South African online gambling fans are thrilled to see that some of their favourite online casinos have debuted the third title in Playtech’s series that comes with the innovative Power Zones game engine. The new Pyramid Valley: Power Zone slot has landed at online casinos that cater to South African players such Casino.com and other Playtech-powered sites.
The previous two Power Zone games – Stallion Strike: Power Zones and Legend of Hydra: Power Zones -- were created for Playtech by its partner Ash Gaming. However, this time around, Playtech’s own team took over and players are just as thrilled with the third installment.
Power Zones has become the new buzzword when it comes to new online casino games by Playtech, and it definitely does the job of piquing curiosity among players. In a nutshell, the Power Zones game engine sees Flaming Symbols land on the reels and when they do, they turn those symbol positions into chargedPower Zones. If any Flaming Symbol lands inside one of the highlighted Power Positions, the Power Zones feature is activated. Any regular symbol, except a wild or scatter symbol, can be ‘charged’.
If a charged Scarab symbol is landed it moves into a random adjacent position on the next spin. The symbol then expands the size of the Power Zone. The Scarab can move up to six times until it disappears off the reels. If you land a charged symbol next to an existing Power Zone, it will expand into that zone automatically.
If you land a charged symbol inside an existing Power Zone, you can start seeing the rewards really roll in. This turns all Power Zone symbols into the landed symbol and the winnings are great.
Check out these bonus features which add to the rewards:
Scarab Strike feature: This feature can be triggered randomly at any time during the game. It essentially splits the Scarab symbol into one or two clones and they then go on to create new Power Zones.
Pyramid Scatter feature: Land 3, 4, 5 or 6 Pyramid Scatters to get 10, 15, 20 or 30 free spins during this bonus round. All the triggering scatter symbols activate Power Zones. Most Power Zones will remain frozen in place, but one of them has the potential to expand up to 6 times!
During the final spin of this bonus round, you get to have the Mega Spin. During this spin, all Power Zones turn into identical symbols, which lead to some of the largest payouts we’ve seen in a slot game.
We’ve outlined above some of the ways that you can win in this new slot game. The maximum win is 5,000 x your wager in this slot where Power Zones can expand. The RTP is not the highest we’ve come across – at an average 95.36 – but it’s definitely not a reason to give the new slot a miss.
All in all, the new Playtech slot is a great addition to the games lobby at South African online casinos and makes for some rewarding and entertaining play sessions.