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New Relax Online Casino Game: Hellcatraz
It is difficult to miss a new online slot game release from Relax Gaming. Its new games are eye-catching, unique, and offering themes that make them stand out from their competitors.
The last major release from Relax’s own developers was TNT Tumble, which took players below the earth to find gems. It was the latest in the Megaways series and is still bringing new players to the game daily. Relax then teamed up with Fantasma Games to release Heroes Hunt, another Megaways game but with an entirely new theme and 46,656 paylines.
This month, Relax Gaming takes players to Alcatraz, the prison island off the coast of California, but in retro form in Hellcatraz.
Action and Mystery in Hellcatraz
Relax developers took the latest gaming technology to make Hellcatraz look pixelated. The old look is mixed with new features and fast gameplay, which makes the game a fun combination of old and new.
CPO Simon Hammon commented, “With low polygon visuals inspired by the pixelated games of the 80s, a stunning soundscape and immersive gameplay, this rollercoaster of a game will make an exciting addition to any operator’s slots portfolio.”
Alcatraz is located off the coast of San Francisco, California, in the United States. It had many purposes, including as a military fortification, but it was most famously used as a federal prison from 1934 to 1963. Government officials figured the high currents would keep prisoners from escaping. Today, it is abandoned and the source of much lore and mystery.
And Alcatraz became Hellcatraz for this latest slot game, released today, May 5, 2020.
The 6×6 slot has quite a few features and high volatility. But depending upon the mode chosen, the RTP (return-to-player) varies from 96.46% to 96.30% to 96.88%. And there are 46,656 ways to win.
Payouts for Hellcatraz
Betting begins at $0.10 per spin and increases to a max spin of $25.00. No matter the bet, the 46,656x stake possibility can produce a significant win.
The payout for each symbol in the game, when playing the minimum bet of $0.10, is as follows for six symbols on a line:
- Policeman = $0.20
- Mobster = $0.12
- Shark = $0.10
- Guard badge = $0.08
- Handcuffs = $0.06
- Star, Heart, Clover, and Diamond = $0.04 each
The W is the wild symbol that can substitute for all others.
Hellcatraz Features and Gameplay
The feature that makes Hellcatraz so exciting from one spin to the next is the Mystery Reveal. Mystery symbols appear on each spin, each with a counter that reduces by one with each cascade. When the number reaches zero, the symbol behind the bars is revealed. All mystery symbols become the same for a potentially lucrative win.
Players can choose to play the game in Lockdown mode or Mixed mode, each affecting the volatility.
Choosing Mixed mode for mystery symbols makes it highly volatile, and mystery symbols have two independent counter values. They may be the same, but they may not be, which gives players a slightly better opportunity to see mystery symbols. Lockdown mode, on the other hand, is super-high volatility and offers all symbols in the same counter value. They all reduce together at the same time.
To the left of the grid, there is a key counter. Key symbols appear randomly on top of normal symbols, and each one can be worth from one key up to ten keys. They collect in the counter box. When a player collects 2,000 of them, it unlocks the Super Free Spins.
Mystery symbols in the free-spins mode reveal themselves without any cascading required. There is also a chance to reveal a Golden Mystery symbols in this bonus round, which triggers an additional free spin. And when the Golden Mystery is present, two cascades are required to reveal additional spins.
Buy Feature Requires Purchase
Hellcatraz offers a special “Buy Feature” that is located just under the key collector. It allows players to buy Super Free Spins.
The full price of the feature is 200x the bet size, and the keys in the collection remain untouched. However, a player can choose the top-up option to buy only the keys needed to trigger the Super Free Spins. This cost will vary depending upon how many keys are needed, but the price will display to give the player the option.
Where to Play Hellcatraz
Relax Gaming allows players to try the game for free on its website to get a feel for the features and options. It is a fun way to see how exciting the game can get.
Joka Room and Johnny Kash are featuring Hellcatraz this month due to their partnerships with Relax. The game has also proven quite popular in preview Twitch streaming, so players will be looking for it in the featured game section of their favorite Aussie casinos like Playamo Casino.