September 7th, 2017
Hot on the heels of a brand new partnership, online and mobile casino chain Casumo has added seven exciting new slots to its video category. All of the games come from Scandinavian software developer Yggdrasil, well known for its superior craft visuals along with engrossing gameplay that's worthy of its Norse credentials!
The seven new video slot titles offer a mix of themes, so there's something fresh for all players. First up is Legend of the Golden Monkey, based on the Chinese myth of Sun Wukong. It features a monkey born from stone who learns the power of martial arts. Symbols on the reels include ancient scrolls and magic potions, as well as two wild symbols, a sticky wild and a countdown sticky wild.
Yggdrasil is also offering its classic slot Chibeasties, which features a race of little creatures that live in a beautiful magical forest. Along with the attractive graphics, there's an expanding wild symbol and a free spins round to watch out for. The next slot game, Seasons, shares a similar nature theme, but with the passing seasons instead of magical animals.
Symbols include pine cones, berries and mushrooms, while there are four modes with different wilds, each based on a different season and that change after ten spins. Sunny Shores is a more vibrant and up-tempo slot set on a paradise beach cove with palm trees and waterfalls. The game takes place on a 5x5 reel, with a sticky Sunny Wild expanding in at least two directions, offering more chances to win Respins.
Meanwhile, Jokerizer is a return to a classic fruit machine slot. While there are no Wild symbols, players will be aiming for three or more Jokers. If these are aligned diagonally or horizontally, there's the potential to win 6000 coins. Lastly, Yggdrasil is bringing Vikings Go Wild, as well as its sequel, Vikings Go Berserk.
Both reels take place on a Norse sailing ship, as the Vikings fight monsters from the deep or sirens of the seas. Bonuses include free spins and sticky wild symbols, while there's also a rage meter for each character to be filled up for more free spins. Obviously, both games are worth a peek for any slots lover.
Prior to this recent addition to Casumo’s list of Yggdrasil games, the software provider signed a deal in 2016 with the casino to provide both games and promotional tools. This gave Casumo access to Yggdrasil’s Infinite API platform, as well as promotional tools such as BRAG and BOOST as well as he iSENSE 2.0.
Speaking about this deal, Oscar Simonsson, CEO at Casumo, said:
"At Casumo we always want to provide the best user experience to our players and we feel Yggdrasil will help out with that promise."
Likewise, Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil Gaming, commented:
"Casumo is one of the most creative, experienced and advanced online casinos in the world. We love working with operators that provide us with constant creative challenges – it keeps us on our toes, motivated and competitive. Casumo’s passion for gamification and customer engagement is shared by Yggdrasil and I’m sure our Infinite API and BRAG social media tools will help them continue their impressive growth."
The further addition of games at Casumo rounds off an excellent year for Yggdrasil. In 2016 the company was named Slot Provider of the Year at the EGR B2B Awards in London, beating off stiff competition from rival game designers like Microgaming, Playtech and IGT, among others.
After picking up the trophy, Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said:
"Winning Software Rising Star at last year’s EGR B2B Awards was absolutely fantastic and we could only dream that a year on we would be voted Slot Provider of the Year. This really is a huge award for us to win – you just have to look at the other nominees to see what an important category it is. I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible. We’ve got an absolutely brilliant team and this award will only spur us on to work even harder to create the very best products for our customers."
It also won the iGaming Software Supplier Award at the 2016 International Gaming Awards (IGA), while this year it nabbed another IGA for Best Innovator. On the most recent award, Elmqvist commented that:
"Innovation is in the Yggdrasil DNA, so to be recognised as Innovator of the Year is a wonderful way to start 2017. I’m very proud of our team and we continue to drive forward the slots industry with a unique approach to everything from game design to in-game promotional tools."
Let's see how that plays out at Casumo! And Casumo isn't the only budding online casino tapping Yggdrasil for it's suit of topnotch games; a lot of the newest slot sites offer the same games Yggdrasil slots featured with Casumo, so feel free to browse those as well!