MegaClusters Slots discusses Kluster Krystals with Simon Hammon
MegaClusters Slots discusses Kluster Krystals with Simon Hammon
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Today we are joined by Simon Hammon, CPO at Relax Gaming. Relax is an award-winning slot provider that has been captivating the iGaming community for over 10 years. Many of you will already be familiar with hit titles such as Money Train, Money Train 2, Temple Tumble Megaways™ and Snake Arena.

1). Relax recently became the first provider to acquire the Megaclusters Licence from Big Time Gaming, making you the first provider beyond BTG to begin innovating with the Mechanic. What was the reason behind the acquisition?

Big Time Gaming’s Megaways™ is the most impactful mechanic to hit the market in recent times and has been a great addition to our portfolio. We saw equal potential with Megaclusters™ and are privileged to be the first supplier to acquire the licence, which came about thanks to our longstanding relationship with BTG and the reputation of our content. It’s always exciting to have a new mechanic to play with and our in-house studios have jumped straight in with Kluster Krystals Megaclusters™ - a game that we’re really proud of and have high expectations for. The IP rights extend to our Silver Bullet partners too, so you can expect to see a range of quality Megaclusters™ games available through Relax over the next 12 months.

2). Relax have played their part in developing some really memorable Megaways slots in the past. Do you believe this experience has helped inspire new ideas and push the team to innovate in ways that were unexplored previously?

     Definitely. Every product development is a learning curve and at Relax we take extra care to listen to feedback, especially from players, so that we continue to improve. Temple Tumble, our first Megaways™ title, really demonstrated what we were capable of and fuelled our drive to keep delivering products that raise the bar. It’s always been important to us to create original games that stand out through quality, originality and above all, entertainment. This ambition has seen us create games like the headline title Money Train 2, and there’s plenty more where that came from!

3). Cyberslot Megaclusters, the follow up to Starclusters will go live at LeoVegas as an exclusive next week. What were the teams’ impressions on the follow up to Starclusters?

     Starclusters was an impressive debut of the mechanic and the response made it clear that BTG had developed another trendsetting feature. With Cyberslot, they’ve taken industry and player reactions to Megaclusters™ on board to deliver a sequel that’s even more engaging and refined. A lot of the Relax team are not only developers or industry professionals, but also players. We know a good game when we see one and expect Cyberslot Megaclusters™ is going to be a success moving into 2021.

4). Kluster Krystals Megaclusters, the first Relax original game to feature the Megaclusters mechanic is expected to follow Cyberslot. What familiar or new features can we expect to see?

     Every spin in Kluster Krystals Megaclusters™ brings the possibility of upgrading symbols, making it a slot packed with intense action and magnetic wins. There’s also a host of multipliers that inject excitement into the base game, along with three random mini features: Krystal Vanish, Krystal Boost and Krystal Kut, which aid a player’s spin. The bonus round is another big rewarder, with up to seven free spins up for grabs and the potential to unlock four more. The symbol upgrades are hidden in every nook and cranny of this game, so there’s always a thrill around the corner. 

5). Beyond Kluster Krystals, can you give us an insight into the future of Megaclusters? Can we expect more originals, a refresh on Relax slot hits or a mixture of both?

We definitely see a positive future for the Megaclusters™ brand and we’re pleased to be a part the journey. Relax only considers a sequel or remake if there is a clear case for it, but in terms of original content, there’s plenty up our sleeve. Our Silver Bullet studios, which includes names like Kalamba Games, 4ThePlayer and Fantasma Games, have full access to apply the mechanic and we’re looking forward to seeing how the concept has inspired their portfolios. 

6). Finally, Megaways was a huge success, changing the online slot experience forever whilst creating a buzz amongst players. Do you see the community warming to Megaclusters and hitting the heights we have seen Megaways hit?

The popularity of Megaways™ is an absolute anomaly in our industry and to gain half the success the mechanic achieved is already a feat in our view. The first Megaclusters™ title was an instant hit, and as the concept develops with each iteration, it is likely to be another strong addition to the BTG hall of fame. That said, it’s difficult to tell at this stage just how big it could become – Megaways™ itself had been on the market for some time before it really took off – but all signs so far are positive.