Play'n GO Launches New Mahjong 88 Slot
One of the leading producers of online slots, Play’n GO, has announced the launch of the company’s latest addition to its extensive portfolio of online casino games.
Titled Mahjong 88, the new release draws its inspiration from the popular tile game Mahjong, which was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the beginning 20th century.
Classic Game with a Twist
Play’n GO’s creation represents a modern take on the classic pastime, bringing together nice visuals, immersive and engaging gameplay, and a number of interesting and potentially lucrative features.
The developers have paid special attention to details, which has become something of a hallmark with games such as Viking Runecraft, Legacy of Egypt and the recently launched slot titled Contact.
But above all, the new release features a unique grid design, with 8 reels and 8 rows. The number 8 hasn’t been chosen randomly, as it’s widely considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture. The number itself contains the meaning of success and prosperity and perfectly goes along with the slot’s theme.
Instead of spinning the reels, the symbols in this slot will appear on the grid on Mahjong-like tiles, with new tiles appearing from underneath whenever one of the tiles gets removed from the screen.
The game doesn’t feature traditional pay-lines, but instead, the payouts are activated using matching symbols that appear in a cluster. A symbol becomes part of a cluster when horizontally or vertically adjacent to another symbol of the same kind. Winning symbols are then removed with replacement symbols filling empty spaces. The game will continue until no new winning combinations can be created.
An Exciting Addition
When it comes to features on offer, players will surely enjoy the likes of Seasonal Wilds. As the game progresses, punters will go through the four seasons, with each Wild behaving differently depending on the season. There’s also a special Season Bonus on offer, which can reward players as the seasons shift!
Play’n GO wanted to create a game that would be equally appealing to both penny punters and high rollers, which will surely draw a larger audience.
Commenting on the launch of this interesting slot, Johan Tornqvist, Chief Executive Officer at Play’n GO, said his company was proud of they had created with Mahjong 88. He added that not only was his the developer’s first 8×8 grid but stressed they had carefully curated the design to add a rich authenticity to the Mahjong based theme.
Speaking about the company’s plans, Tornqvist stated it was no secret that they were going to be putting out a high number of games this year, and pointed out this was just one example of the high quality and innovation that every single title would carry.
Play’n GO has been really busy lately, and apart from launching a number of new titles, the company also signed a new deal with one of Sweden’s largest gaming companies, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, while their own Alex Dumitrache was awarded Compliance Officer of the Year at this year’s Gambling Compliance Regulatory Awards.