iSoftBet Kicks Off 2021 with Neptune and Mighty Stallion

If any online casino game developer is going to crank out new games at a steady pace this year, it’s going to be iSoftBet. The company released one of its most exciting games of 2020 in mid-December, as Raging Dragons delivered a mystical land, 243 paylines, and Fortune Spins. Exclusive partners received it first, which led to a wider release around the start of 2021.

With that setting the pace for the new year, iSoftBet has two new slot games in the top Aussie online casinos already and two more on the way.

New Game: Mighty Stallion Hold & Win

Mighty Stallion takes place in the desert with a majestic stallion as the center of the game. While most Western-themed games tend to be dark and barren, this one is bright with oranges and purple creating a sunset background. Big symbols are also animated and take the form of stallions or fireballs, or entire reels with fire borders.

Some of the basic information about the game:

  • 5 reels, 3 rows
  • 20 paylines
  • 92% RTP
  • 1,250x max win
  • $0.20 min bet – $20 max bet
  • High volatility

The highest-paying symbols in Mighty Stallion are the dollar sign, mountain cliff, eagle, bar of gold on fire, and animal skull. Wilds can replace any symbol other than the scatters and fireballs. The wilds can also spread over multiple spots on the grid, or the giant Wild Stallion can appear randomly on any spin.

iSoftBet Mighty Stallion

Mighty Stallion Game Features

The Mighty Stallion Scatter symbol is the key to free spins. The bonus round requires at least three scatters to appear and then awards spins and multipliers as follows:

  • 3 scatters = 10 free spins at 2x multiplier
  • 4 scatters = 10 free spins at 10x multiplier
  • 5 scatters = 10 free spins at 100x multiplier

During the free spins, multiplier coins may appear on the second and fourth reels in the form of 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x coins. They always land in stacks and multiply each other, with a max value of 100x.

Scatters can also reappear during the bonus round to trigger an extra five spins.

The big feature – one even mentioned in the title – is the Hold & Win using Cash Fireballs. When at least five of those Cash Fireballs appear anywhere on the grid, the Hold & Win feature begins with three respins. The cash-valued fireballs remain in place, and each time a new one lands, it stays in place, and the respins reset back to three.

The player wins all of the cash fireball amounts at the end of the Hold & Win feature. If all 15 spaces fill with fireballs, the player wins the grand prize of 1000x their bet.

Opinion: The game has a much lower RTP than most games, but our repeated testing of Mighty Stallion showed otherwise. There was a lot of action, and the vivid colours and animations made it that much more entertaining.

New Game: Neptune’s Fortune Megaways

In stark contrast to the desert of Mighty Stallion, Neptune’s Fortune takes players to the depths of the sea. Ancient Roman mythology says Neptune was the god of freshwater and the sea. This game is set on a beautiful blue sea, with the water moving behind the grid and bubbles signifying every movement on that grid.

The basics of the game are:

  • 6 reels, 3-6 rows (rows vary per spin)
  • 46,656 betways
  • 03% RTP
  • 9,710x max win
  • $0.20 min bet – $20 max bet
  • High volatility

Neptune is, of course, the highest-paying symbol in the game named after him. The other big symbols, though not even close to Neptune’s payouts, are the octopus, sea turtle, yellow seashell, and orange starfish. The wilds are the pearl-filled oysters and can substitute for any symbols except the trident, which is the scatter.

iSoftBet Neptune's Fortune

Neptune’s Fortune Game Features

Speaking of scatters, those symbols trigger free spins in this order:

  • 4 scatters = 10 free spins
  • 5 scatters = 12 free spins
  • 6 scatters = 15 free spins

During the bonus round of free spins, the lowest-paying symbols (A, K, Q, J, and 10) are removed from the grid. Any Treasure Chest may be awarded during free spins.

Going back to the wilds for a moment, any one wild could trigger a Treasure Chest. Those chests offer up to four multipliers of up to 5x each. Sometimes, a wild only partially opens a chest, but that makes it easier to open with the next wild.

When the middle Treasure Chest opens, it will take players to the official Neptune’s Bonus. Players pick pearls and must match three to win the prize associated with those pearls. The bonuses are:

  • Mini = 20x
  • Minor = 50x
  • Major = 200x
  • Grand = 1,000x

On any winning spin, those winning symbols disappear and new symbols cascade down into their spots to possibly form more wins. This continues until there are no new wins.

Opinion: This is a highly-volatile game but one that presents many opportunities to win. With the symbols changing height on every spin, each one is new, and the Megaways count increases the suspense.

Coming Soon: Book of Cai Shen

The release of the Book of Cai Shen is just days from the Lunar New Year. The developers had all of this in mind with the creation of this game, filled with meaningful symbols and authentic music. Cai Shen is the god of wealth and money in Chinese mythology. Those devoted to him were supposed to receive parts of his riches.

The general information about this visually-vibrant game is:

  • 5 reels, 3 rows
  • 10 paylines
  • 96% RTP
  • 11,069x max win
  • $0.10 min bet – $10 max bet
  • High volatility

The jovial Cai Shen himself is the highest-paying symbol, followed by the gold dragon, the red packets of gold coins and the emerald ring.

iSoftBet Book of Cai Shen

Book of Cai Shen Game Features

This is one of those rare games in which the wild and scatter are the same symbol…at least in the base game. The blue book is wild during regular gameplay and can substitute for any other symbol. If three or more of them appear, though, they trigger free spins with multipliers:

  • 3 scatters = 10 free spins at 2x multiplier
  • 4 scatters = 10 free spins at 20x multiplier
  • 5 scatters = 10 free spins at 200x multiplier

During free spins, the golden book becomes the wild and available on the second, third, and fourth reel. Its other purpose is to turn the entire reel gold. It will then remain gold for the remainder of the bonus round.

At the start of a free spins round, there will be one expanding symbol chosen at random. The player can keep it or reject it for a new one. That symbol can expand to create wins on all 10 lines, even on non-adjacent reels.

Book of Cai Shen comes with a special feature called Ultra Bet. It offers the player a chance to play 50 games for a 50x bet. Players can collect stars during those spins, with stars indicating growing multipliers. If the player hits a bonus during the Ultra Bet spins, it will play out at the end of the 50-spin session. It doesn’t cost any more to play this Ultra Bet, but it is a commitment that can’t be undone. Ultra Bet also plays out extremely fast.

Opinion: The volatility is very noticeable in Book of Cai Shen. We experienced wild swings but really enjoyed the game, especially the Ultra Bet option that plays at a turbo speed.

Where to Play iSoftBet Slots

Players can go to the iSoftBet website to look at all of the games in the company’s portfolio. The newest ones will be at the top and offer demo plays. Even games that are not yet available for real-money play at Aussie casinos online yet will be available for free play.

The iSoftBet portfolio even offers a demo of Bounty Belles, the new Western-style game featuring an all-female cast of characters. Get a fee for the wilds, expanding reels, and free spins before the game is officially released.

iSoftBet Bounty Belles

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Rose Varrelli

Rose Varrelli has always been passionate about online casinos, as she’s been a player at a variety of places for years. Rose turned her personal knowledge and insight into a writing career. She aims to provide readers with the most up to date, informative news in the world of online casinos!

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