Yggdrasil Releases First YGS Masters Game
When award-winning software developer Yggdrasil Gaming first announced its YGS Masters programme, the venture was described as an initiative that aims to bring together the industry’s most innovative and creative minds in order to establish Yggdrasil Gaming as the undisputed market leader in online casino games. This was a number of months ago, and since then, a number of smaller developers have been adopted into the programme. Currently, there are six to the party. They are AvatarUX, Rabcat, Fantasma, Northern Lights, 4ThePlayer and Dreamtech. And after all the ado and excitement, Yggdrasil has just announced that the very first YGS Masters title is ready for release and that it’s the handiwork of none other than Northern Lights.
Quite befittingly, Niagara Falls follows the style of a classic fruit slot inspired by 1930’s culture. On the 3×5 grid there are bells, bar symbols, various fruits and more, and it all comes dusted with a healthy measure of pure Northern Lights magic.
Dropping The Money
One of the highlights of the slot in terms of special features is the coin drop bonus mechanism. From time to time, a gold coin will appear on the very last reel at the end of a spin. When this happens, the coin will proceed to free-fall, leaving in its wake a cascading trail. Once the coin has reached the bottom of the screen, it will position itself into any one of a number of special slot-spaces. If the slot that the coin drops into is a bonus-slot, then that bonus will be activated instantly.
Bonuses can include anything from wilds to free spins to multipliers, and the added element of not knowing which way the coin will fall brings a great deal of excitement to the game.
Niagara Falls includes a scatter symbol that will, when landed simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5, trigger a free spins bonus game consisting of 5 free spins. Once the free spins game has been activated, all of the special bonus slots at the bottom of the screen will display the text indicating the wild symbol. The wild symbol will then turn the entire last reel wild and this will remain in place as such for the duration of the free spins bonus game.
But what happens to the cascading coins after having plummeted to the bottom of the screen and into the slots? Each coin is added to a special meter that will, when full, trigger the game’s super-coin double-up feature.
The release of Niagara Falls marks the beginning of an exciting new adventure for Yggdrasil and its YGS Masters programme.