Stakelogic has announced Mystery Drop as the latest title to leave its production line.
Mystery Drop debuts a bonus round where players are given the chance to drop a ball and gamble where it is going to land for the chance to win up to 16 free spins, as well as expanding reels, multipliers and the option to buy the bonus.
Olga Bajela, CCO of Stakelogic, commented: “On the face of it, Mystery Drop looks like a fairly simple game but under the hood it is packed with smart math and complex mechanics designed to deliver a highly volatile, highly thrilling player experience.
“The Mystery Drop feature is particularly exciting, building another level of anticipation into the game as players wait to see if their Free Spins gamble has paid off. Then there is our innovative Super Stake feature that takes the big win potential to the next level.
“As the saying goes, looks can be deceiving and with Mystery Drop we have a game that looks sensational while also providing unique gameplay.”
The slot takes the 5×3 reel format with 243 ways to win with every spin. The release sits at the high end of the volatility scale and delivers a maximum win multiplier of 50,000x the player’s original bet.
The free spins bonus is triggered when all the reels expand to six during the base game and awards five free spins. Players are then given the option to gamble their free spins with the Mystery Drop feature for the chance to win up to 16 free spins.
If players choose to gamble their free spins a pinball game board appears, and players must select one of three positions from which to drop a ball. The ball then bounces around until it lands in one of seven sections representing the free games that will be awarded.
The maximum number of free spins available is 16, but players also run the risk of losing their free games if the ball lands in a section with an “X”.
Before the free spins bonus plays out, the reel matrix expands from 5×3 to 5×6. A multiplier is applied to all wins – it starts at x2 and increases by one for every win that lands and by four if the reels expand to their max 5×9 layout.
While free spins are active, mystery symbols can land at random and will transform into paying combination symbols for yet more big win potential.
Mystery Drop also features Stakelogic’s Super Stake feature. This allows players to place a side bet to increase the chance of the bonus game triggering. In this case, on a random losing spin the free spins bonus is triggered.
Mystery Drop also has the option for players to enjoy some certainty via the buy the bonus option. For x75 their bet, or x150 with Super Stake active, they can go straight to the Free Spins bonus and enjoy five free games.
Players can also gamble their winnings; they can either gamble on the card colour or the card suit and if they guess correctly their win will be multiplied by x2 or x4 respectively.