One of the most innovative online gaming solutions providers, Yggdrasil has released All Star Knockout in association with partner studio, Northern Lights. It is the latest title in the supplier’s market-leading global content distribution initiative - YG Masters.
A semi-open platform created by the brand to help it create new and innovative titles provides many benefits to both small studios and developers with plenty of experience. Still, not anyone can join in at this program, and Yggdrasil is picking only the studios with big potential.
Northern Lights Gaming was the first independent developer that has the honor to try out this scheme. Many more reputable brands were following its footsteps like Fantasma Gaming, Rabcat and Avatar UX.
Shine A Light at The Award Board
Yggdrasil is famous for creating unique special features...
...and this 5x4 video slot with 20 paylines isn’t an exception. The highlight of the game is an innovative Award Board, which triggers the All Star Knockout Bonus.
The Award Board has five spots for each reward which can be filled up with bonus stars. Stars that land on the reels randomly populate the board, making you one step closer to its award. At the beginning of the game or any time that award board is completely empty, the player will be awarded with 12 bonus stars spread randomly over the board.
When one or more boxes are filled with these stars...
...the All Star Knockout Bonus activates.
It starts with an initial five extra spins. Additional two spins are awarded for every box of the board that is filled by stars for the duration of the special feature.
Before this bonus round begins...
…a multiplier x2, x3, x4 or x5 is selected and applied to all winnings. After the round ends, the reward boxes filled with 5 stars will be removed from the award board.
What Was Said About This Game
This slot is a result of cooperation between Yggdrasil and Northern Lights, who was the first independent game studio to develop on its platform as part of the Game Server (YGS) Masters program.
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Partner Strategy & Sourcing at Yggdrasil, commented about the latest title:
“All Star Knockout is an excellent addition to our the YG Masters games portfolio and another testament to the success of this element of our business which gives us fresh and innovative content from the world’s best independent studios.
Our YG Masters program continues to go from strength-to-strength and the launch of our Publishing division will only cement its status as one of the leading development platforms in the industry.”
Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights, added:
“All Star Knockout is our latest creation via the YG Masters initiative and offers a colorful and exciting take on classic fruit machine symbols.
With an innovative award board bonusing system, players can easily track their progress as they strive to land the lucrative free spins feature”.
Goodale has also expressed the benefits that the partnership with such esteemed gaming provider has brought to his brand:
“Our partnership with Yggdrasil has been hugely beneficial for us and assisted us in further growing our business. We are very excited about what the future holds.”
Upgraded YG Masters
From its launch in 2018, YGS Masters brings together content from the industry-leading studios with Yggdrasil groundbreaking iSense 2.0 platform and Boost tools. The brands who have qualified to be the part of this program are “able to set up and run their own YG Masters across the globe with their own studio partners based on Yggdrasil’s advanced technology, framework, systems and tools.”
This offers gaming software providers an opportunity beyond the traditional aggregation structure, giving them the unlimited potential to scale their business and realize rapid organic growth. As part of the introduction of its new Publishing division earlier this year, the developer has made significant updates to its market-leading YG Masters as well.
The most important change is the introduction of GATI - Game Adaptation Tools & Interface. This system offers a framework to build online games and is a disruptor to the existing iGaming industry. All Star Knockout slot is the latest smashing hits produced via YG Masters.
Source: “All Star Knockout unveiled as latest YG Masters smash hit”. Yggdrasil Gaming. March 11, 2020.