Yggdrasil Announces Niagara Falls Pokies
The wait for the first of the pokies to result from Yggdrasil Gaming’s YGS Masters global content curating programme is over. The award-winning provider has announced the release of Niagara Falls, a Norther Lights studio creation that hearkens back to the 1930s.
According to the provider, the theme conveys the glamour and the thrill of vintage gaming machines. However, it is not without special features about which players in the first few decades of the 20th century could only have dreamed.
A Taste of Things To Come
Yggdrasil’s head of partnerships, Stuart McCarthy, described the new pokies as the beginning of a map that offers direction for future games developed through the programme. He added that he had high hopes for the title, and that players should respond well to its classic theme and intense gameplay.
According to Northern Lights CEO Andrew Goodale, his studio was the first of 6 to make a commitment to the programme. He elaborated that Yggdrasil’s expertise in providing content as well as technology, and the quality of its platform, had ensured his studio was able to make the online pokies a reality.
About the Game
Inspired by Niagara Falls, the 3 waterfalls on the US-Canada border known by that collective name, the game has 5 reels. The interface has been designed to look like a classic, coin-operated machine.
The retro theme is continued on the reels, which feature symbols used since the early 20th century. They include fruit, bells, BARS, and various lucky charms. The bonus symbols include a gold coin and a barrel.
If the gold coin lands on reel 5, it will trigger a multiplier, Wild symbol, Free Spins, or another bonus. If barrels land on reels 1, 3, and 5 simultaneously, they will trigger the Niagara Falls Free Spins round. The Cash Fall pokies bonus could be triggered at the same time.
Closer Look at YGS
Yggdrasil created the YGS Masters programme as a means to not only differentiate gaming content, but to market it as well. Membership is by invitation only, and is offered only to the most promising and talented studios. There are 5 other studios in addition to Northern Lights participating in the programme.
The online pokies provider was founded in 2013, is headquartered in Malta, and has offices in Stockholm, Sweden, Gibraltar, and Krakow, Poland. Its commitment to advancement and innovation was clear from the outset. A year after its launch, the company became the first provider to make the complete switch to HTML5.