On February 23, NetEnt, a flagship iGaming provider and developer based in Stockholm, Sweden, released its candy-themed slot MilkshakeTM XXXtreme, a slot that invites players to join a delicious adventure full of ice cream and milkshakes.
The slot is part of the popular XXXtreme series.
However, the provider has put its own twist on it, making it a game that consists of a combination of classic and innovative elements.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is sweets and food like ice creams and milkshakes. The background allows players to feel the sweet and colorful aura of the game with joyful colors all around. The electric soundtrack goes well with the background and completes the overall atmosphere of the game.
To win, players must form a matching combination of at least eight matching symbols anywhere on the reels on the new, dynamic 6×6 matrix grid, which offers a pay scatter mechanic in place of typical paylines.
However, if a player is feeling really competitive, they can try to make a combination of symbols that match the cups and maybe succeed in activating the multipliers.
The basic low-value symbols are the blue spade, green club, yellow diamond and red heart-shaped candy suits, while the high-value bonus symbols are green, blue, pink and brown ice cream scoops and a milk carton. A combination of at least eight low and high-value bonus symbols is worth 0,4x to 1,6x a player’s bet, increasing to 2x, 2,4x, 3x and 4x a player’s bet for a combination of 22 to 36 of the same symbols.
The game’s volatility is in the average range, with a theoretical RTP of 96.06% and a maximum win of 7100x.
The game can be played on any device.
Wild symbol -the main task of Wilds, aka milk cartons, is to replace all the symbols on the reels.
Avalanche feature – each scatter payout triggers cascades, where each winning symbol is removed from the reels, eventually making way for the next avalanche of symbols. This feature occurs as long as more wins are generated and can happen multiple times per spin.
Milkshake feature – at the start of each spin, one milkshake is added to the board. A multiplier of 2x to 100x is applied to the milkshake symbol, which can be green, blue or red, with initial points between 2 and 12.
Each scatter win of a similar color to the multiplier collects points in the milkshake. If the player collects 20+ points per milkshake, the milkshake will be replaced with 2-4 fresh milkshakes.
The total spin win is multiplied by the amount of all milkshake multipliers removed form the board throughout a given spin.
Milkshake XXXtreme Bonus Booster – when a milkshake appears on the board at the start of a spin or after cascades, a color booster or multiplier booster will be randomly added to the milkshake.
- Multiplier Booster – the milkshake multiplier is replaced by a higher value between 4x to 100x;
- Color Booster – replaces each milkshake with a Rainbow milkshake and Rainbow milkshake with a similar multiplier and equivalent number of points.
Milkshake XXXtreme Spins – player can purchase XXXtreme spins, which include more milkshakes and guaranteed Wilds.
- 10x bet – begins the game with 2 milkshakes and 1 guaranteed Wild;
- 95x bet – starts with 4 milkshakes and 2 guaranteed Wilds.
However, this feature lasts until the player decides to deactivate it.
Commenting on the launch, Gionata La Torre, Chief Executive Officer Europe at Evolution, said: “In NetEnt’s brand new MilkshakeTM XXXtreme, players can make wonderful milkshake creations enhanced by Multipliers and Color Booster. The Thrilling XXXtreme Spins feature, where the number of milkshake glasses grows to boost potential rewards further, brings excitement to the game. The team has done an outstanding job in developing a sugary online video slot that players will endlessly savor.”