Light & Wonder launches first slot since rebrand

Casino supplier Light & Wonder has launched its first game since its rebrand with the release of Stargate Megaways, a new 6-reel slot based on the MGM sci-fi fantasy film Stargate.

In the game hosted on the company’s OpenGaming platform, players are tasked with working their way up a Stargate trail every time they register a consecutive win, unlocking modifiers and one of three free spins rounds. When the fifth segment of the trail is reached, a random modifier will be activated to boost the player’s chances of triggering up to seven free spins.

Modifiers include random wilds, wild reels, expanding reels, mystery symbols, and regenerate, which clears the game grid and sees a re-spin occur with the same number of Megaways in place. Should the seventh, eighth, or ninth segment be reached, Star Coordinates will align, allowing players to step through the gate into distant worlds as they are awarded between five and seven free spins featuring lucrative modifiers.

“Not only is Stargate Megaways Light & Wonder’s flagship release as a new brand, but it’s also set to be our most revolutionary,” said Light & Wonder vice president of game development Rob Procter. “We’ve flipped the concept of a Megaways slot on its head, this game is nothing like you’ll have played before from a Megaways title and we think it’ll prove to be a big hit.”

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The game has already gone live with the likes of Videoslots, Kindred Group, Svenska Spel, Paf, LeoVegas, Hero Gaming, White Hat Gaming, BetVictor, and Buzz Bingo, among others.

Light & Wonder is focusing on the online gaming market, having officially completed the sale of its Scientific Games Lottery business to Canadian investment firm Brookfield Business Partners earlier this month.

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