SG Interactive, the online subsidiary of Scientific Games, has announced the launch of Sword of Destiny, an epic new fantasy game for the online gambling space that brings the popular aesthetics of the original land gambling game to mobile and desktop screens.
Based on popular card and role-playing games, Sword of Destiny is made to appeal to a fan-base familiar with epic online fantasy games, SGI said in a statement Tuesday, boasting that Sword of Destiny is packed with engaging features and bonus games.
The reel array varies between 5×3 and 5×5; during the base game, the reels randomly expand upwards, adding two additional rows and 25 new pay lines. This also launches one of three features: Clumped Wilds, Random Wilds, or Symbol Upgrade, each enhancing opportunities to win and injecting the reels with eye-catching art and animation.
Sword of Destiny is the first game built on SGI’s X-Zone engine.
Tom Wood, VP and chief product officer, B2B for SG Interactive said:
“Sword of Destiny was unique as a land-based title for Scientific Games, and we’re excited to bring it to the real money online space. This game stands out as a premiere portrait mode title that captures the aura of a high fantasy world and is unlike anything we currently have in our online portfolio.”
Two bonus games highlight the Sword of Destiny experience and make full use of the game’s portrait orientation. The Free Games Bonus, triggered by three scattered X-Zone symbols, applies a multiplier to each winning combination. Different multipliers can apply to new winning combinations, maximizing anticipatory gameplay.
The Temple Tower Jackpot feature ignites when three scattered bonus symbols land on reels one, three, and five. A ladder with 16 steps appears on screen, containing credit prizes and static jackpots. Players pick three stones, each of which awards between one and six steps up the ladder.
When no more picks remain, the prize on the highest step the player reached is awarded. The Temple Tower offers a riveting and satisfying mechanic that expands the scope of the game world and introduces the possibility of huge wins.