Lisa Cheban | 09 May, 2023 10:19 | Last update on: 09 May, 2023 10:19
Play’n GO, a Swedish game developer, has announced its newest slot machine, Gerard’s Gambit. The game borrows most of its inspiration from the company’s legendary Book of Dead series, where the daring Rich Wilde and his spirited daughter, Cat Wilde, embark on multiple exciting adventures. Each new expedition further solidified Rich Wilde as a household name at Play’n GO.
That said, Gerard’s story is an interesting one. The storyline follows his redemption from a problematic past where he is the family’s “black sheep.” Gerard embarks on this epic journey to redeem his honour and place in the Wilde family. In pursuit of treasures lost to the world, his voyage will lead him from the dense forests of Central America to the harsh sands of Egypt.
The slot machine starts with a basic formation of 3×1, where making three wins will teleport you to Egypt. After achieving your mission in Egypt, the game will take you to Mexico, where the formation changes to 3×2. Note that each game level has a specific task that you must accomplish to unlock more reels and rows. The game can expand to a 5×3 formation as you keep matching icons on the 10 bet lines.
The card royals are the low-paying icons on the reels, rewarding gamers with 4x the stake. Gerard Gambit’s premium symbols are the necklace, book, armour, navigation compass, and Gerard himself. The white-bearded explorer is the wild symbol rewarding gamers with up to 20x the stake.
Another exciting symbol to watch out for as you tour the world is the wild. This icon can replace all standard symbols and features multiplier payouts of its own. Landing 3, 4, or 5 wilds anywhere on the reels triggers a 5x, 10x, or 30x multiplier.
It’s an exciting game that lets players visualize themselves as the tough Gerard Wild as they wander the ancient tombs. You’ll experience the thrill of each new level and the satisfaction of completing challenging objectives as the reels enlarge and the demands increase. It’s vital to note, however, that there are no typical free spins in this game.
Commenting on the release, Play’n GO’s Head of Game Retention, George Olekszy, said: “With Gerard’s Gambit we wanted to show that online slots can be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, whether you’re a veteran or complete beginner. The clear progression system in the game offers a welcoming learning curve for newcomers while keeping long-term fans engaged.
We believe this is a fantastic starting point for players, allowing them to get the hang of online slot games without feeling overwhelmed by features all in one go. At the same time, it really is a very fun game, plain and simple, and we believe fans of the Book of Dead series will get a real kick out of this new title and its unique progression system,” he added.