Play'n GO Tips The Scales With Brand New Slot Release (Interview)
Written by Nosa
Published date · Sept. 13, 2023 | Last Updated · Sept. 13, 2023 | Read Time: 3 mins
It’s no secret that we’re a massive fan of Play’n GO slots. So, naturally, when we got wind that the developer was releasing Scales of Dead, we were both excited and curious.
Luckily, we got to speak to Play’n GO’s Games Ambassador Magnus Wallentin to find out more about the slot!
Where did the inspiration come from for Scales of Dead?
"We’ve been experimenting with free spins within the free spins in other titles, like the Shield Spins in The Green Knight, or the Temple Spins in Legacy of Inca. This time we wanted to bring this type of gameplay into the Dead series and to offer a powerhouse of entertainment in doing so."
What features should players be excited about in Scales of Dead?
"As a game in the Dead series, the primary gameplay mechanic revolves around expanding symbols. In this particular iteration, the volatility is increased, offering a maximum win of 20,000x your bet, a significant boost compared to the 5,000x your bet in Book of Dead."
"What sets it apart is the added potential introduced through Sandstorm spins, a feature triggered by landing two scatter symbols during free spins, a departure from the usual requirement of three scatters. This change enhances the anticipation and excitement of the game."
"When the Sandstorm Spin feature activates, you'll be granted four spins. During these spins, your expanding symbol will receive a randomly assigned win multiplier of 2x, 3x, or 4x. We think players will love this new approach from us."
What was the most enjoyable part about developing Scales of Dead?
"It was a blast from its inception, but if I had to point out just one thing, it was seeing how well the game came together with the gameplay, animations, soundtrack, and sound effects. It’s one of those games that tells a story from start to finish, a story that we hope players will find engaging."
The slot takes a unique twist on the Egyptian theme. How hard was it to come up with new concepts for such a tried and tested slot genre?
"World-building and games backed by storytelling are what we take pride in at Play’n GO. What sets a story apart is its characters, and in Scales of Dead, we have the magic and treasure surrounding the Golden Snake Tomb and our protagonist, the player, seeking to uncover them."
"Sure, ancient Egypt is a tried and tested theme, but it’s what you do with the setting that matters, and our team still has many more stories to tell about that historical period."
How far can the ‘Dead’ series continue to grow?
"There’s no limit to our imagination here at Play’n GO, and we believe the Dead series has plenty of adventures yet to come! We have the best game developers in the industry, and Play’n GO as a company has always been focused on pushing the boundaries to offer the latest and most entertaining online casino games. Our team has some really cool ideas for 2024 that we can’t wait to share."
Thanks so much to Magnus for taking the time to speak to us, and be sure to look out for our Scales of Dead slot review on CasinoRange!