Quickspin bringing Second Strike to Ladbrokes retail estate
Online gambling software innovator Playtech has announced that its Quickspin video slot development subsidiary has signed a deal to introduce its very own Second Strike game onto more than 7,700 retail terminals operated by Ladbrokes Coral Group in the United Kingdom.
The ten-winline game is the first shop-focused product Quickspin has developed since it was acquired by Isle of Man-based Playtech in March of 2016 and is set to appear on land-based terminals in Ladbrokes-branded outlets across Great Britain over the next few weeks.
Playtech declared that Second Strike is the product of a “close collaboration” between its Quickspin and Psiclone Games Limited subordinates with the former developing the title subsequent to the latter converting it to meet all of the retail specifications and regulations of the United Kingdom.
“We’re really proud of Second Strike,” read a statement from Daniel Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer for Stockholm-based Quickspin. “Designing a game specifically for United Kingdom retail players but equally making it available across all other channels is a first for us but equally it has been a wonderful project and a challenge our team have risen to. The result is a high-quality game with superior gameplay and a series of incredible features that I’m very confident players will really enjoy.”
A video slot that sees players required to collect three, four or five matching symbols adjacent on a winline in order to triumph, Second Strike additionally offers the Bonus Track, Second Strike and Super Second Strike bonus features.
“Bonus Track is a trail of symbols located around the outside of the reels that is activated on any win,” read a statement from Playtech. “Symbols that formed the reel win [with the exception of] wild symbols are randomly lit on the Bonus Track and a marker begins traversing the track in a clockwise motion. Landing on a dimmed symbol mean no win while landing on a lit symbol activates the Second Strike feature. Players are also able to opt for Mega Spins and are awarded a power-up of five reel spins and Wild Strike, a bonus where a floating wild symbol moves clockwise around the outside of the reels.”