Respected online casino game developer Relax Gaming has started 2020 off with a bang. Their first new online slots game for the year is officially out, and it looks to be a true classic. It is called Snake Arena, and clearly demonstrates why the developers have earned themselves such a strong reputation for delivering quality titles.
Featuring a 5X5 grid and 30 fixed paylines, the game sets up a scenario in which a brave armoured knight must do battle against a slithering, serpentine monster. How well the knight does is up to the player, although big wins are possible if the knight succeeds or not.
Most noteworthy is the online casino game’s outstanding artwork, incredible animation, and truly innovative special feature. To put it plainly; Relax Gaming has truly outdone themselves.
Snake Arena is set up via an elaborate opening animation. An enormous yellow snake is shown, captured by a group of cartoonish knights. But the snake escapes, leaving the knights fumbling to defend themselves. This opening movie gives way to the reels, which are fashioned to appear as the medieval courtyard seen in the opening movie.
During standard play symbols grant payouts when landing in a matching sequence, as is expected. The highest value symbol is the golden crown, which grants 20 times the bet stake. But Snake Arena really comes to life in the special features, which are truly unique and innovative.
The first special feature is called Wild Chase, and activates randomly during the base game. In Wild Chase the snake slithers across the reels, and if it meets, and eats, a knight symbol, an additional Wild is created. This sequence will continue until the monster misses the knight, but with the chance of multiple Wilds being added to the reels as long as luck is on the side of the player.
The Free Spins feature is the highlight of this online casino game, and will trigger nostalgia in anyone who used to play Snake on their old Nokia mobile phones.
The sequence is triggered if a Snake and Knight symbols appear on the reels simultaneously. The monster finds the quickest path to the knight, and gobbles him down. As is expected, this makes the snake grow longer, as in the old game. But a new hero automatically appears, encouraging the monster to find a new path to his favourite meal. As the snake passes over symbols on his journey, the value of each is accumulated. The sequence ends when the monster finally runs into his own tail.
Snake Arena is now available on desktop and mobile, and this new online slots game certainly sets a high standard for Relax Gaming to follow for the rest of the year.