Yggdrasil and Bulletproof Games are working hard to create fantastic gaming experiences in its latest release, Hardened steel.
The 5×3, 20 payline slot takes place in a fearsome forge, where a blacksmith is busy securing victories for players brave enough to endure the heat of his workshop.
During the base game, the blacksmith acts as a wild card, while at random points his tools may heat up and fall into the barrel, causing a rise of steam and a random modifier. This triggers the Lock and Spin, Bonus Frenzy, or Forge Your Weapon features.
Lock and Spin will lock all stacked wilds in place, and a respin will occur. If a reel remains unlocked, an extra spin will be awarded.
The Bonus Frenzy feature adds more scatter symbols to the reels, increasing the chances of triggering the free spins. These are set on fire as the rollers pass.
Forge Your Weapon sees players smash the rock three times to reveal a weapon, which will appear stacked on the reels.
If three or more bonus symbols land on the reels, it will activate the free spins mode, where five forges are lit upon entering the mode. On each spin, one or more of these forges can be activated, adding a wild card to the reel above.
Depending on the number of scatters landing, a corresponding number of wilds will be added to the reels for the duration of the feature. Wilds will move up one step per round in the bonus, and once all forges have been turned off and all wilds have exited the reel, the round will end. At the end of the free spins, there is a chance that the forges will be reignited and the bonus will continue.
In jurisdictions that allow it, players can also purchase their place in the bonus at a cost of 100x their stake.
Part of the YG Masters portfolio, Hardened steel is powered by GATI, Yggdrasil’s cutting-edge technology allowing partners to use the standardized, regulation-ready and preconfigured development toolkit to produce consistent cutting-edge content followed by rapid distribution.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Products and Programs at Yggdrasil, said“Our collaboration with Bulletproof Games allows us to explore interesting themes and concepts and nowhere is that more evident than in this forge-inspired game. Hardened steel.
“The YG Masters program continues to pave the way for boutique studios and innovative concepts, and we’re very excited to facilitate the latest version of Bulletproof.”
Michael Bullock, Product Director at Bulletproof Games, said: “Hardened steel is a fiery environment filled with stacked wildcards, modifiers and more as we seek to bring a unique product to market.
“With the possibility of forges reigniting in the bonus, huge payouts can be expected in the heat of the forge and we’re excited to see how players are enjoying our product.”