Kindred Brands Introduce StakeLogic’s New Dart Heroes Slot Game
A new premium title, Dart Heroes, was launched on Unibet by Dutch software company, StakeLogic. StakeLogic B.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greentube and part of Novamatic Interactive.
New Dart Heroes Slot Game
It was befitting for the game to be introduced by four real life dart ‘heroes'. The individuals in question are the four world class Dart players. This includes Michael van Gerwen, aka ‘Mighty Mike', the Dutch dart player currently ranked number one in the world, Gary Andersen, aka ‘The Flying Scotsman', the 46 year old who was once a BDO and WDF world number champion, Raymond van Barneveld, aka ‘Barney,' who is currently playing in the Professional Darts Corporation and finally, Phil ‘The Power Taylor,' who is widely regarded as the greatest darts player of all time, having won 216 professional tournaments in his lifetime. The four sportsmen launched the StakeLogic game at ICE 2017. ICE is one of the biggest gaming shows that is held in London, UK ever year.
StakeLogic is known for developing and licensing software for the gambling industry. In addition to owning and controlling various game designs, the company creates products such as 3D slots, both for the desktop and mobile platform.
Stake Logic and Kindred
The CEO of StakeLogic had the following to say, “We are proud that after the successful introduction at ICE 2017, Darts Heroes is now live on www.unibet.com. Darts Heroes offers players worldwide a fun and engaging gaming entertainment experience. This is what StakeLogic is about: passion, innovation and dedication – resulting in high-quality games that will bring the very best for both players and operators.”
David Craeghs, the Product Manager at Kindred, added, “We are very pleased with the launch of Darts Heroes. The characters used in the game fit well with our goal to offer relevant content for the local markets. Due to the mechanics of the slot, this is a game that will suit all markets even for players who don’t know a lot about darts.”
Dart Heroes slot game details
In terms of the actual game design, Dart Heroes offers five reels and 243 ways to win. The best feature of the slot title is that the game can be enjoyed on a range of devices. This allows the user to enjoy the game to the fullest, regardless of what device they might be using.
The unique twist comes in the guise of combining of famous dart players with a superhero theme. Also at 40 pence a spin, it is a fairly inexpensive way to have some fun with dart’s favourite heroes. Within this game, the aforementioned dart players can transform into a wild symbols at random. They can then go into a superhero mode that gives the players a giant 2 x 2 wild. This is in addition to expanding wilds, expanding vertical wilds and random expanding wilds to random positions.
The game also has a free spins feature. This gives the players the opportunity to win 40 free spins. With this, extra wilds are added with more and more on the reels the more the player lands.
Therefore as far as concepts go, this is fairly bonkers. What other game will allow you to watch Phil the Power Taylor in Lycra gaining superhero powers? Surprisingly, it all works rather well. A giant, futuristic arena forms the backdrop to the game. The reels also include A, K, Q and J cards. These come alongside a dartboard, a 180 sign, a dart barrel and a unicorn of all things!
Not surprisingly, the higher value symbols are represented by the darts players. Each of the quarters offer pay outs in the region of 25, 50 or 250 coins if you land a 3, 4 or 5 of a kind combination.
Free Spins on New Dart Heroes Slot Game
Each player is also given their own matching bonus symbol. These can be found on the odd numbered reels only. When a player lands a bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin, they win 200 coins. This also triggers the free spins feature, giving the player 20 free spins.
The free spins take place on a special set of reels. This depends on the darts player whose bonus triggered the feature in the first place. Things get even crazier with extra wild symbols joining the party at this point. The more wilds that hit, the more are added to the reels for the feature. Upon landing 3 bonus symbols, the player gets an additional 20 free spins. This takes the total spins tally to 40.
Overall, the theme is mad but it works. It provides the user with an enjoyable game with a good looking design. The player likenesses is spot on and audio commentary provided by MC Russ Bray is entertaining. Shouts of 60, 140 and 180 are always amusing when coming from a fairly gravelly voice.
If a sequel is being planned then surely Steve ‘Bronzed Adonis' Beaton's mullet must make an appearance. Other titles offered by Stakelogic include Football Gladiators. This football themed slot features heavy hitters such as Toni Kroos, Rio Ferdinand, Robin Van Persie and Andrea Pirlo.