Innovative new slot from the award-winning software provider offers players the chance to win up to 10,000x with the help of lucrative XtraHoldTM re-spins
Having already visited the jungles of South America this month in Montezuma, sought-after slot studio Swintt is preparing to venture back into the wild in Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM – an exciting new release from Select that offers maximum winnings of up to 10,000 times the players wager. .
Set against a dense forest backdrop, Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM is a five-reel, 25-payline version that features all kinds of majestic animals on its reels. Unique symbols to appear in-game include wolves, hawks and the magnificent Mystic Bear, with paw prints and full moons acting as bonus-triggering scatters.
However, like many recent versions of the Swintt select catalog, Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM also includes the vendor’s popular “Buy Feature” option. This means that if players don’t want to wait for those lucky scatter symbols to land, they can manually trigger one of the slot’s bonus rounds for an extra bet, giving them instant access to hugely rewarding free spins and XtraHoldTM re-spins.
Looking at both features in more detail, it is the latter that gives the slot its XtraHoldTM tag, as any time players land six or more full moon symbols during a basic game round, they will activate the lucrative XtraHoldTM re-spin feature. When this happens, any full moon symbols that trigger and their indicated cash prizes will remain locked on the reels as a round of three free re-spins begins.
As the XtraHoldTM feature unfolds, the re-spin counter will drop by one after each new spin. However, if players manage to land another Full Moon, the symbol and its prize amount will once again stick to the reels when the re-spins are reset. This process will continue until no new re-spins are triggered or full moons fully fill the reels, in which case a giant bonus will be paid out.
In addition to the XtraHoldTM re-spins, landing three, four or five pawprint symbols during the base game will trigger five, eight or ten free spins respectively. This feature takes place on an enhanced set of reels where the second, third and fourth columns will spin together to form giant mega symbols.
Naturally, with these mega symbols filling the center of the game board, players will only need to land the corresponding icons on reels one and five to trigger the slot’s maximum five wins. Not only that, but if a Full Moon Mega Symbol – along with its enhanced Mega Prize amount – appears on the center reels, players will also trigger the XtraHoldTM re-spin feature in addition to their current free spins.
David Mann, Commercial Director at Swintt, said: “Swintt has always been known for innovative and exciting bonus features, so having already introduced players to popular additions such as XtraLockTM and XtraWildTM, we are thrilled to launch our new XtraHoldTM system in Mystic Bear.”
“This revolutionary game mechanic allows players to fill the reels with full moon symbols while unlocking increasingly valuable instant cash prizes. With the Mystic Bear XtraHoldTM bonus waiting for any player lucky enough to completely fill the game board, it’s a hugely rewarding feature that will help the new slot become an instant classic when it debuts at our partner casinos later this month.