Game studios are known to reuse features and game mechanics from one slot to another.
It’s also common (just as we see with movies) to release sequels to popular slots.
Some popular sequels include slots like Gonzos Quest Megaways, Legacy of Dead, and Big Bass Splash.
Another recent trend we have seen lately is bigger companies buying game studios.
One example was NetEnt which acquired Red Tiger and later used RTs Megaways licensing agreement with Big Time Gaming to release two of their classic slots with the popular game engine, as seen in Gonzos Quest Megaways and Piggy Riches Megaways.
And now we have some juicy news to share with fans of iconic land-based slots.
IGT Las Vegas slots are to be released as Megaways games online
Just a quick recap first, as the giant game developer and supplier of casino slots to land-based casinos, IGT acquired online slot studio iSoftbet in 2022 in a cash deal worth approximately €160 million.
iSoftbet is a prominent online slot developer, and IGT has some of the most classic land-based slots in their portfolio, including iconic Las Vegas slots like Cleopatra, Cats, Wolf Run, Siberian Storm, and Kitty Glitter.
So how can you prolong these popular games’ lifetime value, especially considering that even the US market is opening up for online casinos in several states?
You bring them online and give them a nice upgrade while keeping the main elements that made the slots popular in the first place.
Adding a popular game mechanic like Megaways also adds a new touch to it all.
And this is exactly what we are seeing right now.
On July 31st, 2023, we will see the first of these iconic Las Vegas slots to appear online using the Megaways engine, and the first one out is Cats Megaways.
If you have visited Las Vegas and the different brick-and-mortar casinos on the Strip, you are probably already familiar with the Cats slot.
The game is a true classic, and the Megaways version will be released as an iSoftbet slot and playable on top-rated online casinos.
Cats Megaways is reported to include features like Mystery Symbols, Respins, Double Symbols, and Free Spins.
Other IGT slots to be released online as Megaways
Is Cats Megaways the first of many classic slots to be re-released with this format?
We believe so, as this makes so much sense.
So we look forward to Cleopatra Megaways and Wolf Run Megaways soon and can’t wait to see how IGT and iSoftbet handle the legacy of these games.
Only time will tell if these Megaways versions online will create buzz and interest mainly among experienced slot players or if the new generation also will take a liking to these updated versions.
It has to be said that either way, this is a genius move by IGT and iSoftbet, and we look forward to these releases.