Upgradium Is the Latest Game to Join Playtech’s Portfolio
The Isle of Man-based online games developer Playtech was very busy working on a game that has hit the market recently.
The new 5-reel, 3-row release is titled Upgradium, it brings 25 adjustable paylines and can be launched on iOS and Android tablets or smartphones, or it can be instantly played in your web browser.
It’s All About Crystals
When it comes to its looks, the fresh Playtech release is all about crystals. Set in a gem-filled cave, all symbols are differently coloured and shaped crystals, giving this game a somewhat futuristic feel.
Upgradium can be played from as little as $0.01 for a single active payline selected, up to a maximum of $250 per spin. The game’s wide betting options will no doubt suit all kinds of players and their budgets.
There are several useful functionalities, such as Turbo Mode, which will speed up the gameplay, Bet Max to place the maximum available wager, or Auto Play, where players can sit back and enjoy the game without having to hit the spin button.
The highest-paying symbol featured in Upgradium is the Wild, represented by a red crystal with the letter „W“ on it, awarding a payout of 1,000 coins for five of a kind across a payline. The icon can also substitute for all other symbols on the reels, which can result in additional winning combinations.
Upgrade Your Symbols for Bigger Payouts
Upgradium comes with the Upgrading Wild feature which occurs when a Wild helps create a winning combination. When this happens, all the symbols that formed the winning combination will be upgraded to the next highest-paying symbol, significantly increasing the size of the win.
Another feature to keep an eye out for is the Crystallization Respin, which gets instantly triggered whenever a Crystallization symbol lands on the hot spot area, located in the middle of the central reel. Once the feature is activated, the reels will spin again but with symbols on the grid updated to the next highest-paying one. The Wild will not be upgraded since it’s already the game’s highest-paying icon.
Additional hot spots can appear on reels 2,3 and 4, with upgraded symbols promising even bigger wins. The Upgrading Wild feature can also be triggered during the Crystallization Respin, and with symbols upgrading again if a Wild finds its place on the reels. Players can get respins as long as the Crystallization symbols continue to appear in the hot spots, while the feature will end when there are no more hot spots on the screen.
Upgradium is already available for play, and you can check this game out at any online casino powered by Playtech.
Founded in 1999, Playtech is a gambling development company that provides software for online casinos, online poker rooms, online bingo games, online sports betting, scratch games, mobile gaming, live dealer games and fixed-odds arcade games online. The company launched its first product two years later, and since then it has become one of the biggest names in the industry.
Back in 2016, Playtech bought Swedish online game developer Quickspin, while last year it acquired a leading responsible gambling analytics company BetBuddy. One of the company’s latest deals includes the one with the Polish national lottery.