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New Online Casino Game: Nuwa from Habanero
Habanero Games is a developer of online slot and table games for Western and Asian gaming markets, which means many of their games are available on Aussie casino sites.
With games available in more than 28 languages and numerous currencies, including cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Habanero has been one of the fastest growing online game developers in the world.
Nearing a Milestone
Habanero recently announced that it is releasing a game called Colossal Gems in August, and the game will be its 100th slot in an ever-growing game portfolio. The game is not yet available but is scheduled to be released within the coming days.
Meanwhile, the 99th slot from Habanero is Nuwa, which just hit the Aussie online casinos in late July. It remains in the new games sections of Kahuna Casino and Pokie Pop!, as well as in the “hot” games section of Joka Room.
Toni Karapetrov, who runs corporate communications for Habanero, explained Nuwa as a goddess-themed game synonymous with Chinese mythology. “As with all Habanero releases,” he said, “Nuwa features the latest in high-end graphics and sounds, and with a double-layered bonus round, we are giing players even more chances to win big.”
The game centers around Nuwa, who has long been a figure of Chinese mythology. Nuwa is the mother goddess, believed to have create humankind and repairing the pillar of heaven during a time of disruption between heaven and earth.
That goddess is the center of the game named after her, and Nuwa guides players to wealth via bonuses, free games, and a plethora of features.
The soundtrack is soothing, as are the graphics, which feature a background of trees, blue sky, and running waterfalls. The colors are soft, the music relaxing, and the symbols gently spinning until one of the many features get underway.
As a 5-reel slot, it offers 28 bet ways, and the return-to-player is 98%, higher than most online slots.
Payouts for Nuwa
Betting on the Nuwa slot game starts at Level 1 and a coin value of $0.01. That makes the minimum bet $0.28 for the 28 paylines. Players can then increase their bets by increasing levels from 1 to 2, 5, 7, or 10. Coin values start at $0.01 and go up to $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, and $5.00. The maximum bet is then $1,400.00 per spin.
As for the symbols, the highest paying of them – with the exception of the scatter mentioned below – are the plants and flowers. For five of them on a payline playing the minimum bet, these are the payouts for all of the symbols:
- Purple flower = $10.00
- Pink flower = $7.50
- Green bamboo = $5.00
- Yellow/orange flower = $4.00
- Blue orb = $3.00
- Red orb = $2.00
- Orange orb = $1.50
- Green orb = $0.75
- Purple orb = $0.20
The snake wrapped around the jewel is the scatter symbol, which pay $28.00 for five on a payline.
Nuwa Features and Gameplay
Players can choose a “quick spin” option to speed up the reels. Auto spin is also available for 10 to 500 spins with numerous stopping points if the players chooses.
The goal in the primary game is to find at least three scatters. That triggers the bonus round of an initial eight free spins.
During the free spins, the hope is that Nuwa will offer all five of the elements to trigger an additional bonus feature. There is a collection bin at the top of the reels, and each of the elements – Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, and Thunder – are placed there when they appear during the free spins. When they are all there, the bonus begins.
Achieving the bonus feature allows for an additional five games, during which Nuwa appears at least twice on every spin, expanding and awarding prizes at a 3x multiplier.
When the bonus round is over, the initial free spins resume and finish until completed.
Nuwa appears during regular gameplay as well, and she can expand to cover all positions on the reel when a payout is imminent. She only appears on the first and third reels during base play. And Nuwa substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
Upcoming Habanero Games Release
As mentioned, the game of August will be Colossal Gems, which will also be the time to celebrate Habanero Games’ 100th slot title.
Colossal Gems will be a 6-reel, 5-row online slot game. Every payline win will award a respin, and with 30 bet ways, there will be plenty of opportunities.
Three wins in a row will increase the gem size from 2×2 to 3×3 and then 4×4, which then awards six free games. And during the free spins, at least one gem will appear during each spin.
More details will emerge when the game is released.