Lightning Box Releases Golden Yak Slot
Through an exciting new partnership between Lightning Box and Bet365, gamers can access a preview of Lightning Box’s latest release, Golden Yak, through Bet365, two weeks before the game is formally set to release at the end of February. The game, inspired by adventures in Mongolia, is an exciting new 4×5 slot exclusively available through the preview until February 24.
Golden Yak: An Adventure in Mongolia
Lightning Box’s newest release is Golden Yak, a 4×5 reel slot offering lucky winners the opportunity to win up to 100 times their original stake through unpredictable wild multipliers.
The game offers players over 1,000 ways to win, and combines classic slot features like wilds, scatters, and free spins with its massive surprise multiplier.
The look of the game pulls from the aesthetic influence of Mongolia, centering the Golden Yak symbol as the game’s Wild. Other features of the game also follow this design influence, such as other animals seen in Mongolia. These include exciting animals like horses, eagles, reindeers, and creatures from the feline kingdom.
The game also includes a Mongol Warrior (or hunter) symbol and a Mongolian Temple, which are among the higher paying symbols in the slot. The animal symbols in the game are also among the higher paying symbols of Lightning Box’s latest release.
As with the game’s features, these unique symbols are combined with traditional slot designs, like the Royal symbols familiar to game lovers. These classic card symbols are the lower-paying symbols of the slot.
What Are The Game’s Features?
During the base game of Golden Yak, the titular Golden Yak symbol functions as the game’s Wild, and stands in for all of the other paytable symbols.
During Free Spins, however, each Golden Yak symbol becomes much more powerful: if it lands on the reel, it adds multipliers of up to 10x. If a player manages to be lucky enough to land two wild multipliers during these free spins, this is when they can nail the coveted 100x stake payout.
Other features of the game include the scatter symbols, which are represented by temples seen in Mongolia, and allow the player access to other Free Spins.
Finally — and, for some players, most centrally — the game offers a favorable return-to-player: 95.52% of a player’s earnings will go directly back to them following gameplay, falling towards the higher end of the payout scale.
The release remains so new that few have ventured online reviews of Lightning Box’s latest release, but players are likely to be enthusiastic about the vibrant and eye-catching design of the game, as well as the potential for high payouts and a good RTP.
The game also offers a mobile version for players who prefer to play on the go.
Just The Latest from Lightning Box
Golden Yak is just one of the latest releases from Lightning Box, a games developer based in Sydney, Australia.
“Golden Yak is a great new addition to our portfolio and we’re really looking forward to seeing what players make of it, starting with Bet365.”– Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder, Lightning Box
The most popular releases from the Sydney-based developer are titles such as Lightning Leopard, Temple Cash: Frogs ’n Flies, Astro Pug, Respin Rhino, Redroo, Lightning Horseman, and the Stellar Jackpots series, which features popular game characters like Chilli Gold and Silver Lion.
Golden Yak comes after a number of new and exciting releases from Lightning Box, which include names like Eagle Sun, Piñata Bucks, Respin Racer, Stacks of Pearls, Astro Cat Deluxe, and more.
Their games can be found through a number of gaming distributors, including some of the biggest names in the industry — giants like LeoVegas, WhiteHat Gaming, 888 Casino, Golden Nugget, and Bet365.
Since the company was founded by mathematicians in 2004, Lightning Box has combined deeply-informed, math-focused development with an ability to adapt quickly and professionally to the changing technology landscape for close to two decades. Lightning Box also makes a point in its mission statement to be compliant with international regulations — an increasingly important variable as international game operators are being put under pressure by local governments to adhere to increasingly stringent iGaming regulations.
Lightning Box games can be found around the world, by distributors in the US, UK, Canada, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Exclusive Launches and Lightning Box
The tool of an exclusive launch of a new release is not a new decision for Australia’s Lightning Box. Over the past several years, Lightning Box has used distributors like LeoVegas and Betsson to host exclusive releases of their latest games — at that time, Silver Lion and Viking Fire.
What Else Is New For Lightning Box?
At the close of last year, Lightning Box released a blast of exciting news within just days of each other.
First, the company released Stacks of Pearls, a 3×5 30-line slot set in a magical city located underwater. The game offers a multiplier of up to 27 times, which could allow a lucky player to cash in on close to 2,060 times their original stake.
Just a week and a half later, Lightning Box announced that they were officially live on Sky Vegas, an online gaming operator.
The next day, the company announced its latest, largest piece of news of last winter: the entrance into Canada’s exciting gaming market. This deal was secured through a new partnership between Lightning Box and Québec’s Loto-Québec, a deal aided by Lightning Box’s partnership with SG Digital.
Within just 24 hours of the deal, Lightning Box game Lightning Horseman became Loto-Québec’s highest-earning game. The auspicious release statistics led Marie-Eve Laberge, Loto-Québec product manager, to speak highly of the future of the state lottery’s collaboration with Lightning Bolt, remarking: “[Lightning Box’s] games have always been well-received across the border and given how well Lightning Horseman has performed already, we’re looking forward to rolling out further titles in the near future”.