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June 22, 2021

The Shimmering Woods

Play’n GO rolls out a new payways slot

Play’n GO rolls out a new payways slot
The new game can go from a standard 243 payways to a huge maximum of 7,776 payways.
Malta | 03/25/2021

It is a 5x3 video slot that features splitting symbols to increase the grid’s number of payways. The game also includes a progressive free spins feature, where players can achieve multiple splitting symbols and re-triggers throughout.

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lay’n GO has introduced The Shimmering Woods, a dynamic payways slot with a fun mechanic designed to give its players a new experience of a popular format. 

The Shimmering Woods is a 5x3 video slot that features splitting symbols to increase the grid’s number of payways. Before each spin, an in-game symbol is chosen to be the Splitting Symbol and, however many instances land on the reels will instantly be split. This allows the game to go from a standard 243 payways to a huge maximum of 7,776 payways.

The game also includes a progressive free spins feature, where players can achieve multiple splitting symbols and re-triggers throughout.

The supplier is well-known for taking staples of the industry and putting its own stamp on them, whether it be themes, formats or mechanics. Its cascading gridslots are among the most popular in the markets. The company's interpretations of general themes in slots like Ancient Egypt and Norse mythology have ensured that their titles continue to stand out in what is becoming an increasingly crowded market. Even its payways slots that have come before, titles like Frozen Gems, Coils of Cash and Perfect Gems have all shaken up the standard payways formula.

Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO believes innovating current concepts is just as important as creating something new:

“Things become popular for a reason; when something strikes a chord with a fanbase, they want more of it. But it’s not just about repeating the same thing in different packaging.

It’s important to introduce new experiences within the framework of what players love. You don’t always need to reinvent the wheel, but it’s important to keep things fresh.”The Shimmering Woods will be released in multiple jurisdictions from today.

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