American game provider Armadillo Studios has released its first official slot, 15 Armadillos.
The brand new game is set to launch on January 20th, 2022, and is inspired by South Florida, where the Miami studio is based, and “showcases the natural beauty of the Everglades”.
According to Armadillo Studios, the highly volatile game uses a 5×3 layout with 243 paylines, and it has an RTP of 92.41%. It requires bets of between $0.25 and $100, and symbols include otters, American eagles, crocodiles, snakes, and more.
15 Armadillos also comes with a slew of special features, including Wild symbols that substitute for other symbols. There are also Respin symbols that trigger respins, and landing a Respin symbol with a Wild on a Respin triggers another Respin, and this continues until no Respin symbols land. Landing three or more Wilds triggers the Bonus Game feature.
In the Bonus Game, all Wild symbols are converted into Armadillo Credit symbols and award prizes accordingly. The Armadillo Credit symbols vary and can include regular symbols that award 1x to 100x your bet, Sum symbols that award the sum of all on-screen symbols, Spread symbols that spread several symbols across the reels, Expanding symbols that expand across the reels, and more.
The 15 Armadillos slot also has five animals, each of which has an accumulation meter that progresses with wins and allows you to add various elements to the Free Spins mode, which is triggered by landing three or more Free Spins symbols. During the feature, animal symbols may stick to the reels, and the feature includes extra Locked symbols, Locked Reels, Payout Boosts, and more.
David Stoveld, the COO of Armadillo Studios, said in a statement: “We are proud to debut our first game of many as an American-focused gaming studio. Nestled in Florida’s beautiful Everglades, 15 Armadillos sets the tone for our innovative style, where volatile features are accumulated into each animal for a truly unique and rewarding player experience.”
Armadillo Studios will release a follow-up 15 Armadillos with its next games Queen Of Egypt – Exotic Wilds and Armadillo Goes West, both of which will release in the coming months.
As already stated by Armadillo Studios, the developer is an American-focused company, which means it’s developing and releasing games solely for the USA’s emerging gambling market. It’s unlikely that 15 Armadillos will launch in the United Kingdom, particularly since Armadillo Studios does not currently hold a license from the UK Gambling Commission.
However, Armadillo Studios has highlighted that the game is certified in six markets, with more to follow soon, which means it could eventually launch in the UK. Until it applies for a valid UK license, the game will remain solely for the USA.