Mia Gardner | 23 May 2019
But what makes the new release extra special is that it’s the first title to be published under the YGS Masters banner. Independent programme partner Northern Lights developed Niagara Falls for Yggdrasil. Last-mentioned is one of 6 independent developers that are part of Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters programme; a venture which Yggdrasil says it hopes will become an initiative that will unite the industry’s most innovative and creative minds under a single Yggdrasil brand banner in order to establish the software giant as the global leader in online casino games.
The developers currently included in the programme are Rabcat, AvatarUX, Fantasma, Northern Lights, Dreamtech and 4ThePlayer.
The cascading coins feature is without a doubt the highlight of the new release. At completely random intervals, a gold coin will appear on the very last reel at the end of a spin. Whenever this occurs the coin will begin to free-fall and will leave behind a trail of cascading coins. Once the first coin has reached the bottom of the screen, it will position itself into one of spaces down below. In the event that the slot that the coin drops into is a bonus-slot, then that bonus will be activated in favour of the player.
Bonuses can include anything from wilds to free spins and multipliers.
Of course, no Yggdrasil-developed slot would be considered worth its salt without a free spins feature. The scatter makes the magic happen, and when landed simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 during any one single spin, it will activate the free spins bonus round that consists of 5 free spins. Once the free spins round has been activated, all of the special bonus slots at the bottom of the screen will display the text indicating that the game’s wild symbol is now in full play. The wild symbol will then turn the entire last reel wild and this will remain active for the duration of the free spins bonus game.
Yggdrasil certainly appears to have made a huge success out of its YGS Masters programme, especially if Niagara Falls by Northern Lights is anything to go by.