Spring is in the air and Yggdrasil has captured one of the season’s most popular merrymaking events in its latest release, Buster Hammer Carnival, from YG Masters partner studio ReelPlay.
It is the Sydney-headquartered studio’s fifth online slot published through the YG Masters program, following the gold-seeking quest, El Dorado Infinity Reels, which was released by Yggdrasil at the top of the month.
Bonus round and features:
The 3,125 win ways festival of fun features a 5×5 reel layout in the base game, with opportunities for expansion during the “Mighty Free Spins” bonus to a 5×8 grid. A bustling and bright carnival serves as the backdrop for the new title developed via the Swedish gaming company‘s preconfigured, regulation-ready development toolkit, GATI. By utilizing the technology, ReelPlay is able to consistently build “cutting-edge” content and deploy its creations faster globally.
“We’re very fond of Buster and had some fun with his animations in this title where we extended his cheeky character.”
Animated carnival strongman Buster is the star of the show as he bides his time standing next to the reels, preparing to test his strength by pummeling the High Striker when a Wild Hammer appears. Both the regular Wild Hammer and the Gold Wild Hammer substitute for all symbols, which includes 9-A card values, a trio of bullseyes, a hot dog with ketchup and mustard in a bun, and a pair of carnival tickets, except the Scatter. If one or more Wild Hammer symbol appears in a win, the Wild Striker Feature is triggered.
The Gold Wild Hammer can appear on each reel, however, only shows up during the Wild Striker feature. Just how much effort Buster puts into his strike determines how big the wins will be via the expanding wilds.
Landing at least three scatters triggers the Mighty Free Spins bonus round. When that happens, the big top’s canopy expands to make room for the extended reels, making for a huge 32,768 ways to win potential.
Calling it “another fantastic addition” to the YG Masters offering, Head of Partner Programs for Yggdrasil, Stuart McCarthy said in a company press release…
…Buster Hammer Carnival combines “the action of a thrilling slot with all the fun of the fair.” He also lauded ReelPlay for consistently delivering engaging content through the partnership program and they look forward to the ongoing relationship.
For its part, ReelPlay Chief Commercial Officer David Johnson explained, “As part of the YG Masters initiative we’re able to rapidly scale up our roadmap and unveil games to new partners with regularity and consistent success.”
The CCO went on to say they are “very fond” of Buster, and that the studio “had some fun with his animations” and “extended his cheeky character.” Furthermore, Johnson added, “all of the key elements” ReelPlay is known for “are firmly there” and they are excited to see how the title is received by players who access the game through Yggdrasil’s operator partners
YG Masters add:
Buster Hammer Carnival’s launch follows the latest addition to the successful YG Masters program after bespoke content provider Reel Life Games joined the fray. Founded by land-based casino veterans, the Chicago-based studio will now be able to leverage Yggdrasil’s technology for content development, while also utilizing its vast operator network to ensure rapid distribution of its product across global markets.
Chief Executive Officer for Reel Life Games, Andy Kniaz said they were pleased to join the partnership program and added…
“We are a company looking to rapidly enter new markets and Yggdrasil offers us industry-leading support and an accelerated timeline for growth.”