, striking graphics and engaging gameplay, Neo Tokyo epitomises the Ganapati approach to online casino. Neo Tokyo is a visual masterpiece; the neon glow of a futuristic Tokyo cityscape forms the backdrop of this captivating slot game. Q A How does the gameplay work, and which unique features and mechanics set Neo Tokyo apart from other slot titles in the market? The symbols in Neo Tokyo create a honeycomb pattern, with the hexagonal shaped tiles forming a 4x3x4x3x4 reel layout. Familiar landmarks such as the Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Skytree are featured in the background and the game’s music and sound effects are custom made. The Cyberpunk love story around which the slot is centred continues throughout the game, with a series of videos revealing its twists and turns at each stage. In the Random Wilds feature, the player is awarded multiple payouts when the main character Jin’s scatter symbol lands on the first reel and brings up to three wilds with him. Taking a more unusual form is the Flower Blossom feature. In reference to the heroine’s name (which means Q A flower in Japanese), when Hana lands on the middle reel, the symbols surrounding her rotate clockwise six times in the shape of a flower, bringing about new payout patterns as they do so. Equally as original is the Deadspin feature, in which villain Deadspin negates all payouts within a round when he appears on the rightmost reel. On top of these features, a three- level bonus game is triggered when Jin, Hana and Deadspin all land on the reels together. For each level, 10 free spins are available and the reels expand by one additional horizontal row. Should the player reach level three, there are 12,348 possible winning combinations. Across which markets and platforms is the slot available? Ganapati prides itself on introducing elements of Japanese culture, history, design and innovation to the rest of the world. As such, Neo Tokyo is a globally-playable slot game available on both mobile and desktop platforms. Ganapati currently holds both MGA and Curaçao licences and is looking to acquire more and more in different markets as the company continues to grow. Q A VIEW MORE CONTENT ONLINE 88 • ISSUE 114 • JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2019 94