GIO: Was the original game high volatility, or is that a facet of becoming a Game Changer? How is the volatility increased?
RL: The original 3-reel version was a low volatility game, giving the player the chance to see the feature round quite often but with fairly low multipliers available. The new version of the game registers in as high volatility but also offers the players some significantly bigger wins, all the way up to x5000 the starting stake.
GIO: Are all Game Changer titles five reels? What’s the process for upgrading a three-reel slot to five reels? The mathematics must change significantly.
RL: Funny you should ask that question! All of our current Game Changer titles are 5-reels, but the next scheduled release of our 8th Wonder Game Changer will be a 3-reel slot to start with but changes into a 5-reel slot during gameplay, so make sure you watch out for that one later in the year!!
Regarding the process, like any game, it’s all about the maths and what works for each game, whether that be a 3, 5 or even 6-reel game. Our games team have years of experience in the 3-reel market which helps enormously when looking to create that type of game.
GIO: The Snakes and Ladders board game is renowned for being simple to play but fiendishly difficult to conquer – is it the same for Snakes and Ladders Game Changer?
RL: Exactly that – the game takes you on all of the highs and lows of the original board game: ladders will reward you significantly whilst the snakes appear at the most awkward times. Remaining true to the original board game, the top square (which rewards you with x5000 the stake) is of course surrounded by those hissing reptiles!